College of Arts and Letters
28 Oct 2020
Online Forum

Solving America's Identity Crisis

Featuring Kwame Anthony Appiah

This semester, the Center for Science Writings will welcome Kwame Anthony Appiah, a professor of philosophy and law at NYU and ethics columnist for the New York Times Magazine. Appiah is one of the world's foremost public intellectuals and will deliver a talk titled, "Solving America's Identity Crisis." In his many essays and books, including three novels, Appiah explores how our identities—racial, religious, national, sexual—bind as well as divide us. Reviewing his latest book, “The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity,” The New York Times said, “We need more thinkers as wise as Appiah.”

Wednesday, October 28 — 5 - 6 p.m.
Zoom Link — Password: CSW

About the Center for Science Writings

Launched in 2005 within the College of Arts and Letters, the Center for Science Writings draws attention to science communications, books and blogs capturing the public's attention. Prominent writers, be they journalists, scientists, engineers, philosophers or scholars, come to deliver free, public lectures about science-related issues each and every semester.

At the helm is director and science journalist John Horgan. A former senior writer at Scientific American (1986-1997), Horgan has also written for The New York Times, National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Slate, the Stute, and other publications. He writes the "Cross-check" blog for Scientific American, produces "Mind-Body Problems" for the online talk show, and tweets as @horganism.

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