Said and Done
MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
"Technology is a human product. We shape technological change through our choices of investments, incentives, cultural values, and political objectives."
— David Mindell, co-chair, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, and Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing
RESEARCH AND NEW WORKS
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES | STARR FORUM
At an MIT forum, scholars described the hallmarks of populism as well as its relationship to global economics. One issue, said political scientist Suzanne Berger, the John M. Deutch Institute Professor, is a globalizing economy that has not been accompanied by inclusive politics and policies.
Story by Peter Dizikes at MIT News
J-PAL NORTH AMERICA
Using RCTs to help reduce and prevent homelessness, conflict, and violence
New J-PAL North America publication highlights how research can improve policies to help people access and maintain stable, affordable housing. Story • Two major research initiatives expand the evidence base on effective conflict and violence prevention programs. Blog
MIT TASK FORCE ON THE WORK OF THE FUTURE
Initial report examines how to make technology work for society
The initial report from MIT's Task Force on the Work of the Future calls for vastly improved policies to harness technological change for shared prosperity. The task force is led by Elizabeth Reynolds, director of the MIT IPL, and two MIT SHASS professors, economist David Autor and historian/engineer David Mindell.
Story by Peter Dizikes at MIT News | Video: Presentation at the National Press Club
Dean Melissa Nobles and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences are very pleased to welcome the seven newest members of the MIT SHASS faculty — and to announce five newly-tenured members of our School faculty.
Congratulations to Nikhil Agarwal, Sana Aiyar, Stephanie Frampton, F. Daniel Hidalgo, and Miriam Schoenfield!
Gallery | Newly-Tenured Faculty 2019
Welcome from our School community.
Gallery | New Faculty 2019
New Faculty L to R, top: Kate Brown, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society; Tobias Salz, Assistant Professor of Economics; Athulya Aravind, Assistant Professor of Linguistics
L to R; bottom: Clare Balboni, Assistant Professor of Economics; Sara Brown, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts (and Director of Design for MIT Theater); Eden Medina, Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society; Stephen Morris, Professor of Economics
VOICES OF MIT GRADUATE STUDENTS
Meet Jia Hui Lee | PhD student studies human relationships with other animals
A student in the HASTS PhD program (History/Anthropology/Science, Technology & Society), Lee has traveled extensively to study cutlural differences in how people relate to other animals.
Story at MIT News
Meet Carolyn Stein | PhD student researches the economics of science
"Scientists are often motivated by factors other than wages, but many insights from labor economics still help us understand how the field of science functions.”
Story by Maria Iacobo, SHASS Communications
STAY IN TOUCH
Ethics, Computing, and AI | Perspectives from MIT
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Published 17 September 2019