The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU will host “Antiquities Wars: A Conversation about Loot and Legitimacy” on Wed., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East (at Washington Pl.). Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
Participants include: former New York Times correspondent Sharon Waxman, author of the newly released Loot: The Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World; James Cuno, director of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage; Princeton Philosophy Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah, author or Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers; and Daniel Shapiro, an attorney specializing in art law and the president emeritus of the International Cultural Property Society.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to arrange interviews, please contact Stephanie Steiker, New York Institute for the Humanities, at 212.998.2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU was established in 1976 for promoting the exchange of ideas among academics, professionals, politicians, diplomats, writers, journalists, musicians, painters, and other artists in New York City-and between all of them and the city. It currently comprises 220 fellows. Throughout the year, the NYIH organizes numerous public events and symposia.