Cornel West, professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, will visit Northern Arizona University to discuss class, nation and the future of democracy in a public lecture titled “Education as a Human Right” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium.

A speaker is invited each year in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day to foster discussion of current human rights issues. This year’s lecture is co-sponsored by several programs and student groups on campus including the Martin Springer Institute, the Black Student Union and the Student Activities Council.

Admission is free for NAU students and employees and $10 for the general public. For tickets, call the NAU Central Ticket Office at (928) 523-5661, or visit the website or the University Union.