Past Events

Talk & Exhibition: Indian Art
Vanita Yadav
Hosting Scholar:
Vanita Yadav
A talk and exhibit of Indian arts and handicrafts, featuring works from regions throughout India.
2012
Fall
Film Screening: The Hunger Games
Steve Hall
Hosting Scholar:
Steve Hall
Screening of The Hunger Games. In a dystopian universe, revolutionary attack against their Capitol and are defeated. An annual televised death match, called The Hunger Games, is mandated as punishment. Each of the twelve districts must provide a male and a female tribute - between the ages of 12 and 18 - to fight in the Capital arena. Only one is allowed to survive.
2012
Fall
Gaming Event: Board Games
TL Taylor and Micke Jakobsson
Hosting Scholar:
TL Taylor and Micke Jakobsson
Join Residential Scholars TL Taylor and Micke Jakobsson for an evening of board games: BORED? GOT GAME? THEN JOIN US FOR SOME BOARD GAMES!
2012
Fall
Talk, Dance Performance & Workshop: Indian Classical Dance
Vanita Yadav and Guest Artist Deepa Srinath
Hosting Scholar:
Vanita Yadav
An Introduction to Indian Classical Bharatnatyam with award winning Artist Deepa Srinath. Join us to learn or simply understand the Indian Classical Dance Bharatnatyam, a reworked dance-form from the traditional sadir known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses!
2012
Fall
Talk and Conversation: What now? The Next Four Years
Guest Talk: Charles Stewart, MIT Professor of Political Science
Hosting Scholar:
Steve Hall
A program on the Impact of the 2012 presidential election. The United States re-elected President Barack Obama to lead this country for another four years. We as a country have to make important decisions regarding the economy and the looming financial cliff, taxes, immigration, and education. How will his second term as President be defined, and what does that mean for us? Please join us for a conversation of What Now? led by Professor Charles Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT.
2012
Fall
Series of Guest Lectures, in conjunction with a visit from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama.
Guest Lecturers
Hosting Scholar:
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
A series of guest lectures, presented in conjunction with a visit by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Speakers: Kentaro Toyama (Co-Founder, Microsoft Research, India), Manish Bharadwaj (Founder & CEO, Innovators in Health), & Bill Thies (Microsoft Research, India) - Teaching How to Fish: Solving Problems versus Nurturing People in Global Development Speaker: Chade-Meng Tan, Google: Search Inside Yourself Speaker: Brother David Steindl-Rast: Through Gratefulness: A 21st Century Vision of a Transformed World Presented in conjunction with the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT
2012
Fall
Culinary Arts: Holiday Gingerbread Cookies
Katharina Ribbeck
Hosting Scholar:
Katharina Ribbeck
Make and decorate gingerbread cookies, to eat and/or give to friends.
2012
Fall
Talk: The 2012 Election and the Twilight of the Elites
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Guest Speaker, Chris Hayes
Hosting Scholar:
Ta-Nehisi Coates
In his new book, Twilight Of The Elites, journalist and MSNBC host Chris Hayes poses a challenge with special resonance for the MIT community -- Are the institutions which foster America's leadership class working as intended? Hayes' book covers ground as diverse as education, the financial sector, our political system and the Catholic church in an attempt to understand whether the American elite truly upholds the values of competition and meritocracy which it claims to espouse. His conclusions are troubling. Join Chris Hayes in conversation with Atlantic Senior Editor and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visiting Associate Professor Ta-Nehisi Coates on Tuesday November 13 at Simmons Hall for an election year discussion on the future of our country and an assessment of its institutions. Co-sponsored by: MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies and MIT Knight Science Journalism Program
2012
Fall
Film Screening: Three Idiots, A Bollywood Comedy-Drama
Vanita Yadav
Hosting Scholar:
Vanita Yadav
Come join us for Bollywood movie night, where we will screen the film 3 Idiots, a 2009 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. It stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Upon release, the film broke all opening box office records in India. It also became one of the few Indian films to become a major success in East Asian markets like China, eventually bringing its overseas total to US $25 million — the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in overseas markets! The film also went on to win many awards, winning six Filmfare Awards including best film and best director, ten Star Screen Awards and sixteen IIFA awards. Join us for a fun-filled Bollywood movie show, with masala popcorn too!
2013
Spring
Culinary Arts: Cheese Science & Cheese Making
Katharina Ribbeck
Hosting Scholar:
Katharina Ribbeck
Learn about cheese science and how to make it with Professor Katharina Ribbeck.
2013
Spring

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