News

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
by Femke de Ruyter
Three students pursuing a Values and Public Life (VPL) undergraduate certificate are among the ten selected to the 2018 cohort of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI).
Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Mueller's article, "Is the world getting better or worse?" in the Financial Times examines claims made in Enlightenment Now: the book written by Harvard psychologist, Steven Pinker, that defends scientific rationality and liberal humanism.
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018
The Dean Eva Gossman Seminar in Human Values explores questions such as: "Does citizenship determine human rights?" and "Why has sanctuary become a key term in current debates about immigration?"
Monday, Feb 5, 2018
Jan-Werner Mueller, Executive Committee Member and Founding Director of the UCHV-based Project in the History of Political Thought, participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos this past week.
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018
by Julie Clack
Andrew Schroeder is an associate professor of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College and a Laurance S. Rockefeller (LSR) Visiting Faculty Fellow. His research and teaching cover a range of issues in ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of science, with a special focus on problems that lie at their intersection. 
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, wrote a letter in response to the op-ed “America’s Deep Poverty Problem.” The op-ed was written by Angus Deaton, professor of economics and international affairs emeritus at Princeton University.  
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
by Julie Clack
Shaun Nichols is a professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona and a Laurance S. Rockefeller (LSR) Visiting Faculty Fellow. His research focuses on the psychological underpinnings of ordinary thinking about philosophical issues. 
Friday, Jan 19, 2018
Lane delivers first of six Carlyle Lectures at the University of Oxford. Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, Melissa Lane, is lecturing on “Constitutions before Constitutionalism: Classical Greek Ideas of Office and Rule.” On January 16th, Lane gave the first lecture titled “Office and Anarchy.”
Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
Jan-Werner Mueller’s lecture “After Populism” addresses the question of how best to understand populism and also what structural changes in modern democracies might facilitate its emergence. 
Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018
Read Professor Mueller's article, "Can Movement Politics Renew European Democracy?" in "Project Syndicate, The World's Opinion Page" here.
Monday, Dec 11, 2017
Over fall break, students enrolled in “Poisonous Flowers: Radical Women in Latin America” took a trip to Los Angeles to view the art show, “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1975.”
Monday, Dec 11, 2017
Over fall break, students enrolled in “Poisonous Flowers: Radical Women in Latin America” took a trip to Los Angeles to view the art show, “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1975.”
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017
As the statesman Edmund Burke put it, “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Monday, Nov 20, 2017
Princeton University is proud to announce that Andrew Chignell will join the faculty on January 1, 2018, as a Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor, teaching in Religion and Philosophy, and directing a Project in Philosophy and Religion in the University Center for Human Values.
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
by femked
A recent two-day workshop convened by Jan-Werner Mueller, professor of politics at Princeton University, and Silvia von Steinsdorff, professor of social sciences at Humboldt University, offered faculty and graduate students the opportunity to develop a clearer conceptual understanding of authoritarian constitutionalism.
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
by femked
On November 8th at 6 pm, journalist Katherine Boo will talk about lessons learned in 25 years of investigating injustice in dis-empowered communities in the second annual Distinguished Teaching Lecture in Service and Civic Engagement.
Monday, Oct 23, 2017
by femked
This week Professor Lane is giving Wesleyan’s annual Philip Hallie Lecture (previously given by Pulitzer Prize winner Saul Friedlander and others). Next week Lane is giving two other named lectures:
Monday, Oct 16, 2017
by femked
His two lectures, “Designing for Democracy: Architecture, Public Space, and the Ideal of Collective Self-Determination,” will take place November 15th and 16th.
Monday, Oct 16, 2017
by Julie Clack
John A. Hall is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching. Hall comes to the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) from McGill University in Montreal, where he is the James McGill Professor of Comparative Historical Sociology.
Friday, Sep 29, 2017
by Julie Clack
Stephanie Beardman is a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow who specializes in metaethics and moral psychology. She sat down with UCHV to share more about her work and experiences as a scholar.
