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The Technology of Enchantment
In an Anthropology/Studio Art maker class, students explore the human dimensions of interacting with technologies.
MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo win the Nobel Prize
Directors of J-PAL have transformed poverty alleviation and improved the lives of millions.
Computing and AI: Humanistic Perspectives from MIT
MIT professors envision how the humanistic fields will help shape advanced computing and AI for the public good.
Meet theater director
"In theater, we imagine the impossible and try to make it possible."
Ethics, Computing, and AI
Faculty from all five MIT schools offer perspectives on the societal and ethical implications of emerging technologies.
Public database platform shines a bright light on lobbying.
In Song Kim’s LobbyView.org enables citizens to see the path of money in politics.
Alleviating global poverty
To date over 400 million people have been reached by the transformative work of our Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
The moral calculus of climate change
In a "mathy" philosophy class, students explore the ethical implications of living in a warming world.
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.
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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.
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MIT tackles the ethics of climate change
What moral questions do we need to address to meet goals such as the emissions reduction targets set by the Paris Agreement?