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Milestone Celebration

Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds

On November 28, 2007, MIT celebrated the initial publication of the entire MIT curriculum on OpenCourseWare. The celebration was hosted by MIT president Susan Hockfield, and included a keynote address by Thomas Friedman, columnist for The New York Times.  The event also included a panel discussion on the future of education and OpenCourseWare, as well as an announcement of a new MIT OpenCourseWare initiative, Highlights for High School.

Event Program (PDF - 5.8MB)

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Welcome

Steven Lerman
Dean for Graduate Students, MIT

Reflections on OpenCourseware

Susan Hockfield
President, MIT

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Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds

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Keynote Address

Thomas Friedman

Columnist, The New York Times

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The Future of OCW and Education

Harold Abelson (Moderator)
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Charles Vest
President, National Academy of Engineering
President Emeritus, MIT

John Seely Brown
Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corporation

Sam Pitroda
Chairman, National Knowledge Commission, Government of India

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Highlights for High School Announcement

Susan Hockfield
President, MIT

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Highlights for High School

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Acknowledgements

Susan Hockfield
President MIT

Steven Lerman
Dean for Graduate Students, MIT

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