The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Volume 36

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, founded July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, was established by the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner. Lectureships are awarded to outstanding scholars or leaders in broadly defined fields of human values and transcend ethnic, national, religious, or ideological distinctions. Volume 36 features lectures given during the academic year 2015–2016 at the University of Oxford, Princeton University, Stanford University, the University of Utah, Yale University, and Ochanomizu University, Tokyo. 

Andrew J. Bacevich, professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University
“America’s War for the Greater Middle East”

Professor Dame Carol Black, principal of Newnham College, University of Cambridge
“Women: Education, Biology, Power, and Leadership”

Robert Boyd, Origins Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University
“Culture Matters: How Humans Became Outliers in the Natural World”

Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley
“Interpreting Nonviolence”

Siddhartha Mukherjee, assistant professor of medicine, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University
“Previvors/Post-humans: The Fantasies and Anxieties of Changing the Human Genome”

Rt. Hon. Professor Shirley Williams, professor emerita of Elective Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
“The Value of Europe and European Values”