EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge School at 1295 Inman Avenue in Edison is proud to introduce the Snowdon Global Lecture Series with its inaugural speaker, Princeton University professor Kwame Anthony Appiah. The lecture series, sponsored by 1965 Wardlaw alumnus Ted Snowdon, will begin with Appiah’s presentation on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Oakwood Room.
Appiah, who has been named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 public intellectuals, will be discussing his book, Cosmopolitanism, which argues, “in a global era, all human beings are primarily fellow citizens of the world.” His lecture will reflect the mission of The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, which strives to prepare its students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnections. The school prides itself on cultivating responsible global citizens.
Appiah, who is President of the PEN American Center, the world’s oldest human rights organization, has received many accolades for his work. In 2012, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by The White House. Cosmopolitanism won the Arthur Ross Book Award, the most significant prize given to a book on international affairs. In his latest book, The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, Appiah lays out how honor propelled moral revolutions in the past and could do so in the future. Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs) calls it “an indispensible book for both moral philosophers and honorable citizens.”
Kwame Anthony Appiah was born in London to a Ghanaian father and a white mother. He was raised in Ghana, and educated in England, at Cambridge University, where he received a Ph.D. in philosophy. As a scholar of African and African-American studies, he established himself as an intellectual with a broad reach.
The Global Lecture Series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact The Wardlaw-Hartridge School at 1-908-754-1882.