CIS Events

Showing: March 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • Starr Forum: Racing to the Precipice: Global Climate, Political Climate
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    26-100
    Everybody
    Starr Forum lecture with Noam Chomsky on climate change and President Trump. About Noam Chomsky: Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has worked since 1955, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism. Please note: This event is open to the general public and is first-come, first-serve for seating. No one will be allowed to hold or save seats. All individuals must be present for them to claim a seat. We expect a lot of interest in this event and recommend arriving early for a seat. If the venue reaches maximum occupancy, we have arranged for an overflow viewing of the live-stream of the event at MIT 54-100 and will direct people to that location. Free & open to the public | Refreshments served Can't attend in person? Watch it on Facebook live or on-demand on YouTube. For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact starrforum@mit.edu.
    Noam Chomsky
    Center for International Studies