Public Lectures

This fall semester, Princeton Public Lectures is offering 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.

To attend in-person events, please follow current University Guidelines. 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

No lectures available to show.

Past Lectures


Maggie Nelson
Apr 7, 2022, 5:00 pm

On Freedom: A Conversation with Gayle Salamon

McCosh 50
Isaac Julien
Apr 7, 2021, 5:00 pm

Marvellous Collaborations: Sur Moderno

Media Central
Marc Maron
Oct 6, 2015, 6:00 pm

From Privation to the President: Marc Maron and the rise of WTF

McCosh Hall 50
Margaret Atwood
Oct 16, 2012, 6:00 pm

Future Imperfect: The Clock Strikes Midnight

McCosh Hall 50
Josh Kornbluth
Apr 5, 2012, 6:00 pm

The Mathematics of Change: A Comic Monologue about Failure at Princeton

Jonathan Safran Foer
Nov 10, 2011

A conversation with novelist and creative writing professor Joyce Carol Oates