The Future of Cosmopolitanism

Seyla Benhabib and Kwame Anthony Appiah

From the 2020-2021 Online Speaker Series: The Liberal Imaginary and Beyond. Other events in this series.

Seyla Benhabib and Kwame Anthony Appiah think together about the role that cosmopolitanism can play in shaping ethical and political thought in an age of increasing global integration. They consider the relationship of liberalism to different forms of cosmopolitanism, the possibility of a universal identity, and how cosmopolitanism might find expression within the borders of local and national communities.

Seyla Benhabib

Professor Emerita of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, and Senior Research Fellow and Professor Adjunct of Law at Columbia Law School. She is the author of Exile, Statelessness, and Migration (2018) and Another Cosmopolitanism (2006).

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University and pens “The Ethicist” column for the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2007) and The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity (2019).

2020-2021 Online Speaker Series

The Liberal Imaginary and Beyond

The Liberal Imaginary and Beyond brought together leading thinkers to examine the origins, contents, and development of post-war liberalism, and to consider significant attempts to move beyond the resultant liberal imaginary without casting aside its impressive moral and political achievements. Sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge, and COMIT.
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