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Cornel West, speaking at Dartmouth in 2013. The activist and public intellectual returns to campus April 27 to discuss “Intellectual Vocation and Political Struggle in the Trump Moment.” (Dartmouth College – Eli Burakian)

Mark your calendars. From Dartmouth College:

Harvard professor, political activist, and social critic Cornel West will be on campus Thursday, April 27, to speak on “Intellectual Vocation and Political Struggle in the Trump Moment.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. in Filene Auditorium at Moore Hall.


A scholar of American pragmatism from Emerson to the present, West is an outspoken critic of hypocrisy in American political culture and a fierce advocate for civil rights and social justice.


“Cornel West is one of the most important philosophers and public intellectuals alive today, and his talk promises to be a major event,” says Barbara Will, associate dean of arts and humanities. “We are so lucky to have him on campus.”

West will also be a visiting scholar at Dartmouth this summer, teaching a course on the “The Historical Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois.”