In this year’s tribute to Edward Said, Noam Chomsky talks with Dr Sam Shahid from Australian Friends of Palestine Associastioon (AFOPA) about Palestine, in a conversation that can be viewed from anywhere.
In conversation with Noam Chomsky will be streamed online at 7.00 pm ACDT on Sunday 7 November.
Edward Wadie Said (1935-2003) was a Palestinian-American literary theorist and one of the most articulate and visible advocates of the Palestinian cause. He taught English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Before his death in 2003, Professor Said was seen as one of the leading literary critics of the 20th century, and described by many as an ‘intellectual superstar’ in the United States.
The annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture was inaugurated in 2005 and is held in partnership with the University of Adelaide.