News + Media

Eight IdentityX Ambassadors gathered at SPXCE Intercultural Center to discuss their international experiences. Standing: David Rich, Gabrielle "Gabby" Ballard; middle row: Carrie Watkins, Luisa Fernanda Apolaya Torres, Yara Jabbour Al Maalouf; front row: Enriko Kurtz Granadoz Chavez, Trang Luu, Johnson Huynh.


October 15, 2018

Starting new conversations about identity abroad

Madeline Smith | Michelle EnglishMIT News

New MISTI programs provide a platform for student dialogue on diversity in international travel, study, and work.

Standing, left to right: Justin Leahey, MIT-Germany program manager; David Dolev, MISTI assistant director; Markus Buehler, MIT-Germany faculty director, professor, and head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Ulrich Steinbach, deputy minister of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts; Wolfgang Holtkamp, senior advisor if international affairs at the University of Stuttgart. Seated: Wolfram Ressel, professor and rector of the University of Stuttgart.


October 12, 2018

MIT-Germany and the University of Stuttgart extend cooperation

Lily KeyesMIT News

Representatives from the MIT-Germany Program and the University of Stuttgart (USTUTT) recently came together to formally extend a strategic partnership first created in 2015. Collaboration extends opportunities for faculty seed funds, internship opportunities, and a Global Teaching Labs program through 2020.

President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, during a signing ceremony on Sentosa Island, Singapore, in June.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times

In the News

October 12, 2018

North Korea weaponizes its deal with Trump to tangle talks

Choe Sang-HunThe New York Times

Mr. Kim “has mastered the art of milking a single cosmetic concession for months,” Vipin Narang, said on Twitter this week. “Brilliantly selling the same horse twice.”

Google's unpopular social network is finally finding itself in the spotlight-- but for all the wrong reasons. David Edelman, MIT's Director of the Project on Technology, the Economy and National Security speaks with News Stream

In the News

October 10, 2018

Google+ to close after report of user data exposure


Google's unpopular social network is finally finding itself in the spotlightbut for all the wrong reasons. David Edelman speaks with CNN’s News Stream.

Daniel Slim/Getty Images

In the News

October 10, 2018

US weapons systems are easy cyberattack targets, new report finds

Emily DreyfussWired

“I will say that the GAO can be prone to cyber hyperbole, but unless their sampling or methodology were way off or deliberately misleading, DOD has a very grave problem on its hands,” says R David Edelman.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US and North Korea are in “complete agreement” ahead of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean ...

In the News

October 9, 2018

Pompeo hails 'significant' North Korea progress; experts skeptical

ReutersThe New York Times

The real takeaway from this Punggye-ri pledge is that Kim has mastered the art of milking a single cosmetic concession for months to burn clock, Vipin Narang said on Twitter.

Kim Jong Un met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang on Sunday.

In the News

October 8, 2018

Experts dismiss North Korea's latest concession to US

Alexander SmithNBC News

Kim and his officials are instead trying to buy time so they can make progress on other fronts…Inviting inspectors to an old testing site is an example of this calculus, according to Vipin Narang.


October 4, 2018

The Move: Civic innovators help restore democracy

The Move is a new initiative out of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning that features weekly podcasts, blog posts, and more from the civic innovators at democracy’s front lines.  Join the conversation at The initiative is funded in part by the Center’s International Policy Lab and MIT’s Office of Open Learning.  

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Analysis + Opinion

October 3, 2018

Renaming Macedonia in the age of nationalism

Una HajdariThe New Republic

At the heart of this issue lies the question of nationhood, specifically, the difficulties faced by nations formed at the latter end of modern European history, writes Una Hajdari.

 The CIA has long been concerned biological threats, including the use of anthrax bacteria, seen above.   © Reuters

In the News

October 3, 2018

China and the new frontier of biosecurity threats

Henny SenderNikkei Asian Review

Kenneth Oye, director of the Center’s Program on Emerging Technologies said that it is possible for even helpful advances to be used in bad ways. It will be difficult to check the potential for malevolent misuse of advanced biotechnologies, he said.