In the NewsOctober 14, 2023John HilliardBoston Globe
Quoted: Noora Lori, associate professor of international relations at Boston University and member of the steering committee of the Inter-University Committee on International Migration, is calling for the opening of humanitarian corridors to aid Gazans escaping violent conflict in the area. She states “they’re still under constant shelling, they have no food, water, electricity, nowhere to go, and no safe passage."
News@E40October 10, 2023
The Center for International Studies (CIS) endorses the message issued by MIT president Sally Kornbluth. “The brutality perpetrated on innocent civilians in Israel by terrorists from Hamas is horrifying … we are bracing for a prolonged conflict that will also gravely harm or kill many innocent Palestinians in Gaza,” said Kornbluth in a video statement released on Tuesday, October 10.
In the NewsOctober 9, 2023Here & NowWBUR
Jim Walsh, senior research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program, explains the October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel and wartime diplomacy.
In the NewsOctober 6, 2023Zach WinnMIT News
The Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow (MEET) program’s mission is to empower students to positively impact the Middle East by showing them the value of collaboration as they go through a fast-paced curriculum. The MIT student portion of the program is organized and supported by MISTI.
In the NewsOctober 3, 2023
Fellowship program empowers Nigerian academics to transform engineering education in their local universitiesDanna LorchMIT News
The program, which is coordinated by the MIT Center for International Studies, brings talented Nigerian academics at the postdoctoral level to MIT for a semester-long immersive experience, then sends them back out into the field to teach, research, and grow into influential leadership roles in their higher education system.
In the NewsSeptember 29, 2023Peter DizikesMIT News
At a Starr Forum, MIT economist and Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu presented the case for using AI to produce shared prosperity by supplementing workers, rather than replacing them.
News@E40September 29, 2023Sabina Van MellCenter for International Studies
This summer, the Center for International Studies supported fifteen doctoral students in international affairs through the CIS Summer Study Fellowship. Mariel Garcia-Montes, one of this year's awardees, sat down to discuss her work and the value of doing research abroad.
In the NewsSeptember 28, 2023David AxeForbes
Quoted: In a majority of the simulations, “submarines were able to enter the Chinese defensive zone and wreak havoc with the Chinese fleet,” concluded SSP principal research scientist Eric Heginbotham along with his co-authors Mark Cancian and Matthew Cancian.
In the NewsSeptember 26, 2023Peter DizikesMIT News
In a Q&A with MIT News, Security Studies Program director M Taylor Fravel examines the potential and limitations of a bigger BRICS group of countries — and what it means for the US.
Analysis + OpinionSeptember 25, 2023Yasheng HuangForeign Affairs
Statism has not contributed to China's economic success in recent years, but rather the reduction of it. President Xi Jinping's efforts to increase statism have discouraged capitalists from investing in the country's economy, instead turning to other countries. Additionally, the focus on building infrastructure rather than strong health and education programs have damaged the strength of country's economy. Yusheng Huang states that the Chinese government must make more pragmatic economic decisions to end this downturn.