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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

2018-2019 Lectures

University of California, Berkeley
Arthur Ripstein, University of Toronto
Lecture 1: "Rules for Wrongdoers"
Lecture 2: "Combatants and Civilians"
April 9-11, 2019

Clare Hall, Cambridge
President Lee Bollinger, 
Columbia University 
"'The Free Speech Century': A Retrospective and a Guide"
November 5, 2018

Harvard University
Masha Gessen, Journalist
Spring 2019

Linacre College, Oxford
Strobe Talbott, Former US Deputy Secretary for State and
 Former President,
Brookings Institution
"A President for Dark Times: 
The Age of Reason Meets
the Age of Trump"
May 2, 2019

University of Michigan
Michael Lambek, University of Toronto
"Living with persons, living with concepts"
January 30, 2019

Princeton University
Michael McConnell,
Stanford University
"The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power and the Constitution"
November 28, 2018

Stanford University
Sir Angus Deaton,
Princeton University
Anne Case, Princeton University
April 10-12, 2019

University of Utah
Anita Hill, 
Brandeis University
"From Social Movement to Social Impact: Ending Sexual Harassment"
September 26, 2018

Yale University
Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University



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 Unpublished lectures are not available.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: 4/17/19