Identity, Spirituality, and Social Change

Akeel Bilgrami and Cornel West

From the 2021-2022 Online Speaker Series: Identity and Belonging in a Global Age. Other events in this series.

Akeel Bilgrami

Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He is author of Self Knowledge and Resentment (2006), Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment (2014) and a forthcoming book from Columbia University Press on Gandhi’s philosophy.

Cornel West

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He is author of Race Matters (1994), Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism (2004), and Black Prophetic Fire (2014).

2021-2022 Online Speaker Series

Identity and Belonging in a Global Age

With the rise of tribalism and nationalism throughout the world, questions of collective identity and belonging have surged to prominence in recent years. Across numerous disciplines and discourses, a key dilemma has taken shape: how to reconcile the legitimate yearning for rootedness and locality, with the fluidity and porousness of an increasingly global age. This series brings together leading thinkers from a variety of perspectives to examine and reframe the crises of identity that confront us in a rapidly changing global age, and to think deeply about how humanity might resolve them. Sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and COMIT.

Cornel West, Achille Mbembe, Barbara J. Fields, Craig Calhoun, Juliet Hooker, Akeel Bilgrami, Arturo Escobar, Inés Valdez, Glen Coulthard, Or Rosenboim, Derik Smith, Samuel Moyn, David A. Palmer

Other events in this series