All the difference in the world
March 23, 2012In new book, economists Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson assert that above all else, political institutions — not culture or natural resources — determine the wealth of nations.
Q&A with Rosalind Williams on history in the age of human empire
February 27, 2012New book examines the critical juncture when human endeavors began to dominate the planet.
MIT delegation attends Singaporean university’s groundbreaking
November 18, 2011Five-day, three-nation Asian trip includes meetings with Institute friends and collaborators.
Said and Done
August 17, 2011Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for July/August 2011.
Said and Done
July 4, 2011Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for June 2011
April 14, 2011As part of MIT’s 150th-birthday celebration, computer science luminaries — many from MIT's faculty — gathered on campus for a two-day symposium.
The Archivist of the United States to speak at Convocation
April 8, 2011David Ferriero, event’s keynote speaker, discusses shelf serendipity, archiving in the digital age and MIT’s historic connections.
A difference maker
February 16, 2011Vannevar Bush PhD ’16, a unique figure in American history, transformed his country’s scientific establishment during its wartime hour of need.
Dower's Cultures of War named finalist for 2010 National Book Award
October 26, 2010Historian's book examines roots, causes of war through four historic events.
Andrew Bacevich on Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War
October 18, 2010Presented by the Center for International Studies Starr Forum
The energy challenge calls on humanities and social-science research
September 23, 2010Courses on energy include economics, political science, history, literature and more.