Professor Noam Chomsky to Deliver Crotty Hall
University of Massachusetts-Amherst April 13, 2017
To inaugurate the opening of Crotty Hall at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Professor Noam Chomsky of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the world-renown linguist and public intellectual, will be delivering two lectures at UMass on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Professor Chomsky will discuss “Prospects for Survival” at the Mullins Center at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Professor Chomsky will also deliver a private, invitation only lecture on “Neoliberalism: An Accounting.” This will be held at Crotty Hall itself, 412 North Pleasant Street, at 4:00 pm.
Crotty Hall honors Professor James Crotty and Pamela Crotty. Jim Crotty was an esteemed member of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Economics Department faculty from 1974 – 2010. He has continued to make important contributions through both his research and teaching during his formal “retirement” years. His research is renowned for its fundamental contributions to macroeconomics within the broad heterodox tradition for which UMass Amherst is known worldwide. Pam Crotty worked as a dedicated and highly skilled Registered Nurse from 1960- 2002, making important professional contributions within Amherst and the greater community. Pam received her BS degree from UMass Amherst in 1987 with a major in gerontology, and was a gerontology specialist during her nursing career. She also served as a member of Amherst Town Meeting from 2006 – 2011.
Crotty Hall was designed by Sigrid Miller Pollin, Professor of Architecture at UMass Amherst. Professor Miller Pollin has received widespread recognition for her beautiful and innovative design work, as well as for her commitment to environmental sustainability. Crotty Hall is the first structure at UMass Amherst that is “net zero”—i.e. the overall net amount of greenhouse emissions generated by the operation Crotty Hall is zero. The Crotty Hall inaugural lectures by Professor Chomsky are being presented by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at UMass Amherst. For further information, please contact PERI Communications Director Kim Weinstein, at