On Sunday, the New York Times featured a distressing front page story about North Korea’s nuclear activities and the changing landscape of how neighboring countries are reviewing their own nuclear capabilities. Countries, such as South Korea, Japan and Australia, that for years have avoided developing nuclear weapons, are now reconsidering. Does it make sense for them to be nuclear-free if other countries are arming themselves?
Global threat, local communities of faith
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Churches would be the first in line to aid the victims of a nuclear blast, but they are less skilled at responding to systemic issues and potential threats.
Reducing the Risk of a Nuclear Catastrophe
Monday, May 1, 2017
This Saturday, Radius will be co-hosting an all-day conference focusing on reducing the risks of a nuclear event. Did you know that....
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
A week ago, MIT hosted a Day of Action when the MIT community and our neighbors came together to learn, collaborate, and explore avenues of action.
MIT Day of Action
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
There are strong stirrings on campus; people leaving their labs and engaging in the wider world and taking a stance--students, faculty and staff. Spurred by concerns about the environment, the attack on science, the number of hate crimes rising, racism, homophobia, and a host of other issues, members of the MIT community have come together to create a
This Wednesday, we will be hosting a screening of the Dr. Stangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by the great Stanley Kubrick. When Dr. Strangelove premiered, it stirred up quite a bit of controversy. The military stringently rejected the notion that a military officer could dictate a nuclear strike and assured the public that the nation's nuclear arms were under secure safeguards. Those assurances, however, may not have been completely truthful.
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).