Events – 2020

Open Borders, Local Closures

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Building 9, 451

Part of the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration with guest speaker Lama Mourad. With the largest refugee population per capita in the world, Lebanon now hosts at least 1.1 million refugees alongside a local population of approximately four million.

MITSSS Lunar New Year 2020 Celebration dinner

Saturday, February 01, 2020 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Building W20: Stratton Student Center, Twenty Chimneys (W20-306)

Happy 2020 everyone! Join MITSSS as we kick off the semester with a Lunar New Year dinner celebration, with delicious food catered from Royal East.

From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A Reporter's Journey

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Building 4, 370

A rookie NPR reporter on his first assignment, covering the armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973, is treated as the enemy and ultimately arrested by the FBI for defying a government news blackout to embed with militant Indians. Forty years later, he meets a Yurok Indian fisherman in California, a man he unwittingly had photographed during the 10-week occupation.

MIT List Visual Arts Center: Becca Albee

Friday, January 24, through Sunday, February 9, 2020

12:00pm to 6:00pm - Building E15, MIT List Visual Arts Center

Becca Albee (born Portland, ME) is a Brooklyn-based artist whose photo-based installations often emerge from her encounters with historical materials, whether from a personal archive, official repositories, or the public realm.

AI Latin American SumMIT 2020

January 21, 22, 23, 2020

E-14, Media Lab; 75 Amherst St, Cambridge

The Artificial Intelligence -AI- Latin America SumMIT seeks to bring together leaders from government, industry, academia, and the non-profit sector from across Latin America and the Caribbean, to identify opportunities and risks their countries might face as they move towards increasing the adoption of AI technologies.

Robin DiAngelo, Author of White Fragility

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00pm
W16: Kresge Auditorium

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.

IAP – Handling Negativitiy

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Building 56-180

Join us for a four life-changing session to explore ancient techniques from Vedic text to understand the source of negativity and how to handle negativity and develop positive thoughts.

Using the Science of Effective Mentorship to Optimize Your Mentoring Practice

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:00am

4-370 182 Memorial Dr

Mentoring is associated with academic and career success across disciplines and career stages in higher education.

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