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.
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).
What We Remember
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Understanding our military and our foreign policy is not a hobby some people have, but essential work that every responsible citizen must do.
Reducing the Danger of Nuclear War
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Although the Cold War is officially over, the United States' nuclear arsenal is an integral part of our country's military strategy and spending. Next Saturday, Radius will be co-hosting an all-day conference focusing on reducing the risks of a nuclear event. In 2014, our blog reported some staggering statistics related to nuclear weapons and spending and today, sadly, those statistics remain stable.
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Slaying the Ram
Monday, September 21, 2015
For once, it seems, our leaders have chosen to sacrifice some of our pride for the greater goal of peace.
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.
Join Us This Semester!
Monday, February 2, 2015
It was reported in the Sunday New York Times, February 1st edition that JPMorgan has agreed to pay $99.5 million to settle its portion of an antitrust lawsuit. This past November, JPMorgan also agreed to pay almost $1billion in civil penalties to resolve related claims by regulators in the US and Europe. My question: Is this considered the "cost of doing business", an ethical framework gone wrong? Or is anyone at JPMorgan, starting with CEO Jamie Dimon, thinking about their actions and perhaps considering a change in behavior? Mmm...