Schiffman Ethics in Society Lecture

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Columbia College Main Campus

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Reception, Banquet Room of Dulany Hall
  • 7:30 p.m. – Lecture, Launer Auditorium

The Althea W. and John A. Schiffman Lecture Series features "The Lies that Bind" presented by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Ph.D. (Professor of Philosophy and Law, NYU; Professor Emeritus, Princeton University). This event is free and open to the public.

general admission

student admission


When it comes to the most pressing social issues of the day, Kwame Anthony Appiah is a touchstone of reason and inclusivity. Asking — and answering — probing questions on morality, ethnicity and religion as “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine, Appiah is a fearless, lucid arbiter. He demonstrated this in his BBC Reith Lectures on the modern complexities of Creed, Culture, Color and Country, and in his book The Lies That Bind, named one of the 50 Notable Works of the Year by The Washington Post.