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November 1, 2010

MIT-Germany Seed Fund launched

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) has launched the MIT Germany Seed Fund, made possible through generous support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The new fund will offer research-initiation grants to MIT faculty and their counterparts in Germany, and will encourage students to be actively involved in the collaborations. A specific focus will be on topics related to complex global issues—including health, the environment, energy and technological innovation.

In the News

October 26, 2010

UN women's resolution: an unhappy birthday

Tracy Clark-FlorySalon

The anniversary of a pledge to include females in peacekeeping brings reports of failure, more Congo rapes.

Analysis + Opinion

October 25, 2010

Wikileaks docs underestimate Iraqi dead

John TirmanAlterNet Online

For all their value, the newly leaked documents will, unfortunately, reinforce the inaccurate lower estimates of Iraqi mortality.

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October 25, 2010

CIS/ICAN women's study released to UN

A year-long study in six countries has found that the goals of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325, enacted 10 years ago, have not been fulfilled and that implementation is generally poor. The U.N. itself, major industrial powers, other international organizations, and conflict states have all failed to include women in peace processes and peacebuilding, two key goals of the resolution. The study, “What the Women Say: Participation and UNSCR 1325,” was organized by the MIT Center for International Studies and the International Civil Society Action Network, a NGO based in Washington DC. The 50-page study and recommendations were released on Oct. 28, 2010, at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. Press Release | Related Media: AP, New York Times, and Salon 

Delegates in the Security Council Chamber before the start of an all-day open debate on women, peace and security to review implementation of resolution 1325, the first resolution of the Council to address the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women. UN Photo/Cia Pak

News Release

October 25, 2010

Six-nation study finds promises on women’s security unmet

A yearlong study in six countries has found that the goals of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325, enacted 10 years ago, have not been fulfilled and that implementation is generally poor. The U.N. itself, major industrial powers, other international organizations, and conflict states have all failed to include women in peace processes and peacebuilding, two key goals of the resolution.

In the News

October 14, 2010

China's dilemma

George Gilboy and Eric HeginbothamForeign Affairs

Social change and political reform.

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September 28, 2010

PEGS names new fellows

The Center's Program on Environmental Governance and Sustainability (PEGS) has named four MIT graduate students as its 2010-2011 fellows. The students will be working across the globe on issues related to environmental change and conflict. The faculty directors for this year's fellows are Professors JoAnn Carmin and Diane Davis, both from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Carmin directs the PEGS program at CIS and Davis is a member of CIS.

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September 28, 2010

PEGS announces graduate fellows program

The Center’s Program on Environmental Governance and Sustainability (PEGS) is initiating a new fellows program for graduate students at MIT. The award period runs from November 2010 through November 2011. Application materials must be submitted no later than 5 PM on October 15, 2010. The 2010-2011 theme is "Environmental Change and Conflict." The faculty directors for this year’s fellows are Professors Diane Davis and JoAnn Carmin, both from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

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September 10, 2010

Luce Fellowship deadline Oct. 18

Monday, October 18, is this year's deadline for the Luce Scholars Program. Young scholars from a wide variety of intellectual fields will be placed in 10-month internships in selected countries in East and Southeast Asia. The fellowship is aimed for those with no prior experience in Asia. Nominees must be American citizens not yet 30 years old on September 1, 2011, and who have earned at least a bachelor's degree or expect to receive one by September 1, 2011. More information is available here.

News Release

September 8, 2010

Journalist from Pakistan receives Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

CIS announces today that Rabia Mehmood, a journalist in the Lahore bureau of Express 24/7 Television in Pakistan, has received the 2010–11 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. Mehmood is the sixth recipient of the annual fellowship, which gives a woman journalist working in print, broadcast, or online media the opportunity to focus exclusively on human rights journalism and social justice issues.

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