Summer Seminars 2016


The Witherspoon Institute’s summer seminars are a collection of intensive summer programs exploring vital moral questions in social, philosophical, legal, and political thought. These small seminars are led by some of the leading scholars of the United States and Great Britain, and they constitute the core of the Institute’s effort to encourage and inform outstanding young men and women at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels who aspire to academic careers and rigorous scholarship.

Medical Ethics: A Natural Law Perspective
June 12–18, 2016 | Princeton, New Jersey
A seminar for students of medicine

Moral Life and the Classical Tradition (Women)
June 19–25, 2016 | Princeton, New Jersey
A seminar for rising high school juniors and seniors

Moral Life and the Classical Tradition (Men)
June 26–July 2, 2016 | Princeton, New Jersey
A seminar for rising high school juniors and seniors

Natural Law and Public Affairs
July 13–17, 2016 | Princeton, New Jersey
A seminar for undergraduate and graduate students

First Principles: Natural Law and the Theologico-political Question
July 17–30, 2016 | Princeton, New Jersey
A seminar for undergraduate and graduate students

Moral Foundations of Law
July 31–August 6, 2016 | Princeton, New Jersey
A seminar for students of law

Thomistic Seminar: Aquinas and the Philosophy of Nature
August 7–13, 2016 | Princeton, New Jersey
A seminar for graduate students in philosophy and related fields