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Noam Chomsky: Academic Freedom and the Corporatization of Universities

 Thank you for your interest in attending Noam Chomsky's talk on Academic Freedom and the Corporatization of Universities. Unfortunately we are no longer taking reservations at this time. Please check this website periodically, if any tickets become available, reservations will be taken once again.

An event presented by the Office of the Dean and Vice-Principal (Academic) University of Toronto Scarborough

Date: Wednesday, April 6th 2011

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Location: Academic Resource Centre, AC223

The event will be live streamed on https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~vpdean/dean-events.php complete with online forum to take your questions for Prof. Chomsky. More details to follow.

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Noam Chomsky is one of America's leading scholars and intellectuals. A prolific author, lecturer, and activist, Chomsky is currently an Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1957 Chomsky's first book Syntactic Structures started revolutions in two distinct academic fields: linguistics and analytic philosophy. In 1969 his book American Power and the New Mandarins, with its striking analysis of US military action in Vietnam, established Chomsky as a compelling foreign policy critic. He has continued to be an essential voice on virtually every international conflict for over 4 decades.

Chomsky has lectured at universities around the world, is the recipient of numerous honourary degrees and awards, and has written or co-authored more than one hundred books. The New York Times calls Chomsky "arguably the most important intellectual alive today," and "perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet."

Join us as Noam Chomsky speaks on the topic: Academic freedom and the corporatization of universities.

Additional Notes: A selection of Noam's books will be offered for sale at the UTSC Bookstore prior to the event and will also be available for sale at the event.

If you require special accommodations for this event please email deanadmin@utsc.utoronto.ca

Noam Chomsky will also be speaking at the Hart House Great Hall on the afternoon Thursday, April 7th - the State-Corporate Complex: A Threat to Freedom and Survival. This event is presented by the Hart House Debates Committee, Science for Peace and Near East Culural and Educational Foundation (NECEF).




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