Events – 2017

2017 Africa Innovate Conference

April 8, 2017

The annual MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference is a unique forum that brings together the strengths of MIT and leading entrepreneurs and change-agents from across the African continent. The conference attracts over 400 business leaders, entrepreneurs, students, professors, and alumni, all with strong interests in Africa.

“Diversifying Barbie & Mortal Kombat: 20 Years later” symposium

April 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This symposium is organized by our fabulous MLK Visiting Scholar Kishonna Gray. It is co-sponsored by WGS and CMS/W.

The Invisible Majority: Centering the Experiences of the Marginalized in Contemporary Gaming Culture

April 5, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Student Center Coffeehouse Lounge, W20-308

Women and people of color constitute a significant portion of the gaming community with extreme consumption power.  Yet they are largely ignored by the gaming industry.

Supporting Students’ Sense of Belonging in Academic Disciplines: Interactive Seminar

April 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Catherine Good, Associate Professor of Psychology, Baruch College (CUNY), will introduce participants to the research on academic belonging, the research methods used, and will discuss strategies for increasing students’ sense of belonging.

Supporting Students’ Belonging in Academic Disciplines: Practice Oriented Workshop

April 4, 2017 at  2pm-4 pm
Building E19-202

This is a practice-oriented workshop facilitated by Catherine Good, Associate Professor of Psychology, Baruch College, CUNY, following her morning semianr on the same subject.

Women Take the Reel: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
Building 6 Room 120

Performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein explodes binaries while deconstructing gender—and her own identity.

Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-term Solitary Confinement

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -  12.30 pm
Building 9-255 (2nd Floor)

Keramet Reiter, assistant professor in the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine will join us at DUSP to discuss her new book “23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-term Solitary Confinement.”

A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild Strangers in Their Own Land

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 11:30am-1pm | Bartos Theater, E15

Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss her new book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.

Biannual McMillan-Stewart lecture with Karen Offen

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5-7 PM
Building 3, Room 333

Biannual McMillan-Stewart lecture on Women in the Developing World

Agreeing to Disagree: Luncheon and Community Dialogue

March 20, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

How can people with strong opinions remain open to dissent, discussion, and disagreement?
Are there opinions or perspectives that have no place in a respectful, caring community? How can we engage, respectfully and productively, in an exchange of ideas with others who don’t agree with us, while still holding fast to our own beliefs?