Great Minds/Great Ideas Lecture Series

Event Date(s): 
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 2:45pm
In cooperation with the Cazenovia Public Library and The Manlius Library, Cazenovia College presents its March 2014 Faculty Library Lecture Series: "Great Minds / Great Ideas"

Noam Chomsky and the Dissident Intellectual
presented by Andrew Ó Baoill, assistant professor of Communication Studies
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7 p.m.
The Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius

One of the founders of modern linguistics, and the most cited living scholar in the world, Chomsky has been recognized as a leading voice of dissent in the United States and internationally for over 40 years. This lecture will examine Chomsky's political work, with particular attention to his analysis of the mass media, touch on some of his famous entanglements with intellectuals like Foucault and Lippmann, and investigate important questions about the role of the intellectual in society - particularly the waning notion of the public intellectual. What responsibility does the intellectual have to engage with broad social struggles? What is the connection between the academic work of someone like Chomsky, bound up with technical questions about the structure of language, and their 'extra-curricular' political work? What of the questions Chomsky raises about the operation of power and privilege in society?


Viktor E. Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. Neurologist and Psychiatrist, Founder of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis
presented by Stewart Weisman, associate professor, Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Studies
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7 p.m.
Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., Cazenovia

Dr. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy—a form of psychotherapy. His best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning is a first person account of his experiences in a concentration camp during WWII. It was during this time that he perfected and applied his theories of psychotherapy. Indeed, his psychotherapy, based on applied existentialism, is credited with saving fellow inmates from suicide.

The series features noted faculty members from Cazenovia College discussing the lives and work of important thinkers who opened doors of opportunity for the human spirit. The Great Minds/Great Ideas Library Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Doris Webster, class of 1946.

For more information visit, or contact John Livermore, assistant professor, mathematics, and project director for the Faculty Library Lecture Series, at 315-655-7232.