Lectures & Readings

Each year, Princeton's campus attracts hundreds of speakers who lecture on timely issues, discuss their experiences and read from their creative works. In one recent year, these visitors included U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, actress Glenn Close, poet Seamus Heaney, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, choreographer Mark Morris, CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Katie Couric, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and writers Breyten Breytenbach and Colm Toibin.

General Lectures

Archived lectures on Media Central
Archived lectures on WebMedia
President's Lectures
Public Lectures Series


School, Department & Program Talks

Fund for Irish Studies
James Madison Program Lectures
Near Eastern Studies Language Talks
Philosophy Talks
Program in Creative Writing
Program in Visual Arts
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Robertson Hall

The Woodrow Wilson School's Robertson Hall is the site of several lectures a year by speakers of national and international caliber. In addition, public talks and readings often are given in McCosh Hall, 185 Nassau St., Richardson Auditorium, the Frist Campus Center and other venues around campus.