Annual Lectures

The center invites one distinguished scholar each year to visit the center and offer our Annual Lecture.

7 March 2019

Meritocracy, Globalization, and the Populist Backlash

Stephen Macedo

Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values
Princeton University


09 March 2018

Two Dimensions of Freedom

Al Martinich

Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy
and Professor in History and Government
University of Texas at Austin


17 March 2017

The Aesthetics of Loss and Mourning

Professor Kathleen M Higgins

Department of Philosophy
The University of Texas at Austin


18 March 2016

On Confucian Benevolence in the Philosophy of Plato

Dr. Eric L. Hutton

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Philosophy
University of Utah


26 February 2015

Dynamic Democracy and the New Citizen

Professor Jane J. Mansbridge

Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

13 March 2014


Truth and Argument in Ancient Chinese Philosophy

Professor Bryan Van Norden

Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Vassar College