We believe the diverse crises facing humanity call for fundamental changes, not just of policies and socioeconomic structures, but also at the level of thought.
Our research program is animated by the idea of modernity as an age of transition towards a future world society—one that will emerge not through the universalization of any existing way of life, but rather through the sustained, creative, and complexly interacting contributions of all the diverse cultures and peoples of the world.
Akeel Bilgrami and Charles Taylor
Secularism and the Political Culture of Modern Societies
Akeel Bilgrami and Cornel West
Identity, Spirituality, and Social Change
Seyla Benhabib and Kwame Anthony Appiah
The Future of Cosmopolitanism
Joseph Chan and David Wong
Confucianism and Modern Political Thought
Lawrence Blum and Derik Smith
Oneness and Difference in the Discourse on Race
Joan Soranno: Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Panel discussion featuring Karla Britton Thomas Fisher Frances Halsband Jay M. Price
Juliet Hooker and Samuel Moyn
Identity, Liberalism, and Democracy in America