For appearances on CSPAN go to the C-SPAN video library »

For lectures on YouTube go to the YouTube site »

For podcasts of the discussions with Amy Bloom and Kenji Yoshino for the New York Times Sunday Magazine go to iTunes » 


A podcast with Milan Terlunen about “how to read …,” in my case, philosophy.


A conversation with Homi Bhabha on honor at the Jaipur Literature Festival.


A BBC Radio Program, FutureProofing, has an episode on Identity in which I am quoted

Commencement address at Sarah Lawrence, May 22 2015.

A conversation with Ash Amin about cosmopolitanism at the Center for Art, Social Science and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge University.


Dresher Center for the Humanities, University of Maryland Baltimore County, interview about my work

TedX Talk on religion.

Discussion with Cornel West about my book Lines of Descent.


A discussion about the philosophy of race with Sarah-Jane Leslie in her series Philosophical Conversations on the Marc Sanders Foundation website

A lecture at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, broadcast on CBC

An interview on Brazil’s TV Globo with Silio Boccanero

An interview on Radio New Zealand with Kim Hill, given while I was delivering the Robb Lectures in Auckland

The Sir Douglas Robb Lectures at the University of Auckland on “Identity, Honor, Politics”


The First Henry Louis Gates Jr. Lecture at Yale

A short film discussing Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, to which I contributed

Some Talks In Australia

The Alan Missen Oration at the Melbourne Literary Festival.

A talk with Richard Aedy on Moral Revolutions for Radio National.

A discussion on the television program Q&A with Germaine Greer, Simon Callow and Sefi Atta.

Notes on Multiculturalism

A talk in Oslo, at a conference on “Challenges to Multiculturalism. A Conference on Migration, Citizenship, and Free Speech” organized by The New York Review of Books Foundation and the Fritt Ord Foundation, held on 25–26 June 2012 at Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo.

A Conversation on Civility

A conversation about civility, chaired by Chris Satullo, Vice President of News and Civil Dialogue at WHYY, with Cathy Raphael, Chair of the Ms. Foundation for Women, David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, and me, held under the auspices of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers on June 15, 2012 in New Brunswick.

Perpetual Peace

This is a project of the Slought Foundation & Syracuse University Humanities Center, reflecting on Kant’s 1795 essay “Perpetual Peace.” The main page is here and you can watch an interview with me here.

Talking about “The Honor Code”

Discussion with Jonathan Judaken on WKNOMemphis listen on the web »

Discussion with Krista Tippett on NPR’s “On Being” listen on the web »

Discussion on KUNR, the radion station of the University of Nevada at Reno, recorded during a visit in October 2010 listen on the web »

Discussion on C-SPAN Book TV of The Honor Code at the Harvard Book Store listen on the web »

Discussion with Riz Khan on Al Jazeera’s “Riz Khan Show,” Monday, November 29, 2010 listen on the web »

Discussion with Veronica Rueckert on Wisconsin Public Radio, Friday, November 19, 2010 listen on the web »

Discussion with Anthony Paranzino at WPRB, Princeton University Public Radio, on Liu Xiaobo and the Nobel Prize and China’s Honor, Monday, November 15 2010 listen on the web »

Discussion with Jack Russell Weinstein on “Why? Radio,” Prairie Public Radio, Grand Forks, ND, Sunday, November 14 2010 listen on the web »

Discussion with Bridget Kendall, Anna Chen, Dimitar Sasselov on “The Forum,” BBC World Service, Sunday, November 14 2010 go to their page »

Discussion with Chris Lydon on Open Source, Friday November 12, 2010 go to their page »

Discussion with Brian Lehrer, WNYC, New York, Thursday October 28, 2010go to their page »

Discussion with Jack Miles at the Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, Thursday October 9, 2010
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Discussion of Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Prize with Brian Lehrer, WNYC, New York, Friday October 10, 2010
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Discussion with Kojo Nnamdi on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, Washington DC, Wednesday October 6, 2010
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Discussion with Marty Moss-Coane, Radio Times, WHYY, on Wednesday, September 22 2010
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At Big Think “interviews with the world’s leading thinkers,” Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Discussion with Elliot Gerson at the Aspen Institute in Washington on Thursday, September 16, 2010
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Discussion with Neal Conan, Talk of the Nation, NPR, Monday September 13 2010 go to their page »

BBC History of the World in 100 Objects: Akan Drum

This is a program in which I participated, presented by Neil McGreogor of the British Musuem.
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Some of My Lectures and Interviews

A discussion with Toni Morrison and Marlene van Niekerk at the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival visit site »

Discussion with Joshua Knobe on Blogging Heads about identity and electoral politics
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A lecture at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
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Philosophy Talk: Discussion of The Ethics of Identity
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Discussion of Cosmopolitanism on Philosophy Bites

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Kojo Nnamdi show: discussion of Experiments in Ethics
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Thoughtcast Interview

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Talk of the Nation (January 2006)

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Talk of the Nation (February 2008)
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Radio Times
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Princeton Lecture on the Ethics of Identity
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BBC World Service “The Forum” July 2008
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Colin Marshall “The Marketplace of Ideas” Interview

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You can see some of my ideas on the Big Think website
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Here on Earth: Wisconsin Public Radio
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The Kojo Nnamdi Show (September 2006)
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The Kojo Nnamdi Show (February 2008)
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UCSB Lecture
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Tavis Smiley Show
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American Enterprise Institute Talk on “Eurocentric and Afrocentric Views of History”
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Two great places to listen to discussions of philosophy

Philosophy Talk, with John Perry and Ken Taylor
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Philosophy Bites, with David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton
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