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


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

Rebecca Traister
Apr 4, 2017, 6:00 pm

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation 

McCosh 50
Craig Venter
Mar 8, 2017, 6:00 pm

From Synthetic Life to Human Longevity 

McCosh 50
David Miliband
Mar 1, 2017, 6:00 pm

The Global Refugee Crisis and What to do About It

McCosh Hall 10