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  • Moral Foundations of the American Constitutional Order

    Princeton UniversityA seminar for post-doctoral and advanced graduate students in American political thought and political theory, sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and InstitutionsJune 11–15, 2018
  • Moral Life and the Classical Tradition (Men)

    Princeton UniversityA seminar for rising juniors and seniors in high schoolJune 17–23, 2018
  • Moral Life and the Classical Tradition (Women)

    Princeton UniversityA seminar for rising juniors and seniors in high schoolJune 24–30, 2018
  • Principles of American Politics

    Princeton UniversityA seminar for rising juniors and seniors in high school and rising college freshmen; sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and InstitutionsJuly 9–13, 2018
  • Natural Law and Public Affairs

    Princeton UniversityA seminar for advanced undergraduate and graduate studentsJuly 10–14, 2018
  • First Principles

    Princeton UniversityA seminar for advanced undergraduate and graduate studentsJuly 15–27, 2018
  • Church and State

    Princeton Theological SeminaryA seminar for early career faculty, post-docs, and those at the ABD levelJuly 22–28, 2018
  • Moral Foundations of Law

    Princeton Theological SeminaryA seminar for law students, specifically, rising 2L and 3L JD candidates as well as LLM and JSD candidates. International applicants with undergraduate degrees in law are also welcome to apply.July 29–August 4, 2018
  • Thomistic Seminar

    Princeton Theological SeminaryA seminar for graduate studentsAugust 5–11, 2018

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2018 Summer Seminars in Princeton — Apply by February 18, 2018


Calling all students! Apply now for the Witherspoon Institute’s 2018 Summer Seminars in Princeton, New Jersey!

  • High school students can choose from two seminars: Moral Life & the Classical Tradition and Principles of American Politics. Learn more about our high school seminars here.  
  • Two summer seminars are offered for college students: First Principles and Natural Law & Public Affairs. More information about both seminars and a list of some of the faculty members may be found online
  • Graduate students may apply to five seminars: Moral Foundations of the American Constitutional Order; Natural Law & Public Affairs; First Principles; Church & State; and the Thomistic Seminar in Philosophical Anthropology. Particular requirements for each seminar may be located here.
  • The Moral Foundations of Law seminar is open to law students. Additional details are located online.
  • Early career faculty, post-docs, and ABDs are eligible to participate in our bi-annual Church & State seminar. Find out more here.

Applications for all seminars are due on or before February 18, 2018! Apply online today!

 

Spring 2018 Seminar Series


          The Institute is pleased to announce its 2018 Spring seminar series on Language, Freedom, and Making, sponsored by the Center on the University and Intellectual Life. These seminars form part of the Institute’s efforts to assist the next generation of scholars in reflecting on truly human questions.

          Dr. R.J. Snell will teach two seminars of this series, Technology and Responsibility as well as Word and Truth, on alternating Fridays, lunch provided.

          José Pérez-Benzo will also teach two seminars of the this series, Poetry: The Wonder Wounded Word and A Reason Open to God, on alternating Wednesdays, dinner provided.