Noam Chomsky speaks on "Policy and the Media Prism" at the Phillips Center

Published Robbie - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 6:53pm

http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/4933b8e31b3a41c1beea26ca4b16e8451d

There will also be a large sound system and screen showing the talk live outside the Phillips Center for people who can't make it in.

Renowned professor and political activist, Noam Chomsky, to speak at the Curtis M. Phillips, M.D.  Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, October 15th, doors at 7:15pm, speech at 8pm. Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of America's most prominent authors and political dissidents, Noam Chomsky is brought to UF by the Civic Media Center.

A native of Pennsylvania, Chomsky received his Ph.D in Linguistics in 1955 from the University of Pennsylvania. Chomsky was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows from 1951 to 1955. His work has had a profound and lasting influence on all cognitive sciences. In 1955, Chomsky joined the staff of MIT and was appointed full professor in 1961. Fifteen years later, in 1976, he was appointed Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Since then, he has received multiple awards including the Sydney Peace Prize and the Erich Fromm Prize and numerous honorary degrees from universities around the world.

Chomsky writes and speaks frequently on a variety of social and political issues. He advocates popular struggle for greater democracy and he has authored more than 100 books including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media” (with Edward Herman), Pirates and Emperors: International Terrorism in the Real World, The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (with David Barsamian), and Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance. As an advocate for free speech and equality, Chomsky has spoken out against U.S. foreign policy and the mainstream media.

The last time Noam Chomsky visited Gainesville, he was brought by the Civic Media Center to celebrate their 10th anniversary – still standing strong, Gainesville’s own library of the independent and non-corporate press and community organizing space is now celebrating their 20th anniversary with Chomsky’s return.

 

Cost: 
Free, open to the public, advance tickets required, tickets available at the CMC, Friday, Oct. 11th and Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12pm to 6pm,Phillips Center on Monday, October 14th from Noon to 6pm
When:
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
Free, open to the public, advance tickets required, tickets available at the CMC, Friday, Oct. 11th and Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12pm to 6pm,Phillips Center on Monday, October 14th from Noon to 6pm