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
by mkilleen
The September 25 Climate Futures Initiative panel discussion, Theorizing Tipping Points in the Context of Climate Change, was featured in The Daily Princetonian.
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
by femked
Read the article here.
Friday, Sep 15, 2017
by femked
Just released: highlights of our past year at the Center.
Thursday, Sep 7, 2017
by femked
The Einstein Ethics Group in Berlin, led by Professor R. Jay Wallace (Berkeley) will be holding a two-day workshop on Professor Johann Frick's work in Berlin, October 6-7. The title of the workshop is "Contractualism, Risk, and Population Ethics".
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
by femked
University Center for Human Values Faculty member Stephen Macedo and UCHV Executive Committee member Sandra Bermann held a coffee conversation on migration issues.
Friday, Jul 28, 2017
by femked
Chakrabortty speaks with experts, including Princeton's Jan-Werner Mueller, on the origin and impact of populism; Mueller wrote "What is Populism?" - Princeton's Pre-Read for 2017-18. Click here for the show.
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017
by femked
Read Professor Mueller's latest opinion piece on populism in Project Syndicate here .
Monday, Jun 12, 2017
by femked
Professor Philip Pettit has been made a Companion to the Order of Australia for eminent service to philosophy through contributions to moral and political theory, as a distinguished academic, and as a leader of public debate on social, economic, and environmental issues.
Friday, Jun 9, 2017
by femked
In his Project Syndicate Opinion piece titled "Theresa May's Other Citizens of Nowhere," Mueller explores British Prime Minister Theresa May's actions in "stripping British citizens" of political and economic ri
Monday, Jun 5, 2017
by femked
Peter Singer, the Ira W.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
by femked
In "Constitutional Fantasy" Jan-Werner Mueller reviews "Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union" by Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian prime minister and one-time candidate for president of the European Commission.
Monday, May 22, 2017
by femked
Professor of Politics, Jan-Werner Mueller discusses the implications to liberal democracy resulting from the new law that has the potential to close the Central European University (CEU), founded and endowed by George Soros in the article: "Hungary: The War on Education."
Friday, May 12, 2017
by femked
"Private Government" is published by the Princeton University Press and based on the 2015 Tanner Lectures on Human Values held at Princeton.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
by femked
John Dilulio, Gabrielle Girgis, and David Zuluaga Martinez were among the five winners of the Kateb Preceptor Award. The other two winners were Sharan Grewal and Asya Magazinnik.
Monday, May 1, 2017
by femked
The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the award of the Laurance S. Rockefeller 2017-18 Graduate Prize Fellowships to ten advanced graduate students who are working on interdisciplinary dissertations in the area of ethics and human values.
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
by femked
Comparative Literature Graduate Students Matthew Spellberg and Elise Wang celebrated for innovation and excellence in teaching CHV 375: "Clues, Evidence, Detection: Law Stories" led by Professor Peter Brooks, Comparative Literature and UCHV  
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
by femked
Last November, UCHV held a book talk on What is Populism, Professor Jan-Werner Müller's timely book released in September 2016.  Princeton recently announced that President Eisgruber selected it for the Class of 2021 pre-read.
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
by femked
Shaikh senior thesis was advised by UCHV Director and Class of 1943 Professor of Politics Melissa Lane.
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
by femked
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
by femked
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans announced the class of 2017 recipients , with two members of the first and third VPL class respectively, Shivani Radhakrishnan and Mariana Olaizola, among them.
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
by femked
Former Italian prime minister Mario Monti and Jan-Werner Mueller will debate populism on Friday, April 21 at the Milan Book fair.
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
by mkilleen
There is more speculation than ever about a possible “end of the EU”. It might come with a bang — think of the sudden implosion that many feared at the height of the crisis in the eurozone — or with a whimper, as countries follow Britain in leaving voluntarily. But the EU could also be hollowed out from within.

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