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Distinguished Lecture Series hosts Appiah; Oct. 13

Boise State’s Institute for Advancing American Values and the Distinguished Lecture Series will host author and international affairs expert Kwame Anthony Appiah for a lecture and discussion at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.

The talk, “Depolarizing Identity,” explores political affiliations and ideologies as “a species of identity,” and how diffusion of these identities may help provide solutions to the problem of polarized political discourse in America.

Named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 public intellectuals, one of the Carnegie Corporation’s “Great Immigrants,” and awarded a National Humanities Medal by The White House, Appiah currently teaches at New York University. He has previously taught at Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Duke, and the University of Ghana. He considers readers’ ethical quandaries in a weekly column as “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine.