"Becoming Global Citizens: Civil Discourse Across Difference," Annual William Jewett Tucker Lecture with Kwame Anthony Appiah

On Tuesday afternoon, Kwame Anthony Appiah will give the 2014 William Jewett Tucker Lectured discussing "Becoming Global Citizens: Civil Discourse Across Difference and for Social Change." Appiah is often called postmodern Socrates as he asks probing questions regarding identity, ethnicity, honor and religion during a period of shifting notions. Appiah will challenge us to look beyond the boundaries, both real and imagined, which divide us, and to celebrate our common humanity.

Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, and is currently a professor of philosophy and law at NYU. He is also the President of the PEN American Center, the world's oldest human rights organization and in 2012, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by The White House.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm in the Hanover Inn Grand Ballroom to hear Kwame Anthony Appiah. This event has been cosponsored by the Rockefeller Center. For more information, please click here.