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Dr. Cornel West, Princeton University

Cornel West, Ph.D., is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary, professor emeritus at Princeton University and an author. He teaches on the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as courses in philosophy of religion, African American critical thought, philosophy, politics, cultural theory, literature and music. A former professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard, West graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in three years and earned a master’s and Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton. He’s the author of 20 books, including Race Matters, Democracy Matters and Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. His most recent book, Black Prophetic Fire, offers an unflinching look at 19th and 20th century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. He’s a frequent guest on the “Bill Maher Show,” CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now. West is passionate about keeping alive the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

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Tuesday Mainstage