Public Lectures

Princeton Public Lectures offers both in-person and virtual participation to ensure that events are accessible to all who would like to attend. Please note, all events are free and open to the public.

Most events take place in McCosh 50, unless otherwise listed.

If you are unable to attend in-person, you may participate virtually by either registering for the event via Zoom webinar, or by watching the event live via our Live Stream feed to Media Central. Closed captioning is provided for viewers participating via Zoom or Media Central.

Please see individual event listings for specific details on how to register.

Upcoming Lectures

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer
Apr 2, 2024, 6:00 pm

Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge For Sustainability

Past Lectures


Cynthia Dwork
Dec 7, 2023, 5:30 pm

It’s in Your Phone.  It’s in Your Browser.  It’s in Your Redistricting Data! … It’s Differential Privacy.

McCosh Hall, Room 50
Dr. Fei-Fei Li
Nov 29, 2023, 6:00 pm

The Worlds I See

McCosh Hall, Room 50
Reshma Saujani
Mar 29, 2023, 5:00 pm

Brave, Not Perfect

McCosh Hall, Room 50
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Dec 14, 2022, 5:00 pm

The Song of the Cell

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Martha Nussbaum
Dec 8, 2022, 5:00 pm

Justice for Animals

McCosh Hall 50
Joseph L. DeRisi, PhD
Apr 6, 2022, 5:00 pm

Pandemic Stories at the Intersection of Basic Science & Public Health

McCosh 50