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Conversations with Bill Kristol: James Ceaser

– James Ceaser, Conversations with Bill Kristol, March 2, 2015.
In this footage from Conversations with Bill Kristol, University of Virginia political scientist James Ceaser reflects on the lives and ideas of seminal teachers of political philosophy and American government: Harvey Mansfield, James Q. Wilson, Walter Berns,… More

Christopher DeMuth on Ideas and Public Policy

– Christopher DeMuth, Conversations with Bill Kristol, October 27, 2014.
In this segment of a conversation from Conversations with Bill Kristol, Christopher DeMuth, former president of the American Enterprise Institute, distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute, and a former student of James Q. Wilson discusses Wilson’s… More

Charles Murray on Economic and Moral Life in America

– Charles Murray, Conversations with Bill Kristol, July 14, 2014. (Discussion of James Q. Wilson's impact on crime policy).
In this section of a wide-ranging conversation on Conversations with Bill Kristol, Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute discusses the immense impact of James Q. Wilson on crime policy in America.

Character and the Moral Sense

– "Character and the Moral Sense" Conference in Honor of James Q. Wilson, Pepperdine University, February 28 - March 1, 2014.
On February 28 – March 1, 2014, Pepperdine University honored the legacy of James Q. Wilson with a two day conference on his thought and work. Particular attention was paid to Wilson’s book The Moral Sense and his emphasis on the rediscovery of… More

Thinking About Politics

Thinking About Politics: A Conference Dedicated to Explaining and Perpetuating the Political Insights of James Q. Wilson took place at Harvard University and Boston College on April 4-5, 2013.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 Harvard University, CGIS-South, Belfer Case Study Room, S020 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA Welcome and Introduction R. Shep Melnick, Boston College Panel 1: Parties and Organized Interests Marc K. Landy, Boston College,… More

The Intellectual Life and Legacy of James Q. Wilson

– In this event, held at the RAND Corporation on January 17, 2013, several of James Q. Wilson's former students--Pietro Nivola of the Brookings Institution, R. Shep Melnick of Boston College, Angela Hawken of Pepperdine University, and Susan Marquis of the Pardee RAND Graduate School--share their thoughts on his legacy and his enduring impact on public policy.

The Legacy of James Q. Wilson

– The Hudson Institute's 2012 Bradley Symposium, Knowledge and Governance in American Democracy: The Legacy of James Q. Wilson, was held in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2012. It was moderated by William Kristol of The Weekly Standard and Yuval Levin of National Affairs, and featured Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute, Christopher DeMuth of the Hudson Institute, and R. Shep Melnick of Boston College.

The Man with a Take Some-Prisoners Approach

The Man with a Take Some-Prisoners Approach: Remembering the Legacy of James Q. Wilson was a panel discussion held in Los Angeles on June 4, 2012. It featured Mark A.R. Kleiman of UCLA, Angela Hawken of Pepperdine University, Mark Peterson of UCLA, and Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Remembrance of James Q. Wilson

– Heather Mac Donald, "Remembrance of James Q. Wilson," Twelfth Annual Manhattan Institute Alexander Hamilton Awards Dinner, May 21, 2012.
http://www.manhattan-institute.org/video/?c=AH2012p3

Youth Crime

– James Q. Wilson discusses youth crime on Canadian television.

President Obama and National Security

– James Q. Wilson presented a lecture on the Obama Administration's national security policy at the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy, Boston College, on April 8, 2010.

The Genetic Basis of Political Views

– James Q. Wilson's Annual Lecture as Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, delivered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 15, 2008.

Skid Row Policing

– James Q. Wilson talks about skid row policing at a Manhattan Institute Conference in Los Angeles on January 17, 2008.

Marriage and Commitment

– James Q. Wilson, "Marriage and Commitment," Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture, Brigham Young University, February 5, 2005.

Who Becomes a Terrorist?

– James Q. Wilson delivered the annual lecture as Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on October 14, 2003.

Religion and Freedom

– James Q. Wilson delivered the annual lecture as Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on November 19, 2002.

The Marriage Problem

– James Q. Wilson discussed his book, The Marriage Problem, on Connie Martinson Talks Books in 2002.

On Crime

– James Q. Wilson delivered a lecture on crime at Pepperdine University on January 16, 2001.

Neighborhood Safety

– James Q. Wilson moderates a discussion about neighborhood safety from 1985 sponsored by the National Institute for Justice.