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MISTI Global Seed Funds

News@E40

April 21, 2017

MISTI funds over 80 MIT faculty projects

Caroline KnoxMIT News

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

Michelle NhuchMIT News

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

Caroline KnoxMIT News

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.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter launched a missile strike against Syria on Friday.

In the News

April 7, 2017

Strike on Syria is defensible but problematic

Michael A. CohenBoston Globe

Barry Posen comments in the Boston Globe, “…one of the great ironies of Trump’s decision to use force is that is actually in direct support of President Obama’s 2013 negotiated agreement with the Syrian government…”

Jack Straw and Celso Amorim

News Release

April 6, 2017

CIS Starr Forum hosts events with former foreign ministers

The Center’s signature public event series, the MIT Starr Forum, is featuring talks with former foreign secretaries: April 6 with Jack Straw of the United Kingdom and April 12 with Celso Amorim of Brazil.

USA map – cybersecurity © Getty Images

In the News

April 5, 2017

MIT report to combat cyber threats

Colin GrantBBC

Joel Brenner, former NSA inspector general and CIS senior research fellow, speaks to BBC reporter Gareth Mitchell about the recent MIT report on cyber security that examines threats to the nation’s infrastructure. 

Crisis in Syria

In the News

April 5, 2017

Crisis in Syria

WGBH News

Carol Saivetz, a senior advisor at MIT’s Security Studies Program, is featured on WBGH's "Greater Boston" to discuss the crisis in Syria.

David Edelman, Courtesy Wikipedia Commons

News Release

April 5, 2017

Technology and national security expert, David Edelman, joins MIT

R. David Edelman comes to MIT after serving six years in the White House and distinguishing himself as one of the US government’s foremost voices on how technology is changing our economy, national security, and daily lives. 

MIT Asian security studies faculty (left to right) M. Taylor Fravel, Richard Samuels, and Vipin Narang train the next generation of scholars and security policy analysts; counsel national security officials in the U.S. and abroad; and inform policy through publications and frequent contributions to public debates.

In the News

April 3, 2017

MIT's experts in Asian security

Leda Zimmerman, Emily HiestandMIT News

Taylor Fravel, Richard Samuels, and Vipin Narang train the next generation of scholars and security policy analysts; counsel national security officials in the US and abroad; and inform policy through publications and frequent contributions to public debates.

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