The James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding

Upcoming Events

  • 2 Aug

    James Wilson Fellowship

    TBD, 4:00 pm
    Prof. Arkes and the James Wilson Institute will be hosting the 2020 James Wilson Fellowship from August 2 - 7. This week of intensive seminars...
  • 28 Aug

    James Wilson Alumni Conference

    TBD, 6:00 pm
    For the first time, the James Wilson Institute will be hosting a private conference by and for the Alumni of our James Wilson Fellowship. The...

Recent Commentary

Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of natural rights of its members, and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind.
— James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790