Dr. West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual and is Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. West 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 Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris and has written over 20 books. Best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, his most recent releases, Black Prophetic Fire and Radical King, were also received with critical acclaim.