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...
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?
Christia Mercer, Columbia University
Listen to Professor Andrew Chignell discuss the ethics of veganism and omnivorism on this Sigma Radio podcast.
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In his recent Op-Ed, Peter Singer explores the question, should we value all human lives equally? To read the full piece, click here.
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...
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.
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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...
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.
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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...
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...
"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...
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.
Congratulations to The New Yorker's Ben Taub '14 for winning a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his piece “...
In an opinion piece in Project Syndicate, Jan-Werner Mueller questions, "Where is the Local News about COVID-19?"
Peter Singer's Op-Ed in The Washington Post, "Pandemic ethics: The case for experiments on human volunteers".
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.
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.
Five thinkers, including Peter Singer, weigh moral choices in a crisis, "Restarting America Means People Will Die. So When Do We Do It?"
Jan-Werner Mueller’s op-ed “Beware Viral Enabling Acts” about the line between government and opposition in addressing the public health crisis.
Peter Singer's article "When Will the Pandemic Cure Be Worse Then the Disease?" in Project Syndicate.
Jan-Werner Müller's Op-Ed in The Guardian, "Why do rightwing populist leaders oppose experts?"
Peter Singer's op-ed in The Age, "Ethical decisions about who lives and who dies may not be hypothetical".
In his recent op-ed, "The Two Dark Sides of COVID-19", Peter Singer comments on the probable source of the coronavirus.
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.
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?
Professor Richard Tuck delivered the 2019-20 Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University on Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7.
Values and Public Life seminar explores the question, “What are human rights?”
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.
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.
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.
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.