Noam Chomsky coming to Albany

noam chomskyUpdate: Props to Bill M for noticing the asterisk in the conference program that noted Chomsky would be giving the keynote "by videotape." If that's the case, here's plenty of online video -- no conference required.

Noam Chomsky will be the keynote speaker at conference in Albany this July, according the program for the National Peace Conference -- which describes itself as "a national conference to bring the troops home" (here's the program).

The conference is scheduled for July 23-25 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Albany.

Chomsky, a professor at MIT, is famous for his his critiques (and protests) of American foreign policy. But he first gained (academic) fame as as an influential linguistic theorist.

[via @patrickdodson and @GIKate]

photo: Duncan Rawlinson


I got really excited when I saw this, but the conference's website says he's speaking by videotape. Has that changed?

Editors: Good catch. We've updated.

Sounds like a great conference. Very progressive for Albany!

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