The Project on Liberty & American Constitutionalism's mission is to explore the meaning of liberty in the American constitutional system, with specific emphasis on the Founders' commitment to limited and responsible government that promotes individual liberty, free markets, and a strong national defense. We seek to produce publications that examine these issues and to enhance the educational opportunities for Utah State students interested in these issues.


Richard Brookhiser Lecture Rescheduled:  Mr.  Brookhiser will speak on “James Madison: Father of the Constitution, Father of Politics.”  New Date: December 4, 2012.  Time: 12-1 pm.  Place:  Taggart Student Center Auditorium, Utah State University.  His lecture is free and open to the public.  Book signing to follow.



Richard Brookhiser has had to postpone his visit to USU.  Stay tuned for updates.  In the meantime you can listen to his recent interview on Utah Public Radio’s Access Utah.  He discusses James Madison, conservative politics, and the Presidential election.  Click here.

Richard Brookhiser at USU This Fall!

Noted author and journalist Richard Brookhiser will speak at USU on October 9 at 12:00pm in ECC 216 (Auditorium).

Journalist, historian and Guggenheim fellow Richard Brookhiser will discuss his book on founding father James Madison. The titile of his lecture is “James Madison: Father of the Constitution, Father of Politics”

For more information, click here.

Watch John Stossell at USU!

Watch John Stossell’s public lecture "No They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed" at USU here

Adam Smith on Human Nature

Project Co-director Peter McNamara lectured at the John Marshall International Center at the University of Richmond in May of this year.  His topic was “Adam Smith on Human Nature.”  The lecture was video-taped and can be seen here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

JOHN STOSSEL - free public lecture: "No They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed"

John Stossel hosts Stossel on Fox Business News and is a Fox News Contributor. He is a New York Times bestselling author.

Where: Eccles Conference Center Auditorium.

When: 10:30-11:20.  Book signing to follow. 

This lecture is sponsored by The Project on Liberty and American Constitutionalism at Utah State University and the Jon M. Hunstman School of Business.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Come and hear WALTER RUSSELL MEAD talk about "American Grand Strategy in the Twenty-First Century"

12:00-1:00 P.M.

Eccles Conference Center Auditorium

May 2011

The Project is now a "Partner" with the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History

Check out the whole Jack Miller Center website while you are at it!

April 2, 2011

Panel Discussion : The American Enterprise Institute held a panel discussion for the release of The Obama Presidency and the Constitutional Order, edited by Carol McNamara and Melanie Marlowe.  The book is product of a lecture series sponsored by the Project last year.  You can see the panel at:

April 18, 2011 - POSTPONED

Public Lecture: Walter Russell Mead , "Patriots versus Globalists: American Politics and Globalization Policy."

1:30-2:30 p.m. Rm 215 Business Building Auditorium.

Feb. 5. 2010

Public Lecture, Amity Shlaes, “What Threatens the American Economy Today”

Christensen Auditorium, Rm 215 Business Bldg.

Amity Shlaes is a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations, a syndicated columnist at Bloomberg, and author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Forgotten Man:  A New History of the Great Depression.

January 13, 2010

Victor Davis Hanson Public Lecture

Noted educator, author, and columnist, Victor Davis Hanson, will speak at USU. Dr. Hanson is the author of many books including A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and the Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War.

April 2010

“The Obama Presidency and the Constitutional Order”

A scholarly conference sponsored by the Political Science Department and the Project on Liberty and American Constitutionalism. The conference will be conducted in conjunction with PS 3140 The Presidency. Contact:

October 22, 2009

Steve F. Hayward's Public Lecture "Liberty and Limited Government in America:  Lessons from the Reagan Experience"

Time:  12:00 - 1:00 pm

Place: Taggart Student Center Auditorium, Utah State University


April 22, 2009


September 16, 2008

Justice Scalia Visits Utah State!!

Read more: Salt Lake Tribune , Utah Statesman



September 1, 2008

The Political Science Department at Utah State University is hosting a conference on “Freedom and the Rule of Law” September 14-15, 2008. The key-note speaker is Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Scalia's speech will be followed by a two-day conference featuring leading legal and constitutional scholars from across the country. The conference is being directed by Professor Anthony Peacock. Details about the conference may be found at the Department of Political Science website


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