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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Chuck Anklam & Gerry Mauer Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps & Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

The USMC focus will be on "Force Design 2030 and the USMC Concept for Stand-in Forces." This will highlight our (USMC) force structure/force design changes...

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Experts discuss the threat to free media in Central and Eastern Europe and what it means for the West Please register for this Zoom event at...

Thursday, February 03, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Zoom Webinar ID: 917 5897 1523 Passcode: bustani This lecture will not be recorded The US and Middle East: What Went Wrong? Steven Simon Robert E. Wilhelm...

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Rescheduled! New date is Thursday, February 17, 2022 (This event was previously scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2021) Please register for this Zoom...

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Please register for this Zoom event at Moderator: Taylor Fravel is Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science...

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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2021 Boston Japan Film Festival

Saturday, December 04, 2021

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