Leading Intellectual Kwame Anthony Appiah to Give 2016 Ikeda Lecture

Kwame Flyer Final

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

6:00 PM – 7: 30 PM

DePaul University Student Center 120 A & B

2250 North Sheffield Avenue

RSVP and Info: IkedaInstitute@depaul.edu

Kwame Anthony Appiah is one of America’s leading public intellectuals and “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine. He is a philosopher, cultural theorist, and scholar of African and African-American studies. The author of such titles asCosmopolitanism, The Honor Code, and Lines of Descent: W.E.B. DuBois and the Emergence of Identity, Appiah was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers and awarded the National Humanities Medal by the Obama White House in 2012. He has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, and Princeton, among other schools, and currently teaches philosophy and law at New York University.

In this talk commemorating the 20th anniversary of Daisaku Ikeda’s Columbia University lecture, Education toward Global Citizenship, Appiah engages global citizenship education relative to the crisis facing Black America and Chicago. For him, as for Ikeda, ameliorating the crisis facing Black America lies in the ethic of the global citizen with “the perspective of humanity.”

Directions to Event

CTA – The Student Center is one block south of the Fullerton Stop for the CTA Red, Brown, and Purple Lines.

Driving – There are two parking garages, on Sheffield and Clifton Avenues, between Fullerton and Belden Avenues. The Sheffield Garage is closer (2-min walk); Clifton Garage is a 4-min walk. If validated at the Student Center’s main desk, parking costs $7.50.  Metered—but very limited—street parking is also available.

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