Recently Completed:

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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From the Neolithic Era to the Apocalypse: How to Prepare for the Future by Studying the Past
Charles C. Mann, author, most recently, of the New York Times bestseller 1493
Annalee Newitz, editor-in-chief of and founding editor of
Moderator: Tom Levenson, MIT
Thursday, October 8, 2015
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Jim Crow and the Legacy of Segregation Outside of the South
Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, MIT
Tracey Meares, Walter Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Moderator: Seth Mnookin, MIT
Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Coming Up, Spring 2016:

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
5:00 - 7:00 PM, MIT Room 3-270

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
Thursday, March 3, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 PM, MIT Room 3-270

Being Muslim in America (and MIT) in 2016
Speakers to be announced soon. Please note the new time for this event.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 PM, MIT Room 3-270


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