Max Kade Program
The unique Max Kade Writer-in-Residence Program brings a German-speaking writer to MIT to teach a special advanced-level course in German every two years. These writers bridge two or more cultures and/or languages by virtue of their biographies and writing, and they provide the students an alternative understanding of German and Swiss society and culture.
The German Studies Excellence Award at MIT
The annual award, sponsored by Global Studies and Languages (GSL) and MISTI-Germany, was started in 1997 to honor students each academic year who exhibit unusually strong skills and effort in the study of German language and culture in courses at MIT. The awards are decided by a jury of faculty from the German program.
Ecology und Global Justice Forum
The simultaneity and proliferation of environmental degradation, racial violence, forced migration, war, and neoliberal market policies that currently threaten the flourishing of human and non-human life defies a separation between social, psychological and environmental registers in our understanding of the key challenges of our time. Led by Bettina Stoetzer, Assistant Professor in German at GSL, the Ecology and Global Justice Series provides a forum for conversation among cultural critics, artists, and scientists about how to tackle these challenges and how to think across different registers while combining matters of social justice with environmental concerns.