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Fast Forward: MIT's Climate Action Plan for the Decade
"Given MIT’s distinctive strengths, the work before us is to help humanity gain the tools and concepts to solve the existential problem of global warming, and the will and capacity to use them."
David Miliband SM ’90 proposes an agenda to counter an “age of impunity”
In 2021 Muh Alumni Award Lecture, he calls for “countervailing power” to protect human rights and safeguard democracy amidst the rise of autocracy.
The Musical Institute of Technology
Music and the MIT mission
Nonpartisan research + analysis from the MIT Election Data & Science Lab
On planetary change and human health
MIT anthropologist Amy Moran-Thomas reflects on the deep connection.
Said and Done Digest
News, Research, Features
May 2021 Edition
The Bluest Eye
In a marvelous new essay, MIT literary scholar Sandy Alexandre shows how Toni Morrison’s exquisite language renders structural racism comprehensible.
The moral calculus of climate change
In a "mathy" philosophy class, students explore the ethical implications of living in a warming world.
Making A Just Society
Resources for Racial Equity & Social Justice
Ethics, Computing, and AI
Faculty from all five MIT schools offer perspectives on the societal and ethical implications of emerging technologies.
Undergrads, take a virtual tour of MIT's Humanities, Arts, and Social Science fields. Discover which options are the most meaningful for your goals.
Tour the Fields of Study
100% of MIT undergraduates study the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Mens et Manus in the History Workshop
"The past is an excellent laboratory," says Anne McCants, Professor of History. In a hands-on history class (21H.343), MIT students gain insights about human systems by building a handset printing press — the kind of press on which the documents of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution were printed.
Video + Story
Shaping public policy in the nation's capital
With an education in the humanities, engineering, and political science, Samuel Rodarte Jr. '13 joined generations of alumni who have put their MIT skills to work in Washington, DC. "Laws are written here," says Rodarte. "One detail is changed and millions of lives are transformed."
Impact: Making A Better World
Discover how MIT's social sciences, arts, and humanities help solve the political, cultural, and economic dimensions of major global issues.
Join us in making a better world
Help solve the political, cultural, and economic dimensions of climate change.
MIT Climate Portal: Humanistic Research and Perspectives