CEHV Distinguished Lecture in Ethics Series


The formal establishment of the Center in 2016, with funding from the Office of Academic Affairs, made it possible to pursue new programs that advance the Center’s mission. One of the programs developed at the outset by the Center is the CEHV Distinguished Lecture Series. The Distinguished Lecture in Ethics brings to campus speakers who, in addition to having made ground-breaking contributions to their fields of study, have also been influential outside of the academy. CEHV Distinguished Lecturers are scholars who exemplify the mission of CEHV; they conduct cutting-edge, sophisticated research on questions of ethics and values, while simultaneously rendering their work accessible and relevant to the public.

Previous Distinguished Lecturers


Amartya Sen headshot

Amartya Sen, "What's Wrong With Inequality?"

April 11, 2017



man sitting in circle with group of college students in conversation

Jan-Werner Müller, "What is Populism? Politics in the Age of Trump"

April 25, 2018


Elizabeth Anderson headshot

Elizabeth Anderson, "The Great Reversal:

How Neoliberalism Turned the Economic Aspirations of Liberalism Upside Down"

September 21, 2018