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The Tanner Lectures are a collection of educational and scientific discussions relating to human values. Conducted by leaders in their fields, the lectures are presented at:

  • Linacre College, Oxford University
  • Clare Hall, Cambridge University
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Utah
  • Yale University
  • and other educational facilities around the world

2016-2017 Lectures

University of California, Berkeley
Seana Shiffrin, UCLA Professor of Philosophy
April 18-20, 2017

Clare Hall, Cambridge
Ambassador Melanne Verveer,
Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security
"A Gendered Approach to Peace Building"
February 9, 2017

Harvard University
Dorothy E. Roberts
George A. Weiss Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania 
November 2-4, 2016

Lecture 1: The Old Biosocial and the Legacy of Unethical Science
Lecture 2: The New Biosocial and The Future of Ethical Sciencey

Linacre College, Oxford
Professor George Ellis, FRS
University of Cape Town
"On the origin and nature of values"
June 8, 2017 

University of Michigan
Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission
April 5, 2017

Princeton University
Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University
November 30 - Dec. 1, 2016

Stanford University
Richard Kraut, Northwestern University
April 19-21, 2017

University of Utah
Barry Scheck, Co-founder, The Innocence Project
February 8-9, 2017

Yale University
Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
"Posthuman, All Too Human"
Lecture 1: "Memoirs of a Posthumanist"
Lecture 2: "Aspirations of a Posthumanist"
March 1-3, 2017



This site lists all lectures with their lecture titles and offers easy access to all the lectures published in annual volumes. Unpublished lectures are not available.

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Last Updated: 5/19/17