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Federico Fabbrini publishes new book
Dec. 5, 2022

Federico Fabbrini, UCHV Fellow in Law, Ethics and Public Policy, and Full Professor of European Law at Dublin City University, authors his latest book “EU Fiscal Capacity: Legal Integration After Covid-19 and the War in Ukraine.” Published this week by Oxford University Press the…

Peter Singer discusses FTX collapse and Effective Altruism
Dec. 5, 2022

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, and one of the philosophical leaders behind the Effective Altruism project was interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek to talk about the…

Victoria McGeer elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Dec. 1, 2022

Senior research scholar at the University Center for Human Values, Victoria McGeer, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow by the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Federico Fabbrini in The Irish Times on Liz Truss's departure and Brexit
Nov. 4, 2022

Federico Fabbrini discusses the departure of UK's Prime Minister Liz Truss and the ramifications of Britain leaving the European Union.

Ceremony marks the dedication of Laura Wooten Hall
Oct. 28, 2022

The dedication of Laura Wooten Hall on October 26 honors the legacy of the devoted and beloved election polling volunteer.

Meet UCHV's Fellows in Law, Ethics, and Public Policy for 2022-2023!
Oct. 10, 2022

It is a delight to introduce UCHV Fellows in Law, Ethics, and Public Policy who have been appointed for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Federico Fabbrini, Dublin City University, Ireland

Federico Fabbrini is a full professor of European…

Federico Fabbrini featured in Bloomberg News
Sept. 28, 2022

Federico Fabbrini, UCHV Fellow in Law, Ethics, and Public Policy discussed Brexit and the appointment of the United Kingdom's new prime minister, Liz Truss. The interview was featured…

Tanner Lectures on Human Values Recap: Elizabeth Kolbert, “Welcome to the Anthropocene”
Sept. 26, 2022

A recap of the April Tanner Lectures on Human Values with Elizabeth Kolbert written by former UCHV Ethics of Climate Change Postdocs, Colin Hickey and Simona Capisani.

UCHV welcomes Molly Crockett
Sept. 15, 2022

Molly Crockett joined as a joint faculty member on July 1. 

Kim Lane Scheppele provides scholarly insight on matters of current affairs
Sept. 2, 2022

An August 4 visit to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas by Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary, generated a flurry of media attention, and Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Princeton School for Public and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, was interviewed by various news outlets to share her expert opinion.

Vale John Cooper, Henry Putnam University Professor, emeritus, dies at age 83
Aug. 24, 2022

UCHV joins with the Princeton University community in grieving for the death of John Cooper, Henry Putnam University Professor, emeritus (1939-2022). John Cooper was a charter member of the UCHV Executive Committee from its founding and for many years thereafter.  His wise, and sharp, judgment will be much missed.  We honor his memory…

University of Michigan Collegiate Professorship named in honor of Kim Lane Scheppele
Aug. 22, 2022

The Board of Regents at the University of Michigan recently named a Collegiate Professorship in honor of Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Princeton School for Public and…

Peter Singer and Yip Fai Tse's article, "AI ethics: the case for including animals" recently published in AI & Ethics
July 7, 2022

An article by Peter Singer and Yip Fai Tse titled "AI ethics: the case for including animals" was recently published in the journal AI & Ethics, in which they explore the impact AI has on nonhuman animals, the severity of these impacts, and their moral implications. Read…

Elizabeth Harman on experiencing miscarriage while supporting abortion
July 6, 2022

In an op-ed in the New York Daily News, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values Elizabeth Harman tells the story of her own miscarriage and how it forced her to grapple with her views on the ethics of abortion.  Can we support abortion while recognizing that it is reasonable to mourn a…

The New York Times profile on Amy Gutmann, UCHV's founding director and U.S. Ambassador to Germany
July 6, 2022

UCHV's founding director, Amy Gutmann, discusses the personal and moving connection to her new role as U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Click here to read The New York Times article "Her Father Fled the Nazis. She's the New U.S. Ambassador to Germany"

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

Professor Chignell's five-minute Tell Me More interview aired on April 5.

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.

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 UCHV, is awarded an honorary degree in 2022 by Princeton University.

BBC World Service Radio interviews Peter Singer
May 23, 2022

Peter Singer was interviewed by correspondent Nuala McGovern for a BBC World Service Newshour documentary that aired on May 21.

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…