Political thinker Noam Chomsky to give video lecture on world issues

Political thinker, anarchist, philosopher, author, lecturer, critic and social activist – those are just some of the terms used to describe one of America’s best-known linguistic professors.

The oft-quoted scholar and intellectual has lectured on a wide variety of controversial topics, including 9/11, US foreign policy, war crimes and religion. On Friday, Nov. 9, he will deliver a live lecture on current world issues via video conference to York. It will be held from 2:15 to 3:45pm in the Burton Auditorium on York’s Keele campus. A question and answer session will follow.

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Born in 1928, Chomsky is a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he has taught in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy since 1955. It was at MIT that he developed the theory of generative grammar, considered a major contribution to the field of linguistics.

His influence has infiltrated the realms of psychology, philosophy and politics, and he continues to be an active lecturer.

If you haven’t heard Chomsky speak before, now’s your chance. Tickets are $20 – $18 for students – and can be purchased in person at the Accolade Box Office in the CIBC Lobby ACE, by calling ext. 55888 or by visiting yorku.ca/perform.

For more information e-mail chomsky.yorku@gmail.com.