Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

In the aftermath of the US election, Kim Lane Scheppele’s expertise on authoritarian regimes and failing democracies has been sought by news outlets and academic forums worldwide.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

Professor of Religion and Chair of the Humanities Council Eric Gregory explains the use of Augustine in the inaugural address of the nation’s second Catholic president in The New York Times article “In Biden...

Monday, Feb 1, 2021

Many of us – at least in the pre-pandemic era – spent a third of our daily lives, or half of our waking hours, in what we consider to be work.  If we were lucky, our work not only provided us with a source of income but was a source of many other things including relationships, significance, esteem, self-esteem, and even identity.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021
Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, was one of five...
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021

In two separate op-eds, Professor of Politics Jan-Werner Mueller discusses the right to rowdy protests, the line crossed by Trump supporters last week and the need to punish the President for his role in inciting an insurrection.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021

Drawing on her award-winning book, Eco-Republic, in which she reflects on the ethics and politics of sustainability, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and Director of the University Center for Human Values Melissa Lane addressed the question “Is an ecological republic...

Monday, Dec 14, 2020

Kelsey Piper, a staff writer for the Vox, discusses reading Peter Singer’s book The Life You Can Save and how effective altruism has helped her during the pandemic in her article “The world’s problems overwhelmed me. This book...

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

Professor of Politics Jan-Werner Mueller's Op-Ed in Project Syndicate, "Merkel's Last Chance," discusses Europe's "rule-of-law" crisis and its effects on the EU.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

In his recent Op-Ed, Peter Singer explores the psychology of giving. To read the full piece, click here.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and the Director of the University Center for Human Values, was interviewed for the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry's podcast, "The Human Context" a series offering humanistic perspectives on the pandemic.

Monday, Nov 9, 2020

Jan-Werner Mueller, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Politics of Politics, on accountability, truthful recording of history, and the Trump Administration in his op-ed in Project Syndicate, “...

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Peter Singer's book Why Vegan?  has now been published by Penguin in the UK and Norton in the US. 

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

In his Project Syndicate op-ed, "To Lock Down or Not to Lock Down", Professor Peter Singer assesses the costs and benefits of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Eric Gregory, Professor of Religion, is quoted in the New York Times article, "Biden and Trump Say They're Fighting for America's 'Soul.'  What Does That Mean?"

Monday, Oct 12, 2020

The essay, “Technology Alone Can’t Fix Algorithmic Injustice”, co-authored with Princeton doctoral students Elena Di Rosa (Philosophy) and Hochan “Sonny” Kim (Politics) won The Hastings Center's 2020 David...

Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Andrew Chignell, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Religion and the University Center for Human Values, has been elected as President of the North American Kant Society. He will serve for three years.

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020

Elizabeth Harman answers Princeton Alumni Weekly readers' questions about pandemic ethics in "Tiger Ethics: How to Pick a Schooling Option This Fall."

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020

On November 18, Jan-Werner Mueller will give the Barbara Harrell-Bond Lecture at Oxford University’s Center for Refugee Studies. He will lecture on “Democracy versus Right-Wing Populism.”

Monday, Sep 28, 2020

Peter Singer discusses the thinking behind the Effective Altruism movement and its impact in the Washington Post Magazine article "The Rise of the Rational Do-Gooders."

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020

The newest issue of Daedalus, “Witnessing Climate Change,” was released this week. The magazine grew out of the Witnessing Professionals and Climate Change conference that the UCHV, CFI, and PEI hosted in 2018, and includes articles written by Princeton faculty Robert H. Socolow and Elke U. Weber....

Friday, Sep 18, 2020

In his Project Syndicate op-ed "How (Not) to Fight COVID-19," Professor Peter Singer and co-author Joanna Masel argue that "public-health experts who adhere to rigid rules for containing the pandemic...

