MISTI and MIT European Club
News@E40 | June 21, 2017

A unique partnership

The fellows supported by the partnership between the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) and the MIT European Club are tackling global challenges through experiential learning and international collaboration.


In the News | June 07, 2017

Brenner on Russian hacking effort

Joel Brenner, former NSA Inspector General, discusses the leaked NSA document analyzing a Russian military intelligence cyberattack on a US voting software company; and the alleged leaker, an NSA contractor, who has been arrested.


In the News | May 25, 2017

Halting intelligence

Jim Walsh, from MIT's Security Studies Program, discusses the effects that intelligence changes could have on the US—and politicians who take the term “beat the press” literally.

Taylor Fravel
News Release | May 24, 2017

Fravel named acting director of the MIT Center for International Studies

M. Taylor Fravel, associate professor of political science and member of the Security Studies Program at MIT, will become acting director of the MIT Center for International Studies while Richard Samuels is on sabbatical leave.

Vipin Narnag
In the News | May 24, 2017

Vipin Narang: On the brinkmanship beat

Narang, who specializes in nuclear security, proliferation, and deterrence, is closely monitoring the ongoing rivalry between India and Pakistan, and the alarming, increasingly bellicose sparring between North Korea and the United States...

John Tirman on immigration and costs of war
In the News | May 22, 2017

How political science contributes to national policies on immigration and military conflict

"It is remarkable that we do not measure the costs of war in any meaningful way," says John Tirman. "I suggest that Congress establish a conflict impact assessment during or after each war to bring home the true costs of armed conflict."

MISTI Student
News@E40 | May 18, 2017

"Mens et manus" goes global

The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) program will send students to six continents this summer. Through MISTI, MIT students learn about new cultures and explore techniques for solving the world’s challenges…

Joel Brenner Cybersecurity
In the News | May 18, 2017

Patching the electric grid

“For the sake of efficiencies…we have created tremendous risk for ourselves,” warns Joel Brenner, the principal author of the MIT report on cybersecurity. Now, he says, people are waking up to the danger.

North Korea Nucelar Diplomacy
In the News | May 17, 2017

Walsh on North Korea nuclear issues

James Walsh discusses nuclear diplomacy with North Korea in respect to the recently elected Moon Jae-In as president of South Korea. Listen to the Global Dispatches podcast. 

US Mexico Starr Forum
In the News | May 16, 2017

US and Mexico: What’s the way forward?

Over the past two years, US-Mexico relations have taken a distinctive turn, largely stemming from the agenda President Donald Trump has brought to US politics...The MIT Starr Forum offers a look at how the neighboring countries could revive relations.

Justin Steil
précis | May 04, 2017

Fight over foreigners: visas & immigration in the Trump era

Justin Steil, assistant professor of law and urban planning at MIT, moderated the CIS Starr Forum: The Fight Over Foreigners: Visas & Immigration in the Trump Era. The talk was held on MIT campus on February 28, 2017. Steil's introduction, followed by an excerpt of his questions to the panelists, is featured here.

Richard Nielsen
News@E40 | April 26, 2017

Nielsen receives Carnegie fellowship

Richard Nielsen has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The highly competitive fellowship selected just 35 scholars in the social sciences and humanities for the prestigious award.  His project will focus on Islamic authority in the Internet age.

MISTI Global Seed Funds
News@E40 | April 21, 2017

MISTI funds over 80 MIT faculty projects

MISTI Global Seed Funds (GSF) awardees help to solve the world’s challenges through collaborations with their international peers. In just nine years, MISTI GSF has awarded $13,343,951 to more than 540 faculty projects in over 42 countries around the world.

Syrians burying their loved ones after the chemical attack.
In the News | April 20, 2017

Guillemin on the sarin attack in Syria

Jeanne Guillemin, a medical anthropologist and a senior fellow in the MIT Security Studies Program, discusses the April 4 attack on Syrian civilians that killed at least 80.

MIT Dome
News@E40 | April 18, 2017

MIT Day of Action

Dan Pomeroy, gives talk on “Impacting Congress Beyond Phone Calls and Emails - Engaging on Policy.” It’s being held as part of the MIT Day of Action, along with several other sessions on similar themes throughout the day that may be of interest - see full schedule here. Pomeroy is the program manager for the MIT International Policy Lab.

In 2016, The MIT-Arab World Program matched 19 MIT students with teaching and internship placements in Jordan, home of the archaeological city of Petra.
News@E40 | April 18, 2017

Building connections with the Arab world

This past year 24 students and five faculty collaborated closely with their counterparts through the MIT-Arab World Program. Going forward, the program’s leaders plan to develop more opportunities for MIT students to engage with the region.