Linguistics Professor Noam Chomsky coming to UA on Feb. 8by Carolyn Classen on Feb. 06, 2012, under Education, Life
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, in collaboration with the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry (website) and the Department of Linguistics, is pleased to present “An Evening with Noam Chomsky: Education for Whom and for What?”
Join Noam Chomsky — a world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist — as he discusses the current state of higher education and answers questions from the audience.
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Centennial Hall, The University of Arizona (east of Park Ave.)
Cost: this event is free and open to the public
Parking: Parking is available on a pay-per-use basis in the Tyndall Avenue Garage, 880 E. Fourth St. (and free on the streets around the UA after 5 p.m.)
Information: For additional information, please call 520.626.3846
Notes: Backpacks, cameras or signs will not be allowed into the Centennial hall.
About The Lecture
How do we characterize the contemporary state of the American education system? What happens to the quality of education when public universities become more privatized? Are public universities in danger of being converted into facilities that produce graduates-as-commodities for the job market? What is the role of activism in education? These are questions that Chomsky has been concerned with in recent years. With unprecedented tuition increases and budget struggles occurring across American campuses, these are questions that are more relevant than ever.
The Chomsky lecture kicks off an annual lecture series by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences — “The People College.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky. Chomsky is an “Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has worked for over 50 years.