"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 

Henry Giroux on Trump Authoritarianism, Neoliberalism, and Rabid Individualism

November 22, 2017 @

Henry Giroux, author of The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism and, America at War with Itself, discusses, Trump's authoritarianism, rampant neoliberalism and the rabid individualism that goes with it.

CTV - Giroux's Commentary on Comey's Senate Testimony Regarding Trump Obstruction

June 11, 2017 @ CTV (Canada)

Henry A. Giroux is interviewed on CTV (Canada) to provide his analysis of the political theater playing out in the US.

Be Thankful for a Dysfunctional Chaotic White House

February 23, 2017 @

Henry Giroux and Paul Jay discuss the Trump-Bannon-Pence administration, a naked display of the 1% ruling without apologies and damn what comes tomorrow

McMaster Prof. Henry Giroux discusses Donald Trump

February 7, 2017 @ Cable 14 Hamilton

Dr. Henry Giroux explains why it's important for our democracy to pay attention & think about how U.S. President Donald Trump is manipulating his messaging around anger & "fear of the other" using social media & otherwise.

Do Corporate Democrats Like Charles Schumer Belong in a Progressive Movement Against Trump?

January 26, 2017 @

Henry Giroux and Paul Jay discuss the relationship between the movement against Trump’s neo-fascism and the struggle against corporate control of the Democratic Party

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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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