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University of Iowa News Release

March 28, 2006

Writer, Linguist, Foreign Policy Critic Noam Chomsky To Speak At UI

Linguist and frequent U.S. foreign policy critic Noam Chomsky will discuss human rights in a lecture at the University of Iowa on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Englert Theatre. Admission to his lecture, "Universality of Human Rights: Principles and Practices," is free and open to the public.

Chomsky is a professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues and international affairs. He is also an advocate for human rights and a critic of U.S. foreign policy, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

His works on contemporary issues, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy include "American Power and the New Mandarins," "At War with Asia," "For Reasons of State," "Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War and US Political Culture," and "9-11." He has also written several books on linguistics and language.

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. People with a disability who require an accommodation to participate in this program may contact the committee at 319-335-3059.

Chomsky's visit is being sponsored by the UI Lecture Committee; the colleges of law and liberal arts and sciences; the departments of linguistics, history, psychology, speech pathology and English; and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.

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