Video Recording of the 2020 Spring Theology Lecture Now Available Online

As you may know, Prof. K. Anthony Appiah of New York University delivered our 2020 Spring Theology Lecture this past Tuesday, April 21st.

The title of the lecture was “Global Citizenship and Autonomy: Catholic and Calvinist Perspectives.”  The lecture was well attended, and it addressed a number of timely topics, including the global response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

I’m delighted to let you know that the video recording of Prof. Appiah’s lecture is now available online.

Please email Fr. Cheng at PCheng@SaintThomasChurch.org if you have any issues with accessing the video.


Professor Appiah teaches philosophy at New York University in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Law School.  Earlier, he taught at Princeton, Harvard, Duke, Cornell, Yale, Cambridge and the University of Ghana.  He grew up in Ghana and was educated at Cambridge, where he took undergraduate and doctoral degrees in philosophy.  He has written widely in philosophy of mind and language, ethics and political philosophy, and the philosophy of art, of culture and of the social sciences; as well as in literary studies, where his focus has been on African and African-American literature.

In February 2012, President Obama presented him with the National Humanities Medal.  In 1992, he published the prize-winning In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture. His recent publications include: Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Norton, 2006) and Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity (Harvard, 2014) and The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity (Norton, 2018).