3Q: Ernest Moniz on the Vatican climate dialogue | MIT News

Professor emeritus and former U.S. energy secretary reflects on recent meeting with Pope Francis and energy and finance leaders.

MIT Energy Initiative • mit
June 12, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  sustainability  climate-change  energy  environment  poverty  carbon  ethics  religion  greenhouse-gases  emissions  faculty  technology-and-society  3-questions  mit-energy-initiative  social-justice  econimics

The task of history | MIT News

At community dialogue, MIT historians discuss the power of historical knowledge to make a better world.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
May 22, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  history  latin-america  special-events-and-guest-speakers  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  social-justice  humanities  slavery  mit-libraries  haiti

J. Phillip Thompson named deputy mayor of New York City | MIT News

Appointment recognizes Thompson's expertise in urban politics and coalition building.

School of Architecture and Planning • mit
Feb. 28, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  cities  economics  policy  government  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  faculty  social-justice

Defiance: Disobedience for the good of all | MIT News

MIT Media Lab summer event explores responsible dissent, embodied in its new Disobedience Award.

MIT Media Lab • mit
July 25, 2017 ~12 min

Tags:  climate-change  ethics  awards-honors-and-fellowships  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  special-events-and-guest-speakers  comparative-media-studieswriting  technology-and-society  social-justice  center-for-civic-media  shass

3 Questions: How philosophy can address the problem of climate change | MIT News

MIT professor of philosophy Kieran Setiya explores how individuals and societies can think about and act on climate change.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Feb. 8, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  climate-change  environment  ethics  economics  philosophy  faculty  3-questions  social-justice  shass

Analyzing the 2016 election: Insights from 12 MIT scholars | MIT News

Experts from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences weigh in on topics from polling to rhetoric to individual campaign issues.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Oct. 12, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  history  economics  gender  policy  immigration  health-care  philosophy  russia  research  diversity-and-inclusion  comparative-media-studieswriting  faculty  technology-and-society  security-studies-and-military  social-justice  political-science  center-for-international-studies  shass  diversity  voting-and-elections

How history can help us solve global economic issues | MIT News

MIT economic historian Anne McCants discusses the connection between innovation and opportunity.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
April 22, 2016 ~8 min

Tags:  poverty  development  history  economics  human-rights  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  faculty  social-justice  shass  education-teaching-and-academics

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