The Witherspoon Institute

The Witherspoon Institute An independent research center that works to enhance public understanding of free societies

Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the Institute promotes the application of fundamental principles of republican government and ordered liberty to contemporary problems. In light of this purpose, the Institute has a special interest in higher education and the formation of the next generation of scholars. The Witherspoon Institute carries out its educational mission through the scholarly work of t

he Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution and the Center on Ethics and the University. These two centers provide opportunities to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to examine the moral foundations of political, philosophical, and social thought, and assist leading scholars in performing rigorous scholarship, often from an interdisciplinary perspective. The Witherspoon Institute carries out research through six Research Programs focused on the actors and institutions of modern society: the individual, the family, the corporation, the university, and the state. Fellows of the Institute are faculty members of the leading liberal arts colleges and research universities of North America, Africa, and Europe, and are selected both for their excellence in scholarship in areas of interest to the Institute and their commitment to teaching. The Institute provides funding to its fellows and affiliated scholars for their scholarly work. On occasion, the Institute will also provide funding to institutions of higher learning for large-scale, collaborative research projects. Please visit our funding page to read the Institute's policies for such research projects. The Institute is named for John Witherspoon, a leading member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the sixth president of Princeton University, and mentor to James Madison. As important as these credentials and his other accomplishments are, however, it is Witherspoon's commitment to liberal education and republican government that inspire this Institute's name.

Deadline Tomorrow, Sept 22 at Midnight - Apply Today for the Witherspoon Forum - Revolutions! 10th-12th grade high schoo...
09/21/2023

Deadline Tomorrow, Sept 22 at Midnight - Apply Today for the Witherspoon Forum - Revolutions!

10th-12th grade high school students apply today - http://winst.org/forum!

Witherspoon Forum Witherspoon Forum About The Witherspoon Forum provides a space for high school students who are serious about their studies to discuss foundational questions of human existence and contemporary cultural issues in dialogue with their peers and Witherspoon’s seminar leaders. Each a...

Deadline Tomorrow, Sept 22 at Midnight - Apply Today for the Witherspoon Forum - Revolutions! 10th-12th grade high schoo...
09/15/2023

Deadline Tomorrow, Sept 22 at Midnight - Apply Today for the Witherspoon Forum - Revolutions!

10th-12th grade high school students apply today - http://winst.org/forum!

Unprecedented technological change, civil discontent, economic disparity - Are we living in revolutionary times?

Find out this Fall 2023 at Witherspoon Forum - Open to high schoolers in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

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Unprecedented technological change, civil discontent, economic disparity - Are we living in revolutionary times?Find out...
08/25/2023

Unprecedented technological change, civil discontent, economic disparity - Are we living in revolutionary times?

Find out this Fall 2023 at Witherspoon Forum - Open to high schoolers in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

Link to application in comments.

Unprecedented technological developments, civil unrest, economic disparity - Are we living in revolutionary times?Apply ...
08/23/2023

Unprecedented technological developments, civil unrest, economic disparity - Are we living in revolutionary times?

Apply today and find out this Fall 2023 at Witherspoon Forum - Open to high schoolers in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

Witherspoon Forum Witherspoon Forum About The Witherspoon Forum provides a space for high school students who are serious about their studies to discuss foundational questions of human existence and contemporary cultural issues in dialogue with their peers and Witherspoon’s seminar leaders. Each a...

Extended Application Deadline - February 22Apply today for the Witherspoon Institute's 2023 Summer Seminars for high sch...
02/16/2023

Extended Application Deadline - February 22

Apply today for the Witherspoon Institute's 2023 Summer Seminars for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Summer Seminars 2023 SUMMER SEMINARS AND INTERNSHIPS Moral Life and the Classical Tradition (Men) A seminar for rising juniors and seniors in high school – Learn more and apply! June 11-17, 2023 – Rider University Moral Life and the Classical Tradition (Women) A seminar for rising juniors and se...

High school juniors and seniors - Apply today for the next The Witherspoon Institute online seminar! February 21 and 28,...
02/07/2023

High school juniors and seniors - Apply today for the next The Witherspoon Institute online seminar! February 21 and 28, and March 7 on Augustine's Confessions.

This Spring the Witherspoon Institute will host three online seminars for high school juniors and seniors. Dr. Jamie Boulding will lead seminars on Faith and Reason and C.S. Lewis’ Abolition […]

Two weeks to apply for The Witherspoon Institute's Summer 2023 Seminars - Deadline Feb 15, Apply Today!Seminars for High...
02/02/2023

Two weeks to apply for The Witherspoon Institute's Summer 2023 Seminars - Deadline Feb 15, Apply Today!

Seminars for High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate students. Click below for information and details.

Witherspoon’s Summer Seminars are a series of intense courses that examine different areas of human knowledge using the insights of the western intellectual tradition, including the theory of natural law, […]

Apply for The Witherspoon Institute's Summer 2023 seminars today! Deadline to apply is February 15.
01/26/2023

Apply for The Witherspoon Institute's Summer 2023 seminars today! Deadline to apply is February 15.

Witherspoon’s Summer Seminars are a series of intense courses that examine different areas of human knowledge using the insights of the western intellectual tradition, including the theory of natural law, […]

https://winst.org/high-school-women-participate-in-summer-seminar/Witherspoon welcomed 24 high school women to the secon...
06/30/2022

https://winst.org/high-school-women-participate-in-summer-seminar/

Witherspoon welcomed 24 high school women to the second week of the Moral Life & Classical Tradition seminar, June 19 – 25, 2022. Students were introduced to ancient philosophy and principles from which to approach contemporary moral issues.

Witherspoon welcomed 24 high school women to the second week of the Moral Life & Classical Tradition seminar, June 19 – 25, 2022. Students were introduced to ancient philosophy and […]

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