Heather Hendershot will discuss extremist vs. mainstream conservatism
Heather Hendershot, professor, MIT Comparative Media Studies, is particularly interested in the complicated relationship between “extremist” and “mainstream” conservatism and in how that relationship is negotiated by conservative media.
Nadeem Mazen will discuss social justice issues from a Muslim’s perspective
Nadeem Mazen is an educator, entrepreneur, and community organizer. He was elected to Cambridge City Council in 2013 and again in 2015. Nadeem first arrived in Cambridge to study engineering at MIT. After graduation, he founded two community-oriented businesses in Central Square: Nimblebot, a creative agency, and danger!awesome, a makerspace that brings creative expression and tools to the masses.
Lourdes Melgar will offer a view from abroad
Lourdes Melgar, alumna of MIT and Mexico's former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons, is currently a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies.
Ken Oye will discuss the future of science
Kenneth Oye holds a joint MIT appointment in Political Science and Institute for Data Systems and Society, with research and teaching on international relations, political economy and technology policy.