Sharing with Strangers: Compassion through the Art and Humanities in an Age of Globalization

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Event date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 19:00
Name of Organization: 
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs
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Alumni Hall, University of King's College, 6350 Coburg Road

Kwame Anthony Appiah - Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University, was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 public intellectuals, and is an internationally recognized speaker and best selling author. In 2015, he was recognized as one of the world's most influential voices as a Global Thought Leader by the World Post. 

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA), in partnership with and the Segelberg Trust, the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University, and the University of King’s College, is pleased to present The Segelberg Lecture:

Sharing with Strangers: Compassion through the Arts and Humanities in an Age of Globalization 

"With the rise of the modern nation state, human beings have come to identify with large collections of people: Canadians with Canada, Chinese with China, Americans with the United States. That identification is possible because citizens absorb national narratives and participate in national cultures. So history, literature, sports and the arts are central to the unity of a nation. Because citizens are too numerous and too various for them to know one another, this unity, and care for one another, has to be made in the imagination. In a globalizing world we need a sense of shared global citizenship. And it, too, must be found through the cultural work of the imagination." 

This event is supported by: University of King’s College, Contemporary Studies Programme, Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science & Nature, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) project, Dalhousie University, Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, Department of Philosophy, and the Institute of Human Values at Saint Mary’s University.

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