Noam Chomsky, a professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the annual Lewis Burke Frumkes Lecture, hosted by New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Department of Philosophy. His address, “Simple Truths, Hard Problems: Some Thoughts on Terror, Justice, and Self-Defense,” is Monday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. on the NYU campus.

Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. His works include American Power and the New Mandarins; Peace in the Middle East; The Culture of Terrorism; Deterring Democracy; Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War and U.S. Political Culture; 9-11; Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies; and On Nature and Language.

  • Who: Author Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics, MIT
  • What: NYU’s Frumkes Lecture, “Simple Truths, Hard Problems: Some Thoughts on Terror, Justice, and Self-Defense”
  • When: Monday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor

The Frumkes Lecture, now in its fifth year, was established to showcase the work of the world’s most prominent philosophers and is supported by NYU alumnus Lewis Burke Frumkes. Past lecturers were Onora O’Neill, Bernard Williams, and Jonathan Bennett.

Reporters interested in attending the lecture must contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at (212) 998-6808 or The general public should contact NYU’s Department of Philosophy at (212) 998- 8320 for more information.

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