The 10th annual Elizabeth Killam Rodgers and Constance Killam distinguished public lecture, entitled "The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual: From the buildup towards World War II to the Occupy Movement", will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 5:00pm, and will be delivered by Dr. Robert Barsky, the Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor at Vanderbilt University. The lecture will be held in the Salon at the National Arts Centre at 53 Elgin Street in Ottawa. This event is free and open to the public.
Robert Barsky is a professor of French and Italian with a joint appointment to the Department of English at Vanderbilt University. An eminent member of the humanities division of the College of Arts and Science, Dr. Barsky teaches literature and works in immigration studies, linguistics and radicalism in American Jewish life. He is the founder and editor of AmeriQuests, a peer-reviewed e-journal devoted to writing and research about real and metaphorical quests toward “America.” Dr. Barsky is also the official biographer of Noam Chomsky and the author of The Chomsky Effect (2009) and Zellig Harris: From American Linguistics to Social Zionism (2011).
The lecture coincides with the annual Fall Orientation Program for our Killam Fellows, our Fulbright American student grantees in Canada, and our American Fulbright scholars in Canada.
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