Monday, 17 June 2013, 5:30 p.m., Plenary Chamber
Hosted by Deutsche Welle
Widely considered to be an intellectual father of the Occupy movement, renowned U.S. linguist and philosopher Avram Noam Chomsky has often spoken out about the balance of power between rich and poor as well as between the world's economies and ecology. In a keynote speech at the Global Media Forum he will emphasize how citizens can revive democracy and how this process is challenging the media.
Chomsky's latest publication, "Occupy", is a collection of his speeches given to globalization critics that give compelling context to the recent protest movements addressing social and economic imbalances around the world. In the word's of the editor, "In his talks, Chomsky points out that one of the movement’s greatest successes has been simply to put the inequalities of everyday life on the national agenda, influencing reporting, public perception and language itself."
Chomsky, Prof. Avram Noam
Linguist, Philosopher, and Political Critic, Professor (Emeritus) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, United States
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