Speakers | Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony
MIT chapter, Xi of Massachusetts

                                                  
 

 

Malick Ghachem2017

 
Associate Professor, History

 

"The University, the Constitution, and the Ends of Academic Excellence"
 
Suggested Links
Malick Ghachem | Webpage
MIT History Webpage

3Q: How history can help us solve today's issues

 

Diana Henderson2016

 
Professor of Literature,
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
 
"To Be and Not To Be: Working with Shakespeare at 400"
 
Suggested Links
Diana Henderson | Webpage
MIT Literature Webpage
 

 

John Belcher 2015

 
Professor of Physics,
Class of 1960 Faculty Fellow
 
"Voyager in the Interstellar Medium:
What Are We Seeing Out There?"

 
Suggested Links
John Belcher | Webpage
MIT Physics Webpage
 

 

Emma Teng 2014

 
T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations,
Head, Women's and Gender Studies Program,
Associate Professor of Chinese Studies, History and Foreign Languages and Literatures Sections
 
"Crossing Boundaries:
The Hidden Histories of Transnational and Mixed Families in the US, China and Hong Kong, 1842-1943"

 
Suggested Links
Emma Teng | Webpage
Foreign Languages and Literatures Webpage
History Webpage
 

 

David Kaiser 2013

 
Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science,
Department Head, MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society,
Senior Lecturer, MIT Department of Physics
 
"Quantum Jitters on the Sky: Why the Universe is Lumpy"
 
Suggested Links
David Kaiser | Webpage
Program in Science, Technology, and Society Webpage
 

 

Rebecca Saxe 2012

 
Associate Professor of Cognitive Sciences
MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
 
“How We Read Each Other’s Minds”
 
Suggested Links
Rebecca Saxe | Webpage
Brain and Congitive Sciences Webpage
 

 

David Jones | 2011

 
Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine
Harvard University
 
Making Decisions, in Medicine and in Life"
 
Suggested Links
Harvard Global Health and Social Medicine
Department of the History of Science, Harvard University
 

 

Anne McCants 2010

 
Professor of History,
MIT History
Director of the MIT Concourse Program
 

"Cloth, Cloister, Cathedral: a Medieval Puzzle"
 
Suggested Links
Anne McCants | Webpage
MIT Concourse Webpage
 

 

Charles Stewart III 2009

 
Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science,
MIT Department of Political Science 
 
"Stalking the Pregnant Chad:
What I Learned on the Way to Fixing Elections"

 
Suggested Links
Charles Stewart III | Webpage
Political Science Webpage
 

 

Pardis Sabeti 2008

 
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology,
Harvard University
MIT Alum ‘97, Rhodes Scholar
 
"Evolution: Exploring New Territory While Preserving Fundamentals"
 
Suggested Links
Pardis Sabeti | Webpage
 

 

Rebecca Blevins Faery 2007

 
Former Director, MIT First-Year Writing Program
 
"Writing Our Lives"

Suggested Links
Rebecca Blevins Faery | Webpage
 
 

 

William Porter 2006

 
Leventhal Professor of Architecture Emeritus
MIT Department of Architecture
 
"Symmetrical Ramblings"
 
Suggested Links
MIT School of Architecture and Planning