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


Jonathan Glover
Feb 12, 2003

Towards Humanism in Psychiatry: Interpretation

Vincent Courtillot
Dec 4, 2002

Mass extinctions in the Phanerozoic: a single cause and if yes which?

Jared Diamond
Oct 9, 2002

Collapses of Ancient Societies, and their Lessons for Today

Ariel Dorfman
Oct 2, 2002

Who Are the Real Barbarians? A Latin American Perspective