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: 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
Starr Forum: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

A book talk with Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and one of the world's leading authorities on language and...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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