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Distinguished Visiting Humanist Program

April 20, 2016 - April 22, 2016

The University of Rochester’s Distinguished Visiting Humanist for the 2015-16 academic year will be Professor Noam Chomsky (Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, at MIT), who will be in residence from Wednesday, April 20 through Friday, April 22, 2016.

Professor Chomsky is one of the most influential thinkers and public intellectuals of our time, writing and speaking about everything from linguistics and the mind to the nature and cultural significance of power, force, exploitation, manipulation, the media, and just government. He was voted the leading living public intellectual in the 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll conducted by the British magazine Prospect, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, and has received honorary degrees from over 35 universities around the world. In 2011, he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize. Learn more about him on his official website.

In addition to meeting with students and faculty and participating in a sold out event at the Little Theatre on Friday, April 22, Professor Chomsky will be featured in these public events:


chomskyWednesday, April 20
7 p.m., Hoyt Hall
Screening of Michel Gondry’s "Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? : An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky" and Q&A with Noam Chomsky
Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Seating available on a first come, first served basis.
For directions to reserved parking spots, please stop at the Information Booth on Wilson Boulevard upon arrival.


Thursday, April 21
5 p.m., Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary
Reception to follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall
Keynote Lecture with Noam Chomsky: "Language, Creativity, and the Limits of Understanding" followed by Q&A
Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Seating available on a first come, first served basis.
For directions to reserved parking spots, please stop at the Information Booth on Wilson Boulevard upon arrival.

Learn more about the Distinguished Visiting Humanist Program >

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