The Mahindra Award for Global Distinction in the Humanities celebrates the work and vision of an internationally renowned public figure whose career has contributed significantly to the flourishing of the arts and humanities. The award will be given every two years to recognize a filmmaker, journalist, architect, artist, performer, politician, foundation head, museum director, novelist, poet, or scholar by acknowledging the arc of a lifetime's dedication or the cumulative achievement of a body of work. These occasions provide an opportunity to give wide visibility to various aspects of the humanities, not only as a group of academic disciplines but as a form of public service.

The 2018 Recipient of the Mahindra Award for Global Distinction in the Humanities is J. M. Coetzee

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:00pm
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street

Free and open to the public. Tickets are required and available beginning at noon Wednesday, October 10th at Harvard Box Office (Smith Campus Center, 1350 Mass. Ave). Tickets will also be available by phone (617-496-2222) and online for a fee. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets valid until 4:45pm.