Recently Completed:

Coming of Age in Dystopia: The Darkness of Young Adult Fiction
Kristin Cashore, author, Graceling
Kenneth Kidd, Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin
Moderator: Marah Gubar, MIT
Thursday, March 19, 2015
abstract | video | audio | summary

Women in Science: A Panel Discussion
Jessika Trancik, Assistant Professor of Energy Studies, MIT
Pardis Sabeti, Associate Professor, Center for Systems Biology, Harvard
Moderator: Rosalind Williams, MIT
Thursday, February 26, 2015
abstract | video | audio | summary

The Spooky Science of the Southern Reach - An Evening with Jeff VanderMeer
Jeff VanderMeer, author, the Southern Reach trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance
G. Eric Schaller, Professor of Biology, Dartmouth
Thursday, April 16, 2015
abstract | video | audio | summary


Coming Up, Fall 2015:

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, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School
Moderator: Seth Mnookin, MIT Thursday, September 25, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 PM, 3-270

From the Neolithic Era to the Apocalypse: How to Prepare for the Future by Studying the Past
Charles C. Mann, author, most recently, of New York Times bestseller 1493
Annalee Newitz, editor-in-chief of and founding editor of
Moderator: Tom Levenson, MIT
Thursday, October 8, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 PM, 3-270

Fictional Portrayals of Women in Politics and Their Effect on 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
5:00 - 7:00 PM, 3-270


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