Zagajewski Prize & Lecture
The Adam Zagajewski Prize was established by an alumnus to honor the poet and former
Committee on Social Thought faculty member, Adam Zagajewski, and to encourage future
generations of students to write for a public audience. We remember his spirit: humane,
cultured, searching, dedicated to the flourishing of the inner life.
The prize is awarded annually to a Committee on Social Thought student in recognition of a
single published work of outstanding writing for a public (non-academic) audience.
The biennial Adam Zagajewski Lecture series is dedicated to speakers who exemplify mastery of the art of the essay.