Noam Chomsky: Violence and dignity – reflections on the Middle East (video)

By Noam Chomsky – London, 18 March 2013

2013 Edward Said Memorial Lecture
Friends House, London, March 18, 2013

IOA Editor: An expanded text version of Noam Chomsky’s 2013 Edward Said Memorial Lecture is available HERE.

Professor Noam Chomsky, delivering the 2013 Edward W Said Lecture: Violence and Dignity – Reflections on the Middle East at Friends House in London on 18 March 2013.

This video shows the full lecture, with introductions by Omar Al-Qattan and Mariam C Said.

The annual Edward W Said London Lecture is part of a series of cultural events and exhibitions programmed in association with The Mosaic Rooms ( and the A M Qattan Foundation ( to improve cultural and intellectual understanding of the Arabic world, and provide a platform for discourse and debate. The lecture is sponsored by The London Review of Books (

Questions and Answers following the lecture

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor Emeritus at the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, including recently Hopes and Prospects and Making the Future. Noam Chomsky is also a member of the IOA Advisory Board.

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