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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ZOOM WEBINAR | REGISTRATION REQUIRED: In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, experts discuss the history...

Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10:00am to 11:15am
MIT X TAU Series: Africa's E-Governance

This will be a hybrid event and is free and open to the public. For those attending virtually, please register for and watch the webinar here. This...

Tuesday, April 04, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT X TAU Series: Africa’s Next Startups

The second webinar in a seven-part series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Zoom webinar :: 12:00PM–1:00PM | Register at...

Thursday, April 06, 2023 at 12:00am to 1:00pm
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SSP Wednesday Seminar with speaker Sheena Greitens, Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. The talk will be broadcast live on the MIT...

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
MIT Starr Forum: “Reinventing Japan ... Again?”

Panelists will explore the changes underway in Japan across three domains: business, national security, social relations, and—undergirding each, in public...

Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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