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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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Author of What is Populism, Professor Jan-Werner Mueller is giving many talks on populism here and abroad.

Monday, Oct 31, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
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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.
Monday, Oct 3, 2016
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On Thursday, October 13, Juliana Bidadanure of Stanford University presented the first Program in Ethics and Public Affairs (PEPA) seminar of this academic year. Her talk and paper were based on key arguments of a book she is currently working on provisionally entitled: Justice Across Ages: An essay on what...

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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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.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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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.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
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Stephen Gardiner, Professor of Philosophy at University of Washington-Seattle to deliver DeCamp Seminar on Wednesday September 28, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
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Will MacAskill, University of Oxford, will present this DeCamp lecture on Wednesday September 21, 4:30 p.m. in Friend Center Room 101.
Monday, Sep 12, 2016
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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 and philosophy.

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Friday, Sep 9, 2016
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Please join Professor Müller for a book talk on November 17th from 12:00-1:20 pm in Aaron Burr Hall, hosted by the Center.

Read reviews of What is Populism? (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016)

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016
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Johann Frick, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, received the prize for his article, "Contractualism and Social Risk."

A symposium will be held in his honor at the 2017 American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division meeting in Seattle, WA.

Friday, Sep 2, 2016
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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.
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
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The Spitz Prize is awarded to the scholar who wrote the best book in liberal or democratic theory. The prize Committee chose Melissa Schwartzberg for her book: Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule.

Please click here for more information.

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
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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.
Friday, Jul 1, 2016
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Melissa Lane is the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University. She succeeded...

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
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Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, discusses  the history of the idea of sovereignty, the authority of a state to govern itself and the relationship between the sovereign and the people on BBC Radio Program "In Our Time."

Monday, Jun 27, 2016
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Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, provides insights to the question, "What can democracies do to guard against demagoguery?"

Monday, Jun 20, 2016
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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.
Friday, May 13, 2016
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The May 13‚ 2016 conference is sponsored by the Goethe Institute and the Union des Tunisiens Indépendants pour la Liberté and aims to enhance the development of civil society and civic education in the region. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Research for Lechterman’s paper was partially funded by the Political Philosophy Research and Travel Grant.

Lechterman’s paper‚ “Donations and Democracy‚” was selected for the McWilliams Best Graduate Student Paper in Political Theory award.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
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Capitalism, Utopia‚ and Social Justice‚” taught by Marc Fleurbaey – jointly appointed with UCHV and WWS – introduces students to a variety of readings, mainly in philosophy and economics, to develop opinions and questions about the basic...

Monday, Apr 25, 2016
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Ben Goodman and Simon Gulergun's Untitled received Honorable Mention.

 

Congratulations to all of the winners! For more information about the Short Movie Prize and the list of previous winners click here.

 

Friday, Mar 25, 2016
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Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full–time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. For more information, click here.

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