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In the News

November 17, 2023

Foreign policy scholars examine the China-Russia relationship

Peter DizikesMIT News

An expert panel discussed the strengths, and limits, of the alignment between the two world powers and US rivals.

students at heritage meets heritage event

In the News

November 17, 2023

Celebrating diversity and cultural connections

Michael BrindleyMIT News

At a “Heritage Meets Heritage” event, MIT students enjoy conversations, trivia, and delicacies from around the world. The event was co-sponsored by MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives.

Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, October 2019

Analysis + Opinion

November 10, 2023

China’s misunderstood nuclear expansion

M Taylor Fravel, Henrik Stålhane Hiim, and Magnus Langset TrøanForeign Affairs

Many eyes are on China’s efforts to accelerate the expansion of its nuclear weapons. Instead of speculating, we can look to China’s own strategists: “Their writings and analysis since 2015 suggest that China’s nuclear expansion is less a shift in Chinese intentions than a response to what Beijing perceives as threatening changes in US nuclear strategy, reflecting an acute security dilemma.” Anxiety is growing among both countries' defenses.

Nov 1 Israel Gaza conflict Starr Forum event

In the News

November 7, 2023

Panel examines Israel-Hamas conflict

Peter DizikesMIT News

A panel of experts evaluated the dynamics of the conflict, and discussed the elements that could be necessary for longer-term stability—while noting that any ideas about a lasting resolution are necessarily speculative. The Starr Forum event was part of MIT’s pursuit of open engagement and dialogue on difficult issues. After Oct. 7, MIT President Sally Kornbluth released a statement condemning the terror attacks. MIT’s Muslim and Jewish chaplains have also issued a joint statement calling for mutual respect among all on campus.

Lerna Ekmekcioglu headshot

In the News

November 7, 2023

Centering feminism

Benjamin DanielMIT News

Lerna Ekmekcioglu, director of MIT’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and McMillan-Stewart Associate Professor of History, details her research on the intersections of feminism, marginalized identities, and inclusion throughout history and the world.

Brazilian high-schoolers, guided by MIT students, designed and built a remote-controlled vehicle to explore the semiarid landscape of northeastern Brazil.

In the News

November 6, 2023

Expanding student horizons with support of MIT-Brazil

Mark SullivanSpectrum

Naming gift from Henri Slezynger boosts MIT-Brazil Program, which provides opportunities for students to participate in MIT Global Teaching Labs and internships in industry and university research labs.

Suzanne Berger on panel

In the News

November 3, 2023

How to decarbonize the world, at scale

Peter DizikesMIT News

Quoted: “We’re now at a moment of unique openness and opportunity for creating a new American production system.” Institute Professor Suzanne Berger made a panel appearance at the 2023 MITEI Annual Research Conference for a discussion on the financial and policy implications of climate change.

US troops in Iraq

In the News

October 27, 2023

What helped change the US Army counterinsurgency doctrine?

Christopher GoedWavellRoom

Ford International Professor of Political Science Barry Posen was cited in an analysis of the US Army’s counterinsurgency doctrine in the early 2000s.

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In the News

October 26, 2023

The three faces of Ataturk

Throughline PodcastNPR

Lerna Ekmekcioglu, the McMillan-Stewart Associate Professor of History, is featured on NPR’s history podcast Throughline. She talks about learning about the Armenian genocide while growing up as an Armenian in Turkey.

Migrants at the Polish border fence in Belarus Photo: Agnieszka Sadowska / AP

In the News

October 24, 2023

Attempts at blackmail by neighboring European countries: 'Refugees are being used as weapons'

Steffen LüdkeDer Spiegel

Kelly M Greenhill, director of the Seminar XXI Program, spoke with Der Spiegel about how countries like Belarus, Turkey, and Tunisia are using refugees to advance their own interests, as well as how Europe can respond. Note: Content is in German.