News@E40 | 2021

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April 1, 2021

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. Apekshya Prasai was awarded the second annual Guillemin prize.  “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.

A watercolor illustration of Jamal Khashoggi


March 15, 2021

Khashoggi fellowships for MIT students

The Jamal Khashoggi Fellowship at CIS is offered in partnership with Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) and is open to all MIT students. Nine Khashoggi Fellows will be selected to evaluate industrial countries and their impact on democracy within the Arab world. MIT undergraduates and graduates are invited to apply for this volunteer research opportunity. Submit a cover letter and CV to John Tirman. Visit the web site for more details.

Claude Grunitsky


February 26, 2021

Claude Grunitzky launches TRUE Africa University at MIT with a webinar series

The weekly webinars, co-sponsored by CIS, creatively explore sustainable development in Africa with luminaries such as Taiye Selasi, the Ghanaian-Nigerian author; Jeffrey Sachs, the American economist; and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, the Nigerian serial entrepreneur behind some of Africa’s most valuable startups. Visit the Center's MIT X TAU website to learn more or visit the March 4 launch event page here