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


Michelle Alexander
Feb 26, 2018, 6:00 pm

Mass Incarceration, Criminal Justice, and Civil Rights: Michelle Alexander in Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

McCosh 10
Jill Lepore
Nov 30, 2017, 6:00 pm

American History From Beginning to End

McCosh 50
Katherine Boo
Nov 8, 2017, 6:00 pm

Field Notes from an Ethical Minefield

McCosh 50
Sanjay Sarma
Oct 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

What is Learning?

McCosh 10
Janna Levin
Sep 26, 2017, 6:00 pm

Black Hole Blues

McCosh 10
Salman Rushdie
May 10, 2017

Private Lives - Literature and Politics in the Modern World

McCosh Hall 50