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


Jamelle Bouie
Dec 1, 2016, 6:00 pm

The Elections: What Happened and What’s Next

McCosh 50
Linda Greenhouse
Nov 17, 2016, 6:00 pm

Telling it Like it is: The Evolving Dialogue Between Courts and Legislatures

McCosh 50
Robert Schenkkan
Oct 20, 2016, 4:30 pm

All the Way: LBJ and the Civil Rights Bill

Dodds Auditorium
David Sedlak
Oct 6, 2016, 6:00 pm

Water 4.0: The Next Urban Water Revolutions

McCosh 50
Rob Reich
Sep 20, 2016, 4:30 pm

The Moral Quandaries of Public Service

McCormick 101
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Apr 11, 2016, 6:45 pm

Bringing Mathematics to the Silver Screen

McCosh 50