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LIVESTREAM: Obama to award National Humanities Medal to Columbia professor

Click here to see President Barack Obama honor our own American Studies professor, Andrew Delbanco with the 2011 National Humanities Citation live from the White House. According to a press release from the White House website, Delbanco will be recognized "for his insight into the American character, past and present."

Delbanco has already enjoyed high praise as the Julian Clarence Leir Professor of Humanities here at Columbia and Time magazine's choice as "America's Best Social Critic" for his essays on current issues and higher education. The awards ceremony broadcast begins here at 1:45 EST from the East Room.

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