Celebrity Keynote Speaker for hire Cornel West is a well-respected philosopher, author and social activist. Cornel is a thought leader on public policy and important social issues, having published and edited over 30 books on race relations, gender, social class and democracy. He currently works as a professor at Union Theological Seminary teaching philosophy and Christian practice.
Cornel is the son of a Baptist minister and attended undergrad at Harvard University. He earned his graduate degree in philosophy from Princeton University in 1980, becoming the first African American ever to graduate from the university with a philosophy Ph.D. Cornel is a proponent for the betterment of African American studies programs at institutions around the world and went on to teach courses in the subject at Yale, Harvard, the University of Paris and Princeton where he was given the title of Professor Emeritus.
Outside of the classroom, Cornel has appeared in a number of moving documentaries and feature films such as The Matrix Trilogy as well as released 3 spoken word albums. His 3rd spoken word album titled Never Forget was in collaboration with well-known music artists Prince, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, Andre 3000, Gerald Levert and KRS-One. As a writer, Cornel’s most popular works among many include Race Matters published in 1994 and Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism in 2004.
Cornell makes regular celebrity guest appearances as a thought leader on major news networks including CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC and has appeared on a number of other highly rated programs such as The Bill Maher Show and The Colbert Report.
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