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  • Neighborhood Safety – James Q. Wilson moderates a discussion about neighborhood safety from 1985 sponsored by the National Institute for Justice.
  • On Crime – James Q. Wilson delivered a lecture on crime at Pepperdine University on January 16, 2001.
  • The Marriage Problem – James Q. Wilson discussed his book, The Marriage Problem, on Connie Martinson Talks Books in 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Can Muslim Nations Acquire Liberal Democracies? – This is James Q. Wilson's 2004 Wilson Lecture to the Manhattan Institute.
  • The Prospects for Representative Government in Muslim Nations – James Q. Wilson delivered his annual lecture as Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on October 12, 2004.
  • Marriage and Commitment – James Q. Wilson, "Marriage and Commitment," Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture, Brigham Young University, February 5, 2005.
  • War and the Mass Media – This is James Q. Wilson's 2006 Wilson Lecture at the Manhattan Institute.
  • Exposing the Truth: Crime Rates in the US vs. Europe – James Q. Wilson delivered the Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture at Pepperdine University on March 29, 2006.
  • Christians, Jews, and Israel – This is James Q. Wilson's 2007 Wilson Lecture to the Manhattan Institute.
  • Drugs and a Free Society: Prohibition or Legalization? – James Q. Wilson and Ethan A. Nadelmann debate the legalization of drugs at an event sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute at the University of San Francisco on March 27, 2007.
  • Skid Row Policing – James Q. Wilson talks about skid row policing at a Manhattan Institute Conference in Los Angeles on January 17, 2008.
  • 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.
  • Can Genes Explain Our Politics? – James Q. Wilson presented a lecture on genes and politics to the Manhattan Institute on September 23, 2008.
  • Thinking About Crime, Again: What Have We Learned? – James Q. Wilson presented a lecture on crime to the Department of Political Science and the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College, on November 16, 2009.
  • 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 Drivers Behind European Anti-American Sentiment – James Q. Wilson discusses anti-Americanism on October 16, 2010.
  • Should Law Enforcement Have Better Rules When Arresting a Terrorist? – James Q. Wilson gave a talk on law enforcement and terrorism at the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard on October 14, 2011.
  • Youth Crime – James Q. Wilson discusses youth crime on Canadian television.
  • IMDb/James Q. Wilson (1931-2012)
  • Remembrance of James Q. Wilson – Heather Mac Donald, "Remembrance of James Q. Wilson," Twelfth Annual Manhattan Institute Alexander Hamilton Awards Dinner, May 21, 2012.
  • The Man with a Take Some-Prisoners ApproachThe 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Thinking About PoliticsThinking 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.
  • Character and the Moral Sense – "Character and the Moral Sense" Conference in Honor of James Q. Wilson, Pepperdine University, February 28 - March 1, 2014.
  • 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).
  • Christopher DeMuth on Ideas and Public Policy – Christopher DeMuth, Conversations with Bill Kristol, October 27, 2014.
  • Conversations with Bill Kristol: James Ceaser – James Ceaser, Conversations with Bill Kristol, March 2, 2015.

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