Friday, October 20, is the deadline for the Luce Scholars Program. Young scholars from a variety of intellectual fields will be placed in internships throughout Asia. Candidates must have no prior experience in the region. More information
On September 14, at the invitation of the Center for International Studies, Kasparov gave a talk on the “Trump-Putin Phenomenon” at a MIT Starr Forum and took questions from the Globe.
Audrey Jiajia Li, a freelance journalist and independent filmmaker based in Guangzhou, China, will use her fellowship to study the use of government propaganda on social media and its impact on the rise of ultra-nationalism in China.
James E Baker, former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, will use his one-year fellowship at MIT to conduct research on emerging technologies and national security challenges.
Over the past few years most countries in the region—including and especially US allies and partners—have become increasingly skeptical about the future of US leadership in the western Pacific...
Evan Lieberman, the Total Chair on Contemporary Africa, creates the first MIT Political Science class for edX, the multi-university online education platform. The course, Democracy and Development: Perspectives from Africa, launches Setember 26.
To no one's surprise, I can't "save us", but I can give you a sense of where things stand, where they might be going, and a few things we might want to do, writes Jim Walsh in a recent opinion piece.
Jim Walsh discussed North Korea's warning of deepening tensions on the Korean Peninsula following the recent joint military exercises by US and South Korea.
One day in January, a few years before the Civil War, Robert E Lee wrote to The New York Times, seeking a correction, writes former CIS Neuffer fellow Jacey Fortin. Fortin now reports full-time for the The New York Times.
The NIH recently marked the 40th anniversary of its Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.The meeting was an inspiring start for charting future oversight of nonclinical applications.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s current political problems obscure the striking speed with which he successfully tackled thorny and long-standing security policy problems, including the lifting of the country’s arms export ban.
Joel Brenner, now at MIT, says President Trump's statement that he might partner with Putin on cyber issues is a reversal of decades of well-founded American suspicion of Russia.
The attempt at cooperation itself could result in the US exposing even more secrets to a country that has already stolen so many, cautioned former Obama administration official David Edelman, director of the new MIT Project on Technology, the Economy, and National Security.
Regardless of the Supreme Court’s ultimate conclusion about the legality of the current executive order, its mean-spiritedness, short-sightedness, and damage it has done, and will continue to do, are already evident.
The latest test demonstrates an underlying disconnect in US strategy: North Korea can make missiles faster than we can punish them. Listen to Jim Walsh on NPR's Here and Now.
Seventeen doctoral students in international affairs at MIT were awarded summer study grants. Each will receive up to $3,500. “The awards were made to an outstanding cohort of MIT students from across the Institute. We're so pleased that the appeal of these grants has broadened and students are responding,” said John Tirman, CIS executive director and principal research scientist.