News + Media

Eric Evans seated in front of the lincoln labaratory

In the News

December 6, 2023

Eric Evans to step down as director of MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Zach WinnMIT News

Eric Evans, who is stepping down as director of MIT Lincoln Labortory on July 1, 2024, will hold an appointment on the MIT campus as a senior fellow in the Center’s Security Studies Program. 

Distinguished Speaker Prof. Siqi Zheng (MIT) presenting Sustainable Real Estate and Cities: A Framework.


December 4, 2023

MISTI-Brazil student attends São Paulo workshop on climate resiliency

Viviana RiveraCenter for International Studies

An multidisciplinary workshop in São Paulo explored sustainabie, urban mobility in the context of the climate crisis. 

Students crossing the street by the MIT Lobby 10 entrance

In the News

December 4, 2023

3 Questions: Melissa Nobles on combating antisemitism and Islamophobia

MIT News OfficeMIT News

MIT’s chancellor discusses the university's effort to educate the community and combat hate, including a three-session online course organized by the Center for International Studies. 

In the News

November 17, 2023

Foreign policy scholars examine the China-Russia relationship

Peter DizikesMIT News

An expert panel discussed the strengths, and limits, of the alignment between the two world powers and US rivals.

students at heritage meets heritage event

In the News

November 17, 2023

Celebrating diversity and cultural connections

Michael BrindleyMIT News

At a “Heritage Meets Heritage” event, MIT students enjoy conversations, trivia, and delicacies from around the world. The event was co-sponsored by MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives.

Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, October 2019

Analysis + Opinion

November 10, 2023

China’s misunderstood nuclear expansion

M Taylor Fravel, Henrik Stålhane Hiim, and Magnus Langset TrøanForeign Affairs

Many eyes are on China’s efforts to accelerate the expansion of its nuclear weapons. Instead of speculating, we can look to China’s own strategists: “Their writings and analysis since 2015 suggest that China’s nuclear expansion is less a shift in Chinese intentions than a response to what Beijing perceives as threatening changes in US nuclear strategy, reflecting an acute security dilemma.” Anxiety is growing among both countries' defenses.

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November 9, 2023

CIS Director Letter | November 9, 2023

As director of the Center for International Studies and of the MISTI program, I am writing to share my perspectives on the events of last week, which took place in the context of enormous community concern for the tragedies that have been unfolding in the Middle East over the past month. 

Nov 1 Israel Gaza conflict Starr Forum event

In the News

November 7, 2023

Panel examines Israel-Hamas conflict

Peter DizikesMIT News

A panel of experts evaluated the dynamics of the conflict, and discussed the elements that could be necessary for longer-term stability—while noting that any ideas about a lasting resolution are necessarily speculative. The Starr Forum event was part of MIT’s pursuit of open engagement and dialogue on difficult issues. After Oct. 7, MIT President Sally Kornbluth released a statement condemning the terror attacks. MIT’s Muslim and Jewish chaplains have also issued a joint statement calling for mutual respect among all on campus.

Lerna Ekmekcioglu headshot

In the News

November 7, 2023

Centering feminism

Benjamin DanielMIT News

Lerna Ekmekcioglu, director of MIT’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and McMillan-Stewart Associate Professor of History, details her research on the intersections of feminism, marginalized identities, and inclusion throughout history and the world.

Brazilian high-schoolers, guided by MIT students, designed and built a remote-controlled vehicle to explore the semiarid landscape of northeastern Brazil.

In the News

November 6, 2023

Expanding student horizons with support of MIT-Brazil

Mark SullivanSpectrum

Naming gift from Henri Slezynger boosts MIT-Brazil Program, which provides opportunities for students to participate in MIT Global Teaching Labs and internships in industry and university research labs.