December 8, 2020 | Time 7.00 PM – 10 PM EST (US & Canada)
Shaping a Humane World: Global Higher Education Perspectives
STAR Scholars Network envisions a humane and just world. This year’s annual conference celebrates the people who are doing it in many ways. The 2020 STAR Conference will culminate with a very special event. We will be hosting Professor Noam Chomsky on his 92nd birthday. We will be honoring his life as a person who helped shape a humane world. A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards will be announced during this event.
About the special guest
Legend Political dissident Linguist Author Critical thinker
Who is Noam Chomsky?
Noam Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today. He is a stalwart who is pushing our world in a more humane direction every day by speaking truth to power.
Democracy Now describes Noam Chomsky as “a world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author.” He is a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught for more than 50 years.
Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history. Among his groundbreaking books are “Syntactic Structures”, “Language and Mind,” “Aspects of the Theory of Syntax,” and “The Minimalist Program,” each of which has made distinct contributions to the development of the field. He has received numerous awards, including the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, the Helmholtz Medal and the Ben Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science University of Arizona Department of Linguistics (2017).