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Kwame Anthony Appiah delivers Baccalaureate remarks to Princeton's Class of 2023
May 31, 2023

On May 28, Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York University Professor of Philosophy and Law, and Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, Emeritus, addressed Princeton University's Class of 2023 at their Baccalaureate service. &nbsp…

UCHV Short Movie Prize winner is Ethan Luk ’24 and honorable mention to Lola Constantino’23 and Azi Jones ‘25
May 25, 2023

The University Center for Human Values is pleased to share the exciting news that the winner of the 2023 UCHV Short Movie Prize is Ethan Luk for his film "Gathering". Honorable mentions were awarded to Lola Constantino for “wish for a good life” and Azi Jones for “Lessons in Exile".  Follow the links below to watch their movies.

New book by Melissa Lane featured on the Humanities Council Faculty Bookshelf
May 25, 2023

The book, “Of Rule and Office: Plato’s Ideas of the Political” written by Melissa Lane, Director of the University Center for Human Values and Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, is the focus…

Peter Singer publishes "Animal Liberation Now" and tours 4 U.S. cities
May 25, 2023

"Animal Liberation Now," a new book by Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values was published on May 23. The…

Harvard announces Eric Beerbohm as next director of Ethics Center
May 16, 2023

Eric Beerbohm*08, professor of government and faculty affiliate in the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, and UCHV Advisory Council member, has been appointed as Director of Harvard’s…

Sandra Bermann receives an Old Dominion Professorship
May 11, 2023

UCHV is delighted to share that Sandra Bermann has been named an Old Dominion Professor for 2023-24.

Princeton University names Michael Smith a recipient of the Howard T. Behrman Award
May 8, 2023

Congratulations to Michael Smith on receiving a Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities!

Philip Pettit and his latest book "The State"
May 4, 2023

Philip Pettit's latest book publication: "The State"

Peter Singer on shifting to a plant-based diet in the New York Times
April 24, 2023

In tandem with Earth Day, the guest essay “Fix Your Diet, Save the Planet” written by Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, was featured in the Opinion section of The New York Times on April 22. He believes that “we can do…

VPL Program at UCHV presents a symposium as part of the "Media and Democracy" seminar
April 21, 2023

The Values and Public Life seminar on “Media and Democracy” will culminate with a public symposium on how journalists and historians should approach the war in Ukraine. Speakers include Dariya Orlova…

Kimberly Murray receives a Griffin '23 Management Award
April 17, 2023

The University Center for Human Values is very much delighted to announce that Kimberly Murray, program coordinator, is a recipient of the Donald Griffin '23 Management Award which is conferred by the Office of Human Resources at Princeton.

Philip Pettit wins the Special Jury Prize from Sabanci University
April 17, 2023

Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor in the University Center for Human Values, was honored as the 2023 recipient of the Special Jury Prize, a Sakip Sabanci International Research Award in the social sciences. The award theme for this year was “The…

Mirabella Smith named a Beinecke Scholar
April 7, 2023

Mirabella Smith, a Values and Public Life certificate student and a junior in the Department of Politics, was awarded a 2023 Beinecke Scholarship. Mirabella was selected to receive a scholarship based on their outstanding record of academic accomplishment, faculty endorsements, and well…

VPL student Caroline Subbiah receives ReachOut Fellowship Award
March 30, 2023

Caroline Subbiah, a Values and Public Life certificate student at UCHV is one of four Princeton University seniors to be awarded a ReachOut Fellowship for public service. Caroline is…

Melissa Lane interviewed on BBC Radio 4
March 24, 2023

Melissa Lane on BBC Radio 4 discussing "Solon the Lawgiver"

Announcing our incoming Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows for 2023-24!
March 24, 2023

The University Center for Human Values is delighted to announce its newly appointed Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows for the academic year 2023-2024.

Daniel Fryer, University of Michigan

Daniel Fryer

Recap of the James A. Moffett '29 Lectures in Ethics with Lea Ypi
March 15, 2023

Professor Lea Ypi delivered the lecture "Dignity and Historical Injustice: An Albanian Family's History" on February 9 in the Friend Center. A summary of her lecture was written by Gaby Nair, a political theory graduate student in the Department of Politics.

Breaking news! Peter Singer awarded the Frontiers of Knowledge Award
March 9, 2023

Heartiest congratulations to Peter Singer honored with receiving the Frontiers of Knowledge Award!

 

Jan-Werner Mueller to deliver the Rousseau Lectures in Switzerland
March 7, 2023

Jan-Werner Mueller, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Politics, founding director, Project in the History of Political Thought and director, Program in Political Philosophy, will deliver the Rousseau Lectures at the…

Federico Fabbrini weighs in on the Windsor Framework
March 6, 2023

UCHV Fellow in Law, Ethics and Public Policy, Federico Fabbrini, was invited to speak at the House of Lords, European Union Affairs Committee on March 1 to discuss the…

UCHV visiting scholars in Princeton Alumni Weekly story
Feb. 27, 2023

The Center for Human Values' Evgeny Roshchin, research scholar, and Greg Yudin, visiting research scholar are featured in the February issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The…

Recap of the November 2022 Tanner Lectures on Human Values with Fintan O' Toole
Feb. 16, 2023

Fintan O'Toole gave his Tanner Lectures, Known and Strange Things: The Political Necessity of Art, in the Friend Center at Princeton on 9 and 10 November 2023.

Recap of Lecture 1: "Against Artfulness"
Written by: Micheal Smith, McCosh Professor of Philosophy

The first lecture, "Against…

Spotlight on three former UCHV graduate prize fellows
Jan. 27, 2023

The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) has been welcoming students to its Laurance S. Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellowship (GPF) Program since 1991.

VPL certificate student Xander de los Reyes selected to join the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative
Jan. 12, 2023

Values and Public Life student Xander de los Reyes selected to join the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative.

James A. Moffett '29 Lectures in Ethics Recap: Robert Gooding-Williams, "Du Bois and 'The Souls of White Folk'"
Jan. 10, 2023

Recap of the November 17 James A. Moffett '29 Lectures in Ethics with invited speaker Robert Gooding-Williams, "Du Bois and "The Souls of White Folk'"

Jan-Werner Mueller to deliver inaugural Sternhell Lecture in Jerusalem
Dec. 20, 2022

Jan-Werner Mueller, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Politics, will deliver the inaugural Sternhell Lecture at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on January 11, 2023.  Zeev…

Kwame Anthony Appiah named Baccalaureate speaker
Dec. 19, 2022

Princeton University recently selected its 2023 Baccalaureate speaker, Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York University Professor of Philosophy and Law, and Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, Emeritus.

UCHV community embraces Ukrainian and Russian Scholars
Dec. 10, 2022

A Princeton University news story highlights the University’s most recent efforts to uphold its long-standing tradition to support at-risk scholars displaced by world events. 

Melissa Lane receives Community Engagement Faculty Award
Dec. 9, 2022

The University Center for Human Values is delighted to announce that Melissa Lane, director of the University Center for Human Values and Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, received the 2022 Community Engagement Faculty Award in recognition of her commitment to service and civic…

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.