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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Professor Kim Lane Scheppele was named the winner of the Ronald Pipkin Service Award from the Law and Society Association (LSA), where she served as president from 2017 to...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Princeton-CEU Workshop on the topic of Democracy and Autocracy took place on May 1 and 2, organized by Jan-Werner Mueller of Princeton’s Department of Politics and hosted on a virtual platform by the University Center for Human Values (UCHV), to launch a planned two-year research interchange between the two institutions in...

Monday, May 11, 2020

Congratulations to the following Center’s HVF and VPL students for receiving the 2020 Spirit of Princeton award:

Jacob Berman, fellow at the Human Values Forum

Kelton Chastulik, a junior in the Values and Public Life undergraduate certificate program

Jonathan Haynes, a senior in the Values and Public Life undergraduate...

Monday, May 11, 2020

"Put a Price on Carbon Now!", an op-ed in Project Syndicate, Peter Singer and Kian Mintz-Woo link the current COVID-19 pandemic with climate policy by suggesting that the pandemic, and the current low...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the award of the Laurance S. Rockefeller 2020-21 Graduate Prize Fellowships to twelve advanced graduate students who are working on interdisciplinary dissertations in the area of ethics and human values. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Congratulations to The New Yorker's Ben Taub '14 for winning a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his piece “...

Friday, May 1, 2020

In an opinion piece in Project Syndicate, Jan-Werner Mueller questions, "Where is the Local News about COVID-19?"

Monday, Apr 27, 2020

Jan-Werner Mueller's Op-Ed in The Guardian "There is no point talking to Trump. We need to talk past him" suggests a "parallel polis" to provide alternative leadership as we navigate the coronavirus crisis.

Friday, Apr 17, 2020

To better understand the dynamics of the virus and the impacts of policies, including a rough social welfare function assessment, click here to access the simulator.

Friday, Apr 10, 2020

Jan-Werner Mueller’s op-ed “Beware Viral Enabling Acts” about the line between government and opposition in addressing the public health crisis.
 

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

Professor Kim Lane Scheppele interviewed about tracing autocratic legal innovations and their spread around the world in "The Rise of Authoritarian Democracies...

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

The latest updates for the University community about COVID-19 are available on the University's coronavirus website.

Monday, Mar 2, 2020

In his recent op-ed, "The Two Dark Sides of COVID-19", Peter Singer comments on the probable source of the coronavirus.

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

This French academy has five sections, each with 10 full members and ten corresponding members; places become vacant only with the death of an existing member. With four other academies in the arts and sciences, it constitutes l’Institut de France.

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

Can algorithms help judges make fair decisions? After all, human judges can often be biased—so should we try to use ostensibly neutral technology instead?

Friday, Feb 21, 2020
by Julie Clack

Professor Richard Tuck delivered the 2019-20 Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University on Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7.

Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

Values and Public Life seminar explores the question, “What are human rights?”

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

University Center for Human Values congratulates senior Avital Fried on receiving a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the UK.  Read the full story here.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

In "Please Stop Calling Bernie Sanders a Populist," Professor Mueller argues that while the socialist from Vermont is not a threat to American democracy, the President is.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

Stilz is the director of the undergraduate certificate program in values and public life.

She is also the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values.

Monday, Jan 13, 2020

Senior research scholar Victoria McGeer's 2004 essay "The Art of Good Hope" was quoted in the BBC article "Is it wrong to be hopeful about climate change?"

Thursday, Jan 9, 2020

The series “55 Voices for Democracy” is inspired by the 55 BBC radio addresses Thomas Mann delivered from his home in California to thousands of listeners in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and the occupied Netherlands and Czechoslovakia between October 1940 and November 1945.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

When we think about helping others in need, the scenarios that first come to mind are likely the extreme cases we see in the news: a group of strangers forming a human chain to save a drowning person or a passerby catching a toddler falling out of a window. 

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

In the Aeon article "Rules or Citizens," Melissa Lane, director of the UCHV and Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, explores how Ancient Athenian and Greek practices afford us insights into how and why to maintain real accountability in public life...

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

The 10th anniversary edition of Peter Singer's book "The Life You Can Save" was published on Giving Tuesday. You can download a free version of the book on the book's website.

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Jan-Werner Mueller’s new book "Furcht und Freiheit: Fuer einen anderen Liberalismus" won the Bavarian Book Prize, which is decided by three jury members deliberating publicly in the presence of the authors. Unlike with other prizes, this procedure is intended to achieve maximum transparency. An English version of Mueller's book is forthcoming...

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

Professor Kim Lane Scheppele weighs in on the question, "Is Brexit a British Constitutional Crisis?"

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

Professor Peter Singer is one of three bioethicists who have published an argument in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, in favor of a Global Kidney Exchange program that matches donors and recipients across low and middle-income (LMIC)...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

On Friday, October 25, Philip Pettit delivered the Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Lecture in London on the topic of "My Three Selves." You can watch the lecture here

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019
by Erika Kiss

Because I could not stop for Death – 
He kindly stopped for me –

-Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019

Philip Pettit, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor in the University Center for Human Values, won the American Political Science Association's (APSA) prestigious Benjamin E.

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

Andrew Chignell, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Religion and the University Center for Human Values, published a new edited volume on "Evil" in the Oxford Philosophical Concepts Series.

A complete overview of "Evil, A History" can be found here.

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

Linda McClain, Professor of Law and Robert B. Kent Chair at Boston University School of Law and former Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University Center for Human Values, completed her book, "Who's the Bigot?: Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law," due to be published by Oxford University Press in...

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

Cotsen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature, Sandra (Sandie) Bermann, speaks with Princeton's Jamie Saxon on "What I think: Sandie Bermann"

Friday, May 24, 2019

A Wall Street Journal article reported on a recent trend to teach basic financial life skills at some of the Ivy's in response to the rise in debt - including student loan debt - and out of concern for young people's economic future and growing...

Monday, May 6, 2019
by Julie Clack
Cécile Laborde, the Nuffield Chair of Political Theory at the University of Oxford and a fellow of the British Academy, delivered the spring 2019 James A. Moffett '29 Lecture in Ethics. Laborde spoke on “Who Needs Secularism? India, Liberalism, and Comparative Secularism.”

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