Attendance is very near capacity, so please email if you wish to attend but have not yet pre-registered.

On Thursday night, registration begins at 4:30 pm. The opening reception and welcoming remarks begin at 5:30 pm, and the “Communicating Climate Change” panel begins at 6:30pm.

Disruptive Environments

MIT’s Program in Anthropology, Program in Science, Technology and Society, and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning’s Environmental Policy and Planning program are co-sponsoring “The Wrong War – The Secret History of the War on Cancer.”

Dr. Devra Davis is an epidemiologist with a Ph.D. in science studies. She has been a leading figure in the public and scientific debates over the environmental causes of cancer. Davis is currently the director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Her book When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution won a National Book.

Location: Building 3, rm 270, 5pm

Disruptive Environments: Academics, Activists and Journalists in Conversation seeks to engage journalists, activists, and scholars from a variety of disciplines in conversation about current environmental issues: climate change, environmental justice and health, ecological restoration and remediation. The conference is organized by graduate students and faculty in the History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society program, and sponsored by MIT’s Program in Anthropology, STS Program and the Deans of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) and of the School of Science.

A complete description of the goals of the conference and participating panelists can be found here.
Disruptive Environments is scheduled for April 10-11, 2008, and is open to MIT faculty and students, colleagues at other Boston-based institutions, and the general public, although space is limited. Information about registering for the conference, accommodation for participants from outside the area, and other logistics will follow.