This Public Health Conversation Starter features Noam Chomsky, “the father of modern linguistics” in discussion with BUSPH Dean Sandro Galea. Dr. Chomsky shares what it was like growing up during the Great Depression, discusses the interplay of power, politics, and public health, and reflects on what gives him hope.

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  • Noam Chomsky

    Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair, The University of Arizona


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