Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Rohingya Crisis

By Kedar Bernston



Voices is an ongoing interview series which analyzes the Rohingya crisis through intellectual discussions with scholars.


Born in London and raised in Ghana, Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah received both his B.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University. After teaching at renowned institutions such as Yale, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, and Princeton, he has taken up residence as a Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. He is the author of prize-winning books, such as The Honor Code and Cosmopolitanism, which critically examine identity and the way we interact and connect with each other. Dr. Appiah, a leading global thinker in ethics and racial identity, is also the recipient of over 15 honorary degrees, including the 2011 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.