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Scheppele Elected to International Academy of Comparative Law
July 19, 2011

Kim Lane Scheppele is one of five Americans recently elected as an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, a group of...

 


Kim Lane Scheppele is one of five Americans recently elected as an associate member of the International Academy of…

UCHV Announces Sarah McGrath as Laurance S. Rockefeller University Preceptor
July 1, 2011

Sarah McGrath, assistant professor of philosophy, has been named Laurance S. Rockefeller University Preceptor for the three-year period beginning in July 2011. The appointment...

 

Sarah McGrath, assistant professor of philosophy, has been named Laurance S…

Marc Fleurbaey Named to UCHV Joint Faculty and Executive Committee
July 1, 2011

 

Professor Marc Fleurbaey joins UCHV’s joint faculty  in July 2011 as the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values. He will also serve as a member of the UCHV executive committee. Prior to coming to Princeton, he was an economist at…

UCHV's Social Issue Filmmaking Class Featured on Princeton Homepage
May 17, 2011

UCHV’s Social Issue Filmmaking class is currently the feature story on the Princeton University homepage. Taught by Emily Abt during the spring 2011 semester, the course gave students the opportunity to examine a selection of documentaries to explore the different ways social issues can be…

Mueller to Debate Constitutional Patriotism
May 16, 2011

Jan-Werner Mueller, a member of the UCHV executive committee, will debate the concept of constitutional patriotism with the president of the German parliament in Berlin on July 4, 2011.  Mueller is the author of a book on constitutional patriotism, a term which denotes the attachment of citizens to…

Beitz Awarded Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize
April 29, 2011


Charles Beitz, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics and Director of the University Center for Human Values, has been awarded the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize for his book, The Idea of Human Rights. Awarded every two years to books in the field of international studies…

Pettit and List's "Group Agency: The Possibility, Design and Status of Corporate Agents" published
April 25, 2011

 

 

Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values, and Christian List, a former Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting…

UCHV Announces Graduate Prize Fellows for 2011-2012 Academic Year
April 20, 2011

The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the award of the University Center's 2011-12 Graduate Prize Fellowships to ten advanced graduate students who are working on interdisciplinary dissertations in the area of ethics and human values.

 

 

University Recognizes VPL Program
March 25, 2011

The UCHV has been awarded a grant from the University's 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education to support development of the Values and Public Life undergraduate certificate program.

 

The UCHV has been…

A New Look at Niebuhr's Legacy
March 14, 2011

 

Scholars from several disciplines met in February to discuss the enduring influence of Reinhold Niebuhr, one of the most important Protestant theologians of the 20th century, at a workshop organized for the UCHV’s Project on the History of Political Thought by Professors…

UCHV Announces Visitors for 2011-12 Academic Year
March 3, 2011

 
The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the Center’s Visiting Faculty and Fellows for 2011-12. Our visiting colleagues will devote a year’s residence in Princeton to research, writing, and teaching about ethics and human values.


Laurance S. Rockefeller…

Values and Public Life Certificate Program Now Accepting Applications
March 1, 2011

The University Center for Human Values is now accepting applications for the undergraduate certificate program in Values and Public Life from sophomores in all disciplines.

 

The University…

Quong Publishes Liberalism without Perfection
Feb. 28, 2011

Jonathan Quong, currently an LSR Visiting Fellow at UCHV, recently published his first book, Liberalism without Perfection, with Oxford University Press. The book provides a sustained critique of liberal perfectionism, and offers a new account and defense of political liberalism…

LSR Professor for Distinguished Teaching, Editor of A Political Companion to Walt Whitman
Feb. 28, 2011

The University Press of Kentucky recently published A Political Companion to Walt Whitman, edited by John Seery, UCHV’s LSR Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching.  The book, made up of a collection of essays, is considered “the first full…

Nan Keohane's "Thinking about Leadership" published
Feb. 28, 2011

Nan Keohane’s book Thinking about Leadership was published in December by Princeton University Press.  The book brings together Keohane’s training and professional vocation as a political theorist with insights from her experience as a college and university president from 1981-2004.  The book is designed to be a work of theoretical…

Appiah Named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' new Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences
Feb. 28, 2011

 
Professor Anthony Appiah was recently appointed to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' new Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Commission aims to "bolster teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences, fields that…

UCHV Accepting Applications for Graduate Prize Fellowships
Feb. 4, 2011

The University Center for Human Values is now accepting applications for graduate prize fellowships beginning in September 2011.

