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Noam Chomsky to give virtual lecture at Morningside

March 10, 2014, in Latest News

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Noam Chomsky, linguistic expert and U.S. foreign policy critic, will come to Morningside College virtually via Google Hangouts to give an interactive lecture on the use and misuse of language by media and people in power at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.

Chomsky, who was named the world’s top public intellectual in a 2005 poll, has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for almost 60 years. He has been called the “father of modern linguistics” for his contributions to the understanding of human language. He has received honorary degrees from over 40 institutions. Chomsky has also authored over 100 books and has given lectures all around the world.

The event is part of Morningside’s Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center Virtual Lecture Series. The college broadcasts the lectures on campus, and the audience is able to ask questions and interact with the speakers. It also streams them live at www.youtube.com/user/TheHJFLearningCenter.

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