Uniting through Voice and Song
In a time of political change, we celebrate the values that unite us at MIT

Join us on Thursday, November 17, Lobby 10, 7pm


15 November, 2016

Dear members of the MIT community,

Last week's presidential election is sure to bring about changes, and in times of change it is important that our community remain connected and energized — dedicated to discovery, respect, and kindness, and open to excellence from everywhere in the world. As President Reif has emphasized, change in Washington will not change the values that unite us at MIT.

I invite you to join me in celebrating these values at an event this week featuring music and reflections from MIT faculty and students:

       Uniting through Voice and Song
       Thursday, November 17, 7pm, Lobby 10

By staying strong in our community values, we will continue to do what we do best: solving the world's great challenges. And now more than ever it is important that we address these challenges with a deep understanding of their political, economic and cultural dimensions.

In the coming weeks and months, the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences will be drawing on the expertise of its faculty and colleagues from around the Institute to organize events and publications aimed at giving our community the tools it needs to understand the changes ahead.

The MIT Center for International Studies will kick off the series with a faculty panel on the election:

       Trump’s Victory: What does it mean for you?
       Wednesday, November 16, 5pm, 34-101, program

I look forward to seeing you at the events this week!

Melissa Nobles

Kenan Sahin Dean
Professor of Political Science
MIT School of Humanities,
Arts, and Social Sciences