Video

Spring 2014

To Preserve, Protect and Defend: The Emancipation Proclamation
March 25, 2014, William Allen Video


Fall 2013

State Sponsors of Terrorism
October 22, 2013, Christopher Harmon Video

Neo vs. the Karate Kid: Two Visions of Human Nature and Learning
November 14, 2013, Micah Watson Video

Constitution Day Lecture: "Marriage, the Courts, and the Constitution" 
September 12, 2013, John Eastman, Mark Rahdert Video


Spring 2013

New Century, New Deal: Modern America & Its Politics
April 4, 2013, Henry Olsen  Video

Human Scale and Human Politics: Fostering Civil Society and an Ethos of Gratitude
March 20, 2013, Mark Mitchell  Video 


Fall 2012

Nothing Happens For No Good Reason: The Scholarship and Teaching of Harold W. Rood
November 13, 2012, JD Crouch  Video 

Shakespeare and America
September 24, 2012, John-Paul Spiro  Video


Spring 2012

Another Sort of Learning: How to Get an Education Even While in College
March 29, 2012, James Schall  Video

Tocqueville on the Sources of Greatness in Democratic Times
March 22, 2012, Aurelian Craiutu  Video

The Legitimate Role of Government in a Free Society
February 9, 2012, Walter Williams  Video


Fall 2011

Thinking about the Politically Correct University
November 29, 2011, Robert Maranto  Video

Jaffa on Jaffa: A Tour of Political Philosophy
November 10, 2011, Harry Jaffa, William Allen  Video

Constitution Day Symposium: "Censorship and Death"
September 16, 2011, Philip Hamburger, Amy Wax  Video


Fall 2010

Constitution Day Symposium:  “The United States Constitution, An Enduring Blueprint for Freedom in a Changing Society” 
September 25, 2010,  Tabatha Abu El-Haj, Richard Beeman, Vincent Blasi, Patrick McKinley Brennan, Viet D. Dinh, Samuel Issacharoff, Catherine Lanctot, John O. McGinnis, Robert T. Miller, Penelope Pether, Tuan Samahon, Colleen A. Sheehan, and Louis J. Sirico  Video


Spring 2010

An Exploration of the American Founding
April 8, 2010, Gordon Lloyd   Video

After the Market State: Phillip Blond on the Future of a Free Society
March 22, 2010, Phillip Blond  Video Part I  Video Part II

Washington’s Statecraft
March 17, 2010, William B. Allen  Video

The Lockean Republic: America in Light of Lockean Philosophy
February 17, 2010, Michael Zuckert  Video

The Priority of the Good Over the Right
January 28, 2010, Joseph DesJardins  Video 


Fall 2009

Civil Rights and the Pro-Life Movement
November 12, 2009, Alveda King  Video

Constitution Day Symposium: "The Political Thought of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton"
September 17, 2009, Stephen Knott, David Tucker  Video Part I  Video Part II

Roundtable Discussion - Hamilton Vs. Jefferson
September 17, 2009, Stephen Knott, David Tucker, Lawrence Little, Moderator:  Lara Brown Video


Fall 2009    

James Madison Symposium
May 2, 2009, Radnor-St. David's Room, Villanova University

James Madison's Political Philosophy: Malthus, Angels, and Machines
May 2, 2009, Richard Matthews  Video

James Madison and Democracy: The Complex Case for "Our Complicated System"
May 2, 2009, Alan Gibson  Video 


George Washington: America's First Progressive
April 16, 2009, William Allen  Video


The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln
February 12-13, 2009, The Union League of Philadelphia & Villanova University

The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln Cicero Podium Debate: America's Central Idea
February 13, 2009, Hadley Arkes, Douglas W. Kmiec, Moderator: Michael Moreland, Special thanks to debate sponsor The Intercollegiate Studies Institute  Video Part I   Video Part II

An Apple of Gold in a Picture of SilverAbraham Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe
February 13, 2009, Chair: Lawrence Little, William B. Allen, Alfred L. Brophy, Discussant: John C. Eastman  Video Part I  Video Part II

Lincoln’s Priority: Union or Liberty for All?
February 13, 2009, Chair: Allen Guelzo, Chandra Manning, Lucas Morel, Discussant: Derek Webb  Video Part I  Video Part II

“Socratic Conversation”
February 12, 2009, Harry V. Jaffa  Video

“Lincoln and the Transatlantic World of Liberal Democracy”
February 12, 2009, Allen Guelzo  Video