2018 Summer Seminars


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: CLICK HERE. The Institute is pleased to announce its 2018 Summer Seminars for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, and young faculty. These intensive programs examine vital moral questions in social, philosophical, legal, and political thought and have attracted young men and women from across the world for over a decade. With discussions guided by leading scholars from the United States and Great Britain, the Summer Seminars comprise the core of the Institute’s efforts to assist the next generation of scholars in reflecting on truly human questions.

The seminars vary in length from four days to two weeks and are all held in Princeton, New Jersey, on the campuses of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary. For more information about any of the seminars, visit the links to the seminar pages below. We look forward to seeing you in Princeton this summer!

Moral Foundations of the American Constitutional Order  A seminar for postdoctoral and advanced graduate students in American political thought and political theory
June 11-15, 2018
Princeton University • Princeton, NJ
Sponsored by the James Madison Program, co-sponsored by the Witherspoon Institute

Moral Life and the Classical Tradition • A seminar for rising juniors and seniors in high school
June 17-23, 2018 (Men)
June 24-30, 2018 (Women)
Princeton University • Princeton, NJ

Medical Ethics  A seminar for medical students
June 25-29, 2018
Duke University, North Carolina

Principles of American Politics A seminar for upper-level high-school students and rising college freshmen
July 9-13, 2018
Princeton University • Princeton, NJ
Sponsored by the James Madison Program, co-sponsored by the Witherspoon Institute

Natural Law and Public Affairs • A seminar for advanced undergraduates and graduate students 
July 10-14, 2018
Princeton University • Princeton, NJ

First Principles • A seminar for advanced undergraduates and graduate students 
July 15–28, 2017
Princeton University • Princeton, NJ

Church and State • A seminar for early career faculty, post-docs, and those at the ABD level
July 22-28, 2018
Princeton University • Princeton, NJ

Moral Foundations of Law • A seminar for law students  
July 29-August 4, 2018 
Princeton University • Princeton, NJ

Thomistic Seminar: Philosophical Anthropology • A seminar for graduate students 
August 5-11, 2018
Princeton University • Princeton, NJ

For more information, please email summer@winst.org