Santa Barbara, CA – Noam Chomsky, arguably the single most influential living scholar in the world today, will deliver the 13th Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future on Friday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara.
Professor Chomsky’s lecture is entitled “Security and State Policy.”
A philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist, Professor Chomsky was an early and outspoken critic of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and has written extensively on many political issues from a progressive perspective. He contends that our world faces two potentially existential threats: the continued threat of nuclear war and the crisis of ecological, environmental catastrophe.
Before Chomsky’s lecture, David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, will present Professor Chomsky with the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Peace Leadership. Said Krieger, “We’re proud to present this award to Noam Chomsky. He is a truth-teller in the tradition of Socrates, being a gadfly to those who would threaten our common future with their greed and arrogance. We couldn’t have a more deserving recipient who epitomizes the essential spirit of both this award and of the Kelly Lecture series.”
The Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future was established by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in 2001. Frank K. Kelly was a founder and senior vice president of the Foundation. His career included being a journalist, a soldier, a Neiman Fellow, a speechwriter for President Truman, assistant to the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, and vice president of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.
The event is sold out. However, the lecture will be live audio streamed courtesy of KCSB. In Santa Barbara, tune in to 91.9 FM, or listen online from anywhere in the world at kcsb.org.
For more information visit www.wagingpeace.org or call (805) 965-3443.