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."


Michael McConnell (Stanford Law School): "The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power and the Constitution"

Wed, Nov 28, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

ABSTRACT: Professor McConnell’s lectures will address executive power and its limits under the U.S. Constitution.  His lectures will argue that the actual process of formulating the executive power at the Constitutional Convention has mostly been overlooked, perhaps because the real work was done by three committees operating...

Location: Friend Center Lecture Hall, Room 101

Michael McConnell (Stanford Law School): "The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power and the Constitution"

Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

ABSTRACT: Professor McConnell’s lectures will address executive power and its limits under the U.S. Constitution.  His lectures will argue that the actual process of formulating the executive power at the Constitutional Convention has mostly been overlooked, perhaps because the real work was done by three committees operating...

Location: Friend Center Lecture Hall, Room 101

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

Eric Gregory Ex Officio
Chair, Council of the Humanities and 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

Gideon Rosen
Chair, Philosophy and Stuart Professor of Philosophy

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

Gabriel Vecchi Ex Officio
Chair, Public Lectures Committee and Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute