“Educating the 21st Century Citizen”
by MIT Dean Melissa Nobles
MIT Political Science Professor and Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
(SHASS) Melissa Nobles will share her insights on teaching and research initiatives
for a better world at MIT and beyond.
"Humanity faces urgent challenges — challenges whose solutions depend on marrying advanced technical and scientific capabilities
with a deep understanding of the world's political, cultural, and economic complexities.” – L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT
Melissa Nobles is the Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and
Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Nobles’ teaching
and research interests are in the comparative study of racial and ethnic politics, and issues of retrospective
justice. Nobles is a graduate of Brown University where she majored in History. She received
her MA and PhD in Political Science from Yale University.