Harvard Law Professor to Present Annual World Philosophy Day Lecture at KU Nov. 17

Graphic of speaker, Randall L. Kennedy. Michael R. .Klein Professor of Law. Harvard Law School. "Should I Love my Country? Patriotism and the African American"

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Kutztown University Department of Philosophy and Government is pleased to announce that professor Randall L. Kennedy, Esq., will deliver the 10th annual UNESCO World Philosophy Day lecture, "Should I Love My Country? Patriotism and the African American.” The lecture will begin 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in Schaeffer Auditorium.

Professor Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School and has served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has published extensively on race, law, and equality, including "Race, Crime, and the Law", which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1998.

Every year, UNESCO celebrates World Philosophy Day to honor philosophical reflection around the world. Celebrations normally take place on or around the third Thursday of November. It is a day for sharing thoughts and reflecting upon new ideas for addressing challenges faced by humanity. The purpose is to reinforce our shared humanity through philosophical reflection.

For more information regarding Kennedy's visit, please contact the department either by emailing Heather Pafchek (pafchek@kutztown.edu) or by phone at 610-683-4449.