Race, Politics and American Media

MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

The election of an African-American president in Nov. 2008 has been hailed as a transforming event. But has Obama's ascension transformed anything?

Henry Jenkins Returns

MIT Building 4, Room 370 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge, MA

Legendary former MIT professor and housemaster Henry Jenkins returns to the Forum for a conversation about his time at the Institute and the founding of CMS as well as his path-breaking scholarship on contemporary media.

Excellence in Teaching

MIT Building 3, Room 270 33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear), Cambridge, MA

What separates a good teacher from a great one? Former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, Weisskopf Professor of Physics Alan Guth and MIT biology professor Hazel Sive--all honored teachers--will explore these issues with Literature professor and Communications Forum director emeritus David Thorburn.