Mar 2, 2009 — The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University presents its third annual Scholar-in-Residence Lectures, featuring Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah (Princeton University). The first lecture, “Citizens of the World? Cosmopolitanism and the Ethics of Identity,” will be delivered Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m., at the Yeshiva University Museum/Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, Manhattan. The second, “Religious Identity as a Challenge to Modern Politics,” will be delivered Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m., at Yeshiva’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.
Professor Appiah is a member of Princeton University’s faculty, where he holds appointments in the Philosophy Department and the Center for Human Values. His most recent books include “The Ethics of Identity” (2005); “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers” (2006), which won the 2007 Arthur Ross Award of the Council on Foreign Relations; and “Experiments in Ethics” (2008), based on his 2005 Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mawr College. Professor Appiah’s major current work focuses on the philosophical foundations of liberalism and on questions of method in arriving at knowledge about values.
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Professor Appiah will be available to sign books after both events. Both lectures are free and open to the public, and will allow ample time for discussion. ASL interpretation will be provided and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Seating is limited. RSVP to Paula Cassidy at email@example.com or 212.960.0189.