Obert and Grace Tanner
Obert and Grace Tanner
Presented annually at each of nine universities, the Tanner Lectures advance and reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning related to human values. American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner founded the Tanner Lectures in 1978. The Lectures are free and open to the public.

Featured Lecture

“The Birth of Ethics” by Philip Pettit

April 7, 8, & 9, 2015
4:10 p.m. Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley

Commentary by Pamela Hieronymi, Richard Moran and Michael Tomasello

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Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study

With commentary by David Garland, New York University; Bruce Western, Harvard University; and Rebecca M. McLennan, University of California, Berkeley

April 12, 13, and 14, 2016

“The Will to Punish”