News@E40 | 2019

Ken Oye


December 12, 2019

Oye named member of NIH research advisory committee

Kenneth Oye, professor of political science and data, systems and society and director of the Center's Program on Emerging Technologies, was named a member of the National Institutes of Health's Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee (NExTRAC).

Jeanne Guillemin Meselson


November 18, 2019

Jeanne Guillemin, sociologist of science and national security

The Center announces today that its longtime colleague Jeanne Guillemin Meselson passed away peacefully at her Cambridge home on November 15. In her memory, the family has requested gifts to be directed to the Jeanne E Guillemin Fund. The fund was created by Dr Guillemin for women scholars at MIT just several months ago.


November 12, 2019

Human Rights & Technology Fellows announced for 2019-20

In its second year, the Human Rights & Technology Program has awarded seven research fellowships to MIT students, with a total of ten fellows, six undergraduate and four graduate students.

Vipin Narang


October 4, 2019

Narang receives the ISSS "Emerging Scholar" award

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Vipin Narang has won this year’s “Emerging Scholar” award from the International Studies Association’s International Security Section.

Richard Samuels presenting at the CG briefing


September 27, 2019

CIS hosts consuls general meeting

The Center hosted Boston-area consuls general for a foreign policy briefing by our faculty and scholars. Local journalists were also invited. Seventeen consuls and officials attended the September 26 event at the Samberg conference center.

Henry Luce Foundation


September 19, 2019

Luce fellowship deadline Oct 18

Friday, October 18, 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

security image with eye, 0s and 1s


September 19, 2019

Call for proposals for fellowship program in human rights and technology

In its second year, the fellowship program in human rights and technology invites proposals from both MIT undergraduate and graduate students. The program will support students’ research, participation in a working group, and other activities. Proposals are due October 21 by 5 PM.

Pat Gercik, visionary manager of the MIT Japan Program and of MISTI


September 18, 2019

Pat Gercik, visionary manager of the MIT Japan Program and of MISTI

Pat Gercik, the visionary manager of the MIT Japan Program and of MISTI in its early years, passed away after a long illness at her home in Cambridge

Inaugural John M. Deutch Institute Professor Suzanne Berger


July 31, 2019

Inaugural John M Deutch Institute Professor Suzanne Berger reflects on her research, MIT

Edwin SongThe Tech

The Tech sat down with political science professor Suzanne Berger to discuss her new title as the inaugural John M Deutch Institute Professor, and her work leading up to it.

The University of Regensburg campus hosts faculty workshops, Global Teaching Labs, and Global Startup Labs as part of their partnership with MIT.  Photo: University of Regensburg


July 30, 2019

University of Regensburg and MIT-Germany expand partnership


A new agreement includes student programming, workshops, seed funds, and another five years of growing collaboration.  “The creation of a dedicated seed fund is an exciting new piece of our partnership,” says Justin Leahey, MIT-Germany program manager. “It will be a great complement to our workshops and will further strengthen MIT’s ties with the University of Regensburg.” 

M Taylor Fravel


June 20, 2019

Fravel testifies before US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Taylor Fravel (@fravel) testified before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, discussing what China means by the term world-class military.  Testimony and video available here.

2018-19 J-WAFS Fellow Andrea Beck sits by the Charles River.


June 10, 2019

Untangling the social dynamics of water

Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems LabMIT News

Andrea Beck, a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and a J-WAFS Fellow for Water Solutions, is studying the dynamics of water operator partnerships. Her work is supported in part by MISTI-Netherlands, MISTI-Africa, and through a Summer Study Grant at CIS. “They’ve been great resources,” she says.

Noelle Eckley Selin, Ph.D. Associate Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director, MIT Technology and Policy Program


May 21, 2019

Policy Lab's Noelle Selin testifys at hearing on “Undermining Mercury Protections: EPA Endangers Human Health and the Environment”

Noelle Selin, Policy Lab co-faculty director, testified at a hearing entitled, “Undermining Mercury Protections: EPA Endangers Human Health and the Environment.” The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held the hearing on May 21 to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal that says limiting mercury and other air toxics from coal and oil-fired power plants is not “appropriate and necessary” under the Clean Air Act.


May 16, 2019

CIS 2019 spring newsletter

précis, the MIT Center for International Studies newsletter, covers the wide range of Center activities and tracks the accomplishments of our faculty, researchers and affiliates. The spring 2019 issue is now available.

MIT building with columns


May 16, 2019

CIS congratulates the graduates

The Center congratulates the Class of 2019 from its Security Studies Program. Fiona Cunningham, Reid Pauly, and Ketian Zhang have graduated or are graduating in this commencement cycle.  We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Dan Pomeroy; Chappell Lawson


May 16, 2019

MIT Policy Lab launches MITx course on policy outreach

Center for International StudiesMIT News

The new online course aims to help researchers engage with public policymakers.

MIT gold seal


May 13, 2019

MISTI team receives SHASS Infinite Mile Award

Mala Ghosh, Maria Segala and Madeline Smith have been selected to receive the SHASS Infinite Mile Award for Inclusion.


May 9, 2019

CIS awards 18 summer study grants

Eighteen 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.

SSP logo


May 1, 2019

SSP Congressional Meeting

On April 17-19, the Security Studies Program hosted its fifth biennial Senior Congressional and Executive Branch Staff Seminar, titled “Regions and Rivals: American Strategy In A Time Of Uncertainty.”

Dr Barry Posen receiving Lifetime Achievement Award. April 2019


April 11, 2019

The Notre Dame International Security Center's Lifetime Achievement Award

The Notre Dame International Security Center

Congratulations to Barry Posen for receiving the Notre Dame International Security Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Posen was recognized for his innovative approaches to the study and practice of grand strategy.