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Cornel West

5 out of 5

Philosopher, Professor, Political Activist & Author of "Race Matters"

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Cornel West Biography

Dr. Cornel West, affectionately known to many as Brother West, is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. Dr. West teaches on the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as courses in Philosophy of Religion, African American Critical Thought, and a wide range of subjects -- including but by no means limited to, the classics, philosophy, politics, cultural theory, literature, and music. He has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

Dr. West is the former Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. 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.

Dr. West has partnered with MasterClass.com to provide teachings on several influential courses including a class with Pharrell Williams on Empathy, MasterClass’s first-ever multi-instructor class on Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love, as well as Dr. West’s standalone class on Philosophy.

Speaking Topics
  • Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop and Their Transformative Effect on American Culture

  • "Brother West": Insight into Dr. West's First-Ever Memoirs

  • Race and Democracy in the Age of Obama

  • Religious Toleration

  • Inspiration and Motivation

  • Importance of Pop Culture for Our Youth, Society and Democracy Itself

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Books
The Radical King (King Legacy)

The Radical King (King Legacy)

Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir

Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir

Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism

Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism

African American Religious Thought: An Anthology

African American Religious Thought: An Anthology

Prophesy Deliverance!

Prophesy Deliverance!

Race Matters

Race Matters

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    Cornel West clashed with S.E. Cupp and Bill Kristol on Monday's "Crossfire" over the Republican effort to cut food stamps, calling it "morally obscene.

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Cornel West

5 out of 5

Philosopher, Professor, Political Activist & Author of "Race Matters"

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Cornel West Biography

Dr. Cornel West, affectionately known to many as Brother West, is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. Dr. West teaches on the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as courses in Philosophy of Religion, African American Critical Thought, and a wide range of subjects -- including but by no means limited to, the classics, philosophy, politics, cultural theory, literature, and music. He has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

Dr. West is the former Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. 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.

Dr. West has partnered with MasterClass.com to provide teachings on several influential courses including a class with Pharrell Williams on Empathy, MasterClass’s first-ever multi-instructor class on Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love, as well as Dr. West’s standalone class on Philosophy.

Cornel West Speaking Topics

  • Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop and Their Transformative Effect on American Culture

  • "Brother West": Insight into Dr. West's First-Ever Memoirs

  • Race and Democracy in the Age of Obama

  • Religious Toleration

  • Inspiration and Motivation

  • Importance of Pop Culture for Our Youth, Society and Democracy Itself

Cornel West Videos

  • Dr. Cornel West: Philosophy in Our Time of Imperial Decay
  • Morgan State University Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Dr. Cornel West and Tricia Rose Takeover Love From A Distance

Cornel West Books

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  • How to book Cornel West?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cornel West for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Cornel West, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cornel West or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cornel West?

    Booking fees for Cornel West, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cornel West, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cornel West?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cornel West for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cornel West for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cornel West or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cornel West or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cornel West is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop and Their Transformative Effect on American Culture, "Brother West": Insight into Dr. West's First-Ever Memoirs, Race and Democracy in the Age of Obama, Religious Toleration, Inspiration and Motivation and Importance of Pop Culture for Our Youth, Society and Democracy Itself. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cornel West for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Cornel West generally travels from Princeton, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni, Bakari Sellers, Dr. Bernice King and Yusef Salaam. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cornel West for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Cornel West Speaking Topics

  • Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop and Their Transformative Effect on American Culture

  • "Brother West": Insight into Dr. West's First-Ever Memoirs

  • Race and Democracy in the Age of Obama

  • Religious Toleration

  • Inspiration and Motivation

  • Importance of Pop Culture for Our Youth, Society and Democracy Itself

Cornel West Speaker Videos

  • Dr. Cornel West: Philosophy in Our Time of Imperial Decay
    Morgan State University Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Dr. Cornel West and Tricia Rose Takeover Love From A Distance
    Dr. Cornel West: "Race Matters"
    Dr. Cornel West, "Race Matters...A Timely Discussion on the Fabric of America.".
  • Cornel West: "Speaking Truth to Power"
    Mar 9, 2018 ... A discussion on Institutional Provincialism with Dr. Cornel West and the MIT community from February 8, 2018. Program: Welcome ...

Cornel West News

  • Cornel West

    Cornel West clashed with S.E. Cupp and Bill Kristol on Monday's "Crossfire" over the Republican effort to cut food stamps, calling it "morally obscene.

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