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Through public lectures, the Technology and Culture Forum presents speakers of diverse viewpoints who come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. In planning programs, the Technology and Culture Steering Committee, made up of MIT faculty, students and alumni, seek to address critical issues and raise important questions.

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman (above) moderated a provocative discussion with Noam Chomsky, James Carroll, and Michael Klare on Oct. 8th.

Joesephy Trippi

Joseph Trippi
author of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, spoke on October 14

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The Future of Water

October 25, October 27, November 3, & November 10

Open lunch-time discussion for MIT students to debrief the public forum and discuss next steps for learning and action will follow on the day after each event.

This series has been organized by the Technology and Culture Forum with co-sponsorship by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Dean of Graduate Students, MIT Women's Studies, and South End Press.

World Premier of "Water Please No " a documentary short film on the arsenic crisis in Bangladesh and Nepal
October 25, 7pm, 6-120

Comments by:
Rob Kramer
Chairman and Co-founder of Global Water Trust
Project Director
Response by:
Charles Harvey
MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering

"Water Politics and Earth Democracy"
October 27, 7pm, 10-250

Vandana Shiva
Director, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy; World renowned environmental leader
Author of:
Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit
Earth Democracy
Abha Sur
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

"Women and Water"
November 3, 7pm, 6-120

Marcia Brewster,

United Nations Task Force on Gender and Water
Shauna Curry
Director, International Services

"Innovating for Clean and Abundant Water: Achieving the UN Millennium Goal for Water"
November 10, 7pm, 6-120

Susan Murcott

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Engineer
Aaron Salzberg
Senior Advisor on Water
Bureau of Oceans
International Environmental & Scientific Affairs in the US State Department