Center for International Studies

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The Center for International Studies (CIS) supports interna­tional research and education at MIT. It is the home of MIT’s Security Studies Program; the MIT International Science & Technology Initiative, its pioneering global education program; the Program on Emerging Technologies; and seminars and research on migration, South Asia politics, the Middle East, cybersecurity, nuclear weapons, and East Asia. The Center has traditionally been aligned with the social sciences while also working with MIT’s premier science and engineering scholars. CIS produces research that creatively addresses global issues while helping to educate the next generation of global citizens.

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Erica De Bruin

SSP Wednesday seminar with speaker Erica De Bruin, Hamilton College. Why are some leaders able to head off challenges to their rule from their own armed...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30am
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Please register for this Zoom event at Jimmy Carter’s one-term presidency is often labeled a failure; indeed, many Americans view...

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audrey Cronin

SSP Wednesday Seminar with speaker Audrey Cronin, School of International Service A dramatic shift is underway from 20th century “closed” military...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30am
DRAN-MISTI Global Displacement Fellowship Program - Launching Summer 2022

How can we better understand and work to prevent displacement? Please join us for a virtual Info Session on Monday, November 8 at 5pm The DRAN-MISTI...

Monday, November 08, 2021 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 11:30am to 12:30pm

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