Appiah awarded National Humanities Medal in White House ceremony

Monday, Feb 13, 2012
by aperhac


Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, has been awarded the 2011 National Humanities Medal, which honors individuals or groups whose work in history, literature, education, philosophy, and musicology has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to important resources in the humanities. One of nine to receive the medal, Appiah is recognized for seeking eternal truths in the contemporary world and for shedding moral and intellectual light on the individual in an era of globalization and evolving group identities. President Obama presented the awards on Feburary 13, 2012 during a ceremony at the White House.


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