Renowned scholar, intellectual and professor Dr. Cornel West, along with fellow scholar and conversation partner Dr. Robert George, will, in tandem, pay a special personal visit to the St. Philip’s School and Community Center campus this morning at 8:15 a.m. where they will participate in morning chapel service and engage middle school students in a Q & A session. George T. Lee, Jr., Principal Kellee Murrell will give the homily for the morning chapel that will be streamed live on St. Philip’s Facebook page.
“I’m so very honored to have Dr. West on our campus once again. His heartfelt commitment to St. Philip’s and our students has been invaluable. We also extend a warm welcome to Dr. George.”Principal Kellee Murrell
Dr. West has long been one of the nation’s most regarded and sought-after intellectuals on matters of race, gender, class and politics. He is now the new Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair for the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, after leaving Harvard University this past summer.
This is Dr. West’s second stint at Union. Over his distinguished career, Dr. West has also taught twice at Harvard University, while also having served at Yale University, Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Pepperdine University, and the University of Paris. Among the books written by West have been the highly acclaimed Race Matters (1994) and Democracy Matters (2004).
Dr. Robert George is a highly respected American legal scholar, political philosopher, and public intellectual who serves as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
West and George have been frequent conversation partners on the national lecture circuit and are considered good friends. In 2017, they jointly published the statement “Truth-Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression.”