Watch: Dr. Cornel West

Watch: Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West, a nationally respected scholar, author and philosopher, delivered an inspiring, thought-provoking talk, “Hope On a Tightrope,” to the Trinity community and guests on November 2, 2021, followed by a question and answer session hosted by Dr. Jamal Watson, director of Trinity’s strategic communications, public relations and journalism programs.

Whether you missed the talk, or want to view it again to hear his amazing talk, watch it right here:

Dr. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary 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. Dr. 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. Visit his website here.

Hearing and engaging with top national speakers, like Dr. Cornel West and White House journalist Yamiche Alcindor, is another great reason why being part of the Trinity community, as students, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni, is an amazing experience!

Registration for the Spring 2022 semester (and Winter Term 2022) is happening now, so don’t delay! Register for your classes to continue to be a part of the outstanding Trinity experience! Be sure to use Starfish to set up a meeting with your advisor and go to Self-Service to take a look at the classes for next spring!  If you missed the amazing interview with Yamiche Alcindor, you can watch it here! 

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