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A series of teach-ins focusing on the terrorist attack and aftermath will be held at MIT. All events will take place in Room 10-250 from 5 to 7 p.m. and are open to the MIT community.
The teach-ins are intended for the entire MIT community and to foster understanding, transmit information and knowledge, and allow open and free discussion about the many crucial issues and concerns related to the tragedy and ongoing crisis. Most will be led by MIT faculty in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (SHASS), but there will be one session devoted entirely to international student perspectives with presentations by MIT students.
Each teach-in will be followed by small dinners in undergraduate and graduate residences for students, faculty and staff who wish to continue the conversation in a more intimate and informal setting.
The series is sponsored by the Center for International Studies in cooperation with the Department of Political Science; Boston Review; the foreign languages and literatures section; the Program in Science, Technology and Society; the Comparative Media Studies Program; the Department of Economics; and the Office of the Dean of SHASS.
The schedule and the session organizers are as follows:
- "The Role of U.S. and International Media in Times of Crisis"--Thursday, Sept. 20 (Professor Henry Jenkins)
- "International Student Perspectives"--Monday, Sept. 24 (Professor Isabelle de Courtivron and SHASS Dean Phillip Khoury)
- "Technology, War and Terrorism"--Monday, Oct. 1 (Professor Rosalind Williams)
- "United States Policy Options"--Thursday, Oct. 4 (Prof. Richard Samuels)
- "Economic Implications of the Crisis"--Thursday, Oct. 11 (Prof. Olivier Blanchard)
- "Middle Eastern Perspectives"--Monday, Oct. 15 (Prof. Joshua Cohen).
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 19, 2001.