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."


Fintan O'Toole (columnist for the Irish Times and book author): “Known and Strange Things: The Political Necessity of Art - Lecture I: Against Artfulness”

Wed, Nov 9, 2022, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Location: Friend Center, Lecture Hall 101
Audience: Free and Open to the Public (registration required)

Fintan O’Toole (columnist for the Irish Times and book author): “Known and Strange Things: The Political Necessity of Art - Lecture II: Negative Capability”

Thu, Nov 10, 2022, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Location: Friend Center, Lecture Hall 101
Audience: Free and Open to the Public (registration required)

Tanner Committee

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

Charles R. Beitz
Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics

Sean Wilentz Ex Officio
Chair, Public Lectures Committee; George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History; Professor of History

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

Gideon Rosen
Chair, Department of Philosophy; Stuart Professor of Philosophy

Esther Schor Ex Officio
Chair, Council of the Humanities; Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Professor of American Jewish Studies; 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