Friday, Dec 7, 2018

Coauthored with Micah Schwartzman and Richard Schragger, both of the University of Virginia Law School, Tebbe publishes The Costs of Conscience in the "106 Kentucky Law Journal 881 (2018)."

Read full article here:

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
Stephen Macedo, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values, was elected President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
Friday, Sep 21, 2018

An article by Nelson Tebbe titled, "Reply: Conscience and Equality," was recently published in the Journal for Civil Rights and Economic Development. Tebbe is a professor of law at Cornell Law School and a LSR Visiting Faculty Fellow.

You can read the article here

Friday, Sep 7, 2018

Nelson Tebbe, professor of law at Cornell Law School and one of our incoming LSR Visiting Faculty Fellows, discusses Judge Kavanaugh's stance on religious exemptions from general laws.

Read the Washington Post op-ed ...

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018

The University Center for Human Values, the Department of Religion, and the Council of the Humanities are sponsoring a conference in honor of Jeffrey Stout, professor of religion, emeritus; and founding member of the UCHV's Executive Committee. 

Friday, Aug 10, 2018

The European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) is an independent transnational and interdisciplinary network of experts in Sciences, Arts and Religions. EASA was founded in 1990 and currently has 31 Noble Prize winners as members.

Friday, Jul 13, 2018

7th Berlin Kant Course
Andrew Chignell (Princeton)
Knowledge, Belief, Hope and Despair

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018
Building on her Carlyle Lectures this past spring, Melissa Lane and about 70 top UK civil servants will give a talk hosted by Princeton University and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.                            
Monday, Jul 2, 2018

Professor Harman delivered her timely lecture as part of the "Ethics in the Public Sphere" distinguished lecture series at the University of California-San Diego on May 24, 2018.

Click here to read UC-San Deigo's story on the event.

Monday, Jun 11, 2018
Joseph Chan, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong, will be a Princeton Global Scholar in the spring semesters 2019-2021.
Monday, Jun 11, 2018

Melissa Lane delivered a series of lectures throughout Europe, including:

Monday, Jun 11, 2018

Read Professor Mueller's piece, "Italy: The Bright Side of Populism?," here.

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018
Through academic study, field study, and service learning, 20 participants explored various theories of what inequality is and why it matters.
Monday, May 21, 2018
The aim of the "Princeton Dialogues" is to develop a set of intellectual reasoning tools to guide practitioners and policy makers, both current and future, in developing the ethical frameworks that will ultimately underpin their technical and legislative decisions.
Monday, May 21, 2018

Princeton's University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) release the first case studies of their joint research project: “The Princeton Dialogues on...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Colleen Murphy, former Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, Philosophy & Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, won the North American Society for Social Philosophy's award for the best book in social philosophy....

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Renee Bolinger, Ph.D., USC (2017) will join the faculty on September 1, 2019, as an Assistant Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values.

Friday, May 11, 2018
We are pleased to announce our new Postdoctoral Research Associates for the 2018-19 academic year.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Mark van Roojen is a professor of philosophy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He works mostly in metaethics, ethics, and political philosophy, and has published papers about moral rationalism, expressivism, moral semantics, moral epistemology, satisficing, and moral psychology.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Jan-Werner Mueller will deliver the Wiktor Osiatyński Memorial Lecture in Warsaw on May 16th.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
"What Plato started to say is, we have to go back to the basics of what is a society for, what is a good and flourishing society."
Thursday, May 3, 2018
UCHV announces its selection of Graduate Prize Fellows for the 2018-2019 year.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
by Julie Clack

Murray Smith is a professor of film and co-director of the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent, and until recently, was president of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image.

Friday, Apr 27, 2018

Director Lane talks about eight political ideas discussed in her book, "The Birth of Politics."

You can listen to the show here.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25th, Jan-Werner Mueller will give a CEHV Distinguished Lecture in Ethics titled “What is Populism?  Politics in the Age of Trump.” 

More information at:

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

Advisory Council member Debra Satz, the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts, and Honors Program Advisor (McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society) at Stanford University, was honored by the...

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

Inés Valdez is an assistant professor of political science at Ohio State University. Her work examines the problem of racial, gender, and religious difference in political theory, with a particular focus on the theorization of migration and cosmopolitanism. 

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
Johann Frick has been awarded the Richard Stockton Bicentennial Preceptorship, Ferris Thompson Foundation, for a term of three years from July 1 2018 – June 30, 2021.
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Tanner Lectures on Human Values on Human Values with Raj Chetty:

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

Jan-Werner Mueller will give an Amicus Curiae lecture in Marshall University’s series on Constitutional Democracy on April 16th.  The title of Mueller’s talk is “What is Populism?”

Monday, Apr 9, 2018

Lori Gruen is the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University. She is also a professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and coordinator of Wesleyan Animal Studies. This semester, Gruen is at the UCHV as the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching.

Friday, Mar 30, 2018
The University Center welcomes the following Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows and Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professors for Distinguished Teaching for the 2018-19 academic year.
Monday, Mar 19, 2018
by Femke de Ruyter

In the March 19 The New York Times’ “The Upshot” section, the article “Sons of Rich Black Families Fare No Better Than Sons of Working-Class Whites” featuring Raj Chetty’s Equality of...

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

In Jan-Werner Mueller's commentary, The People Versus Democracy, Mueller urges people to focus on the structural causes of Populist's success (Italy, Brexit, Trump) rather than the irrationality of the people...

Friday, Feb 23, 2018

Amy Sepinwall is an associate professor in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She has two main research streams, one interrogating the notion of corporate constitutional rights and the other calling for an expansion of the conceptions of responsibility standardly advanced in...

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?"

Marmon created her course in response to the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the 2016 presidential election and changing U.S. policies toward...

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.