News@E40 | 2017

MISTI video contest


October 2, 2017

Tackling the world’s challenges in the field

From Chile to China, current MISTI students submitted one-minute videos and photographs focusing on their international projects and their experiences with different cultures.


Henry Luce Foundation Logo


September 20, 2017

Luce fellowship deadline Oct. 20

Friday, October 20, 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


June 27, 2017

CIS awards 17 summer study grants

Seventeen 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.

MISTI and MIT European Club


June 21, 2017

A unique partnership

Caroline KnoxMIT News

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.


MISTI Student


May 18, 2017

"Mens et manus" goes global

MIT News

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…

Richard Nielsen


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


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.

MIT Dome


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.


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.

Eran Ben-Joseph is the new faculty advisor of the MIT-Israel Program.


March 8, 2017

MIT-Israel welcomes new faculty advisor

Caroline KnoxMIT News

MIT professor Eran Ben-Joseph, head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, has joined the MIT-Israel Program’s current faculty director, Christine Ortiz, the Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, as the program’s co-director. 

Barry Posen


February 28, 2017

Posen receives ISA Distinguished Scholar Award

The Center is thrilled to announce that Barry Posen was the recipient of the 2017 International Security Studies Section 2017 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association (ISA). There was a roundtable in his honor at the annual ISA conference in February 2017 in Baltimore, MD.