Monday, Sep 14, 2020
In this article, Professor Kim Lane Scheppele discusses her insights from last semester's pivot to virtual learning and how she continues to innovate in her “Classical Sociological Theory” graduate seminar this fall.
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020

In his opinion piece for The Conversation, former LSR Fellow Ben Bramble writes "Challenge trials for a coronavirus vaccine are unethical – except for in one unlikely scenario." 


Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020

In the Open Democracy article "Dark money, dirty politics and the backlash against human rights," Professor Kim Lane Scheppele discusses Victor Orbán’s rise to power.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020

Corey Cusimano, a postdoctoral research associate in cognitive science of values, found that individuals tend to view themselves as less capable than other people of voluntarily changing their beliefs. His research was recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social...

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020
In this Project Syndicate article, Professor Peter Singer and Isaac Martinez argue that "Regulators should permit and begin to prepare for “human challenge” vaccine trials in order to end the COVID-19 pandemic. In these trials, fully informed volunteers would be injected with potential vaccines (or with a placebo) and then intentionally exposed to...
Monday, Aug 17, 2020

2019-20 LSR Fellow Ben Bramble published "Pandemic Ethics: 8 Big Questions of COVID-19". The book is open access, so it can be downloaded and read for free by all those who are interested in the following issues questions and issues:

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020

In response to the firing of his law colleague by The University of Hong Kong, Joseph Chan was quoted in The New York Times article "Hong Kong University to Fire Law Professor Who...

Monday, Jul 27, 2020

Professor Peter Singer published a co-authored study on "Do ethics classes influence student behavior? Case study: Teaching the ethics of eating meat" in Cognition, a leading international peer-reviewed journal.

According to Singer, the study is "the first-ever controlled trial to show that teaching philosophy can change behavior, not...

Monday, Jul 27, 2020

Elizabeth Harman is Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and Human Values. To read her Op-Ed about academic freedom and racist research, click here.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020

Professor Kim Lane Scheppele's paper, co-authored with David Pozen (Columbia Law School), is the topic of this Washington Post op-ed "As the Trump disaster gets worse, a new political theory helps explain it" written...

Friday, Jul 17, 2020

Corey Cusimano is a cognitive scientist investigating how people evaluate their own and others’ mental states. His research asks questions like: how do ordinary people decide that an emotion or belief is good or justified? And: when, and why, do people hold others responsible for their thoughts, desires, and feelings?

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching 2020-2021

Christia Mercer, Columbia University

Friday, Jul 10, 2020

Listen to Professor Andrew Chignell discuss the ethics of veganism and omnivorism on this Sigma Radio podcast

Thursday, Jul 9, 2020

UCHV postdoc Annette Zimmermann was interviewed for a recent episode of Princeton University's Policy Punchline podcast. The podcast addresses the...

Friday, Jun 12, 2020

In his recent Op-Ed, Peter Singer explores the question, should we value all human lives equally?  To read the full piece, click here.


Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020

The University Center for Human Values affirms as a fundamental human value that Black Lives Matter.  We call for justice for all those who have been the victims of police violence and of other forms of oppression and inequality which are unequally visited upon people of color, and for the systemic changes that are needed to prevent their...

Monday, Jun 8, 2020

Melissa Lane, the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and director of the University Center for Human Values, writes about teaching Plato in the pandemic.  To read the article, click here.

Friday, Jun 5, 2020

To read the article, including a link to the podcast, click here.

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020

Graduate Prize Fellow Stephanie Fan  awarded a Josephine de Karman Fellowship.  The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr.

Monday, Jun 1, 2020

June 1, 2020, was Princeton’s Class Day.  It was also the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.  Sophia Taylor, a graduate in the Princeton Class of 2020, wrote her senior thesis in Politics, with a certificate in African American Studies, on this event and its aftermath.  She shared her thoughts on its role in the traumatic and...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The University Center for Human Values is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2020 UCHV Short Movie Prize is Ilene E for “Home | 家”. Athena Chu was awarded Honorable Mention for “In a Beautiful Country, Mothers Grow".  Follow the links below to watch their movies.