The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is pleased to announce that Professor Noam Chomsky, arguably the single most influential living scholar in the world today, has joined the Foundation’s Advisory Council.
Professor Chomsky is a world-renowned political theorist and professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT. He 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. A philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist, he is considered an international voice for equality, human rights, abolishing nuclear weapons and peace.
David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, said, “We are excited to have Professor Chomsky as a member of the Foundation’s Advisory Council. He is one of the world’s wise men. The depth of his knowledge about the complex and varied crises that confront humanity is more than impressive. He is a truth teller to those in power, to other intellectuals and to the people of the world.”
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation was founded in 1982. Its mission is to educate and advocate for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons and to empower peace leaders.
Other members of the Foundation’s Advisory Council include such luminaries as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Queen Noor of Jordan, Daniel Ellsberg, Bianca Jagger and The Dalai Lama.
Professor Chomsky was recently in Santa Barbara to deliver the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 13th Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future. His lecture, entitled “Security and State Policy” was delivered to a capacity audience at the Lobero Theatre and also live audio streamed courtesy of KCSB. On that occasion, Professor Chomsky was presented with the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.