1. Graduate Prize Fellow‚ Adam Lerner‚ recounts Larissa MacFarquhar’s talk on ‘do–gooders’.

    View talk here. There are people who do good, and then there are what Larissa MacFarquhar calls "do-gooders". Larissa MacFarquhar of The New Yorker ...

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  2. Philadelphia’s news website,‚ profiled UCHV’s Film Forum‚ which is directed by Erika Kiss.

    The post specifically discusses Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?‚ which played at the Princeton Garden and was ...

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  3. Values and Public Life (VPL) student‚ Wardah Bari ’16 – together with a classmate – created a project for Syrian and Jordanian refugees through a grant from Projects for Peace.

    Read full story here.

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Upcoming Events    

  1. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 "Appeal & Review" 301 Marx Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ethics of Reading Seminars and Lectures
  2. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 "Personhood, Ethics, and Cognition" Gary Varner, Texas A&M University Bowl 1, Robertson Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars

    Gary Varner is professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University. He wrote one of the first dissertations on environmental ethics, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and has since published two books and over 50 articles, book reviews, and encyclopedia entries on topics in environmental ethics and animal ethics. He is currently finishing a long-term project on animals and the moral philosophy of R.M. Hare. The first installment, Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare’s Two-Level Utilitarianism, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. A second volume, tentatively titled Sustaining Animals: Envisioning Humane, Sustainable Communities, is in progress.

  3. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Exploring Law School Joel Alicea, Cooper & Kirk Jane Manners and Jason Iuliano, Princeton University Library, Prospect House, 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm General Public Lectures

    Joel Alicea received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2013.  Prior to coming to Cooper & Kirk, Joel served as a law clerk for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  While in law school, he served as President of the Harvard Federalist Society and as an editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.  He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 2010.  A Politics concentrator, Joel won the Stephen T. Whelan ’68 Prize for the best senior thesis on public or constitutional law.  He has written extensively on issues of constitutional theory, with a special focus on originalism, and his articles have appeared in publications such as the Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, National Affairs, and Policy Review.

    Jane Manners is a graduate student in the history department. She is interested in 19th century U.S. legal history, and is writing her dissertation on the legal and political aftermath of the Great New York Fire of 1835. She has an undergraduate degree and a J.D. from Harvard. After law school and before coming to Princeton, she clerked for Chief Judge Mark Wolf in the District of Massachusetts. Before law school, she worked as a teacher, a journalist, a philanthropic grant maker, and a presidential campaign staffer. 


    Jason Iuliano is a graduate student in the politics department. In his dissertation, Jason traces the historical evolution of corporate constitutional rights and develops a novel legal theory of corporate personhood. In addition to his primary focus on corporate constitutional rights, he has secondary interests in bankruptcy law. Before coming to Princeton, Jason received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University.


  4. Thursday, December 3, 2015 "The Space of Politics and the Space of War: Some Grotian Prolegomena" Annabel Brett, University of Cambridge 127 Corwin Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Political Philosophy Colloquium
  5. Monday, December 7, 2015 Ruth Chang, Rutgers University and 2015-16 LSR Visiting Fellow Room 201, Marx Hall, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Co-Sponsored Seminars and Workshops Co-sponsored by: Department of Philosophy
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