Starr Forum: Fostering Global Citizenship: Future Scientists on Science in an Age of Terrorism

April 21, 2004 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

This is a special event for MIT students. 

A panel of MIT faculty and students will pose some of the toughest questions facing scientists in the new century: Can scientists do anything to limit the spread of dangerous technologies? If so, can they do so and keep science free and open? If not, what are the implications? Is there a universal "culture of science" when it comes to these questions? Are there different regional or cultural approaches? 

This event is not a lecture. It is an opportunity for MIT students of all backgrounds to engage with these questions, and with each other. Brief presentations will be made by Professor Rosalind Williams, Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Society; Political Science Professor Stephen Van Evera, Associate Director of MIT's Center for International Studies; and three MIT students: Gregory Koblentz, a May 2004 Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and an expert on biowarfare; Alexander (Sandy) Brown, a Ph.D. candidate in the history of technology from New Zealand; and Julien Bachmann, a graduate student from Switzerland who is studying inorganic chemistry. Audience members will have time to offer their input, and the conversation will continue over refreshments. Made possible by the Kailath International Student Fund.

Co-sponsored by MIT's International Students Office. Supported by the Kailath International Fund for International Students. Not webstreamed.

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served