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Being Muslim in America (and MIT) in 2016
Layla Shaikley co-founder of Wise Systems and co-founder of TEDxBaghdad
Abubakar Abid MIT engineering masters student
Hisham Bedri, MIT Technology and Policy graduate Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Excellence in Teaching
David Thorburn, MIT Literature professor and Communications Forum director emeritus
Robert Pinsky, former US Poet Laureate
Alan Guth, MIT Weisskopf Professor of Physics
Hazel Sive, MIT Biology professor
Thursday, March 3, 2016
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Is There a Future for In-Depth Science Journalism?
Rick Berke, executive editor, STAT
Carl Zimmer, national correspondent, STAT
Rebecca Robbins, reporter, STAT
Moderator: Seth Mnookin, MIT
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Women in Politics: Representation and Reality
Mary Anne Marsh, political consultant, Dewey Square Group
Ellen Emerson White, author of The President's Daughter series
Moderator: Marah Gubar, MIT
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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In the mean time, click on the Recently Completed forums to catch up on what we did last semester, or check out one of our favorites past forums below:

Science in Fiction

In 2014, author Hanya Yanagihara joined author and MIT physicist Alan Lightman to discuss the unique challenges of respecting the exacting standards of science in fictional texts.

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