News@E40 | 2019

M Taylor Fravel


June 20, 2019

Fravel testifies before US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Taylor Fravel (@fravel) testified before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, discussing what China means by the term world-class military.  Testimony and video available here.

2018-19 J-WAFS Fellow Andrea Beck sits by the Charles River.


June 10, 2019

Untangling the social dynamics of water

Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems LabMIT News

Andrea Beck, a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and a J-WAFS Fellow for Water Solutions, is studying the dynamics of water operator partnerships. Her work is supported in part by MISTI-Netherlands, MISTI-Africa, and through a Summer Study Grant at CIS. “They’ve been great resources,” she says.

Noelle Eckley Selin, Ph.D. Associate Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director, MIT Technology and Policy Program


May 21, 2019

Policy Lab's Noelle Selin testifys at hearing on “Undermining Mercury Protections: EPA Endangers Human Health and the Environment”

Noelle Selin, Policy Lab co-faculty director, testified at a hearing entitled, “Undermining Mercury Protections: EPA Endangers Human Health and the Environment.” The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held the hearing on May 21 to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal that says limiting mercury and other air toxics from coal and oil-fired power plants is not “appropriate and necessary” under the Clean Air Act.


May 16, 2019

CIS 2019 spring newsletter

précis, the MIT Center for International Studies newsletter, covers the wide range of Center activities and tracks the accomplishments of our faculty, researchers and affiliates. The spring 2019 issue is now available.

MIT building with columns


May 16, 2019

CIS congratulates the graduates

The Center congratulates the Class of 2019 from its Security Studies Program. Fiona Cunningham, Reid Pauly, and Ketian Zhang have graduated or are graduating in this commencement cycle.  We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Dan Pomeroy; Chappell Lawson


May 16, 2019

MIT Policy Lab launches MITx course on policy outreach

Center for International StudiesMIT News

The new online course aims to help researchers engage with public policymakers.

MIT gold seal


May 13, 2019

MISTI team receives SHASS Infinite Mile Award

Mala Ghosh, Maria Segala and Madeline Smith have been selected to receive the SHASS Infinite Mile Award for Inclusion.


May 9, 2019

CIS awards 18 summer study grants

Eighteen 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.

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May 1, 2019

SSP Congressional Meeting

On April 17-19, the Security Studies Program hosted its fifth biennial Senior Congressional and Executive Branch Staff Seminar, titled “Regions and Rivals: American Strategy In A Time Of Uncertainty.”