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


Angela Davis
Mar 31, 2016, 4:30 pm

Keynote speaker at the Gender, Violence and Anti-Violence Conference

David Henry Hwang, Playwright
Mar 26, 2016, 6:00 pm

Whose Story? Re-centering the Mainstream

McCosh 50
Jennifer Doudna
Feb 24, 2016, 6:00 pm

The Science and Bioethics of Editing Our Genes

McCosh 50
Fareed Zakaria
Feb 22, 2016, 6:00 pm

Global Trends and Hotspots: The Next Security Crisis

McCosh 50
Jack Horner
Nov 17, 2015, 6:00 pm

Dinosaurs of the Past, the Present, and the Future

Marc Maron
Oct 6, 2015, 6:00 pm

From Privation to the President: Marc Maron and the rise of WTF

McCosh Hall 50