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


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

John McPhee
Nov 12, 2014, 6:00 pm

Writing on the Writing Process: A Reading

Hugh Herr
Nov 11, 2014, 6:00 pm

The New Era of Human 2.0: New Minds, New Bodies, New Identities

McCosh 50
Paul Krugman
Oct 6, 2014, 6:00 pm

Learning From Europe

McCosh 50