PACE LAW SCHOOL HOSTS DR. CORNEL WEST FOR DISCUSSION TITLED “IN THE AGE OF OBAMA” AT ITS 18TH ANNUAL DYSON DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

In continuing its commitment to develop innovative programs with national distinction, Pace Law School will host one of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Dr. Cornel West, for a discussion titled “In the Age of Obama,” at its 18th Annual Dyson Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 16, 12:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom, Joseph and Bessie Gerber Glass Law Center, at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY.

Dr. Cornel West is one of America’s most gifted, provocative and important public intellectuals, and has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking and teaching weave together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics and jazz.  Currently the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University, West burst onto the national scene in 1993 with his bestselling book, Race Matters, a searing analysis of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, selling more than a half a million copies to date. In addition, West has published 18 other books and has edited 13 texts and has received more than 20 honorary degrees.

The Dyson Distinguished Lecture was endowed in 1982 by a gift from the Dyson Foundation made possible through the generosity of the late Charles H. Dyson, a 1930 graduate, trustee and long-time benefactor of Pace University. The principal aim and object of the Dyson Distinguished Lecture is to encourage and make possible scholarly legal contributions of very high quality in furtherance of Pace Law School’s educational mission.

**Editors Please Note** Dr. Cornel West will be available for interview following his lecture.

DATE:           Thursday, April 16

TIME:            12:30 p.m.

PLACE:         Pace Law School

Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom

Joseph and Bessie Gerber Glass Law Center

78 North Broadway

White Plains, NY

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Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 6,700 alumni throughout the country and the world. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus. The School also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and in Comparative Legal Studies and an SJD in Environmental Law. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu

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