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Speakers' Series

Find below the list of our most recent and upcoming Speakers' Series, which range in topics from politics, education, psychology and a myriad of other issues.

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Upcoming events

    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 6 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4PZ
    Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society

    Join us for an exclusive conversation with economist E Glen Weyl ’07 *08, on his major new book, written with Univ of Chicago law professor Eric Posner.


    The Princeton University Press description: “Many blame today's economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking--and pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against—on its head. The book reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone. It shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can reawaken the dormant nineteenth-century spirit of liberal reform and lead to greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation.”


    Reviews have been published this month in several major outlets. The Economist magazine devotes more than a full page of this week’s print issue to a detailed review. Read it here: https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2018/05/12/dont-shrink-the-role-of-markets-expand-it


    Here are full details on the book from PUP:  https://press.princeton.edu/titles/11222.html 


    Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


    Time: Wednesday 6 June, 6:30 pm

    Location: 6 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4PZ

    Registration: PAUK Dues-Paying Members free; others £10. Please register for event-planning purposes

    • 15 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • The George Inn, 77 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NH
    • 12
    Chaucer Dinner with Prof Emeritus John Fleming, at the George Inn

    Join us for an extraordinary dinner and conversation with Princeton’s highly-esteemed Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature, John Fleming *63. He taught a legendary course on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. We will dine and learn at The George Inn, London's last remaining galleried coaching inn – directly adjacent to the site of the old Tabard Inn, where Chaucer's pilgrims started on their way to Canterbury.


    For the evening, we are joining a Princeton Journeys group at the start of their 9-day “Great Libraries & Literature” excursion around England. PAUK registrations are strictly capped at 29 people. Come drink, eat, learn, meet, and enjoy!


    The George Inn was already well-established during the reign of Henry VIII, and was rebuilt in 1677 after a fire that also destroyed the Tabard. The George itself was also frequented by Shakespeare and Dickens (who mentioned it in Little Dorrit). It’s a very short walk from the London Bridge Tube, in the heart of Southwark.


    Time: Friday 15 June, 6:30 pm for 7pm

    Location: The George Inn, 77 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NH

    Registration: £45, including 3-course dinner plus open bar

Past events

18 May 2018 Annual Fellowship Panel in London
01 May 2018 Fireside Chat on Cyber Security and Congressional Reform, with US Congressman Mike Gallagher ‘05
06 Feb 2018 “Global History Lab” virtual full-semester seminar with Princeton Professor Jeremy Adelman
24 Jan 2018 Princeton Pre-read: "What is Populism", by Jan-Werner Muller
17 Nov 2017 Fellowship Panel at Oxford
18 May 2017 “Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today.” Seminar with Simon Morrison, Princeton Professor of Musicology
02 May 2017 "I’d Die For You": Fitzgerald’s newly-published short stories (PAUK’s F Scott Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Season, part 2)
02 Mar 2017 “Gatsby, Trump and the American Dream” seminar with Prof Sarah Churchwell (PAUK’s F Scott Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Season, part 1)
29 Nov 2016 “Funny Business: Film comedy during the Great Depression.” Seminar with Maria DiBattista, Princeton Professor of English
04 Nov 2016 “‘Keep the Damned Women Out!’ The Struggle for Coeducation.” Nancy Weiss Malkiel, Princeton Professor Emeritus of History and former Dean of the College (Cambridge)
01 Nov 2016 “‘Keep the Damned Women Out!’ The Struggle for Coeducation.” Nancy Weiss Malkiel, Princeton Professor Emeritus of History and former Dean of the College (Oxford)
31 Oct 2016 “‘Keep the Damned Women Out!’ The Struggle for Coeducation.” Nancy Weiss Malkiel, Princeton Professor Emeritus of History and former Dean of the College (London)
13 Oct 2016 Brexit talk, with David Miles (Imperial) and Chris Giles (Financial Times)
22 Jan 2016 V&A Exhibition and Tour by Curator: Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron
12 Jan 2016 Speaker Series: Dr. Dirk Haubrich on 'Regulation of Virtual Currencies'
17 Nov 2015 All Class Years Alumni Drinks Night
13 Nov 2015 November Young Alum Drinks & Tapas
28 Oct 2015 YaleTech
20 Oct 2015 October Young Alum Pub Night
28 Aug 2015 August Young Alum Bar Drinks
22 Aug 2015 Ivy Schools + Oxford & Cambridge Young Alumni Summer Party
12 Aug 2015 August Young Alum Pub Drinks
31 Jul 2015 July Young Alum Drinks
01 Jul 2015 Book Signing: Economics and Culture in 'The Power of Glamour,' by Virginia Postrel '82
03 May 2015 Afternoon Tea
17 Mar 2015 March Young Alum Drinks
10 Dec 2014 Book Launch: 'Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928,' by Stephen Kotkin (Princeton professor)
08 Nov 2014 Graffiti Tour of Shoreditch and Lunch at L'Anima Cafe
08 Oct 2014 A Talk about the Life of Charles Dickens by his great, great, great, granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley
24 Aug 2014 Notting Hill Carnival
18 Jul 2014 London Zoo Lates
28 Jun 2014 Brunch Club: June
10 May 2014 Tour of the Cézanne and the Modern exhibition at the Ashmolean by James Steward, Director of the Princeton University Art Museum
08 May 2014 Yale Speaker Series: Gordon Turnbull -- The Recovery and Publication of the Boswell Papers
30 Jan 2014 ESU: Andrew Miller '98, author of 'Snowdrops'
29 Oct 2013 Book Launch: 'The Blood Telegram,' by Gary J. Bass (Princeton professor)
14 Oct 2013 Book Launch: 'Wilson,' by Scott Berg '71
08 Sep 2013 Princeton University Pre-Read
02 Jul 2013 Book Launch: 'Careless People' by Dr Sarah Churchwell *98
05 Jun 2013 Book Launch: 'The Black Russian' by Vladimir Alexandrov *79
22 Jan 2013 Speakers' Series: Dr Margaret Benefiel '75
30 Jan 2012 Exclusive Pre-Opening Tour of the refurbished Charles Dickens Museum
08 Jun 2011 Speakers' Series: Provost Christopher Eisgruber '83
16 May 2011 Speakers' Series: Patrick Chovanec '92
29 May 2009 Speakers' Series: Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell
20 May 2009 Speakers' Series: Coline Covington '75
04 Mar 2009 Speakers' Series: Mohsin Hamid '93
28 Oct 2008 Speakers' Series: Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter
23 Mar 2006 Speakers' Series: Roxane Farmanfarmaian '77
17 Jan 2005 Speakers' Series: Caroline Stanford, The Landmark Trust
25 May 2004 Speakers' Series: Stephen Mitchell, Head of Radio News, BBC
10 May 2004 Speakers' Series: Edward Lucas
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