Update: Watch the archived broadcast.
On January 20, 2015, at noon EST, Institute Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky—the longtime political activist and founder the field of modern linguistics—discussed his career and took live questions from the MIT community in a Faculty Forum Online webcast. Chomsky also discussed the Chomsky Archive, an MIT Libraries project to preserve and digitize the lectures, personal papers, and materials he has donated to the Institute Archives and Special Collections.
Known as the “father of modern linguistics,” Chomsky shaped the linguistics field around the profound question, “What does language reveal about the nature of knowledge?” One of the world’s most-cited living scholars, he has authored more than 100 books and his political commentaries have sparked controversy and conversation for more than 50 years.
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.
His well-known political beliefs have made him a significant figure in public activism, particularly on issues like capitalism and foreign policy.
Chomsky in the Press
The Chomsky Videos, YouTube
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