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Andrew Chignell talks about hope and despair on Tell Me More
June 28, 2022

Andrew Chignell, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor, with appointments in Religion, Philosophy, and the University Center for Human Values, was interviewed by Kelly Corrigan on the Public Broadcasting…

Kim Lane Scheppele contributes to The Authoritarian Playbook as featured in The New York Times
June 28, 2022

The June 10 New York Times article "How Journalists Wrestle with Covering Threats to Democracy" cites the work of a panel of scholars including Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values…

Kim Lane Scheppele on partisan politics and political payback in The New York Times
June 13, 2022

In the op-ed "What Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are learning about the politics of retribution" Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, draws comparisons in ways of governing…

Marx Hall to be renamed to Laura Wooten Hall
June 7, 2022

Effective July 1, Marx Hall will be renamed to Laura Wooten Hall. Read the Princeton University announcement here.

 

 

 

 

Jan-Werner Mueller on Europe after the Ukraine invasion in the London Review of Books
June 1, 2022

Jan-Werner Mueller, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Politics, is the author of "Germany Inc.: Europe's Monsters" published in the May 26 issue of the London Review of Books. He takes a close look at European politics after Russia's invasion of Ukraine and how Putin and other…

Princeton University confers honorary degree upon Amy Gutmann
June 1, 2022

Amy Gutmann, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and founding director of the University Center of Human Values, is one of five recipients awarded an honorary degree in 2022 by Princeton University. Ambassador Gutmann…

BBC World Service Radio interviews Peter Singer
May 23, 2022

In connection with the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture, Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, was interviewed by correspondent Nuala McGovern for a

The University Center for Human Values' Graduate Prize Fellows for 2022-2023
May 16, 2022

Henry Gomory is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology and the Office of Population Research. His research interests include political economy and urban inequality, and his dissertation explores the changing composition of American landlords and the effects this is having on renters. His dissertation work…

Luara Ferracioli and aged care in Australia
May 13, 2022

Australia’s federal election will take place on May 21 and aged care is a key issue for voters as outlined by Luara Ferracioli, Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow, who co-authored the article, “Opinion Reform of Australia…

Kim Lane Scheppele discusses the United Nations Security Council
May 13, 2022

Amid criticism of the United Nations Security Council's inaction on the war in Ukraine, an ABC News journalist interviewed experts who weighed in on the situation; this included Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, and the University Center for…

UCHV Short Movie Prize winner is Collin Riggins '24 and honorable mention to Ethan Luk '24
May 6, 2022
UCHV awards Short Movie Prize to Collin Riggins '24 as the winner and Ethan Luk '24 for honorable mention.
Elizabeth Cohen interviewed for Wired
May 6, 2022
Elizabeth Cohen interviewed for an article featured in Wired
Luara Ferracioli on what it means to belong to a country in The Sydney Morning Herald
April 18, 2022
Luara Ferracioli writes about what it means to belong to a country in the April 4 op-ed published in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Announcing our incoming Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows and Visiting Associate Professor for Distinguished Teaching for 2022-2023!
March 29, 2022
UCHV announces newly appointed visitors and returning scholars for the upcoming academic year, 2022-2023.
Gavin Sullivan part of a legal team that removed a Yemeni man from UN Security Council blacklist
March 10, 2022
Gavin Sullivan, Visiting Fellow at the University Center for Human Values, is part of an international legal team that successfully removed a Yemeni man from the United Nations (UN) Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions List.
Lara Buchak awarded inaugural Alvin Plantinga Prize
March 10, 2022
On February 18, the American Philosophical Association (APA) announced Lara Buchak, Professor of Philosophy and UCHV Executive Committee member, as the inaugural recipient of the Alvin Plantinga Prize.
Kim Lane Scheppele discusses the Russian invasion of Ukraine
March 2, 2022
Sharing valuable insight on the crisis unfolding in Ukraine, Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, and the University Center for Human Values, was one of four expert panelists convened to discuss Russia's attacks on Ukraine.
Amy Gutmann appointed as United States ambassador to Germany
Feb. 24, 2022
Founding director of UCHV, Amy Gutmann, becomes the first woman to serve as United States ambassador to Germany.
Kim Lane Scheppele on the rule of law in the European Union
Feb. 18, 2022

The World Justice Project interviewed Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, for the article, “European Union's Top Court Rules Against Hungary and Poland in…

Recap of the 2022 James A. Moffett ’29 Lectures in Ethics delivered by Cordelia Fine
Feb. 17, 2022
"Fairly Criticized, or Politicized? Conflicts in the Neuroscience of Sex Differences in the Human Brain"
Ethan Kahn and Natalia Zorrilla selected to participate in the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative
Feb. 11, 2022

Values and Public Life certificate students, Ethan Kahn and Natalia Zorrilla have each received invitations to be part of the 2022 cohort of Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative (SINSI) at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA).

Luara Ferracioli offers insight on Australia tamping down Covid-19 restrictions
Feb. 2, 2022

Unpacking the moral duties that Australian citizens have towards vulnerable members of society, Luara Ferracioli, Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow, discusses the Australian situation now that most Australian states have moved towards minor restrictions. Dr. Ferracioli's opinion piece, "Now…

Recap of the 2021 Moffett Lecture "Democracy and the Problem of Political Loss"
Jan. 16, 2022

Professor Juliet Hooker delivers the November 2021 James A. Moffett '29 Lectures in Ethics,"Democracy and the Problem of Political Loss."

