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The Future of Cosmopolitanism

January 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Seyla Benhabib and Kwame Anthony Appiah share their thoughts about the role that cosmopolitanism can play in shaping ethical and political thought in an age of increasing global integration. The speakers will explore the relationship between cosmopolitanism and liberal thought, as well as consider the relationship between moments of heightened cosmopolitan sentiment and those in which enthusiasm for the ideal of common humanity appears to be in retreat.

Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib is Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. She is the author of Exile, Statelessness, and Migration (2018) and Another Cosmopolitanism (2006).

 Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University and pens “The Ethicist” column for the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2007) and The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity (2019).



January 22
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm