2016 Ikeda Lecture:
Education for Global Citizenship and the Crisis Facing Black America
The DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in
Education, Chicago, IL
The DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education
is pleased to welcome Kwame Anthony Appiah to give the 2016 Ikeda
Lecture. One of America’s leading public intellectuals and “The
Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine, Appiah is a
Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist and author of such
titles as Cosmopolitanism, The Honor Code, and Lines of Descent:
W.E.B. DuBois and the Emergence of Identity. Named one of Foreign
Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, he was awarded the National
Humanities Medal by the Obama White House in 2012. He has taught at
Yale, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, and Princeton, among other schools, and
currently teaches Philosophy and Law at New York University.
As a scholar of African and African-American studies, Appiah
established himself as an intellectual with a broad reach. In this
talk commemorating the 20th anniversary of Daisaku Ikeda’s Columbia
University lecture, Education toward Global Citizenship, Appiah
engages global citizenship education relative to the crisis facing
Black America. For him, as for Ikeda, ameliorating the crisis facing
Black America lies in the ethic of the global citizen with “the
perspective of humanity.”
DePaul University Student Center 120 A & B
2250 North Sheffield Avenue
RSVP and Info: IkedaInstitute@depaul.edu
CTA: The Student Center is one block south of the Fullerton Stop for
the CTA Red, Brown, and Purple Lines.
DRIVING: There are two parking garages, on Sheffield and Clifton
Avenues, between Fullerton and Belden Avenues. The Sheffield Garage is
closer (2-min walk); Clifton Garage is a 4-min walk. If validated at
the Student Center’s main desk, parking costs $7.50.
Limited metered street parking is also available.