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The Philosophy of Race (the Forum)

8 January 2018, 8:00 am5:00 pm

Race continues to shape the political, cultural, and economic character of our societies, with communities and resources determined along racial lines. But what is race and why is it so significant? Is it simply another form of social classification grounded in inequality, conflict, and violence? If so, how are we to understand race as a resource for cultural cohesion rooted in shared histories? Our speakers will consider what we understand by race, and the relationships between race, inequality, and prejudice.

In association with the Royal Institute of Philosophy


Kwame Anthony Appiah
Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University

Priyamvada Gopal
Reader in Anglophone and Related Literature, University of Cambridge

Nasar Meer
Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh


Danielle Sands
Fellow, The Forum
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London


8 January 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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