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


Indira Lakshmanon
Nov 13, 2018, 4:30 pm

Journalism as Public Service: Truth-Seeking in a Hyper-partisan Age

McCormick 106
Alison Bechdel
Oct 9, 2018, 6:00 pm

An Evening with Alison Bechdel

McCosh 10
Carolyn Porco
Sep 26, 2018, 6:00 pm

Cassini to Saturn: The Journey and the Legacy

McCosh 10
Dr. Willie Parker
Apr 16, 2018, 6:00 pm

Shall the Fundamentalists Win? The Moral Argument for Reproductive Justice

McCosh 10
Yasir Qadhi
Apr 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

A Muslim Theologian Responds to Violence in God's Name 

Friend Center Auditorium 101
Stanley McChrystal
Feb 28, 2018, 6:00 pm

The Purpose of the Spartan Army: Diplomacy and Military Force in Today’s World 

McCosh 10