Cornel West to Visit Dartmouth

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hanover — Harvard University professor and activist Cornel West will visit Dartmouth College on April 27 for a talk entitled “Intellectual Vocation and Political Struggle in the Trump Moment.”

The lecture will be free and open to the public, and is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Filene Auditorium, which is located in Moore Hall on the north side of campus.

West will be in residence at Dartmouth this summer as a visiting scholar, and will teach a course called “The Historical Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

As a prominent public intellectual, West has written more than 20 books, appeared on dozens of television programs, been arrested at protests against police brutality and spoofed by Saturday Night Live.

His talk next week is part of a series sponsored by the college president’s office titled “Why the Humanities Matter in the 21st Century.”

West last spoke at Dartmouth in 2013.