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    After Words with Thomas Chatterton Williams

    New York Times Magazine contributor Thomas Chatterton Williams talked about his book, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race, in which he looked at race and identity. He was…

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    Discussion on Book Publishing

    Kwame Anthony Appiah (author and New York Times columnist), Jane Ciabattari (book columnist and former president of the National Book Critics Circle), John Freeman (author and former editor…

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    The Lies That Bind

    New York Times ethicist columnist Kwame Appiah explored the role identity plays in society. He’s joined in conversation by historian Annette Gordon-Reed.

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    Lines of Descent

    Kwame Anthony Appiah talked about his book, Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity, in which he recounts W.E.B. Du Bois' time spent as a student at the University of…

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    The Writer's Imagination and the Imagination of the State

    In honor of a PEN conference organized by Norman Mailer 25 years ago, writers discussed how governments can work together across national boundaries, as writers do, to improve the world’s troubles. Participants…

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    The Honor Code

    Kwame Anthony Appiah, philosophy professor at Princeton University, argues that “moral revolutions,” from the demise of duels to solve personal arguments in Britain to the end of foot binding in China, succeed when a…

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    Freedom to Write Lecture

    Egyptian novelist, psychiatrist, and activist Nawal El Saadawi delivered the fourth annual PEN World Voices Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. Topics included a subtle lack of freedom to write in the United States, the…

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    Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

    Professor Appiah talked about his book Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, published by W.W. Norton. He explained that “cosmopolitanism” is a philosophy derived from Greek cynics…

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    A Conversation Among Great African Americans

    Portraying African-American historical figures, participants had a conversation about African-American history in order to provide an insight into the current status of African-Americans…

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    Eurocentric and Afrocentric Views of History

    Harvard University professor Kwame Anthony Appiah spoke to an audience at the American Enterprise Institute on Eurocentric and Afrocentric approaches to the teaching of history.

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