Ryan Darr enlightens on environmental ethics in the Washington Post
Jan. 10, 2022
Calling attention to the topic of environmental ethics, Ryan Darr, postdoctoral research associate in Philosophy and Religion in the Center for Human Values, wrote the January 9 Washington Post article, “’Red Wolves’ remains the best choice for the new name for the Washington Football Team.”
Jan-Werner Mueller on the virtues of democracy in The New York Times
Dec. 22, 2021

A guest essay written by Roger Williams Straus Professor of Politics, Jan-Werner Mueller, discusses Joe Biden’s Summit for…

Elizabeth Harman, Harvey Lederman and Errol Lord selected as Marc Sanders Foundation Media Fellows
Dec. 15, 2021

Three faculty connected to UCHV have been named inaugural 2021-2022 Marc Sanders Foundation Media Fellows, part of the Foundation’s Philosophy in the Media Initiative. The faculty members include: Elizabeth Harman, Laurance S…

Elizabeth Harman on abortion in The New York Daily News
Dec. 9, 2021

Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and Human Values Elizabeth Harman wrote the op-ed, “What Amy Coney Barrett doesn’t understand about abortion” published in the December 9 issue of The New York Daily News. Harman…

Jan-Werner Mueller discusses centrism in Project Syndicate
Dec. 3, 2021

A commentary written by Jan-Werner Mueller, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Politics, was published in the November 30 edition of

Peter Singer and the effect of ethics instruction on students’ moral choices
Nov. 22, 2021

Confirming that philosophical instruction can influence students’ real- world behavior was a recent conclusion in a study co-investigated by Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values. The…

Philip Pettit delivers Einstein Lectures
Nov. 4, 2021

The Einstein Lectures 2021 held at the University of Bern in October were given by Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor in the University Center for Human Values.“The Social Nature of Our Mental Life” was the theme…

Visiting Fellow Gavin Sullivan co-authors Just Security op-ed on Security Watchlisting
Nov. 2, 2021

Gavin Sullivan, visiting fellow at the University Center for Human Values, 2021-2022, and Reader in International Human Rights Law at Edinburgh Law School co-authored the op-ed, “Watchlisting the World: Digital Security Infrastructures, Informal Law, and the ‘Global War on Terror’” in

Melissa Lane and social contract theory on Future Hindsight podcast
Oct. 27, 2021
Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and Director of the University Center for Human Values is featured in the October 21 Future Hindsight podcast episode, “The Social Contract-History of a Big Idea: Melissa Lane.”
Philip Pettit delivers address on Republican Democracy
Oct. 27, 2021
Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor in the University Center for Human Values delivered the Wilson H. Elkins Lecture at the University of Baltimore School of Law in early October.
Elizabeth Cohen published in the Washington Post
Oct. 14, 2021

The work of Elizabeth Cohen, Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow (Spring 2022), and Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University, is featured in the September 30 edition of the Washington Post. Her article is…

The UCHV community mourns the loss of Albert Raboteau
Sept. 23, 2021

The University Center for Human Values joins the wider university community in mourning the death, and celebrating the life, of Albert Raboteau, the Henry W. Putnam…

Jan-Werner Mueller in The Guardian
Sept. 22, 2021
Jan-Werner Mueller, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Politics, writes about the emerging authoritarian-populist art of governance in the September issue of The Guardian.
Victoria McGeer delivers keynote lecture on moral responsibility
Sept. 15, 2021

Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at the University Center for Human Values Victoria McGeer addressed an entirely online audience when she gave a keynote talk at the

Peter Singer awarded Berggruen Prize
Sept. 9, 2021
Peter Singer, Ira W. De Camp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, is the recipient of the 2021 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture. He received this award for his “widely influential and intellectually rigorous work in reinvigorating utilitarianism as part of academic philosophy and as a force for change in the world.”
Peter Singer co-edits new edition of Mill’s “Utilitarianism”
Aug. 19, 2021

In a new critical edition of John Stuart Mill's "Utilitarianism" to be published by Norton & Company as part of its Library Collection,  co-editors  Peter Singer , the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, and utilitarian philosopher Katarzyna de…

Kim Scheppele on Viktor Orbán in The New Yorker
Aug. 17, 2021

Following Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s recent visit to Hungary, where he praised Viktor Orbán as “someone the West could learn from,” The New Yorker turned to Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values Kim Scheppele for her…

Former LSR Fellow Jennifer Morton’s book is this summer’s Princeton Pre-read
July 30, 2021
Members of the incoming Class of 2025 have received a copy of “Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility” by Jennifer Morton, a book Morton says she worked on while serving as a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow in University Center for Human Values (2015–2016).
UCHV welcomes Emily Greenwood
July 21, 2021

This month the University Center for Human Values welcomes our newest joint faculty member, Emily Greenwood.  Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Classics and the University Center for Human Values, Greenwood comes to Princeton from Yale University where she was the John M. Musser Professor of Classics and…

Jan-Werner Mueller in The New Yorker and The New York Times
July 14, 2021

Following the release of his latest book, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Politics Jan-Werner Mueller was interviewed by The New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner about his conception of populism and his take on threats to democracy today, and “Democracy…

CEU’s Democracy Institute to hold roundtable on Jan-Werner Mueller’s new book
July 7, 2021

On Thursday, July 8th, The Democracy Institute of Central European University will host a book discussion on Jan-Werner Mueller’s new book "Democracy Rules."

Joining Mueller in the roundtable discussion, which will be moderated by Zsolt…

Andrew Chignell and the meaning of hope on “Naked Reflections” podcast
June 30, 2021

Andrew Chignell, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Religion and the University Center for Human Values, and social psychologist Kitty O’Lone, currently a research fellow at the Woolf Institute (Cambridge), explore the concepts of hope and optimism with Dr. Edward Kessler MBE, Founder…