Kwame Anthony Appiah will receive the Distinguished Scholar Award and speak on “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers” on Tues., April 7, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium.
Kwame Anthony Appiah is the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. His book, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (3rd-floor Main Collection BJ1031 .A635 2006), was the 2007 winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award. Other books of his include Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race (3rd-Floor Main Collection, E185.615 .A77 1996, or online via NetLibrary) and The Ethics of Identity (available to UWW students & staff from other UW System libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service). He has published widely in African and African-American literary and cultural studies. Search the Library’s article databases for examples, including “Cosmopolitan patriots” in Critical Inquiry (Spring 1997, vol.23, no.3, pp.617-639). Appiah has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and also is a trustee of Ashesi University College in Accra, Ghana.