Pervez S. Agwan in the media:
- MIT News: “To advance climate action, MIT seeks partnerships beyond industry.” April 2021 | Pervez S. Agwan
Engagement with political, community leaders must be a key part of forthcoming climate action plan, MIT climate leaders say. As MIT prepares to release its second Plan for Action on Climate Change this spring, the Office of the Vice President for Research is taking stock of the Institute’s climate progress to date. The forum brought together a diverse group including graduate student Pervez Agwan…
- MIT News: “Wisdom from MIT graduate students at the start of a new semester.” September 2021 | Pervez S. Agwan
Graduate Admissions Bloggers provide sage advice for fellow students and others at MIT — and beyond. To explore New England, read “A Journey through time: Voyaging into Boston’s ‘other’ history” by Pervez Agwan.
- Spark Progress Initiative: “Why Climate Change Matters & Why We Must Act Now” Written by Pervez S. Agwan
This article discusses why climate change matters using data & analysis from the scientific community, and the leading climate science bodies. Understanding why climate change matters requires readers to first understand what the world’s scientific community projects global average temperatures to be towards the end of the century.
- MIT Graduate Admissions: “A Journey through Time: Voyaging into Boston’s “Other” History.” Spring 2021 | Pervez S. Agwan
Personal growth outside of MIT: Being an MIT graduate student leads to an adventure that goes beyond just our tiny campus bubble in Cambridge…As graduate students, we come here to learn, and to teach, but what we can also do in Boston is experience — through the writings of history’s greats who have walked this city’s streets, and been molded by its character. Boston’s ‘other’ history is an opportunity for MIT students to step beyond ourselves, and immerse ourselves into the beauty of what’s right outside our door step.”
- Spark Progress Initiative: “Why We Need a Green New Deal: The Facts” Written by Pervez S. Agwan
Examine the Green New Deal with just the facts, and the objective, hard data behind this bold & transformative mobilization plan. There is a lot of misinformation floating around on the internet about the green new deal, climate change, and the facts, so how can we better understand the data at hand, be better informed, and allow you, the reader, to make your own judgments?
- MIT Climate: “MIT Energy Conference Goes Virtual.” Spring 2020 | Pervez S. Agwan
- MIT Office of Sustainability: “MIT Energy Conference Goes Virtual.” Spring 2020 | Pervez S. Agwan
- MIT Energy Initiative: “Annual student-run energy conference pivots to successful online event with short notice in response to the coronavirus.” | Spring 2020 | Pervez S. Agwan
For the past 14 years, the MIT Energy Conference — a two-day event organized by energy students — has united students, faculty, researchers, and industry representatives from around the world to discuss cutting-edge developments in energy…Pervez Agwan “was the Swiss Army knife of the group”; he worked on everything from marketing to tickets to operations — and, because he had a final exam on the first day of the conference, Agwan even pulled an all-nighter to ensure that the event and team were in good shape.
- MIT Sloan: “Diving into the Bustling MIT Ecosystem.” Spring 2020 | Pervez S. Agwan
- Clear Admit: “Fridays from the Frontline: Reflections from the Core Semester.” | Spring 2020 | Pervez S. Agwan
My first semester here at MIT has now officially come to a close, and the experience has been nothing short of incredible. I came into the semester with a basic level of knowledge on what to expect in the ensuing months, as I’m sure many students did, but now as I reflect back on the journey, I realize how heavily rewarding the experience has been.”
- Spark Progress Initiative: “Vote & Make Your Voice Heard. Why You Must Engage in Politics” Written by Pervez S. Agwan
It is important for you to engage in politics, make your voice heard, and ultimately, vote. It is absolutely imperative that you, your family, and your friends, and our society as a whole partake in our delicate democracy in what many consider its hour of maximum danger.
- Spark Progress Initiative: “Climate Change: Just the Facts, the Truth, & the Science” Written by Pervez S. Agwan
Learn the realities of Climate Change with just the facts, the hard data, and the science. There is a lot of misinformation floating around on the internet about climate change and climate science. There are also many proactive climate science denial groups and entities – so how can we better understand the data at hand, and be better informed?
- Spark Progress Initiative: “How to Make America Carbon Neutral: A Path to Net-Zero” Written by Pervez S. Agwan
Where is the U.S. today when it comes to our energy consumption? What does consumption in the U.S., and in the world look like, and how much energy are we really using? How can we get to a carbon-neutral America? We’ll look at it from a technical perspective first, such as the costs and amounts of renewable energy needed, & then touch on high-level policy pathways there.
- Spark Progress Initiative: “End Police Brutality Now! The Policy Changes Needed” Written by Pervez S. Agwan
Learn the tremendous weight of the troubles that afflict our society today, and how best the citizens of this country (USA) and this earth can come together to end state-sponsored violence, police brutality, and racial hatred.
- Spark Progress Initiative: “Our Collective Responsibility: The Responsibility of Citizens, Our Generation, and You” Written by Pervez S. Agwan
My inspiration to dive deeper into the topic of a collective/societal-level moral responsibility, as well as the inspiration to discover why individual moral responsibility amongst our young generation is so critical, both stem from a few of the books I’ve been lucky enough to read while living here in Boston. I’ll attempt to draw on the wisdom and speeches left behind from some of this country’s greatest leaders, including brothers President John F. Kennedy, and Bobby Kennedy (R.F.K.), as well as the brave Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and author Noam Chomsky. My greatest inspiration came after following my roots back to India where my parents were born, and attempting to follow in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi, known back home as Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for father).
- Spark Progress Initiative: “Free The Uighurs! Sanction & Boycott China” Written by Pervez S. Agwan
Since 2017, more than 2 Million Uighur people have been detained, denied their basic human rights, and imprisoned without cause by the Communist Chinese Government. Many of the detainees have never committed a crime. Journalists have identified more than 80 different prisons or camps in the North West China region where our fellow human beings are being held in violation of international human rights accords. Xinjiang, China has become one of the most notorious police states in the world, where people are being closely monitored by thousands of facial recognition cameras, and thousands of state-sponsored security forces. When will the world wake up and take significant action to tell the Chinese Government to come to its senses, and free the Uighurs?
- Spark Progress Initiative: “The Paris Climate Agreement Explained: Fight Misinformation!” Written by Pervez S. Agwan
There is a lot of misinformation floating around on the internet about the Paris Climate Agreement, and Climate Change in general, so how can you, the reader, better understand the topic at hand, and be better informed? The United States made international headlines back in 2017 when President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement.