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September 2020

Justin Reich, “Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education”

Thursday, September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
Justin Reich

Justin Reich presents his new book on why technology provides such uneven support to learners.

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October 2020

Jing Wang, “Walking Around Obstacles: Nonconfrontational Activists in Gray China”

Thursday, October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
Professor Jing Wang

This talk challenges some of the binary assumptions we made about activism and China by bringing our attention to the gray zones in China where nonconfrontational activists are building an invisible and quiet coalition.

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Eric Gordon, “Towards a Meaningfully Inefficient Smart City”

Thursday, October 8 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
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Visiting Professor Eric Gordon will discuss a recent project in Boston, MA in collaboration with the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, called Beta Blocks, that uses meaningful inefficiency as a structuring logic for sourcing, questioning and making decisions about public realm technologies.

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Laura Partain, “Race and Representation of Syrian, Palestinian, and Norwegian Refugees in the News”

Thursday, October 15 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
Laura P.B. Partain

A talk about nationalism and national belonging, as well as the ways in which social-expectations placed on displaces peoples can limit their access to civic, medical, and everyday resources.

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Elinor Carmi, “Media Distortions: Understanding the Power Behind Spam, Noise, and Other Deviant Media”

Thursday, October 22 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
Elinor Carmi, Liverpool University

The politics behind categories we take for granted such as spam and noise, and what it means to our broader understanding of, and engagement with media.

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November 2020

Science Writing graduate program virtual admissions information session

Friday, November 13 @ 2:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Have an interest in science writing? Join us for our 2020 Admissions Information Session. On November 13 at 2pm ET.

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