Public Lectures

Princeton Public Lectures offers both in-person and virtual participation to ensure that events are accessible to all who would like to attend. Please note, all events are free and open to the public.

Most events take place in McCosh 50, unless otherwise listed.

If you are unable to attend in-person, you may participate virtually by either registering for the event via Zoom webinar, or by watching the event live via our Live Stream feed to Media Central. Closed captioning is provided for viewers participating via Zoom or Media Central.

Please see individual event listings for specific details on how to register.

Upcoming Lectures

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer
Apr 2, 2024, 6:00 pm

Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge For Sustainability

Stacey Abrams
Apr 4, 2024, 5:00 pm

Rogue Justice

Hanif Abdurraqib
Apr 10, 2024, 5:00 pm

There's Always This Year

Past Lectures


The Constitution and the Court
Sep 18, 2023, 7:00 pm

Deborah Pearlstein 

Robertson Hall, Bowl 16
Director Prakash Jha
Apr 20, 2023, 5:30 pm

Social Justice, Power and Politics in Indian Cinema

McCosh Hall, Room 50
Alexandra Horowitz
Apr 12, 2023, 6:00 pm

The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves

Reshma Saujani
Mar 29, 2023, 5:00 pm

Brave, Not Perfect

McCosh Hall, Room 50
Dr. Kyle Whyte
Mar 22, 2023, 5:00 pm

Moving the Needle Toward Indigenous Climate Justice: Reflections on 3 Years of Policy and Advocacy

McCosh Hall, Room 50
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Dec 14, 2022, 5:00 pm

The Song of the Cell

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall