MIT grapples with early leader’s stance on Native Americans
David Shane Lowry, distinguished fellow in Native American studies at History at MIT, provides a new campus space for Native American student groups.
3 Questions with historian Caley Horan on innovation, risk-sharing, and cultural transformation
Horan recently about her book manuscript, Insurance Era, (now published, University of Chicago Press, 2021) which explores the cultural life of insurance and the role of risk-based thinking in shaping American institutions and daily life during the second half of the 20th century.
A searching discussion about being Asian American at MIT
MIT History faculty take part in panel that explores the complexities of Asian American identity and recognition, at the Institute and in higher education.
The 1964 Games proclaimed a new Japan
Back in 1964, there was “a sense of Japan in motion and a sense of a country with a future,” said Nagahara, MIT professor of history. Now, it’s “a country that has lost confidence and a country whose political elites feel very intensely that loss of confidence.”
Haitian president was fighting to stay in power when he was assassinated
The attack on Jovenel Moïse is just the latest episode in the country's long history of political instability.
How the US Could Really Help Haiti by Professor Malick Ghachem
Foreign involvement is inevitable, but the mistakes of the past can be avoided.