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.

Recent Lecture

“The Will to Punish” by Didier Fassin

April 12, 13, and 14, 2016

Fassin is James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. Commentary by David Garland, New York University; Bruce Western, Harvard University; and Rebecca M. McLennan, University of California, Berkeley.

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