Professor Noam Chomsky
Department of Linguistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“WHAT CAN YOUTH DO TO CHANGE THE WORLD?”
The Asia Institute held this Webinar with Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT on December 3, 2011 as a webinar between Seoul, Korea and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Professor Chomsky discussed how youth can effectively work to change the world and improve policies at both the local and international levels. He stressed the need for youth around the world to work together and to come up with their own solutions, saying repeatedly that the answer must come from students, not from him. When told that he was the leading progressive intellectual in the United States, he promptly replied, “I resign!”
There have been several Korean media interviews with Professor Chomsky over the years, but this seminar was the first time that Korean students, including those not fluent in English, were able to ask Professor Chomsky questions directly. This dialog between experts and young people is emblematic of the Asia Institute approach to contemporary issues. Professor Chomsky later remarked, “I much appreciated the opportunity.”
Video on Youtube:
Amazing individual! Making a difference in the world is a huge lesson to learn…and so needed.
A big “YOU MATTER!” sent Prof. Chomsky’s way! Smiles, Nancy
노암 촘스키 교수님과의 화상 토론을 한 것 자체만으로도 큰 일을 해내신것이고 저는 영상을 볼때마다 노암 촘스키 교수님의 말씀을 되새기곤 합니다.