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HASTS program celebrates 25 years


Celebrating an unparalleled program

THE MIT DOCTORAL PROGRAM in History / Anthropology /Science, Technology & Society (HASTS) hosted a symposium to celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary on November 9, 2013. Deborah K. Fitzgerald, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, who also holds the title of longest-serving Director of Graduate Studies of the HASTS program, gave an opening talk.  

Remarking on the event Fitzgerald said, “The anniversary symposium was a wonderful occasion to come together to celebrate the significance of this unparalleled program. Our mission in SHASS is to empower our students with the perspectives and skills needed to serve the nation and the world with distinction. The impressive work displayed by our HASTS alumni is a surpassing example of how well that goal is being achieved.”

Featuring alumni research 

The event featured 15 HASTS alumni, who made presentations on their current research in four categories: the EnvironmentHealth & BiologyTechnology; and Infrastructure & Communications. A précis of each presentation is given below; more information is available on the HASTS Liveblogs