Professor Akeel Bilgrami is the Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, where he is also a Professor on the Committee on Global Thought. He was the Director of the Humanities Center at Columbia University for seven years and the Director of its South Asian Institute for the past three years. He is the author of the books Belief and Meaning (1992), Self-Knowledge and Resentment (2006), and Secularism, Identity and Enchantment (2014). He has edited the books, Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? (2014), Beyond the Secular West (2015), Democratic Culture (2011), and Gandhi, Marx, and Modernity (2014). He is due to publish two short books in the near future: What is a Muslim? and Gandhi's Integrity. His long-term future work is on the relations between agency, value, and practical reason.
This lecture is part of Free Speech in a Dangerous World, a yearlong series exploring the relationship between free speech on campus and diversity and inclusion across disciplines and contexts. Presenting different viewpoints and global perspectives, the series examines the central goals of liberal education, including fostering difficult dialogues, academic freedom, and promoting diversity and inclusive excellence.
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