Published on Dec 7, 2015
Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as the “father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and was voted the “world’s top public intellectual” in a 2005 poll. Chomsky spoke on “Market Democracy” at Winona State University in Minnesota on March 19, 1998 Published by it can be pictures, Boulder, CO. itcanbepictures.com. Films and Videos That Stick.
Published on Jan 21, 2017
Aired – January 11, 2017 A renaissance in nuclear technology grows while a crisis continues at the Fukushima nuclear plant. How will we power the planet without wrecking the climate? Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to control an ongoing crisis. What’s next for Fukushima? What’s next for Japan? And what’s next for a world that seems determined to jettison one of our most important carbon-free sources of energy? Despite the catastrophe—and the ongoing risks associated with nuclear—a new generation of nuclear power seems poised to emerge the ashes of Fukushima. NOVA investigates how the realities of climate change, the inherent limitations of renewable energy sources, and the optimism and enthusiasm of a new generation of nuclear engineers is looking for ways to reinvent nuclear technology, all while the most recent disaster is still being managed. What are the lessons learned from Fukushima? And with all of nuclear’s inherent dangers, how might it be possible to build a safe nuclear future?
UNE Center for Global Humanities
Published on Dec 29, 2011
UNE’s Center for Global Humanities and its founding director, Anouar Majid, host Noam Chomsky to reflect on the irony of people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) demanding the right to good education, health, and employment, while Americans, battered by an economic systems that eludes most people’s grasp, seem to be resigned to a future without such hope. To view our next lecture live, please go to http://www.une.edu/cgh/video/live.cfm.
Published on Feb 9, 2015
Chomsky on terrorism and how to deal with it.