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Princeton Professor Cornel West to Speak at Chatham High

Princeton professor Cornel West, host of the nationally syndicated public radio program Smiley & West from Public Radio International (PRI), is coming to speak to students at Chatham High School on the morning of September 27th.

The Chatham High School Philosophy Club is hosting the event. Dr. West will speak to students at CHS about philosophical ideas he expresses in the film “The Examined Life,” which students at the school study in their English curriculum. He will speak Tuesday, September 27th at 8:40 a.m. in the school auditorium. The event is closed to the public. West has been widely hailed as the "pre-eminent African-American intellectual of our time" and America's "most eloquent public intellectual."

A self-described "prisoner of hope," West believes the racial, economic and philosophical differences that divide society can be overcome through reconciliation.  He urges society to make a "leap of faith beyond the evidence and try to energize one another so we can accent the best in one another."

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He is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris.

He has written 19 books and edited 13 books. He is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, Hope on a Tightrope, and his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span.

He made his film debut in the Matrix – and was the commentator (with Ken Wilbur) on the official trilogy released in 2004. He also has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films including Call & Response, Sidewalk and Stand. For more information about Cornel West, please see

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