About Starr Forum

A public event series, sponsored by the Starr Foundation of New York, we bring to the MIT campus leading academics, policymakers and journalists to discuss pressing issues in the world of international relations and U.S. foreign policy.

CIS Starr Forums are always free events that are open to the general public, as well as to the MIT community. Most events do not require a ticket or registration, however, seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Offered throughout the year, Starr Forum events focus on a wide array of global topics, bringing together experts in the field for lively discussion and thought-provoking conversation. The format can range from book talks to panel discussions to film screenings - but events always conclude with at least 30-minutes of audience Q&A discussion. Limited complimentary light refreshments are available prior to the start of the event. For questions about event accessibility or to request accommodations please contact starrforum@mit.edu or call 617-253-8306 as early as possible.


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Photos from past events

Apr 23, 2018
Starr Forum:
70 Years: Israel-Palestine – Reflections & Forecasts
Mar 20, 2018
Starr Forum:
US-Russian Relations: What's Next?
Mar 15, 2018
Starr Forum:
The Uncounted: Civilian victims of America’s wars
Feb 26, 2018
Starr Forum:
Is Democracy Dying?
Nov 1, 2017
Starr Forum: Warnings
Oct 3, 2017
Starr Forum: North Korea
Sept 14, 2017
Starr Forum: The Trump-Putin Phenomenon
Photo courtesy of Shay Culligan
Sept 14, 2017
Starr Forum: The Trump-Putin Phenomenon
Photo courtesy of Shay Culligan
Apr 11, 2017
Starr Forum: Digital Innovation and Africa
Apr 6, 2017
Starr Forum: Brexit, Europe, and Trump
Mar 23, 2017
Starr Forum: Racing to the Precipice: Global Climate, Political Climate
Photo courtesy of
Aníbal Martel
Mar 23, 2017
Starr Forum: Racing to the Precipice: Global Climate, Political Climate
Photo courtesy of
Aníbal Martel
Mar 23, 2017
Starr Forum: Racing to the Precipice: Global Climate, Political Climate
Photo courtesy of
Aníbal Martel
Feb 25, 2017
Starr Forum: National Security & Civil Liberties: 1942 & 2017
Nov 16, 2016
Starr Forum: Trump’s Victory: What does it mean for you?
Oct 27, 2016
Starr Forum: Honor Killings: Why They Won't End
Sept 29, 2016
Starr Forum: The Warming Arctic: Site of a New "Cold War"?
Apr 14, 2016
Starr Forum: Human Rights & Technology
Apr 7, 2016
Starr Forum: Bitcoin and the Global Economy
Mar 10, 2016
Starr Forum: 3.11: 5 Years After the Triple Disaster in Northeastern Japan
Mar 9, 2016
Starr Forum: Confronting the China Cyber Challenge
Feb 25, 2016
Starr Forum: With Friends Like These
Feb 11, 2016
Starr Forum: Paris Climate Talks: Now What?
Feb 4, 2016
Starr Forum: African Repats
Dec 3, 2015
Starr Forum: Religion & Violence
Oct 21, 2015
Starr Forum: Global Refugee Crisis
Oct 1, 2015
Starr Forum: The ISIS Apocalypse
Sept 15, 2015
Starr Forum: Heretic