Expert Guide

CIS faculty and scholars are available to members of the media who seek comment and background information on issues related to international affairs. The best way to reach our experts is to contact them directly. If additional information is needed, please contact Michelle English, the Center’s Communications Officer.

CIS faculty and scholars are available to members of the media who seek comment and background information on issues related to international affairs. The best way to reach our experts is to contact them directly. If additional information is needed, please contact Michelle English, the Center’s Communications Officer.

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Carol Saivetz

Senior Advisor, Security Studies Program

Expertise: Russia, former Soviet Union
csaivetz@mit.edu617-324-3065E40-476
Richard Samuels

Ford International Professor of Political Science
Director, Center for International Studies

Expertise: Asia (Japanese politics and leadership, Asian security, political economy, comparative politics), Japan (security, politics, public policy, political leadership, defense/aerospace, international education), Italy (political leadership and economic history), civil-military relations
samuels@mit.edu617-253-2449E40-455

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Bishwapriya Sanyal

Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning
Director, Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS)/ Humphrey Fellows Program 

Expertise: Urban studies and planning
sanyal@mit.edu617-253-32709-435A

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Harvey Sapolsky

Professor, Public Policy and Organization (Emeritus)
Former Director, Security Studies Program

Expertise: Civil-military relations, military issues (innovation, defense politics, organizational theory)
sapolsky@mit.edu617-253-5265E40-481

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Ben Ross Schneider

Ford International Professor of Political Science
Director, MIT Brazil Program

Expertise: Capitalist development in Latin America (diversified business groups, foreign investment, human capital, labor markets, and commodity-led growth), new forms of state capitalism, industrial policy, state-owned enterprises
brs@mit.edu617-253-7207E53-423

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Serenella Sferza

Co-director, MISTI Italy

Expertise: European political parties, globalization (effect on long-term political change, working in the global economy), Italy, European political economy
ssferza@mit.edu617-452-2693E40-411
David Andrew Singer

Associate Professor, Political Science

Expertise: Political economy (international financial regulation, capital flows/policy, central banking, governance), international economics
dasinger@mit.edu617-258-9372E53-489

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Eugene Skolnikoff

Professor, Political Science (Emeritus)

Expertise: Interaction of science and technology and international politics
ebskol@mit.edu617-253-3140E53-373
Scott Swift

Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow

Expertise: Global security; Indo-Pacific region; military issues
shswift@mit.edu617-253-0123E40-441