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The Technology and Culture Forum at MIT sponsors lectures and symposia that address critical issues of our time. The programs explore the role of science and technology in promoting positive social, ecological, and economic change. In addition, they stimulate discussion about the ethical implications of scientific discovery and technological innovation.

Noam Chomsky

“The Forum has played a highly constructive role in bringing critical issues to the attention of the campus and the community, and fostering discussion and active engagement. For me personally, it has been a great privilege to be able to participate over the years, occasions I always look forward to with much anticipation.”

Noam Chomsky


Please Empty Your Pockets promotional photo

Moral Tribes Book Cover

What is Live? Talk Poster

ID Fair

ID Fair

Wall Street in context

Iran protest crowd image


Cairo Demonstration

Teach In


Thimi Woman

Countdown to Zero movie poster

A short video about T&C

Upcoming Programs

Film Screening: Countdown to Zero

Thursday, September 25
Location: TBD

Conventional War and Nuclear Escalation
Wednesday, October 1

Location: TBD

Work on Purpose
A Series of Workshops and Dinner

Mondays; October 20, 27 and November 3
Maseeh Hall

Finding Courage
T&C's 50th Anniversary Forum

Thursday, November 6


Nothing to Hide?
Illusions of Privacy and Security

Friday, June 13
MIT Museum; 265 Massachusetts Avenue
Read about recent research here at MIT

Getting Beyond Us and Them:
Our Brains and the Possibility of Peace

Tuesday, February 4
Click here to watch a video of this program.

Small Risk, Catastrophic Consequence:
The Challenge of Nuclear Terrorism

Jim Walsh
Wednesday, November 20
Click here for a video of this program
Listen to Jim Walsh on NPR’s “Here and Now”
Follow Jim Walsh on Twitter

Check out MIT Global Zero

Click here to read our 2012-2013 Annual Report