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


Martha Nussbaum
Dec 8, 2022, 5:00 pm

Justice for Animals

McCosh Hall 50
Professor Lee R. Berger
Dec 2, 2022, 4:30 pm

The Future of Exploration and a New Discovery in Human Evolution

219 Aaron Burr Hall
Fintan O'Toole
Nov 10, 2022, 4:30 pm

Tanner Lectures on Human Values | Lecture II: Negative Capability

Friend Center, Lecture Hall 101
Fintan O'Toole
Nov 9, 2022, 4:30 pm

Tanner Lectures on Human Values | Lecture I: Against Artfulness

Friend Center, Lecture Hall 101
Rebecca Solnit
Nov 8, 2022, 5:00 pm

The Story Crisis: Climate Chaos as Narrative Emergency

McCosh Hall 50
Margaret Price
Nov 2, 2022, 5:00 pm

Fostering Collective Accountability in Academe: What We Can Learn from Disabled Faculty about Access and Care

McCosh Hall 10