professor of philosophy, Columbia University
Akeel Bilgrami is one of the most highly respected philosophical voices in the conversation about pluralism and liberalism today. An Indian-born philosopher of language and mind, Bilgrami has authored *Belief and Meaning*, *Self-Knowledge and Resentment*, and "Politics and the Moral Philosophy of Identity." Bilgrami is currently the Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University and the Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy. Bilgrami has a B.A. in English Literature from Bombay University, a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago on the subject of indeterminancy of translation and issues concerning realism and linguistic meaning.