April 21, 2016
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary
University of Rochester
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 was 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.