Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
There are personalists and there are populists. Brexit is a disaster for the former.
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
Princeton classics graduate student interviews Melissa Lane.
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman write about a case that the Supreme Court will hear tomorrow regarding a 40-foot peace cross in Bladensburg, MD in "The Washington Post."

Friday, Feb 22, 2019

Last weekend, Values and Public Life students gathered for a group lunch at Cargot followed by a trip to McCarter Theatre to see “The Niceties...

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
Macedo will give the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP) Annual Lecture 2019 in Hong Kong.
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
Professor McConnell, a former federal judge who now teaches at Stanford Law School, delivered his lectures on November 28 and 29, 2018, and he titled them "The President Who Would Not Be King."
Monday, Feb 4, 2019

Jan-Werner Mueller has published an edited volume revisiting Isaiah Berlin’s liberalism (more info here:  Former LSR fellow Joshua Cherniss contributed a chapter comparing Berlin’s political thought with that of Reinhold Niebuhr.  The...

Monday, Jan 28, 2019

The website "Five Books" consulted UCHV Director Melissa Lane, an expert on ancient Greek thought, on the best books on Plato. Read Professor Lane's choices and explanations here

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

A "semi-Brexit does not mean breaking up the UK," says Scheppele. "Rather the reverse: semi-Brexit may be the only way to hold the UK together." Scheppele proposes that Scotland and Northern Ireland remain in the EU, while permitting England and Wales to exit - and discusses how this would be possible.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
This academic year, the jury will consider digital videos that bear in any way on the theme of "Hope & Despair.
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

In his recent op-ed, "Too Much Gratitude?", Peter Singer, comments on Michael Bloomberg's recent gift of $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins, in gratitude for the opportunities his education (and scholarship) made possible.

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
Highlights from the joint venture between UCHV and CITP.
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019
"Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency to get his border wall - but will that work?"
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019
Videos from the Nov. 28 & Nov. 29th, 2018 Tanner Lectures on Human Values now available.
Monday, Jan 7, 2019

In "Project Syndicate," Marc Fleurbaey and fellow International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) committee member, Helga Nowotny, write on the need to address climate change by also addressing social issues. 

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018

Mintz-Woo's chapter is included in "Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options," an interdisciplinary survey of climate change loss and damage.

Friday, Dec 7, 2018

Coauthored with Micah Schwartzman and Richard Schragger, both of the University of Virginia Law School, Tebbe publishes The Costs of Conscience in the "106 Kentucky Law Journal 881 (2018)."

Read full article here:

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
Stephen Macedo, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values, was elected President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
Friday, Sep 21, 2018

An article by Nelson Tebbe titled, "Reply: Conscience and Equality," was recently published in the Journal for Civil Rights and Economic Development. Tebbe is a professor of law at Cornell Law School and a LSR Visiting Faculty Fellow.

You can read the article here

Friday, Sep 7, 2018

Nelson Tebbe, professor of law at Cornell Law School and one of our incoming LSR Visiting Faculty Fellows, discusses Judge Kavanaugh's stance on religious exemptions from general laws.

Read the Washington Post op-ed ...

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018

The University Center for Human Values, the Department of Religion, and the Council of the Humanities are sponsoring a conference in honor of Jeffrey Stout, professor of religion, emeritus; and founding member of the UCHV's Executive Committee. 

Friday, Aug 10, 2018

The European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) is an independent transnational and interdisciplinary network of experts in Sciences, Arts and Religions. EASA was founded in 1990 and currently has 31 Noble Prize winners as members.

Friday, Jul 13, 2018

7th Berlin Kant Course
Andrew Chignell (Princeton)
Knowledge, Belief, Hope and Despair

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018
Building on her Carlyle Lectures this past spring, Melissa Lane and about 70 top UK civil servants will give a talk hosted by Princeton University and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.                            
Monday, Jul 2, 2018

Professor Harman delivered her timely lecture as part of the "Ethics in the Public Sphere" distinguished lecture series at the University of California-San Diego on May 24, 2018.

Click here to read UC-San Deigo's story on the event.

Monday, Jun 11, 2018
Joseph Chan, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong, will be a Princeton Global Scholar in the spring semesters 2019-2021.
Monday, Jun 11, 2018

Melissa Lane delivered a series of lectures throughout Europe, including:

Monday, Jun 11, 2018

Read Professor Mueller's piece, "Italy: The Bright Side of Populism?," here.

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018
Through academic study, field study, and service learning, 20 participants explored various theories of what inequality is and why it matters.
Monday, May 21, 2018
The aim of the "Princeton Dialogues" is to develop a set of intellectual reasoning tools to guide practitioners and policy makers, both current and future, in developing the ethical frameworks that will ultimately underpin their technical and legislative decisions.
Monday, May 21, 2018

Princeton's University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) release the first case studies of their joint research project: “The Princeton Dialogues on...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Colleen Murphy, former Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, Philosophy & Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, won the North American Society for Social Philosophy's award for the best book in social philosophy....

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Renee Bolinger, Ph.D., USC (2017) will join the faculty on September 1, 2019, as an Assistant Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values.

Friday, May 11, 2018
We are pleased to announce our new Postdoctoral Research Associates for the 2018-19 academic year.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Mark van Roojen is a professor of philosophy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He works mostly in metaethics, ethics, and political philosophy, and has published papers about moral rationalism, expressivism, moral semantics, moral epistemology, satisficing, and moral psychology.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Jan-Werner Mueller will deliver the Wiktor Osiatyński Memorial Lecture in Warsaw on May 16th.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
"What Plato started to say is, we have to go back to the basics of what is a society for, what is a good and flourishing society."
Thursday, May 3, 2018
UCHV announces its selection of Graduate Prize Fellows for the 2018-2019 year.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
by Julie Clack

Murray Smith is a professor of film and co-director of the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent, and until recently, was president of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image.

Friday, Apr 27, 2018

Director Lane talks about eight political ideas discussed in her book, "The Birth of Politics."

You can listen to the show here.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25th, Jan-Werner Mueller will give a CEHV Distinguished Lecture in Ethics titled “What is Populism?  Politics in the Age of Trump.” 

More information at:

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

Advisory Council member Debra Satz, the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts, and Honors Program Advisor (McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society) at Stanford University, was honored by the...

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

Inés Valdez is an assistant professor of political science at Ohio State University. Her work examines the problem of racial, gender, and religious difference in political theory, with a particular focus on the theorization of migration and cosmopolitanism.