Category Archives: Events

Common Bound: New Economy Workshop | Call for Abstracts!


Boston College’s Juliet Schor is organizing a new economy- centric workshop on June 6th. Abstracts are due by May 15th. If your research investigates alternative ownership structures, sustainable food systems, clean energy, urban sustainability, or the solidarity economy (and just about all else under the new economy sun), consider presenting. Send submissions to:

CFP CommonBound Research Workshop

Displacement & Gentrification in Greater Boston Panel

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The panel will bring together activists, scholars and planners working on the front lines of the struggle to maintain and strengthen communities affected by gentrification and displacement in the greater Boston area. The panel is hosted by MIT’s Displacement Research & Action Network (DRAN), an international collaboration drawing attention to the global impact of development-induced displacement. As part of DRAN’s efforts to build new theory and evidence in a variety of world regions, this panel seeks to deepen the conversation on gentrification and evictions in American cities.

The event will be held Tuesday, April 15th from 5-7pm in 9-450A&B.

Questions? Email

The NE @ MIT Spring Series is Here: April 9th – May 7th


This five-week series builds on our student research presentations, invited speaker series, and student led workshops. It rolls all three programs into one “learning series.” Running from April 9- May 7 from 12:30 – 2 pm, with this series, we seek to strengthen our interdisciplinary student network; facilitate the sharing of research findings and skills throughout and beyond DUSP; provide a forum for student researchers to receive input and critique from a diverse audience; connect to the numerous relevant organizations in the Boston area and beyond; and, more generally, provide an open space for the exploration of new economic ideas.

We hope to see many of you there, over lunch.

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Fossil Free MIT Climate Change Speaker Series


Fossil Free MIT has an impressive lineup of scientists and policy-makers speaking this semester.

For our inaugural event, we are delighted to welcome MIT Professor of Atmospheric Science, Kerry Emanuel. Emanuel is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on the climate science of tropical cyclones. He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2006 and is the author of Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes and of What We Know About Climate Change.

Emanuel will be speaking on February 26th, 6 pm – 7:30 in 4-237.

World famous former NASA scientist James Hansen will be speaking on April 15th.

Check out their website for more updates.


February 27th: Bhaskar Sunkara, Editor of Jacobin Magazine

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New Economy @ MIT is pleased to sponsor a talk by Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor of Jacobin Magazine, on February 27th at 6 pm in Long Lounge (room 7-429) MIT.

Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches over 5,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of 300,000 a month.


And they have amazing graphic design to boot! Check out their latest issue, or read an interview with Sunkara.

Please feel free to circulate the event flier (below)!