Human Values Forum

The Human Values Forum complements the more formal educational initiatives sponsored by the Center and is made possible through the generosity of Bert G. Kerstetter ’66.

The Forum provides an opportunity for approximately 50 undergraduate students and 15 faculty members to meet in an informal setting to discuss current and enduring questions concerning ethics and human values. Students and faculty meet over dinner at 5 Ivy Lane throughout the academic year. Professor Peter Singer serves as adviser to the student leadership.


2013-14 Events


September 23
Peter Singer, UCHV
"Effective Altruism"

September 30
David Spergel, Astrophysical Sciences

October 7
Frank von Hippel, Woodrow Wilson School

October 14
Quentin Skinner, UCHV

October 21
Brian Kernighan, Computer Science

November 4

November 11
Robert Socolow, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

November 18
Joshua Katz, Classics

November 25
Michael Smith, Philosophy

December 2
Jeff McMahan, Rutgers Philosophy

December 9
Daniel Heller-Roazen, Comparative Literature

January 6


Admission to the Human Values Forum is by application only. For more information, please contact Kim Girman at 609-258-5496.