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Appiah to give first Baldwin Lecture, March 29

Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, will deliver the inaugural address in the Program in African American Studies' James Baldwin Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 29.

The talk, titled "The Cosmopolitanism of W.E.B. Du Bois," will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Robertson Hall.

Appiah is widely regarded as one of the most insightful and imaginative thinkers in the country. His interests range over African and African-American intellectual history and literary studies, ethics and philosophy of mind and language. His major current work centers on the philosophical foundations of liberalism.

This new series aims to celebrate the work of Princeton faculty and to provide an occasion for the intellectual community to reflect on the issue of race and American democracy. The lectures also honor the work of the late essayist James Baldwin, one of America's most powerful cultural critics.

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