Cornel West: Speaking Truth to Power

Cornel West: Speaking Truth to Power

A discussion on Institutional Provincialism

February 7, 2018 - 5pm – 7pm
MIT Room 10-250

A discussion on Institutional Provincialism
Guest Speaker: Dr. Cornel West

This event will be in 10-250 (MIT ID required), and live streamed from

Dr. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic 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. 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.

February 7, 2018
from 5pm – 7pm
MIT Room 10-250
Free; seating is on a first-come basis and MIT ID required for 10-250.

The event will be streamed.

Discussion will include:
Professor Jennifer Light, SA+P
Professor Renee Gosline, Sloan
Professor Sasha Costanza-Chock, HASS
Professor Duane Lee, Science
Professor Dr. Helen Lee, HASS
Professor Ceasar McDowell, DUSP

Hosted by Mr. Ty Austin, SA+P, GSC DIS Chair