West to read from new book

Cornel West, the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton, will read from his new book, "Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in the Prospect House Garden Room.

West will sign copies of the book following his reading from "Hope on a Tightrope," which features a collection of his quotations, speech excerpts, letters, philosophy and photographs.

West, who earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1980, is one of the country's best-known scholars and public intellectuals on the subjects of American society, race, politics and class issues. His bestselling books include "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters."

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and space is limited. Tickets are available at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office for Princeton University ID holders. Members of the general public can obtain tickets at Frist beginning Thursday, Nov. 20.

A very limited number of tickets is available for media to attend. Members of the news media must e-mail earonson@princeton.edu or call (609) 258-5733 no later than noon Friday, Nov. 21 to reserve tickets. Media must pick-up tickets between 9 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the Office of Communications, 22 Chambers Street, Suite 201, Princeton, N.J.

The event is sponsored by the Center for African American Studies and the Graduate School's Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.