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Another World: Alternative Ways to Globalization

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Friday, February 28, 2003

Panelists explore alternative and constructive pathways to globalization in "Another World Is Possible", the culminating forum of the Student Research Conference. Speakers include Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics at MIT, Mel King, former Massachusetts State Representative, Carolina Contraras, Somerville High School Atrevete organizer, Dayanna Fernandez, Somerville High School Atrevete organizer, Leonida Zurita Vargas, Quechua Community organizer from Rural Bolivia, and moderator Melissa Chabran, student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Noam Chomsky is a leading linguistic scientist and a longtime professor at MIT. His 1957 book Syntactic Structures outlined his theories of transformational generative grammar and made him a prominent and controversial figure in the field. Chomsky is also known as a political activist suspicious of big media, big business and big government. His books include Manufacturing Consent (1988) and Propaganda and the Public Mind (2001).
professor, economics, Harvard