Institute Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky, a prolific author, political activist, and philosopher, is one of MIT’s greatest scientists. He created the field of modern linguistics—the scientific study of language—and his political commentaries have sparked controversy and conversation for more than 50 years.
In the January 2015 Faculty Forum Online on Tuesday, January 20, Chomsky will shared insights on his career, took live questions, and discussed the Chomsky Archive, an MIT Libraries project to preserve and digitize the lectures, personal papers, and materials he has donated to MIT.
Watch the interview then share your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter using the hashtag #MITFaculty.
About Noam Chomsky
Known as the “father of modern linguistics,” Institute Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky shaped the linguistics field around the profound question, “What does language reveal about the nature of knowledge?” Chomsky joined the MIT faculty in 1955 and was appointed Institute Professor in 1976.
Chomsky has authored more than 100 books on language and politics and is one of the world’s most-cited living scholars.
Chomsky in the Press
Noam Chomsky Official Website
The Chomsky Archives, MIT Libraries
“MIT Libraries receive papers of distinguished linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky,” MIT News
“Unboxing the Chomsky Archive,” MIT News
“Chomsky on Russia: ‘The worst-case scenario, of course, would be a nuclear war,’” Salon
“Interview with Noam Chomsky on the Crisis in Central America and Mexico,” The Nation
@chomsky_quotes, a collection of Noam Chomsky quotes on Twitter
Up to eight times per academic year, the Faculty Forum Online presents interactive interviews with MIT faculty on timely and relevant topics, including nuclear weapons, neuroscience, digital privacy, climate policy, and climate research. Viewers watch and participate in live 30-minute interviews via interactive chat. Since its inception in 2011, archival editions on YouTube and MIT TechTV have been viewed nearly than 100,000 times.