The Humanities in the Public Sphere
April 19-20, 2012

Event Program

Thursday, April 19:
46 McCosh Hall

4:30 pm: Keynote Address
Judith Butler, Columbia University

Friday, April 20:
Robertson Hall, Room 16
MODERATOR: Peter Brooks, Princeton University

9:00-10:45am: Session 1: Is There an Ethics of Reading?
Elaine Scarry, Harvard University; Charles Larmore, Brown University
Respondents: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University; Jonathan Culler, Cornell University; Derek Attridge, University of York

11:00-12:45pm: Session 2: The Ethics of Reading and the Professions
Patricia Williams, Columbia Law School; Ralph Hexter, University of California-Davis
Respondents: Richard Sennett, New York University; Michael Roth, Wesleyan University; William Germano, Cooper Union

2:30-4:15pm: Session 3: The Humanities and Human Rights
Jonathan Lear, University of Chicago; Paul Kahn, Yale Law School
Respondents: Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University; Didier Fassin, Institute for Advanced Study; Homi Bhabha, Harvard University

4:30-5:35pm: Conclusions
All Panelists

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