365 Fifth Avenue
New York City, New York 10016

Established to honor the American literary critic and political writer Irving Howe, this endowed lecture addresses subjects that were of special interest to him, including political and social ideas, immigrant history, Jewish writing and culture, and the modern literary imagination. This year, Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor Of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University will speak on “The Life and Death of Honor.” His numerous books include a memoir, In My Father’s House, as well as Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2006), and his most recent work, Experiments in Ethics (2008).

Added by Center for the Humanities on October 27, 2010