MIT SHASS News https://shass.mit.edu/news/rss Recent news from the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences en <![CDATA[In Song Kim receives the 2021 Levitan Prize]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2021-song-kim-levitan-prize New project by the inventor of LobbyView.org will advance trade theory and the ability of citizens to influence public policy-making.

 

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Mon, 01 Feb 2021 13:45:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2940 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[What must the U.S. do now to sustain its democracy?]]> https://shass.mit.edu/democracy-sustaining-views In the aftermath of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, MIT political scientists and historians discuss how to strengthen U.S. democracy.

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Thu, 28 Jan 2021 21:00:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2933 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[Clare Balboni | Economics and Environment]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2020-climate-perspectives-economics-clare-balboni "There is tremendous and growing interest in environmental questions within economics. Economic models and methods can help to enhance our understanding of how to balance the imperative for continued growth in prosperity and well-being — particularly for the world’s poorest — with the need to mitigate and adapt to the environmental externalities that this growth creates." 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 21:15:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2734 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[What’s Next? Challenges Ahead for the Biden Administration]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2021-challenges-ahead-biden-administration-mit-shass-faculty A series of essays by MIT SHASS scholars, including: Melissa Nobles, Taylor Fravel, Vipin Narang, Dick Samuels, Elizabeth Wood, Barry Posen, Richard Samuels, and John Tirman.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:45:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2929 at https://shass.mit.edu
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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:00:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2912 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[Starr Forum: Global Partnerships in a Time of Crisis]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2021-democracy-starr-forum-global-partnerships Experts discuss the need for democratic governments to create a contract for shared risks, including Covid-19, climate change, and war.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:30:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2919 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[The permanent struggle for liberty]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2019-struggle-liberty-acemoglu Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom.

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Thu, 07 Jan 2021 14:45:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2626 at https://shass.mit.edu
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Sun, 13 Dec 2020 20:00:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2903 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[SHASS announces six Research Fund recipients for 2021]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2020-shass-announces-6-research-fund-recipients-2021 The SHASS Research Fund supports MIT research in the humanities, arts, or social sciences that shows promise of making an important contribution to the proposed area of activity.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 12:45:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2916 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[On planetary change and human health]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2020-amy-moran-thomas-planetary-change-and-human-health MIT anthropologist Amy Moran-Thomas reflects on the deep connection between planetary and human well-being: “When I think of health now, I think of the disarray in bigger ecosystems and infrastructures that is also landing in human bodies.”

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Sun, 06 Dec 2020 15:30:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2914 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[Climate change linked to rise and fall of medieval nomadic empires]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2020-climate-change-linked-rise-and-fall-medieval-nomadic-empires Paleoclimatology provides important context for examining the activities of historic human societies. Meanwhile, present-day Mongolia is experiencing devastating droughts and winter weather as a result of global climate change.

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Sat, 05 Dec 2020 14:00:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2913 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[MIT SHASS welcomes Judah Friedlander for virtual live stand-up comedy.]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2020-de-florez-comedian-judah-friedlander The 30 Rock actor/comedian's career spans film, televison over two decades.

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Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:00:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2911 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[In Memoriam | Judith Jarvis Thomson 1929-2020]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2020-memoriam-judith-jarvis-thomson-philosopher-1929-2020 The influential MIT philosopher was among the most significant moral philosophers of our time, and "the atomic ice-breaker for women in philosophy."

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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:30:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2910 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[The Bluest Eye turns 50]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2020-toni-morrisons-bluest-eye-turns-50-sandy-alexandre Commentary by MIT Professor Sandy Alexandre on Toni Morrison's debut novel: "Morrison’s exquisite language has always given her readers a variety of ways, routes, and turns of phrase to understand the world, so perhaps it’s no surprise that she has rendered something like 'structural racism' comprehensible."

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 17:00:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2906 at https://shass.mit.edu
<![CDATA[Scientists as engaged citizens]]> https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2020-class-profile-science-activism-wgs-sts In a new intersectional class from MIT Women's and Gender Studies, (WGS.160/STS.021) students explore how STEM researchers bring their knowledge to bear on behalf of major societal and global issues.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:45:00 -0500 MIT SHASS 2905 at https://shass.mit.edu