Last Friday, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on immigration that shocked the world. Many of us in the MIT community were galvanized into action and joined the public protest in Copley Square on Sunday afternoon.
Two Days to Go
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
As the inauguration draws ever closer, tweets and comments loom larger and larger. Today's post was adapted from an op-ed piece written by MIT Professor Emeritus Aron Bernstein and appeared in The Hill on January 12, 2017.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Much planning and programming is underway with an eye to spring semester 2017.
Cut Through the Noise
Monday, October 17, 2016
Scandals, large and small, and devisive rhetoric have dominated the presidential election. Cogent and thoughtful discussion on critical issues has been swept to the side. To get beyond the noise of Twitter and “fast food” media, we invite you to attend a number of events on campus focusing on the election and the election process, and to take time to read perspectives offered by twelve professors and researchers from the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).
Understanding our military and our foreign policy is not a hobby some people have, but essential work that every responsible citizen must do.
Monday, December 7, 2015
We hear a lot in the political arena lately about the fear that Syrian refugees have been radicalized by ISIS. I have a different concern: that Syrian refugees will come here hopeful for a new life in America, and then we will fail them.
Iran and the United States: Eternal Enemies or Natural Partners?
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
For many of us, our impressions of Iran may be muddied, even vague. Iran was once a strong ally of the US. In 1962, President Kennedy warmly welcomed the Shah Mohammed Riza Pahleviand the Empress Farah to the White House.