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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

Youth Can Session

On Saturday, May 10, T&C hosted the 8th Annual Youth Summit on Global Climate Change, co-sponsored with the Boston Latin School's YouthCAN and ACE (Alliance for Climate Education). It was a great day with fabulous speakers, workshops and presenters. Go to acespace to see all the photos!

Youth Can Session 2



Please Empty Your Pockets promotional photo

Moral Tribes Book Cover

ID Fair

ID Fair

Wall Street in context

Iran protest crowd image


A decade Later: Muslim communities and the Post 9/11 Interfaith Landscape

Cairo Demonstration

Teach In


Poster for "Making Waves, Saving Lives: A Film"

Wired for War bookcover

Yoda Patta

A Life Examined Poster


William Kamkwamba and windmill

David Autor

Drone photo

Upcoming Forums

Film Screening: Countdown to Zero

Thursday, September 25
4-163 - click here for map

Co-sponsored with MIT Global Zero

Refreshments will be served!

Why Nuclear Weapons Still Matter:
Conventional War and Nuclear Escalation

Location: TBD

Keir Lieber, Associate Professor
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service &
Department of Government, Georgetown University

Co-sponsored with MIT Global Zero
Refreshments will be served!

Work on Purpose
A Joint Program with the MIT Public Service Center
A Series of Workshops and Dinner

Mondays; October 20, 27 and November 3
Maseeh Hall

Come to these fun and interactive workshop to explore the meaning and purpose of your work.
A delicious dinner will be served!

Finding Courage
T&C's 50th Anniversary Forum

Thursday, November 6
32-123 - click here for map

Kristen Renwick Monroe, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy,
University of California Irvine

Additional speakers TBD

Recent Programs of Interest

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