A Conversation with Will Kymlicka on the Challenges of Multiculturalism
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 06:00 PM to 07:45 PM
With multicultural citizenship a fact of the 21st century, what are the limits of tolerance in a democratic society? How can we create shared values and national identities, while also respecting increasingly diverse cultural, religious, and sexual identities?
This wide-ranging conversation will cover:
- Multiculturalism: Are there multi-ethnic societies that are successful models of tolerance and pluralism?
- What is the Canadian model, and how does it differ from that of the United States?
- The issue of minority rights in Europe and in the Islamic world
- Kymlicka's controversial views on animal rights.
Will Kymlicka holds the Canada Research Chair in political philosophy at Queen's University, Canada. His books include Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights; Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship; and Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights, co-authored with his wife Sue Donaldson.
Journalist James Traub will interview Kymlicka. The format of the event will be as follows:
6:00PM - Doors open
6:15PM-7:15PM – Television taping of conversation (please arrive on time)
7:15PM-7:45PM – Reception
Traub has worked as a columnist for Foreign Policy's website, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, reporting widely from Africa and the Middle East. He is the author of five books, and is currently writing a biography of John Quincy Adams.
Please RSVP. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Suggested Donation: $10. Events are free of charge for students with valid ID. This special offer is limited to a small number of seats—first come first served—and registration in advance is required.
Speaker: Will Kymlicka
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478
(212) 752-2432 - Fax
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