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Kyoto Prize Symposium

The 28th Kyoto Prize Laureates .Arts and Philosophy: Prof. Gayatri Spivak, Ph.D., 70 (literary critic and educator; citizenship: India). An Indian intellectual, activist and University Professor at Columbia University, Spivak champions those within our globalized society ? especially women, minorities, the working class and new immigrants ? who have been deprived of their voice and their history through unseen structures of oppression. She is perhaps best known for her essay, ?Can the Subaltern Speak?,? a landmark text in the study of post-colonialism. The Kyoto Prize is presented each year by Japan's non-profit Inamori Foundation to individuals and groups worldwide who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the betterment of society, in ?Advanced Technology,? ?Basic Sciences,? and ?Arts and Philosophy.? The prize consists of academic honors, a gold medal, and a cash gift of 50 million yen per category, making it Japan's highest private award for global achievement.

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The 28th Kyoto Prize Laureates .Arts and Philosophy: Prof. Gayatri Spivak, Ph.D., 70 (literary critic and educator; citizenship: India). An Indian intellectual, activist and University Professor at Columbia University, Spivak champions those within our globalized society ? especially women, minorities, the working class and new immigrants ? who have been deprived of their voice and their history through unseen structures of oppression. She is perhaps best known for her essay, ?Can the Subaltern Speak?,? a landmark text in the study of post-colonialism. The Kyoto Prize is presented each year by Japan's non-profit Inamori Foundation to individuals and groups worldwide who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the betterment of society, in ?Advanced Technology,? ?Basic Sciences,? and ?Arts and Philosophy.? The prize consists of academic honors, a gold medal, and a cash gift of 50 million yen per category, making it Japan's highest private award for global achievement.