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KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH: Sharing with Strangers: Compassion through the Arts and Humanities in an Age of Globalization

Posted by GHO Admin on March 20, 2017 in Events

Date: March 23, 2017 @ 7pm
Location: Alumni Hall, University of King's College, 6350 Coburg Rd. Halifax

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, in partnership with the Segelberg Trust, the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University, and the University of King’s College, is pleased to present The Segelberg Lecture:

One of the world's most influential voices, named a Global Thought Leader in 2015 by the World Post.

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University, was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 public intellectuals, and is an internationally recognized speaker and bestselling author.

With the rise of the modern nation state, human beings have come to identify with large collections of people: Canadians with Canada, Chinese with China, Americans with the United States. That identification is possible because citizens absorb national narratives and participate in national cultures. So history, literature, sports and the arts are central to the unity of a nation. Because citizens are too numerous and too various for them to know one another, this unity, and care for one another, has to be made in the imagination. In a globalizing world we need a sense of shared global citizenship. And it, too, must be found through the cultural work of the imagination. 



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