Diversity Speaker Series: Dr. Cornel West

A black and white portrait of Dr. Cornel West. Dr. West is wearing dark glasses, a dark suit and tie, and he has a beard. He is looking directly into the camera with his hands held together in front of him.

2022 – 2023

Speaker: Dr. Cornel West

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.

Date & Tickets

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Flynn Center

Burlington, VT

Tickets available at flynnvt.org/Events/2022/9/cornel-west


The program is dedicated to Rita Markley for many years of dedicated service to COTS and the Greater Burlington Community and to Catherine Simonson for many years of dedicated service to Howard Center and to the Greater Burlington Community.


Made possible through generous sponsorship by

TD Bank, N.A.