Israel/Palestine: Concrete Solutions Towards Peace
For the 4th consecutive year, the UNCG Conflict and Peace Studies Program (CPS) will host an engaging evening of spirited intellectual dialogue as part of its annual speaker series. This year, intellectual giant Noam Chomsky will share observations and insights about the burgeoning global peace culture from the stage of the Sullivan Science Building on the UNCG Campus.
Join us on Saturday June 2, 2012
5:30 – 6:30pm Reception with light refreshments
6:30 – 8:00pm Moderated discussion with Noam Chomsky
8:00 – 8:30pm Meet, greet, & book signing
Parking is available in the adjacent McIver parking deck.
Get your tickets online: https://www.wepay.com/events/i
Reserve your ticket by mail: Send reservations to UNCG Conflict and Peace Studies, 127 McIver Street Greensboro, NC 27402. Please include the names of individuals in your party.
Non-student tickets are $15.00. To use your credit card, book online.
About the Speaker
Noam Chomsky is a US political theorist and activist, currently working as a professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Besides his work in Linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today. Chomsky continues to be a critic of both American foreign policy and its ambitions for geopolitical hegemony and the neoliberal turn of global capitalism, which he identifies in terms of class warfare waged from above against the needs and interests of the great majority. Chomsky is also an incisive critic of the ideological role of the mainstream corporate mass media, which, he maintains, “manufacture consent” toward the desirability of capitalism and the political powers supportive of it. Over the past 5 decades, Chomsky has offered a searing critical indictment of U.S. foreign policy and its many military interventions across the globe, pointing out that the continued support for undemocratic regimes, and hostility to popular or democratic movements, is at odds with its professed claim to be spreading democracy and freedom and support for tendencies aiming toward that end. Indeed, as Chomsky argues, the current concern from Washington with so-called “Rogue States,” as much as the stated goal of aiding democratic movements in other countries, is not supported by successive administrations’ support (either direct or indirect) for political and military dictatorships across Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. As Chomsky stated: “As the most powerful state, the US makes its own laws, using force and conducting economic warfare at will.” It also threatens sanctions against countries that do not abide by its conveniently flexible notions of “free trade.” (Information courtesy of http://www.chomsky.info/bios/2009—-.htm)
Conflict and Peace Studies Program, UNCG
Office of Research and Economic Development, UNCG
Women and Gender Studies Program, UNCG
School of Health and Human Sciences, UNCG
Department of Social Work, UNCG
Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures, UNCG
Conflict and Peace Studies Program
The CPS Program at UNCG offers penetrating talks, lectures, and dialogue from some of the greatest minds in Peace Studies worldwide.
Past speakers have included:
- Howard Zehr of Eastern Mennonite University speaking on restorative justice;
- Johan Galtung of TRANSCEND Peace University on peace studies, peace development, and peace building; and
- David Smith of the United States Institute of Peace on global peace building.