Dr. Cornel West; Speaking Truth to Power!

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Huntington Hall (10-250)

Dr. Cornel West: Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School and the department of African and African-American studies at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

As the country remains divided over recent events, many Americans have begun to evaluate their principles and values as Americans. This includes not only how we examine one another as individuals, but also how we view institutions. Please join us as guest speaker Dr. Cornel West comes to MIT to discuss and examine the institutional provincialism of education in America.


Welcome & Introduction: Mr. Ty Austin (SA+P, GSC DIS Chair)

Keynote: Dr. Cornel West (Harvard)

Followed by a discussion with
Professor Ceasar McDowell (SA+P), Moderator,
Ms. Joy Buolamwini (SA+P, Algorithmic Justice League),
Professor Jennifer Light (SA+P, SHASS),
Professor Sasha Costanza-Chock (SHASS)

Closing Remarks: Dr. Duane Lee (SoS, MLK Visiting Scholar)



Institute of Community and Equity Office (ICEO)

Media Lab and Program in Media Arts & Sciences (ML, MAS)

Office of Graduate Education (OGE)

Presidential Committee on Race and Diversity (CRD)

School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P)

School of Engineering (SoE)

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (SHASS)

School of Science (SoS)

Sloan School of Management (Sloan)


Hosted by:

GSC Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee (DIS)



10-250. MIT ID required to enter. Seating is first come, first served.

Live Streaming: http://web.mit.edu/webcast/iceo/

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Events By Interest

Diversity/Inclusion, General

Events By Audience

MIT Community

Events By School

School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), School of Engineering (SoE), School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), Sloan School of Management (Sloan), School of Science


Institute Community & Equity Office ICEO, Committee on Race and Diversity, Office of the Chancelor

School of Architecture & Planning


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