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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Upcoming Events

Health, Safety & Security Abroad Workshop: Get Good Stuff Done Safely

Learn about pre-departure preparation and managing your personal security while abroad, as well as how to handle sexual assult or harassment, international...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:00pm
Focus on Russia: "The Rise and Fall of 'Russkii Mir' (Russian World), 2014-2017"

Andrey Piontkovsky will discuss Russian efforts and Vladimir Putin's failure to propagate the myth of the "Russian World." Piontkovsky is a Russian...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Global Health & Ethical Challenges Panel: Get Good Stuff Done

What are common ethical challenges in global health experiences? How should a student prepare in advance, act while in-country, and work with program...

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 12:00pm
Travels of My Life: Boston, the Era of Dreams

Piano recital and book description with architect, author and muscian Jordi Querol. Selections from Albeniz, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy. Free and open to...

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Conventional Conflicts with Nuclear-Armed Powers: Prospects for Escalation Control

This event is a part of the Security Studies Wednesday Seminar Series. Under what conditions could the United States control escalation in a conventional...

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Recent Events

Starr Forum: Rebel Power: Why National...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

MISTI Japan: teamLab info session

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How the Iran-Saudi Rivalry is Coloring MENA...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Russia@MIT: '100 Shades of Red' talk by...

Monday, November 13, 2017

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