Walter E. Edge Lectures
Founded in 1957 in memory of Walter E. Edge, LL.D. 1946, who served twice as Governor of New Jersey and also as United States Senator and Ambassador to France.
The lectureship is supported by a bequest from his estate assigned to the University by his family, and supplemented by additional gifts from them, as a means of bringing to Princeton eminent statesmen from abroad as well as leaders in American public life.
John Kenneth Galbraith
2002-2003 | Amos Oz | Israel: Peace and War
2005-2006 | Elie Wiesel | An Evening with Elie Wiesel
2008-2009 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg | The Lighter Side of Life at the U.S. Supreme Court: Customs and Habits that Promote Collegiality Among the Justices
2011-2012 | John Paul Stevens | The Court, the Constitution, and the Justice from Illinois: Justice John Paul Stevens in Conversation with Provost Christopher Eisgruber
Lessons From the Edge: A Conversation with Kim Lane Scheppele
The Education of an Idealist: A Conversation with Samantha Power
From the Archive
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
In October of 2008, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was invited to Princeton University by the Walter E. Edge lecture series to discuss "The Lighter Side of Life at the U.S. Supreme Court: Customs and Habits that Promote Collegiality Among the Justices".
After her 25 minute lecture, she continued the conversation with then Provost, Chris Eisgruber, for another 45 minutes. Click below to watch the insightful lecture in its entirety.