The Massachusetts Institute of Technology held a quasi-teach-in a couple weeks ago on the financial crisis and the proposed bailout. You can listen to the panel here: http://web.mit.edu/smcs/mit/2008/econ-financial_crisis-08oct2008-350k.asx.
What's also noticeable is MIT's reaction to the bailout and financial crisis. On their website covering the U.S. Financial Crisis, they write:
Government interventions to directly inject liquidity into the market may actually decrease market efficiency, according to research by MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Jiang Wang.This raises an issue I brought up in one of the first posts on this blog that few probably read about what are the best ways to bring awareness to problems we face today. Teach-ins, demonstrations that seek to educate people about the problems and work towards a sound, rational solution, may be the best solution. Does anyone else know of any other teach-ins going on?
Thanks to David Boaz for pointing this out to me.