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Scholars:  AboutThe Scholar for a Day is a day-long seminar, organized by Penn graduate students of all disciplines, designed to provide students and faculty with exposure to a leading scholar in African Studies. The event allows for intensive engagement with authors of significant theoretical approaches to Africanist scholarship as well as providing an opportunity to gain insight into the professional process--the evolution of new empirical and theoretical interests, the methodologies of research and writing, and the process of collaboration between scholars. |2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1994

Princeton University
07 April 2006, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
F85, Huntsman Hall

Kwame A Appiah Image

Event Schedule:

8:30 – 8:50 AM
Welcome & Breakfast

8:50 – 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:30 AM Panel 1: On Cosmopolitanism
Moderator: Lydie Moudileno, Director of African Studies Center

Liz Greenspan, Anthropology
Crystal Biruk, Anthropology
Mark Navin, Philosophy

10:30 – 10:45 AM: Coffee break

10:45 – 12:15 PM
Panel 2: On Being an Academic and a Public Intellectual

Moderator: Tukufu Zuberi, Director Center for Africana Studies

Kerry Dunn, School of Social Policy/Practice and Anthropology
Nana Ackatia-Armah, Graduate School of Education
Greg Downs, History

12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch break

1:30 – 3:00 PM Panel 3: Conceptions of Africa in the Production of Knowledge
Moderator: Lee Cassanelli, History

Josh Berson, History and Sociology of Science
Cedric R. Tolliver, Comparative Literature
Herve Tchumkam, Dept of Romance Languages (French)

3:00 – 3:15 PM: Coffee break

3:15 – 4:30 PM
Dr. Appiah's talk: "What's wrong with Slavery?"

4:30 – 6:00 PM: Reception

Co-sponsors: Center for Africana Studies, Middle East Center, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Department of Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program

With his Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University, Ghanaian-born Appiah's work covers a wide spectrum of issues including moral and political philosophy, African and African-American Studies, and issues ofidentity, multiculturalism, and nationalism. His most recent books are The Ethics of Identity (Princeton University Press: 2005) and Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Norton: 2006). A public intellectual, he has published in both academic and public presses. His earlier works include Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race (1996) written with current Penn president Amy Gutmann, and Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience (1997) and the Encarta Africana CD-ROM written with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Dr. Appiah has been on the faculty at Harvard, Cornell, and Duke Universities. He is currently the Laurance S.Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

More about: Professor Appiah

For inquiries please contact:
Dr.Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D,
(215) 898-6610

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