Public Lectures

This Fall semester, Princeton Public Lectures is offering both in-person and virtual event participation.

To attend in-person events, registration is required and participants must attest to being fully vaccinated. Attendees must wear masks at all times when inside a Princeton facility. Please note that social distancing may not be available.

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

Please see event listing for details and how to register.

Upcoming Lectures

Kate Crawford
Oct 27, 2021, 5:00 pm

ATLAS OF AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence.
A conversation between Kate Crawford and Wendy Brown.

Esmé Weijun Wang
Nov 4, 2021, 6:00 pm

Esmé Weijun Wang: The Collected Schizophrenias

Adolph Reed
Nov 17, 2021, 5:00 pm

The Farce this Time: Contemporary Race-Reductionism and Lost Cause Ideology

Past Lectures


Jill Lepore
Nov 30, 2017, 6:00 pm

American History From Beginning to End

McCosh 50
Katherine Boo
Nov 8, 2017, 6:00 pm

Field Notes from an Ethical Minefield

McCosh 50
Sanjay Sarma
Oct 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

What is Learning?

McCosh 10
Janna Levin
Sep 26, 2017, 6:00 pm

Black Hole Blues

McCosh 10
Salman Rushdie
May 10, 2017

Private Lives - Literature and Politics in the Modern World

McCosh Hall 50
Nadia Murad
Apr 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

Yazidi Genocide and ISIS Crimes Against Ethno-Religious Minorities in Iraq and Syria