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2011 National Humanities Medals Announced

Development as Freedom

President Barack Obama has announced the winners of the 2011 National Humanities Medals and among the recipients are Andrew Delbanco, a humanities professor at Columbia University and the author of Melville: His World and Work, Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of The Dictionary of Global Culture, and Amartya Sen, a Nobel Laureate in economics and the author of Development as Freedom.

According to a press release issued by The National Endowment for the Humanities the medals are given in recognition of "individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens' engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans' access to important resources in the humanities."

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