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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Starr Forum: Is Democracy Dying?

Panel discussion on the current state of democracy. Speakers: Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT. His most recent...

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

SSP Wednesday Seminar All Welcome. Summary Drawing on unheard White House tapes and declassified documents, Gary Bass uncovers the first full account...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Starr Forum: Artificial Intelligence and National Security Law: A Dangerous Nonchalance

A conversation with James E Baker, former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and a national security law expert. Judge Baker is...

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 11:00am to 12:30pm
The Israeli Asylum System - from Social Exclusion to Deportation

In the last years, the Israeli asylum system institutionalized, but at the same time became increasingly exclusionary, to the point of preventing the entry...

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 4:30pm
Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

SSP Wednesday Seminar All Welcome Summary Today, an irresistible rising China is on course to collide with an immovable America. The likely result of this...

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Russian winter festival "Maslenitsa"...

Thursday, February 08, 2018

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