Presented by On Campus Presents and The H. Andréa Neves and Barton Evans Social Justice Lecture Series.
Dr. Cornel West is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has written 20 books and has edited 13. He is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. He also co-hosts the popular radio show “Smiley & West” heard on PRI around the country. The co-hosts have recently co-authored the book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.
He made his film debut in The Matrix – and was the commentator (with Ken Wilbur) on the official trilogy released in 2004. He also has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films.