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Friday, Apr 7, 2017
by femked

Peter Singer and Jeff McMahan comment on the case of Anna Stubblefield, a former Rutgers ethics professor, convicted of aggravated sexual assault for relations with a cognitively impaired man with cerebral palsy.  

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
by femked
The University Center for Human Values is excited to announce our Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professors for Distinguished Teaching and Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellows for the 2017-18 academic year.
Monday, Apr 3, 2017
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In March 30th editorial, Nicholas Kristof discusses the importance of the humanities, in light of the President's plan to eliminate all funding for the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017
by femked

Philip Pettit proposes a "shared-space" model to address the problem of Brexit on both sides of the Irish border in this opinion piece.

Philip Pettit is the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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With a politics degree and Values and Public Life (VPL) certificate in hand, Eleanor Roberts graduated from Princeton in 2015 and headed to Cambridge, Massachusetts to develop a local branch of the Petey Greene...

Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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On Tuesday, March 28, UCHV hosted a panel conversation with W. Rochelle Calhoun, David Rabban, and Fred Schauer on "Free Speech In and Out of the Classroom" as part of its Free Speech Now! series.
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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Adam Lerner, a philosophy graduate student and former Graduate Prize Fellow (2015-16), is one of four recipients of the Jacobus Fellowship, which is Princeton University's top honor for graduate students.

Read University homepage story here...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017
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Lane on "Why bureaucrats matter in the fight to preserve the rule of law" in Aeon, "a unique digital magazine, publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web."

 

 

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
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UCHV Film Forum Founding Director Erika A. Kiss and UCHV History of Political Thought Project Founding Director and Professor of Politics Jan-Werner Mueller will speak at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, one of the world's biggest documentary film festivals.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Lane and Preston discuss the challenges to strategic communications following Brexit; the conversation can be found here.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
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The University Center for Human Values co-sponsored an event as part of a Campus Wide “Day of Action” – organized by the Princeton Advocates For Justice and Princeton Citizen Scientists – which brought together hundreds of members of the Princeton University campus community to discuss and reaffirm the responsibilities of a community devoted to...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017
by femked
Up close with the Center's sixth Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics on her interests, her Values and Public Life seminar, and a public event addressing the moral responsibility of psychopaths.
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Stephen Wertheim's published article invokes research done while at UCHV as a postdoctoral research associate in 2015-2016; some of his research during his time at the Center traced the origins of the concepts of "Internationalism" and "isolationism" in American political discourse.  

Monday, Feb 20, 2017
by femked
A 4:30 p.m. talk on Tuesday, February 28th by Professor Martin Gilens, Department of Politics, Princeton University
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
by mkilleen
"If you can contribute to showing people how it's possible to have reasoned discussion of ethical issues, I think it's a valuable thing to do. A lot of people think ethics is all just subjective, a matter of taste. They think you can't really say anything, therefore you might as well just abuse your opponents. I think there are other possibilities...
Friday, Feb 10, 2017
by femked
Are you interested in Ethics? Equality? Would you like to incorporate a critical perspective into your studies?
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
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Nabil Shaikh ('17), John 'Newby' Parton ('18), and Sarah Sakha ('18) have been selected for the 2017 Cohort of the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative (SINSI) in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
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Interested in film? Consider submitting a digital video by February 24 for the Center's Short Movie Prize. Each year, the Center accepts videos that bear on a specific theme, which this year is "Fanatacism."
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
by femked
UCHV reaffirms its strong commitment to cherished values of fairness, humanitarianism, and non-discrimination, and rejects the view that security can be gained by undermining the very ideals on which our democracy is built.
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
Mitchell Berman is a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow and comes to the UCHV from the University of Pennsylvania where he is the Leon Meltzer Professor of Law and holds secondary appointments in the Department of Philosophy and at the Wharton School.
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
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In case you missed it, the recording of the event and a story in "The Daily Princetonian" is now available.
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
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Mueller's opinion piece in The Guardian warns of Trump's use of the term 'the people' and compares his political language to authoritarian leaders Chávez, Edroğan, and Orbán.

 

Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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Mueller contributed to a panel on "Strengthening Democracy."
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
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Cherniss is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University and one of UCHV's Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
by femked
In the first week of the Trump presidency, scientists from the US Department of Agriculture were briefly forbidden from speaking to the public, although the ban was reversed a few days later.
Monday, Jan 9, 2017
by femked

Stephen Wertheim is a historian of U.S. foreign relations and a Fellow at King's College, University of Cambridge. He was a postdoctoral research associate jointly appointed with the University Center for Human Values and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University....

Friday, Jan 6, 2017
by femked
Melissa Lane contributed the first essay in the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity's (CUSP) new essay series on the Ethics of Sustainable Prosperity.
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017
by femked
Derek's old friends, colleagues, and students came together in Marx Hall with brief talks on his philosophical works and informal remembrances of him.
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
by mkilleen
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.
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
by femked
Pettit's TEDxNewYork talk is about the cultural and legal requirements for a truly free society.
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
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Wong is one of six Princeton seniors who received the Schwarzman Scholarship for study in Beijing.

Friday, Nov 18, 2016
by femked
Doctoral candidate Jason Iuliano and politics undergraduate Ya Sheng Lin publish article on "Supreme Court Repeaters."
Friday, Nov 18, 2016
by femked
The Tanner Lectures will be live-streamed on both November 30 and December 1, 4:30 - 6:15 p.m. at Media Central, Live Events: http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
by femked
"Beating Hearts," a panel conversation held at Princeton University in November is available for viewing online.
Friday, Nov 11, 2016
by femked
The Center's Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics was interviewed by "Quartz" on the ethical argument for working for the Trump administration.
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
by femked
"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.'
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
by femked
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.
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
by femked
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
by femked
On Friday, November 11, the University Center for Human Values will kick off a weekend symposium on the effective altruism movement in regards to animal welfare with the public lecture: "Effective Altruism & Animals."
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
by femked

Author of What is Populism, Professor Jan-Werner Mueller is giving many talks on populism here and abroad.

Monday, Oct 31, 2016
by femked

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.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
by femked

On November 17th, Jan-Werner Mueller will discuss his book, What is Populism?, at a lunch time talk in Aaron Burr 219. UCHV Director and Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, Melissa Lane, will chair the discussion.

 

Friday, Oct 21, 2016
by femked

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.

Friday, Oct 21, 2016
by femked

Most contemporary discussions of the ethics of migration focus on the justice of restricting rights to migrate; is the state ever permitted to refuse entry to those who would seek to migrate, or does that refusal always constitute an injustice?  This talk focuses on a neglected question: what ethical norms remain even after the justice of some...

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
by femked

Melissa Lane, Director, UCHV, and Claudio Lopez-Guerra, Associate Professor, CIDE, will moderate a virtual discussion among four scholars with research interests in the ethics of immigration.

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