The Tanner Lecture on Human Values at the University of Utah
October 24, 2023 The Tanner Lecture on Human Values with David Wallace Wells
David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future is currently a columnist and staff writer at The New York Times, where he writes a weekly newsletter on climate change, technology and the future
of the planet.
The Tanner Lecture on Human Values began in 1976 when Obert C. Tanner helped create
this global program that now invites leaders to speak at nine universities around
the world. These talks focus on the interdisciplinary work of science and morality,
discussing concepts that enrich community through groundbreaking policy and education.
He said at the founding of the series, “This understanding may be pursued for its
own intrinsic worth, but it may also eventually have practical consequences for the
quality of personal and social life.” The Tanner Lecture on Human Values invites distinguished
speakers from across all disciplines who are making exciting discoveries and advancements
in pursuit of a better world.