A public dialogue between bell hooks & Cornel West hosted by Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts (http://www.newschool.edu/lang).
Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He has written 19 books and edited 13 books. He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span, Tavis Smiley’s PBS TV Show. He can be heard weekly with Tavis Smiley on Smiley & West, the national public radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI).
bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) is among the leading public intellectuals of her generation. Her writings cover a broad range of topics including gender, race, teaching, and contemporary culture. This fall marks the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Teaching to Transgress: Education as a Practice of Freedom, Dr. hooks’ seminal book on educational practices. This weeklong residency is an opportunity for The New School community to directly engage with Dr. hooks and her commitment to education and learning as a place “where paradise can be created”