The University Center for Human Values is now accepting applications for graduate prize fellowships beginning in September 2011.  The Graduate Prize Fellowship…

Times Higher Education on Marti-Pettit book
Feb. 1, 2011

Philip Pettit and José Luis Martí's book Republicanism was the subject of a recent article in Times Higher Education.

Philip Pettit and José Luis Martí's book Republicanism was the subject of a recent article in Times Higher Education. To read the entire article, visit:

Foreign Policy Magazine Names Appiah among the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010
Dec. 7, 2010

Kwame Anthony Appiah was recently named in Foreign Policy magazine’s list of top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010 for framing an ethics code relevant to today’s globalized world. The publication praised Appiah for his ability to “make philosophy relevant again” in his book “The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, ” released…

Pettit and Marti's "A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapatero's Spain" Named One of the Best Economics and Politics Books of 2010
Dec. 3, 2010

José Luis Martí and Philip Pettit's recent book “A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapatero’s Spain” has been recognized as one of the five best economics and politics books of the year in the “New Statesman” November 29th edition. This work is a product of the scholars…

"The Limits of Constitutional Democracy" released
Nov. 17, 2010

The Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the release of The Limits of Constitutional Democracy, a volume of essays co-edited by Stephen Macedo, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values; and Jeffrey Tulis, associate…

Values and Public Life Undergraduate Certificate Program Announces Inaugural Class
Oct. 19, 2010

UCHV is pleased to announce the students of the inaugural Values and Public Life undergraduate certificate program class in 2010-11. Selected from a pool of 30 applicants, 15 juniors and 9 seniors were chosen for the program this year. The application process was competitive, revealing widespread enthusiasm across the campus for the opportunity…

Appiah Publishes Book on Honor and Moral Change
Sept. 29, 2010

 

Kwame Anthony Appiah’s much-anticipated book on honor and moral change was recently published by W.W. Norton. The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen is a study of how unethical practices only truly cease when they conflict with honor, not in response to appeals to reason, morality, and religion. The book concentrates…

Values and Public Life Certificate Program Now Accepting Applications
Sept. 13, 2010

The University Center for Human Values is now accepting applications for the undergraduate certificate program in Values and Public Life from rising juniors and seniors in all disciplines. Applications must be completed and submitted online at https://uchv.princeton.edu/VPLApp/vpl_app.php by Thursday, September…

Harman Appointed Associate Professor of Philosophy and UCHV
July 1, 2010

Elizabeth Harman has been appointed Associate Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values. A Princeton faculty member since 2006, Harman focuses her work on ethics.

Her papers include "Creation Ethics: The Moral Status of Early Fetuses and the Ethics of Abortion" (Philosophy and Public Affairs), "The…

Leo Strauss Prize Awarded to Mazor for Dissertation
May 25, 2010

Joseph Mazor, a 2009-2010 UCHV Postdoctoral Research Associate in Democracy and Human Values, was named the winner of the American Political Science Association's Leo Strauss Prize for his dissertation, "A Liberal Theory of Natural Resource Property Rights."

The Leo Strauss Prize is awarded annually by the American Political Science…

Pettit Receives Guggenheim Fellowship
May 17, 2010

Philip Pettit, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values and director of the Program in Political Philosophy, was awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowships this spring.

