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Monday, Jul 22, 2013
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Philip Pettit has been elected to the British Academy as a Corresponding Fellow, their highest honor conferred “in recognition of scholarly distinction.” Pettit is the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values and is also Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Australian National...

Monday, Jul 1, 2013
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The University Center for Human Values is now accepting applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the academic year 2014-15. Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to do research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. The program is open to scholars in all...

Monday, Jul 1, 2013
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The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce that the winners of the UCHV Short Movie Prize for 2013 are Michael Glassman '15 and Tom Markham '15. Their film, "Justice," was selected by a panel of judges from a competitive pool of submissions on that theme.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
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The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the award of the University Center’s 2011-12 Graduate Prize Fellowships to ten advanced graduate students who are working on interdisciplinary dissertations in the area of ethics and human values.


Monday, Apr 29, 2013
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The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the Center’s Visiting Faculty and Fellows for 2013-14. Our visiting colleagues will devote a year’s residence in Princeton to research, writing, and teaching about ethics and human values.

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor...

Sunday, Apr 21, 2013
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Christopher Eisgruber '83, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, was elected...

 

Friday, Apr 19, 2013
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Marc Fleurbaey, the Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies and Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, has just published "Beyond GDP: Measuring Welfare and Sustainability," co-authored with Didier Blanchet. 

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
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The Princeton University Office of Communications has just published a featured story profiling Jason Schwartz's undergraduate seminar on Ethics and Public Health.  Schwartz, a graduate of Princeton's Class of 2003, is currently the Harold T.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
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Mark Alfano, a Values and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Human Values, along with co-PIs Daniel Lapsley and Paul Stey (Notre Dame) and collaborators Brian Robinson (Grand Valley State University) and Markus Christen (Zurich), has just been awarded a grant of $251,745 to conduct a two-year empirical and normative...

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
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Jan-Werner Mueller, a professor in the Politics Department and Center for Human Values, has just published a short book on the controversial question of whether the European Union is legitimated to intervene in its own member states to protect liberal democracy.  Mueller's volume offers a case study of Hungary, where a right-wing populist...

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
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Jake Nebel, a senior philosophy major and participant in the program in Values in Public Life, has been named co-winner of Princeton's 2012 Moses Taylor Hyne Prize, the highest general distinction conferred by the University on an undergraduate.  Nebel has also been named a 2013 Marshall Scholar and will pursue a master's degree in philosophy...

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
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The University Center for Human Values is now accepting applications for the undergraduate certificate program in Values and Public Life from sophomores in all disciplines.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
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Mark Alfano, a Values and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Human Values, has just published his book Character as Moral Fiction with Cambridge University Press.  Although recent psychological investigations have suggested that most people do not have robust character trains such as courage, honesty, and...

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
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The University Center for Human Values is now accepting applications for graduate prize fellowships beginning in September 2013.  The Graduate Prize Fellowship program is intended for post-generals Princeton graduate students with distinguished academic records who are working on dissertations in the area of ethics and human values. The...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013
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The University Center for Human Values invites nominations and applications for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorship of Distinguished Teaching.

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012
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Jake Nebel, a senior in the Values and Public Life program, is among the 34 American college students who have been named 2013 Marshall Scholars. The Marshall Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living at a British university for two to three years. Nebel, a philosophy major from Winter Park, Fla., plans to pursue a master's...

Monday, Nov 12, 2012
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Kimberly Ferzan, a Laurance S.

Sunday, Nov 11, 2012
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Adam Kirsch reviewed Professor Alan Ryan's newest book, On Politics, in the October 29th issue of The New Yorker. Kirsch described the two-volume history of political philosophy as "magisterial" and "a powerful brief against the unexamined life." On Politics is being published by Penguin Books in December, 2012.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
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Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Northeast region...

Monday, Oct 29, 2012
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Due to the impact of Hurrican Sandy on the Northeast region...

Monday, Oct 29, 2012
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On October 29, Professor Philip Pettit will deliver the Muenster Lectures in Philosophy at the University of Muenster.  The title of Pettit's lecture will be "Freedom and Other Robustly Demanding Goods."  The Muenster Lectures in Philosophy were started in 1997 and take place annually.  Past Muenster lecturers include Richard Rorty, Robert...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
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On October 11 Melissa Lane will deliver the Navin Narayan Memorial Lecture in Social Studies at Harvard University. Lane's lecture is entitled "Eco-Republic: Plato and Sustainable Citizenship."

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012
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Alan Patten, Professor of Politics at Princeton University, will serve as director of the University Center for Human Values during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Professor Patten’s research and teaching interests include the history of political thought and contemporary political philosophy.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012
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Professor Alan Ryan has been appointed acting director of the Values and Public Life undergraduate certificate program at the University Center for Human Values for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Professor Ryan is lecturer with the rank of professor in politics and will be directing the undergraduate certificate program during Melissa Lane’s...

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012
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Erin Graham recently joined the Center staff as program coordinator.

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012
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On October 22nd Jan-Werner Mueller will deliver the second lecture in a special series on the topic of Freedom organized by the Norwegian Research Council in the run-up to the bicentennial of the Norwegian constitution in 2014.  The Norwegian constitution is the oldest single-document national constitution in Europe and the second oldest in the...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012
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Peter Singer has been appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia's highest civic honor, for "eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition."

Friday, May 18, 2012
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The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the award of the University Center’s 2012-13 Graduate Prize Fellowships to ten advanced graduate students who are working on interdisciplinary dissertations in the area of ethics and human values.

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Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012
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The University Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the Center’s Visiting Faculty and Fellows for 2012-13. Our visiting colleagues will devote a year’s residence in Princeton to research, writing, and teaching about ethics and human values.

 

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011
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Thursday, Dec 8, 2011
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Oxford University Press recently announced the publication of Group Agency: The Possibility, Design, and Status of Corporate Agents, written by Christian List and Philip Pettit. The book was completed in 2009-10, when Christian List was an LSR Visiting Fellow at the Center; his home base is the London School of...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011
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Princeton University Press recently published Peter Brooks' book Enigmas of Identity, which addresses the social, legal, and personal anxieties provoked by the rise of...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011
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Peter Singer's Animal Liberation (1975) has been included in TIME Magazine's recent list of 100 Best Nonfiction Books published since 1923.

 

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