Cornel West, PhD, MA Lecture: The Idea of a University in our Time

October 5, 2022 by

Location: Old Cabel hall

Date: Oct 13, 2022 - Oct 13, 2022

Start Time: 6:00 pm

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Cornel West PhD MA

Cornel West, PhD, MA

This event is free and open to the public and will include time for a Q&A moderated by Robert Trent Vinson, Director, and Chair of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies.

Dr. Cornel West, affectionately known to many as Brother West, is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. Dr. West teaches on the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as courses in Philosophy of Religion, African American Critical Thought, and a wide range of subjects — including but by no means limited to, the classics, philosophy, politics, cultural theory, literature, and music. He has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

Dr. West is the former Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years 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. His most recent book, Black Prophetic Fire, offers an unflinching look at nineteenth and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.

Event hosted by UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Carter G. Woodson Institute, and UVA School of Law.

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