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."


Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Fintan O'Toole (columnist for the Irish Times and book author): "Known and Strange Things: The Political Necessity of Art"
Wed, Nov 9, 2022, 4:30 pm6:30 pm

ABSTRACT: The relationship between democracy and art has shifted simultaneously in opposite directions. On the one hand, very few people still believe that aesthetic experience has a positive political value. Yet, on the other, democratic practice is increasingly saturated in performativity and the fictional narratives of…

Location
Friend Center, Lecture Hall 101
Free and Open to the Public
Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Fintan O'Toole (columnist for the Irish Times and book author): "Known and Strange Things: The Political Necessity of Art"
Thu, Nov 10, 2022, 4:30 pm6:30 pm

ABSTRACT: The relationship between democracy and art has shifted simultaneously in opposite directions. On the one hand, very few people still believe that aesthetic experience has a positive political value. Yet, on the other, democratic practice is increasingly saturated in performativity and the fictional narratives of…

Location
Friend Center, Lecture Hall 101
Free and Open to the Public

Tanner Committee

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

Ruha Benjamin    
Professor of African American Studies

Eric S. Gregory    
Professor of Religion

Melissa Lane
Director of the University Center for Human Values and Class of 1943 Professor of Politics

Philip Pettit
Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor in the University Center for Human Values

Anu RamaswamiEx Officio
Chair, Public Lectures Committee
Sanjay Swani '87 Professor of India Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; Director, Chadha Center for Global India

Gideon Rosen
Stuart Professor of Philosophy

Esther Schor Ex Officio
Chair, Council of the Humanities; John J.F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor; Professor of English; Director, Stewart Seminars in Religion; Director, Program in Humanistic Studies

Nigel Smith
Chair, Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature; Professor of English

Anna B. Stilz    
Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values