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The Turn to “Tween”: An Age Category and its Cultural Consequences
Tyler Bickford, assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and author of two upcoming books on music and childhood
Meryl Alper, assistant professor of communication at Northeastern University and author of Digital Youth with Disabilities.
Moderator: Marah Gubar, MIT
Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Time Traveling with James Gleick
James Gleick, author of seven books, including Chaos, Genius, and Isaac Newton, all of which were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
Moderator: Alan Lightman, MIT
Monday, October 17, 2016 abstract | video | audio | summary

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
abstract | video | audio | summary

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
abstract | video | audio | summary

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
abstract | video | audio | summary


Upcoming Fall 2016 Forums:

An Evening with John Hodgman
John Hodgman, host of the Judge John Hodgman podcast and former resident expert for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Moderator: Seth Mnookin, MIT
Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:00 - 8:00pm, MIT room 26-100


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