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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Contemporary Military Topics: Emerging Technology and Warfare Performance

Emerging technologies relevant to augmenting and enhancing Warfighter performance and on future battlefields. Discussion on the findings of a recent...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Contemporary Military Topics: The Maritime Fight-- Redefining the Navy and Marine Corps Fighting Partnership

The Navy and Marine Corps are working thru operational concepts for high-end warfare and have developed a Maritime Fight plan outlining how applying the...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Contemporary Military Topics: The Age of the F-35 and Autonomy on the Modern Battlefield

A discussion on F-35 capability and potential; focusing on the implications of autonomous systems and the way in which they will shape the modern battle...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

Boston premier screening and conversation with director-writer Kevin McKiernan About the film: A rookie NPR reporter on his first assignment, covering the...

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Lama Mourad

Part of the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration with guest speaker Lama Mourad With the largest refugee population per capita in the...

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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Boston Japan Film Festival

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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