Letter from the Director: September 2017

Welcome to the class of 2021 and to new graduate students – and welcome back to all continuing undergraduates and graduate students. Also, greetings to MIT’s post-doc community. We hope you will all join us, along with the faculty, alumni, staff, partners, and friends of the ESI as we start a new academic year.

This year will mark the second year of our People and the Planet Lecture Series and we are thrilled to have the Director of the Stockholm Resilience Center Johan Rockström and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joining us this fall. We are also looking forward to a new beginning with the launch of a new interdisciplinary minor for all undergraduates and our second cohort of research seed grants and curriculum development grants. More details below.

We hope you will join us in these and other programs of the ESI.