The Haury Conversation: Prof. Noam Chomsky

    November 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    UA Centennial hall
    Centennial Hall
    1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

    The Haury Conversation: Noam Chomsky

    Professor Noam Chomsky

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

    “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.”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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