Chosen from a group of 3,000 candidates for his project "A Civic Republican Theory of Democracy," Pettit is…

Graduate Prize Fellows for 2010-2011 Announced
May 3, 2010

 

The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the award of the University Center’s Graduate Prize Fellowships to ten advanced graduate students who are working on interdisciplinary dissertations in the area of ethics and human values.

Aryeh Amihay is a fifth-year graduate student in the…

Appiah Honored for Achievement in Humanitites
May 1, 2010

Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton, recently received Princeton's Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities. This prestigious award was established in 1975 by a gift from the late Howard Behrman, a physician…

Gutmann Lectures, Marks Center's Anniversary
April 30, 2010

In celebration of the University Center for Human Values' 20th Anniversary, Center founder and UPenn President Dr. Amy Gutmann delivered a James A. Moffett Lecture in Ethics at Princeton University on Thursday, April 29th. The lecture, entitled "Leading Universities in the 21st Century: Chances and Challenges," addressed the need for more…

UCHV Visitors for 2010-11 Academic Year
April 20, 2010

 

The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the Center’s Visiting Faculty and Fellows for 2010-11. Our visiting colleagues will devote a year’s residence in Princeton to research, writing, and teaching about ethics and human values.

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to Deliver James A. Moffett Lecture
April 19, 2010

Dr. Amy Gutmann's upcoming James A. Moffett Lecture in Ethics is featured in the Princeton University Bulletin. To read more, visit:

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S27/12/62M54/index.xml?section=announcements

Laura Valentini Receives UK Political Studies Association's Sir Ernest Barker Prize for Best Dissertation in Political Theory
March 4, 2010

Laura Valentini, UCHV Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Democracy and Human Values, was recently awarded the UK Political Studies Association's Sir Ernest Barker Prize for Best Dissertation in Political Theory for her thesis, "Global Justice: Cosmopolitanism, Social Liberalism, and the Coercion View."

She will receive the award at…

Melissa Lane Joins Executive Committee
Sept. 9, 2009

Professor Melissa Lane joined the Politics Department in August 2009, as well as the Center’s Executive Committee. Her main works include Method and Politics in Plato’s Statesman, Plato’s Progeny: How Plato and…

Charles Beitz is Named Director of UCHV
July 1, 2009

Professor Charles Beitz, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, has been named director of the University Center for Human Values, effective July 1, 2009.

 

Professor Beitz…

UCHV Awards the 2009-2010 Graduate Prize Fellowships
May 1, 2009

 

Graduate Prize Fellowships, made possible by a gift from Laurance S. Rockefeller '32, are awarded to excellent doctoral students at Princeton who are working on interdisciplinary dissertations in…

2009-2010 Visiting Faculty and Fellows Announced
April 29, 2009

The University Center for Human Values at Princeton University is pleased to announce its visiting faculty, visiting faculty fellows, and visiting post-doctoral research associates for the 2009-2010 academic year.

UCHV 2007-08 Graduate Prize Fellow Named Carnegie Scholar
April 5, 2009

Rabb selected as one of 21 recipients for 2009

Intisar Raab, a graduate student in Princeton's Department of Near Eastern Studies, has been selected as one…

"The Life You Can Save" by Peter Singer Available Now
March 28, 2009

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values, is author of The Life You Can Save.

For the first time in history, it is now within our reach to eradicate world poverty and the suffering it brings. Yet around the world, a…

Anthony Appiah to deliver the 2008 - 2009 Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Lectures in Philosophy on March 24-26
March 10, 2009

 

Prof. Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, will deliver the 

2008 - 2009 Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Lectures in Philosophy.

Kwame Anthony Appiah has been awarded the first Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize
Oct. 7, 2008

Kwame Anthony Appiah has been awarded Brandeis University's first Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize. The $25,000 prize, the legacy of Professor Joseph B. Gittler, is the first and one of the largest academic prizes awarded to a U.S. or international scholar for outstanding and lasting contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations…