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Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West

Keynote Speaker: Philosopher, Professor, Political Activist & Author of "Race Matters"; 2024 People's Party Presidential Candidate

Dr. 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.

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Dr. 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

Dr. Cornel West Videos

A Conversation with Cornel West
Dr. Cornel West: Philosophy in Our Time of Imperial Decay
Morgan State University Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series

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Dr. Cornel West is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Authors, Civil Rights, Creativity, Diversity, Social Activism, Government, Liberal, Social Sciences, Black Heritage, Big Think, Inspirational, Philosophy, Faith & Religion, Relationships, Political, Social Justice, Literary, History, Culture and College.

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Dr. Cornel West generally travels from Princeton, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Dr. Cornel West is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Civil Rights and Creativity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Cornel West for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Dr. 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, Bakari Sellers and Nikki Giovanni. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Cornel West for an upcoming event.

Dr. 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

Dr. Cornel West Videos

A Conversation with Cornel West
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 Reviews

  • Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma - Aug 28 2023

  • McGraw Hill - Mar 16 2023

  • Everyone was terrific: responsive, kind, and knowledgeable. I’ve helped bring a number of speakers to Amherst and this was by far my best experience!
    Amherst College - Mar 20 2021

  • Cigna Corporate Services, LLC - Feb 23 2021

  • All American is amazing! When possible I have stayed with AAE for our panelists/ speakers. The process the quick, easy and the team is always on top of their coordination duties. Thank you!
    A2mend - Sep 28 2020

Dr. 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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