The Technology and Culture Forum is a ministry of the
Episcopal Chaplain at MIT, and grows out of the church’s commitment
to peace, justice, and upholding human dignity. Our programs challenge
participants to consider how their work as scientists, engineers, managers,
and citizens furthers these ideals.
During the 1998-1999 academic year, T&C hosted programs on the Culture and Cost of Conspicuous Consumption, Wiring the Classroom: Moving Beyond Access K-12, Y2K, Making a Global Economy Work, Re-Inventing Universities in the 21st Century, and Foundations of World Order: Fifty Years of the UN, World Bank, IMF and the Declaration of Human Rights.
Culture and Cost of Conspicuous Consumption
May 4, 1999
Cornell University and author of Luxury
Vice-President and Director of Mercer Management
the Classroom: Moving Beyond Acess: K-12
Saturday, May 1, 1999
Are We At Risk?
Monday, April 26, 1999
a Global Economy Work When There is no Global
Wednesday, April 7, 1999
The Lemelson Professor of Management and Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management
Universities in the 21st Centure: Adapting Changes in Higher Education
Wednesday, March 3, 1999
Professor of Educational Technology at the Open
University in the UK is coming to the MIT campus for three days (March 3-5).
She's an important figure in the technology-enhanced education world (long-distance
learning, etc). She heads the Institute of Educational
Technology, the largest cerner for educational technology. She is also currently
serving as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Open Univerisity. Her best known publication
is the seminal book, Rethinking University Teaching.
Class of '99, Mathematics
X-Consortium Associate Professor, MIT EECS
Prof. Woodie Flowers
MIT Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering
of World Order: Fifty Years of the UN, World Bank, IMF and the Declaration
of Human Rights
Monday, February 22, 1999
We've just passed the 50th anniversary of the signing of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights and (shortly before) of the Charter
of the UN. This is a natural time to reflect upon how these, as well
as the Bretton Wood international economic system, has influenced the
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