SEPTEMBER 20th, 7:30 PM
An institute professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, Chomsky is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences. His work in linguistics,
which has been internationally acclaimed, has earned Chomsky the
Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological
Association, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences and the Helmholtz Medal.
Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy,
intellectual history, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
Among the numerous political works he has authored or co-authored
include "American Power and the New Mandarins"; "At War with Asia";
"The Political Economy of Human Rights, Vol. I and II"; "Rethinking
Camelot: JFK and the Vietnam War and U.S. Political Culture";
"Reflection on Propaganda;" "The Common Good"; and "Profit Over
An MIT faculty member since 1955, Chomsky has received honorary
degrees from several of the nation's and world's most noted
universities, including the University of London, University of
Chicago, Georgetown University and Cambridge University.