Honoring his 'cosmopolitanism'

Kwame Anthony Appiah receives the inaugural Gittler Prize

Kwame Anthony Appiah received Brandeis University’s first Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize on Oct. 27. Appiah is the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He’s a Ghanaian philosopher, cultural theorist and novelist.

The $25,000 prize, the legacy of Professor Joseph B. Gittler, is the first and one of the largest academic prizes awarded to a U.S. or international scholar for outstanding and lasting contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. The prize also honors Gittler’s mother, Toby Gittler.

BrandeisNOW spoke with Appiah about winning the prize and his thoughts on “cosmopolitanism.”

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