The Haury Conversation: Noam Chomsky


This special event will take place at Centennial Hall, located at 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719.

Free Admission for 2017 Loft Film Fest All-Access Passholders!

On Nov. 9, University of Arizona Professor Noam Chomsky will have a conversation with Regents’ Professor Toni Massaro about social justice and the environment. On November 10, he will receive The Loft Film Fest’s Lofty Achievement Award. “We have been pleased to offer several popular, public events featuring Chomsky in previous years,” said John Paul Jones III, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “But these two events will be our first time officially welcoming him into the community now that he is a UA faculty member and fellow Tucsonan.”

Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Chomsky is one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world. Chomsky has written more than 100 books, his most recent being Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power. An ardent free speech advocate, Chomsky has published and lectured widely on U.S. foreign policy, Mideast politics, terrorism, democratic society and war. Chomsky, who joined the UA faculty this fall, is a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He also holds the title of Agnese Nelms Haury Chair, which is sponsored by the Agnes Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

“The Haury Conversation: Noam Chomsky Talks With Toni Massaro” will be moderated by Massaro, the Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law and the former dean of the James E. Rogers College of Law. She also serves as the chair of the program advisory council of UA’s Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice. The program helped fund Chomsky’s position on campus and is the named sponsor of the Nov. 9 discussion. The discussion will include questions from the audience.