2020/01/07+14+21 Massachusette, USA
THE POLITICS OF DEFENSE SPENDING
SCIENCE, PROFIT AND ENDLESS WARS
Tuesdays: January 7, 14 and 21
MIT Room 2-105
The US federal government spends billions of dollars each year on highly questionable warfare and unnecessary anti-missile systems that don’t work.
In addition, there is a plan to spend an additional $1 trillion on upgrading and developing the US nuclear arsenal.
Join us for a three part series as we explore the politics of defense spending, the hype and reality of artificial intelligence and the science, profits and waste of US defense R&D.
SUBRATA GHOSHROY is a former Congressional Science Fellow and member of the Professional Staff of the House Armed Services Committee. In addition to his position as a Research Affiliate in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology and Society, he is currently a Visiting Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
YARDEN KATZ is a departmental fellow in Systems Biology at the Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD in Course 9 from MIT in 2014.
Co-sponsored with Radius and MIT’s Program in Science, Technology and Society