Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
Will MacAskill, University of Oxford, will present this DeCamp lecture on Wednesday September 21, 4:30 p.m. in Friend Center Room 101.
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

Last month, the paper that certificate student Kevin Wong '17 wrote for his VPL seminar "Bioethics: Clinical and Population Level," with Professor J. Frick, received attention as a highly commended paper.

This paper was recently selected as a regional winner, from the US and Canada, in the categories of  law and philosophy.


Friday, Sep 9, 2016

Please join Professor Müller for a book talk on November 17th from 12:00-1:20 pm in Aaron Burr Hall, hosted by the Center.

Read reviews of What is Populism? (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016)

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016

Johann Frick, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, received the prize for his article, "Contractualism and Social Risk."

A symposium will be held in his honor at the 2017 American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division meeting in Seattle, WA.

Friday, Sep 2, 2016
Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor of Politics, writes in The Guardian about Populists as different elites who try to grab power with the help of a collective fantasy of political purity.
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

The Spitz Prize is awarded to the scholar who wrote the best book in liberal or democratic theory. The prize Committee chose Melissa Schwartzberg for her book: Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule.

Please click here for more information.

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
This past June, six Ph.D. students from Princeton took part in an intense three-day seminar on “The State of Exception: Normative, Legal, and Historical Perspectives” held in Berlin under the auspices of the Princeton-Humboldt University strategic partnership.
Friday, Jul 1, 2016

Melissa Lane is the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University. She succeeded...

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016

Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, discusses  the history of the idea of sovereignty, the authority of a state to govern itself and the relationship between the sovereign and the people on BBC Radio Program "In Our Time."

Monday, Jun 27, 2016

Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, provides insights to the question, "What can democracies do to guard against demagoguery?"

Monday, Jun 20, 2016
Following the success of the inaugural workshop in 2014, the second workshop took place at Princeton August 16-19. It brought together 12 faculty mentors and 35 graduate student women in philosophy, drawn from a range of schools, PhD program stages, and areas of interest.
Friday, May 13, 2016

The May 13‚ 2016 conference is sponsored by the Goethe Institute and the Union des Tunisiens Indépendants pour la Liberté and aims to enhance the development of civil society and civic education in the region. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Research for Lechterman’s paper was partially funded by the Political Philosophy Research and Travel Grant.

Lechterman’s paper‚ “Donations and Democracy‚” was selected for the McWilliams Best Graduate Student Paper in Political Theory award.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016

Capitalism, Utopia‚ and Social Justice‚” taught by Marc Fleurbaey – jointly appointed with UCHV and WWS – introduces students to a variety of readings, mainly in philosophy and economics, to develop opinions and questions about the basic...

Monday, Apr 25, 2016

Ben Goodman and Simon Gulergun's Untitled received Honorable Mention.


Congratulations to all of the winners! For more information about the Short Movie Prize and the list of previous winners click here.


Friday, Mar 25, 2016

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full–time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016

Read Professor Müller's argument here.

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

The Program in Ethics and Public Affairs welcomed Professor Tommie Shelby (Harvard) to discuss a chapter from his forthcoming book, .

By Amy Hondo, Ph.D. candidate
Program in Political Philosophy

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016

Politics graduate student Benjamin Hofmann recounts this and other questions NYU Professor Samuel Scheffler addressed in the James A. Moffett ’29 Lectures in Ethics.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

Klēsis’ special issue on Peter Singer has contributions from individuals such as Charles Camosy and Lori Gruen to Peter Singer himself.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016

The lecture titled‚“No Slippery Slopes: Same–Sex Couples‚ Monogamy‚ and the Future of Marriage” was held on February 11.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
Susan Brison, the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values and Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College will teach CHV 411/PHI 411, Free Speech in the Age of the Internet, in the spring 2017 at Princeton.
Monday, Jan 11, 2016

Cheng will pursue a one–year Master’s program in Tsinghua University in Beijing next year.  

Full story here.

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015

For undergraduates ‘on the fence’ about law school‚ VPL student‚ Ya Sheng Lin ′17‚ says learning from those who’ve followed that course‚ is helpful.

Reflections on VPL Law School Panel

By Ya Sheng Lin‚ Class of 2017‚ Values and Public Life and Italian Language and Culture

Monday, Nov 23, 2015

The post specifically discusses Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?‚ which played at the Princeton Garden and was accompanied by live music.