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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Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict

SSP Wednesday Seminar Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University) SUMMARY How a new understanding of warfare can help the military fight today's conflicts more...

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing From Empires to the Global Era

SSP Wednesday Seminar T.V. Paul (McGill University) SUMMARY This presentation is based on the book with the same title (Yale University Press, 2018) which...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Starr Forum: Night Watch: A discussion about nuclear warfare

Speakers: Alexander Maggio, is a writer and producer on the CBS drama MADAM SECRETARY. He was part of the team that developed the story of "Night Watch" and...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT-Harvard Conference on the Uyghur Human Rights Crisis

China’s use of technology to escalate the crisis will be explored by the speakers Please REGISTER if you are planning on attending. Tickets will be...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:00am to 3:30pm
Soldiers' Hearts: The Changing Cost of War-Induced Psychological Trauma

SSP Wednesday Seminar Tanisha Fazal (University of Minnesota) BIO Tanisha Fazal is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Starr Forum: From Cold War to Hot Peace

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