General Public Lectures    

The University Center for Human Values sponsors a number of public lectures throughout the academic year which seek to incite thought and discussion about ethical issues in both private and public life.

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  1. Monday, November 17, 2014 "Political Dissent, Digital Media, and Futures of Academic Freedom: An Evening with Steven Salaita" Steven Salaita and Max Weiss Betts Auditorium, Room N101, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm General Public Lectures Co-sponsored by: History and Near Eastern Studies, Program in American Studies, University Center for Human Values
  2. Thursday, November 20, 2014 "A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan '81 and Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber" Elena Kagan, Supreme Court of the United States Commentator(s):  Christopher L. Eisgruber Richardson Auditorium, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm General Public Lectures

    Elena Kagan, Associate Justice, was born in New York, New York, on April 28, 1960.  She received an A.B. from Princeton in 1981, an M. Phil. from Oxford in 1983, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986. She clerked for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1986-1987 and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1987 Term. After briefly practicing law at a Washington, D.C. law firm, she became a law professor, first at the University of Chicago Law School and later at Harvard Law School.   She also served for four years in the Clinton Administration, as Associate Counsel to the President and then as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.   Between 2003 and 2009, she served as the Dean of Harvard Law School.  In 2009, President Obama nominated her as the Solicitor General of the United States.   After serving in that role for a year, the President nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 10, 2010.  She took her seat on August 7, 2010.

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  3. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 "What Kind of Diversity? Is Princeton Too Narrowly Focused on Race and Ethnicity Rather Than Economic Diversity?" Moderated by Peter Singer, UCHV, Princeton University Commentator(s):  Christopher L. Eisgruber, President, Princeton University; Alexandria Walton Radford, Program Director, RTI International; Russell Nieli, Princeton University; Cecilia Rouse, Dean of WWS, Princeton University McCosh 50, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm General Public Lectures