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March 10, 2016 /
Posted in: College of Education, University News /
CHICAGO — World-renowned intellectual Kwame Anthony
Appiah will speak on “Education for Global Citizenship and the Crisis Facing
Black America” March 29 at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus.
The event is hosted by the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda
Studies in Education at DePaul. Ikeda, a Buddhist leader, peacebuilder, writer,
poet and educator, is the founder of several institutes of peace, culture and
educational research across Asia, Europe and the U.S.
“The lecture is
inspired by the 20th anniversary of institute namesake Daisaku Ikeda's Columbia
University talk ‘Education toward
Global Citizenship.’ In that talk, Ikeda offered three characteristics
as being essential to the global citizen: wisdom, courage and compassion,” said
Jason Goulah, director of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies at DePaul.
“Appiah will address global citizenship education
relative to the crisis facing black America and Chicago. For him, as for Ikeda,
the crisis facing black America lies in the ethic of the global citizen with ‘the
perspective of humanity,’” said Goulah.
Appiah is an internationally recognized philosopher,
cultural theorist and scholar of African and African-American studies. He is
the recipient of the 2012 White House National Humanities Medal and was named
one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers. He writes the New
York Times Magazine column “The Ethicist,” where he considers ethical
quandaries of readers.
Appiah is a professor of philosophy and law at New York
University. Born in London, Appiah earned undergraduate, master’s and doctoral
degrees in philosophy from Clare College, Cambridge University. He is the
author of several books including “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of
Strangers” and “Lines of Descent: W.E.B. DuBois and the Emergence of Identity.”
The lecture begins at 6 p.m. on DePaul’s Lincoln Park
Camus in the Student Center, Room 120, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave. The event is open
to the public. RSVP at IkedaInstitute@depaul.edu.
The Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education was
established at DePaul in 2014. Its purpose is to research the philosophies and
practices of Ikeda and Japanese educators Josei Toda and Tsunesaburo Makiguchi.
Additional information is online at http://bit.ly/DPU_Ikeda.
Media Contact:Carol Hugheschughe23@depaul.edu312-362-8592