Public Lectures Series
Lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures are in McCosh 50 and begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Click here to see location.
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Speakers in this series

Daniel Gilbert Professor, Harvard University

How To Do Precisely the Right Thing at All Possible Times
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 | Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture

Paula Fredriksen Aurelio Professor of Scripture, Boston University

Sin: The Early History of an Idea (NOTE: Three lectures October 9, 10, 11; in McCosh 10)
Tue, 09 Oct 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture, cosponsored by Princeton University Press

Paula Fredriksen Aurelio Professor of Scripture, Boston University

Sin: The Early History of an Idea (NOTE: McCosh Hall 10)
Wed, 10 Oct 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Paula Fredriksen Aurelio Professor of Scripture, Boston University

Sin: The Early History of an Idea (NOTE: McCosh 10)
Thu, 11 Oct 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Carlos Fuentes Novelist

A Panoramic View of the History of Mexico (NOTE: McCosh Hall 10)
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture

Carlos Eire Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies, Yale University

A Brusque History of Eternity (NOTE: Three lectures November 6, 7, 8; in McCosh 10)
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture, cosponsored by Princeton University Press

Carlos Eire Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies, Yale University

A Brusque History of Eternity (NOTE: McCosh 10)
Wed, 07 Nov 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture, cosponsored by Princeton University Press

Carlos Eire Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies, Yale University

A Brusque History of Eternity (NOTE: McCosh 10)
Thu, 08 Nov 2007 | Spencer Trask Lecture, cosponsored by Princeton University Press

Atul Gawande, M.D. Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Writer, The New Yorker

Mediocrity and Its Causes: A Surgeon's Notes on Medical Performance (NOTE: McCosh Hall 10)
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

David Remnick Editor, The New Yorker, and Writer

A Conversation with David Remnick, hosted by Professor of English Michael Wood
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 | Walter E. Edge Lecture

Nicholas Stern Author, Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change, and IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics

The Economics of Climate Change: Risk, Ethics, and a Global Deal
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 | Walter E. Edge Lecture, cosponsored by the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Krista Tippett Founder and host of American Public Media's "Speaking of Faith"

Reading from "Speaking of Faith" followed by panel discussion (NOTE: 7:00 p.m.)
Tue, 05 Feb 2008 | Cosponsored by the Spencer Trask Lecture Fund, the Center for the Study of Religion, and the Department of Anthropology

Robert Hass Poet

Poetry Reading (NOTE: 4:30 p.m. in McCormick 101)
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 | Spencer Trask Lecture, cosponsored by the Department of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Josh Marshall Founder of Talking Points Memo

The Current Political Scene
Tue, 01 Apr 2008 | Stafford Little Lecture

Robert Alter Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

The Bible and American Fiction (NOTE: Three lectures April 8, 9, 10)
Tue, 08 Apr 2008 | Spencer Trask Lecture, cosponsored by Princeton University Press

Robert Alter Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

The Bible and American Literature
Wed, 09 Apr 2008 | Spencer Trask Lecture, cosponsored by Princeton University Press

Robert Alter Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Topic to be announced
Thu, 10 Apr 2008 | Spencer Trask Lecture, cosponsored by Princeton University Press

Mario Vargas Llosa Novelist

Onetti and the Shadows of Faulkner and Borges
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 | Spencer Trask Lecture