News@E40 | 2023

Distinguished Speaker Prof. Siqi Zheng (MIT) presenting Sustainable Real Estate and Cities: A Framework.


December 4, 2023

MISTI-Brazil student attends São Paulo workshop on climate resiliency

Viviana RiveraCenter for International Studies

An multidisciplinary workshop in São Paulo explored sustainabie, urban mobility in the context of the climate crisis. 

Woman crying


October 10, 2023

Violence in Israel and Gaza

The Center for International Studies (CIS) endorses the message issued by MIT president Sally Kornbluth. “The brutality perpetrated on innocent civilians in Israel by terrorists from Hamas is horrifying … we are bracing for a prolonged conflict that will also gravely harm or kill many innocent Palestinians in Gaza,” said Kornbluth in a video statement released on Tuesday, October 10.

Photo from archives


September 29, 2023

Summer study grants support research abroad

Sabina Van MellCenter for International Studies

This summer, the Center for International Studies supported fifteen doctoral students in international affairs through the CIS Summer Study Fellowship. Mariel Garcia-Montes, one of this year's awardees, sat down to discuss her work and the value of doing research abroad. 

Lieberman attends New York launch of global report to coincide with UN General Assembly


September 21, 2023

Lieberman attends New York launch of global report to coincide with UN General Assembly

In the face of multiple global crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, to the devastating climate emergency, heads of state descended on New York this week to negotiate solutions and responses. One non-government organization, Global Nation, released its inaugural, data-driven “Global Solidarity Report” at a pop-up Goals House in Central Park’s Tavern on the Green. Evan Lieberman and CIS were among the contributors and partners of this report.

Global Solidarity Report


September 13, 2023

Global Solidarity Report 2023

Center for International Studies

CIS director Evan Lieberman contributed to the upcoming Global Solidarity Report, an initiative of Global Nation. His report focused on the importance of global solidarity in addressing climate change. Among the partners of the report, which will be launched at the UN General Assembly, is the Center for International Studies.

3 GDL Interns, one raising her hand


August 15, 2023

GDL Summer internship program gives promising political science students a chance to shine

MIT Political ScienceMIT News

Four current undergraduates from US universities and two current master’s students at African universities mixed research assistant work and their own independent research projects, professionalizing their presentation of research and exchanging information with each other and Department of Political Science faculty.

Interns in Aarhaus


June 28, 2023

MISTI internships begin

Sabina Van MellCenter for International Studies

Over 600 MIT students have traveled abroad this summer with MISTI programs.

Precis cover


June 15, 2023

précis: Spring/Summer 2023

Center for International Studies

The Spring/Summer 2023 edition of précis features an interview with Mai Hassan on Sudan, Steven Simon's new book on the Middle East, how elite American university networks affect access to venture capital in Africa, and more.



May 30, 2023

CIS congratulates 2023 graduates

Center for International Studies

Among those who graduated from the Department of Political Science this year were three graduate students focused on international relations and security studies.

A group photo in front of the exhibit sign


May 10, 2023

CIS welcomes Weiner family for exhibit tour

Sabina Van MellCenter for International Studies

This week, Beth Ben-Avraham and Avital (Tali) Datskovsky, Professor Myron Weiner's daughter and granddaughter, visited the Institute to tour the South Asia and the Institute: Transformative Connections


April 24, 2023

CIS awards 15 summer study grants

Fifteen doctoral students in international affairs at MIT were awarded summer study grants. Each will receive up to $4,000. Suzanne Freeman and Mariel Garcia-Montes were awarded the fourth annual Guillemin prize. The Center is pleased to support the work of an outstanding and varied cohort from across the Institute. 


March 21, 2023

PhD students Nicholas Blanchette, Wenyan Deng and Raymond Wang awarded World Politics Statecraft Fellowships

MIT Department of Political Science

Three PhD students from the MIT Security Studies Program were selected for World Politics and Statecraft Fellowships by the Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc. for dissertation research.


February 6, 2023

CIS Summer Study Fellowship call for applications

The CIS Summer Study Fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral students in international affairs at MIT, regardless of their home department. Students may apply for summer funding for dissertation research or writing that has an international component. CIS Summer Study Fellowship awards are intended to support student stipends and/or field research expenses.