Public Lecture: Ernst Kantorowicz: Institute Events and Some
Unpublished Writings of a Towering Twentieth-Century Intellectual
Drawing on his recently published, and quickly acclaimed, biography
of Ernst Kantorowicz, Robert E. Lerner will recount...
World Disorder Lecture Series: Lawless Economy?
this public lecture, Bill Browder, Founder and Chief Executive
Officer of Hermitage Capital Management, will give a firsthand
critical analysis of the Russian economy–—particularly...
In 1916, social theorist Thorstein Veblen called for the post-war
institution of “academic houses of refuge... where teachers and
students of all nationalities, including Americans with the rest,
may pursue their chosen work.” In 1923, Oswald Veblen...
The American Revolution had an enormous, but bitterly divisive
impact on European (and Canadian and Latin America) political
thought and attitudes. From 1776 began a furious ideological war
within the USA over the question of democracy that helped...
Enabling Conceptions of Justice and the Democratic Necessity of
Using the work of Iris Young, Amartya Sen, and John
Dewey, along with the empirical case of the contemporary Movement
for Black Lives, Deva Woodly, Member (2012–13) and...
Mathematics has a vital role in shaping a product’s life, from
research & development to manufacturing, and from marketing to
supply chain. In this public lecture, Institute Trustee Sandi
Peterson and Kathy Wengel, both Princeton alumnae, will...
By the mid 1920s, Emmy Noether had made fundamental
contributions to commutative algebra and to the theory of
invariants. Her crowning achievement from this period was
"Noether's Theorem," establishing deep connections between
Pablo Picasso did not speak often about abstraction, but when he
did, it was either to dismiss it as complacent decoration or to
declare its very notion an oxymoron. The root of this hostility is
to be found in the impasse that the artist reached in...
In this lecture, Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology
and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and former Member
(2005-07) in the School of Social Science, will discuss how the
principles of behavioral economics can help us...