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


Amb. Marie Yovanovitch
Apr 12, 2022, 6:00 pm

Lessons From the Edge: A Conversation with Kim Lane Scheppele

Richardson Auditorium
In the Nation's Service
Mar 31, 2021, 5:00 pm

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

Zoom Webinar
Samantha Power
Nov 19, 2020, 5:00 pm

The Education of an Idealist: A Conversation with Samantha Power

Zoom Webinar
Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch
Apr 22, 2020, 6:00 pm


Indira Lakshmanon
Nov 13, 2018, 4:30 pm

Journalism as Public Service: Truth-Seeking in a Hyper-partisan Age

McCormick 106
Stanley McChrystal
Feb 28, 2018, 6:00 pm

The Purpose of the Spartan Army: Diplomacy and Military Force in Today’s World 

McCosh 10