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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

2019-2020 Lectures

University of California, Berkeley
Caroline Hoxby, Stanford University
"The Fork in the Road: The Imperative of Investing in Adolescent Education"
April 14-16, 2020
Clare Hall, Cambridge
Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School
"Gaining Power, Losing Control"
January 20-21, 2020
Harvard University
Thomas Piketty
April 15-16, 2020
Linacre College, Oxford
Rosalind Picard, MIT Media Lab
"Emotion, AI, and Human Values"
May 14, 2020

University of Michigan
Charles Mills,
City University of New York
"Theorizing Racial Justice"
February 12, 2020

Princeton University
Richard Tuck, Harvard University
"Active and Passive Citizens"
November 6-7, 2019
Stanford University
Richard Wrangham, Harvard University
March 11-13, 2020
University of Utah
Maya Lin, Architect
"At the Intersection of Art and Architecture"
November 20-21, 2019
Yale University
Wendy Brown, UC Berkeley
"Politics and Knowledge in Nihilistic Times: Thinking with Max Weber"
October 22-24, 2019

Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University
October 14-15, 2020



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 Unpublished lectures are not available.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: 2/25/20