In partnership with the Institute for Advancing American Values, the Honors College sponsors and presents Boise State University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Twice a year, the Series brings eminent speakers to Boise State from the realm of politics, academics, and humanitarian activism to promote the discussion of important issues. This guide provides a collection of publications by each Distinguished Lecturer. Some publications may only be accessible with a Boise State user name and password.
Arthur C. Brooks
Dr. Arthur C. Brooks
March 2023 Distinguished Lecturer
Arthur Brooks is a Harvard professor, PhD social scientist, bestselling author, and columnist at The Atlantic who specializes in using the highest levels of science and philosophy to provide people with actionable strategies to live their best lives.
Some of Dr. Brooks' featured articles are available through his web page.
Dr. Brooks' "How to Build a Life" columns are accessible to Boise State faculty, staff and students through an Albertsons Library subscription. Those without a Boise State affiliation are encouraged to consult your local public library for access.
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah
September 2022 Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Appiah is a professor of Philosophy and Law at NYU, and he considers readers’ ethical quandaries in a weekly column as “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine. From 2009 to 2012, Appiah served as President of the PEN American Center, the world’s oldest human rights organization.
The Ethics of Identity(2007). Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality: all the elements of our social identities play a central role in the choices by which we make out lives. This text explores the ethical significance of identity for our obligations to others and to ourselves.
Dr. Appiah's "The Ethicist" columns are accessible to Boise State faculty, staff and students through an Albertsons Library subscription. Those without a Boise State affiliation are encouraged to consult your local public library for access.