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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Libya's 2011 Uprising: What Really Happened?

SSP Wednesday Seminar Alan Kuperman (University of Texas at Austin) As part of the "Arab Spring," Libya's 2011 uprising was portrayed as initially peaceful...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Starr Forum: The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies

A book talk with Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA Michael Hayden is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former director of the...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Hidden Atrocities: Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial

SSP Wednesday Seminar Jeanne Guillemin (M.I.T.) In the aftermath of World War II, the Allied intent to bring Axis crimes to light led to both the Nuremberg...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Geostructural Realism and the Return of Bipolarity in International Politics

SSP Wednesday Seminar Øystein Tunsjø (Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norwegian Defence University College) This presentation first demonstrates...

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Starr Forum: Citizenship under attack

A conversation with Peter Spiro, Charles R. Weiner Professor of Law at Temple University, on citizenship issues. Justin Steil joins the conversation as a...

Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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