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Joel Brenner

In the News

September 25, 2019

GOP lawmakers invited to WH today

Chris MatthewsMSNBC Hardball

Joel Brenner interviewed on Hardball with Chris Matthews: I wanted to tell people who were focused on this quid pro quo business, about which people are spinning whichever way they want to, to focus instead on the sequence of events. 

A picture taken on June 18, 2018 in Geneva shows the United Nations Human Rights Council.

In the News

September 23, 2019

Saudi Arabia again under UN scrutiny as anniversary of Khashoggi killing nears

Zoe ToddFrontline PBS

Wilhelm fellow Hala Al-Dosari quoted: “It’s a good signal, basically, on a change in attitudes toward people and it really punctures this kind of narrative on modernization that Mohammad bin Salman is trying to convey — that he’s a new modernizer who is actually not bringing Vision 2030 as an economic reform. He’s bringing his shackles, you know, his family’s shackles and swords along with him.”

Joel Brenner

In the News

September 21, 2019

Why whistleblower standoff represents a ‘unique juncture’ for US government

PBS Newshour

Judy Woodruff talks to Joel Brenner, who was the National Security Agency’s inspector general under President George W Bush, about why he expects Congress to investigate further.

Joel Brenner

In the News

September 20, 2019

Joel Brenner on whistleblower & Trump

MSNBC

Joel Brenner, the former Inspector General for the National Security Agency, discusses the efforts of IG Michael Atkinson to protect the whistleblower- and what he thinks is an interesting and relevant lawsuit filed today by Trump's legal team.

Joel Brenner

In the News

September 20, 2019

Joel Brenner comments on whistleblower issue

NPR News

Former NSA official Joel Brenner over how the acting director of National Intelligence and the Intelligence Community Inspector General handled a whistleblower complaint.

Henry Luce Foundation

News@E40

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

News@E40

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

News@E40

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

Richard Samuels, the Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the MIT Center for International Studies, introduces Suzanne Berger, MIT’s John M. Deutch Institute Professor, and Jan-Werner Mueller, a professor of politics at Princeton University, at MIT’s Starr Forum event on global populism, Sept. 12.

In the News

September 16, 2019

Understanding populism

Peter DizikesMIT News

Richard Samuels, Suzanne Berger and Jan-Werner Mueller examined the issue of populism at the MIT CIS Starr Forum on Thursday, discussing the key hallmarks of populism, as well as its relationship to global economics.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb. 28, 2019.

In the News

September 15, 2019

With new North Korea-US talks likely, will a deal result?

Christy LeeVOA News

Narang quoted: Vipin Narang said Trump might “blame [the outgoing National Security Adviser John] Bolton for the Hanoi hold-up, and reset America’s negotiating position toward a step-by-step deal, comprehensive in scope but implemented in phases.”

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