Virtual Event: Teodros Kiros and Cornel West


Conversations with Cornel West


March 8, 2021
7:00 PM ET


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Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes TEODROS KIROS—acclaimed scholar of African philosophy and professor at Berklee College of Music—and renowned writer and public philosopher CORNEL WEST for a discussion of Teodros's latest book, Conversations with Cornel West.

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Praise for Conversations with Cornel West

"These interviews deftly highlight . . . the life and thought of Cornel West. Teodros Kiros, one of our leading living philosophers, novelists, television personalities, and commentators on modern African life, brilliantly weaves together a series of dialogues that novices and experts of West’s work alike will find invaluable. The questioning of Kiros and responses of West encourage us to meditate on the meaning of A Love Supreme from the heart, which the Ethiopian thinker Zara Yacob maintained is the site of reason." —Neil Roberts, Professor of Political Science, Williams College

"Cornel West defines himself as 'a bluesman in the life of the mind, and a jazzman in the world of ideas.' Conversations with Cornel West demonstrates the truth of that self-description as he engages in Socratic dialogue with Teodros Kiros, a scholar who not only understands the importance of rigor, but who possesses a fund of knowledge that is broad in scope and analytic in precision. There is no one-upmanship in this shared critical space." —George Yancy, PhD, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University

Cornel West
Cornel West

Cornel West

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, and the University of Paris.

Teodros Kiros
Teodros Kiros

Teodros Kiros

Teodros Kiros is considered a leading authority on moral philosophy and a leading voice in African philosophy. He has been a W. E. B. Du Bois Fellow at Harvard University for the past 20 years and has been nominated three times for Berklee's Distinguished Faculty Award. Kiros is the producer and host of the internationally acclaimed television program African Ascent, which continually gives visibility to Berklee faculty and includes interviews with President Roger H. Brown and Provost Larry Simpson.


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