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Gulf oil spill explored at the MIT Museum

The MIT Museum's popular Soap Box series begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday with a participatory talk with MIT Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning Larry Susskind.

Susskind, the founder and senior advisor of the Consensus Building Institute and a visiting professor in the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, has worked extensively in the field of environmental mediation and has advocated for changing the way the offshore oil and gas facilities are regulated. His insights and expertise about the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the current policy negotiations are the topic of Tuesday's discussion.

Each Soap Box presentation is also webcast live, and is later edited and viewable on MIT World. The MIT Museum offers these special evenings for people who may not have expertise in particular areas, but who are interested in meeting scientists and researchers working in the field, and who are able to present their research to students and the general public. The talk and discussion last until 7:30 p.m. and light refreshments are served.

For more information, visit the MIT Museum website

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