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


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
Steven Pinker
Apr 20, 2015, 6:00 pm

The Better Angels of Our Nature

McCosh 50
Francis Fukuyama
Apr 7, 2015, 6:00 pm

Political Order and Political Decay

McCosh 50
Andrew Solomon
Feb 10, 2015, 6:00 pm

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity