Center for International Studies

Visit Department Website

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.

Department Type

Department/Lab/Center (DLC)

Group Email

Upcoming Events

It's Coming from Inside the House: The Greatest Challenges to America's National Security is Happening at Home, Not Over There

Michael Cohen (Boston Globe) Security Studies Program Wednesday Seminar Today, the world is safer, freer, wealthier, better educated, and healthier than...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Starr Forum: The Global Rise of Populism

Speakers: Suzanne Berger is MIT’s inaugural John M Deutch Institute Professor. Her current research focuses on politics and globalization. She recently...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
International Order and the Persistence of War

Bear Braumoeller (Ohio State University) Security Studies Program Wednesday Seminar The idea that war is going out of style has become the conventional...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Great Expectations of Nothing to Lose? Socio-economic correlates of joining the Islamic State

Steffen Herton (London School of Economics and Political Science) Security Studies Program Wednesday Seminar Drawing on a new dataset of 4000 foreign...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Wargaming "War Games": How Likely is Thermonuclear Cyber War?

Jacquelyn Schneider (Stanford University) Security Studies Program Wednesday Seminar In the movie WarGames, a 1980s teenager hacks into a U.S. nuclear...

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Recent Events

MIT-Denmark Information Session

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Recent Activity

Laura Kerwin

Laura Kerwin posted a photo Thursday, August 24, 2017