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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Upcoming Events

MISTI Italy Info Session

All MIT Students welcome! Learn about internship, teaching, and research opportunities in Italy.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 5:00pm
Blowback and Escalation Risks from the US Weaponization of Finance

Cynthia Roberts (Hunter College, CUNY) Security Studies Program Wednesday Seminar The only material domain where the United States still reigns...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Networking with Total Senior Executives

You're invited to attend this year's networking reception with 25 Total senior executives. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 20th in E52,...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Starr Forum: Digital Feminism in the Arab Gulf

Featuring Mona Eltahawy, American-Egyptian journalist, speaker, and author of "The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls" Speaker: Mona Eltahawy is an...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
A World Safe for Autocracy? China’s Rise and the Future of Global Politics

Jessica Chen Weiss (Cornell University) Security Studies Program Wednesday Seminar With the future of the U.S.-led international order in question, how...

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Recent Events

Killer Robots Killing the Rule of Law?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

CANCELLED: Emile Bustani Seminar: "Women...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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