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Remembering Derek Parfit
Jan. 3, 2017
Derek's old friends, colleagues, and students came together in Marx Hall with brief talks on his philosophical works and informal remembrances of him.
Peter Singer's 'Ethics in the Real World' profiled in Books of the Times
Dec. 20, 2016
Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics Peter Singer's most recent book, 'Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter,' profiled in The New York Times Books of the Times.
Philip Pettit Gives TEDxNewYork Talk on: "How do you know if you're truly free?"
Dec. 12, 2016
Pettit's TEDxNewYork talk is about the cultural and legal requirements for a truly free society.
VPL Student Kevin Wong Named Schwarzman Scholar
Dec. 7, 2016

Wong is one of six Princeton seniors who received the Schwarzman Scholarship for study in Beijing.

UCHV [Former] Graduate Prize Fellow and Values and Public Life Student '17 Coauthor Article in "Vanderbilt Law Review"
Nov. 18, 2016

Doctoral candidate Jason Iuliano and politics undergraduate Ya Sheng Lin publish article on "Supreme Court Repeaters."

Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights Panel Conversation
Nov. 15, 2016
"Beating Hearts," a panel conversation held at Princeton University in November is available for viewing online.
Work for Trump? That Could be the Right Thing to Do, Says Peter Singer.
Nov. 11, 2016
The Center's Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics was interviewed by "Quartz" on the ethical argument for working for the Trump administration.
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow Schwartzberg Publishes in "Vox" Following Unexpected Election Results
Nov. 10, 2016
"In characterizing the problem of intolerance within a republic, Rousseau wrote, 'It is impossible to live in peace with people one believes to be damned.'
Victoria McGeer's Philosophy Article Among Top Ten in Annual Award
Nov. 9, 2016
UCHV's Victoria McGeer's "Philosophical Explorations" article "Mind-Making Practices: The Social Infrastructure of Self-Knowing, Agency and Responsibility" was chosen for the Philosopher's Annual 2015 top ten list.
Jan-Werner Mueller will deliver Mosse Lecture at Humboldt University: "Why Populism is Dangerous for Democracy"
Nov. 2, 2016

Author of What is Populism, Professor Jan-Werner Mueller is giving many talks on populism here and abroad. Princeton's homepage features a Q&A with Communications' Michael Hotchkiss and Jan-Werner Mueller and…

Peter Singer wins "Philosophy Now's" 'Fight Against Stupidity' award
Oct. 31, 2016

Anyone who makes an outstanding contribution to promoting knowledge, reason or public debate about issues that matter can nominate someone for Philosophy Now's 'Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity' award.

For more information on the magazine, the award, or editor Rick Lewis' description of the purpose of the award, …

International Panel on Social Progress is Seeking Input
Oct. 21, 2016

The International Panel on Social Progress (ISPS) is a panel comprised of social scientists who have released a report addressed to all social actors, movements, organizations, politicians and decision-makers, in order to provide them with the best expertise on questions that bear on social change.

The University Center for Human…

Linda McClain, LSR Visiting Fellow, writes on the 2016 presidential campaign
Oct. 12, 2016
Linda C. McClain, 2016-17 Laurance S. Rockeller Visiting Fellow and professor of law and Paul M. Siskind Research Scholar at Boston University School of Law, and affiliated faculty with the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at BU, coauthored a column on the pervasive sexism of the 2016 presidential election.
Stanford's Rob Reich delivered the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Lecture on public service to a packed audience
Sept. 28, 2016

The first - of what the University Center for Human Values and the Steering Committee on Civic Engagement hope to be a series of lectures addressing service and civic engagement across campus - was well attended and ignited many conversations during and following Reich's talk.

To read about the lecture, please visit The Daily…

Jan-Werner Müller chosen to deliver Simon Wiesenthal Lecture in Vienna
Sept. 28, 2016

The lecture "Is there a Populist Politics of Memory?” will be delivered at the Simon Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies.  Please visit the website for more information.

DeCamp Seminar: "Climate Ethics: Embracing Justice, Avoiding Extortion"
Sept. 22, 2016
Stephen Gardiner, Professor of Philosophy at University of Washington-Seattle to deliver DeCamp Seminar on Wednesday September 28, 4:30 p.m.
Will MacAskill, "Should I donate now, or invest and donate later?"
Sept. 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.
Kevin Wong's (VPL '17) paper "The Case for Pediatric Aided Dying" selected as regional winner.
Sept. 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…

Jan-Werner Mueller on Populism
Sept. 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.

Princeton-Humboldt University: Summer 2016 Seminar
July 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.

On July 1, 2016 Melissa Lane became Director of the University Center for Human Values.
July 1, 2016

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

Athena in Action: Networking and Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Women in Philosophy
June 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.