Kwame Anthony Appiah  Ghanaian - British  American born May 8, 1951 in London England,  is a  a world renowned philosopher, cultural theorist and novelist, explores the ramifications of this rich new narrative. A humanist with a vast oeuvre, Dr. Appiah has tackled everything from race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, nationhood, and multiculturalism. Along the way, he has critically examined and questioned the individual, our identities, and the way we interact and connect with each other. He will look at the value of the humanities in the context of an increasingly globalized and pluralist world.

Dr. Appiah has taught philosophy and African-American studies at the University of Ghana, Colombia, Drexel, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton and is currently the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He is the President of the PEN American Center and the Chair of the board of the American Council for Learned Societies.