Noam Chomsky, who joined the University of Arizona faculty in fall 2017, is a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He is also the Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

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Noam Chomsky in front of Old Main on the University of Arizona campus

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Office Hours with Noam Chomsky

October 2, 2019

University of Arizona students ask Noam Chomsky questions about politics, the future, and linguistics in this open forum. Co-organized by ASUA and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, with support from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

Conversation on Campus Free Speech

September 5, 2018

Noam Chomsky joins a panel of the most prominent voices in the country on the topic of free speech. The discussion includes the boundaries of free speech on campus, where there is often a tension between adhering to the legal guidelines of free speech and promoting a non-hostile learning environment.


Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky Discuss Nuclear War

April 24, 2018

Intercept Editor-in-Chief Betsy Reed moderated a discussion between Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg on the topic of nuclear policy and war. Chomsky, a laureate professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona, and Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower and author of “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner,” appeared onstage together for the first time.

The Haury Conversation: Noam Chomsky with Toni Massaro

November 9, 2017

Interview with Noam Chomsky by Toni Massaro at Centennial Hall in 2017.

A Conversation on Privacy

March 25, 2016

The balance between national security and government intrusion on the rights of private citizens was the topic of this panel discussion featuring renowned linguist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald. Nuala O’Connor, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, acted as moderator.

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Noam Chomsky is the Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

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