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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IdentityX Abroad Series: Students of Color - Exploring the World

Join students for this discussion on navigating race, ethnicity and heritage. Open to all students, this session will give students of color time to share...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5:30am to 7:00am
Starr Forum: Abolish ICE?

Experts discuss US immigration policies Main speaker: Juliette Kayyem is the faculty director of the Homeland Security Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Starr Forum: The Madhouse Effect

How climate change denial is threatening our planet, destroying our politics, and driving us crazy Speaker: Michael Mann, award-winning climate...

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Starr Forum: From Cold War to Hot Peace

An American ambassador in Putin’s Russia With speaker Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to the Russian Federation A session of the Focus on Russia...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Recent Events

India on the U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda

Friday, December 07, 2018

Nuclear Deterrence in an Age of Rapid...

Friday, December 07, 2018

MIT China Forum: China's Universities in...

Thursday, December 06, 2018

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