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MIT Technology and Culture Forum

The Technology and Culture Forum at MIT sponsors lectures and symposia that address critical issues of our time. The programs explore the role of science and technology in promoting positive social, ecological, and economic change. In addition, they stimulate discussion about the ethical implications of scientific discovery and technological innovation.

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  • Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, addresses some of the issues and challenges resulting from the presence of several million Muslims in Europe. He shares some of his thoughts on the integration of the large European Muslim minorities into the social, political and cultural structures of Europe and addresses the question of how Muslims can help build multi-faith, pluralistic European nation states that are more tolerant of and open to 'the other'. Sponsored by the MIT Muslim Students' Association with support from the Technology and Culture Forum, the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Center for International Studies.
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  • To commemorate the anniversary of the official end of the war in Vietnam, Ngo Vinh Long, Noam Chomsky and Linda Pinkow share their current perspectives on the American involvement in Vietnam. The war still lives on for many, whether they be the victims of Agent Orange still being born today, veterans from all sides, or the bereaved. **Ngo Vinh Long** is a professor of history at the University of Maine. His own involvement in the US's "counter-insurgency" effort in Viet Nam, as well as his intimate knowledge of Viet Nam as a country, will add a strong personal perspective on the war. **Noam Chomsky** is a professor of linguistics at MIT. He is also widely known as an anti-war activist during the war in Viet Nam. He has written and spoken extensively about the nature of the US involvement in Viet Nam. **Linda Pinkow** is a co-news director of WMBR, MIT's radio station. She hosts the program *What's Left?*
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