Noam Chomsky Speaks on 'Prospects for Survival'

Event Details

April 13, 2017
7:30 pm

Mullins Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Kim Weinstein
703-229-2146

The world-renowned linguist, philosopher, author and political activist Noam Chomsky will speak on “Prospects for Survival.” 

The event is free and open to the public, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

His visit is sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and is being presented as part of the celebration for the inauguration of the newly constructed Crotty Hall, is the new home of the Department of Economics.  It is also the first net-zero energy building to be constructed at UMass Amherst.

The Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chomsky is the author of hundreds of books, essays and articles on topics such as linguistics, war, politics and mass media, including the seminal 1967 essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals” and his most recent volume “Who Rules the World?” Chomsky is regularly cited as the most eminent and widely-recognized public intellectual in the world today.

Read more about Noam Chomsky, including a complete list of his works.

Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

Event Category

Lecture/Talk