Cornel West is a prominent and provocative public intellectual. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. 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, including Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.
The event will also feature a performance by pianist Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan.
The presentation is free and open to the public, though tickets will be issued. Please click here to claim up to two tickets. Once claimed, please visit the UVA Arts Box Office from 12-5 p.m. on weekdays. Will Call will be available at 5 p.m. on the day of the lecture, but lines likely will be long. For those unable to secure tickets, a standby line will form starting at 5 p.m. on September 8. At 5:45 p.m., people from the standby line wll be admitted if space is available.