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"The very notion of being an engaged public intellectual is neither foreign to, nor a violation of, what it means to be an academic scholar, but central to its very definition."


Public Intellectuals against the Neoliberal University


Media Appearances

Donald Trump faces 37 charges related to U.S. national security

A conversation with Henry Giroux and Trending Now - June 9, 2023

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is facing more legal problems. This time over classified documents - sensitive government material that he allegedly took with him when he left the White House in 2021. Unprecedented in American history, this case only made more extraordinary by the fact that Trump is also the front-runner of his party for the Republican presidential nomination next year.

A conversation with Henry Giroux and Julian Casablancas - Oct. 30, 2020 @ CultRecordsNYC

A conversation with Henry Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest, and Julian Casablancas, as they discuss Giroux’s newly released book, The Terror of the Unforeseen, which features a forward written by Casablancas. Moderated by Wade Hemsworth.

Henry Giroux, Interview with Jim Vrettos - Aug. 25, 2020 @ MNN NYC

Host Jim Vrettos and guests Henry Giroux, McMaster University Professor for Scholarship in the Public Interest; and Michael Pelias, Professor of Philosophy at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY; join together to discuss about the Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz.

Henry Giroux, Interview with Anthony Clemons - June 12, 2020 @ THE GCAS REVIEW PODCAST INTERVIEWS

Renowned cultural critic, Prof. Henry Giroux discusses the protests with Anthony Clemons, Andrew Keltner, and Creston Davis

Henry Giroux, Interview with Pablo Rivera and Ezequiel Passeron - 5 May 2020 @ Faro Digital

Pablo Rivera and Ezequiel Passeron had the honor and privilege of talking with professor Henry Giroux, one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in North America, to analyze the challenges of covid-19.

Open debate with Henry Giroux (2018-19): Resistance, social transformation and hope.

Henry Giroux, Public Lecture - 7 May 2019 @ CENTRE CULTURAL LA MERCÈ

Open debate with Henry Giroux (2018-19): Resistance, social transformation and hope.

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Lectures & Talks

Higher Education and the Plague of Authoritarianism

October 26, 2017 @ York University, Toronto

The John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour at York University, Toronto. In this lecture, Professor Henry A. Giroux posits that the modern loss of faith in the marriage of education and democracy needs to be reclaimed, but that will only happen if the long legacy of struggle over education is once again brought to life as part of a more comprehensive understanding as education being central to politics itself.

What is the Role of Higher Education in a Time of Legitimized Violence?

October 1, 2017 @ McMaster University, Hamilton

A talk by Dr. Henry A. Giroux at at the Gandhi Peace Festival's "Education for our Times: Towards a Culture of Peace, Nonviolence and Social Justice" conference.

Q&A with Henry Giroux from the "Bring Your Own Brain: Free Us from Climate Chaos" Symposium

June 13, 2017 @ The University of Montana

From the Bring Your Own Brain: Free Us from Climate Chaos Symposium at the University of Montana 6/13/17

Rethinking Education in the Age of Emergent Authoritarianism

July 5, 2017 @ The University of the West of Scotland

In July 2017, Henry Giroux came to Scotland to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland. Following this event, he engaged in a public conversation with UWS colleagues Diarmuid McAuliffe (School of Education) and Graham Jeffery (School of Media, Culture and Society). That conversation took place in front of a capacity audience on the UWS Paisley Campus and covered a wide range of critical issues within Education, Culture and Society.

Henry Giroux Honorary Doctorate and Address at the University of the West of Scotland

July 4, 2017

Powerful address given by Prof. Henry Giroux on receiving his honorary doctorate at the University of the West of Scotland graduation ceremony.

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