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Jun. 30: Tradition and Modernity

Date & Time: June 30, 2017 (Friday), 15:00-17:30
Rm. 203, Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, PKU (Bldg.4, Lee Shau-kee Humanities)
Language: English (Chinese interpretation offered)

Host: Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Peking University
Moderator: Prof. Ni Peimin (Executive Vice-director of Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Peking University)
Lecturer: Prof. Leonard Harris
Professor, Department of Philosophy; Graduate faculty member, Department of Philosophy; Interdisciplinary Memberships: Philosophy and Communication, Philosophy and Literature Ph.D. Program, American Studies, African American Studies and Research Center; Founders Address, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, 2017; Philosophy and Literature, Section Chair, Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie, FISP, Beijing, 2018. Prof. Harris graduated from Cornell University and received his Ph.D. in 1974 and his specialization are American Philosophy, Continental European Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy. He has received College of Liberal Arts Discovery Excellence Award for the Humanities, 2017, Franz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award, Caribbean Philosophical Association, 2014 and etc.
Selected works: Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond. Co-authored with J.A. Carter. Lexington Books, 2010. Alain L. Locke: Biography of a Philosopher. Co-authored with C. Molesworth. University of Chicago Press, 2008; Racism. Humanity Press, 1999.


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