Princeton University

07 April 2006, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

F85, Huntsman Hall


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:



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, aadinar@sas.upenn.edu

(215) 898-6610