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

Marc M. Howard
Mar 23, 2022, 5:00 pm

Professor of Government and Law, Georgetown University
Director, Prisons and Justice Initiative
Founder and President, 
Frederick Douglass Project for Justice

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

Co-President, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
UCSF Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Maggie Nelson
Apr 7, 2022, 5:00 pm

Maggie Nelson

Amb. Marie Yovanovitch
Apr 12, 2022, 5:00 pm

Lesson's From the Edge

Past Lectures


Yasir Qadhi
Apr 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

A Muslim Theologian Responds to Violence in God's Name 

Friend Center Auditorium 101
Stanley McChrystal
Feb 28, 2018, 6:00 pm

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

McCosh 10
Michelle Alexander
Feb 26, 2018, 6:00 pm

Mass Incarceration, Criminal Justice, and Civil Rights: Michelle Alexander in Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

McCosh 10
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