Tanner Lectures on Human Values

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values are presented annually at a select list of universities around the world. The University Center serves as host to these lectures at Princeton, in which an eminent scholar from philosophy, religion, the humanities, sciences, creative arts or learned professions, or a person eminent in political or social life, is invited to present a series of lectures reflecting upon scholarly and scientific learning relating to “the entire range of values pertinent to the human condition.”

  1. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States McCosh 50, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Tanner Lectures on Human Values
  2. Thursday, November 20, 2014 Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States McCosh 50, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Tanner Lectures on Human Values
  3. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan Commentator(s):  David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English, Yale University; Ann Hughes, Professor of Early Modern History, Keele University; Niko Kolodny, Professor of Philosophy, UC, Berkeley; Tyler Cowen, Holbert C. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University McCormick 101, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Tanner Lectures on Human Values
  4. Thursday, March 5, 2015 Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan Commentator(s):  David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English, Yale University; Ann Hughes, Professor of Early Modern History, Keele University; Niko Kolodny, Professor of Philosophy, UC, Berkeley; Tyler Cowen, Holbert C. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University McCormick 101, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Tanner Lectures on Human Values

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Tanner Committee

Charles Beitz
Director of the University Center for Human Values and Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics

John Cooper
Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy

Rubén Gallo ex officio
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Director, Program in Latin American Studies and Chair, Public Lectures Committee

Melissa Lane
Professor of Politics

Stephen Macedo chair
Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values

Philip Pettit
Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values

Gideon Rosen
Stuart Professor of Philosophy

Peter Singer
Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values

Nigel Smith
Professor of English