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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Jason Lyall

SSP Wednesday Seminar with speaker Jason Lyall, Dartmouth College. Existing theories of combat motivation and military effectiveness largely dismiss the...

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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The eleventh webinar in an eleven-part series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Please register for this Zoom event at...

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Starr Forum: Myanmar and South Asia: Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Refugees

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Friday, May 14, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Please register for this Zoom event at What role has the international community played in Haiti’s struggle to achieve a stable...

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Imagination and Innovation in Storytelling: A conversation with Shekhar Kapur

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Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Oil Wars: Facts and Fictions

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MIT X TAU Series: Africa’s Innovation

Thursday, April 29, 2021

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