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Professor Ericmoore Jossou

In the News

March 20, 2024

Optimizing nuclear fuels for next-generation reactors

Poornima ApteMIT News

While working to nurture scientific talent in his native Nigeria, Assistant Professor Ericmoore Jossou is setting his sights on using materials science and computation to design robust nuclear components with help from a Global Seed Fund grant.

GMAF Fellows

In the News

March 19, 2024

Visting scholars from Ukraine kick off Global MIT At-Risk Fellows Program

Lisa CaponeMIT News

Ukrainian researchers and faculty will spend a semester at MIT during the two-year pilot program.

USCG sailors rescuing Haitian refugees

In the News

March 16, 2024

Policymakers must confront weaponized migration to address border crisis

Bethany BlankleyKPVI

Quoted: "The United States is... being targeted by foreign adversaries through 'weaponized migration,' Kelly Greenhill, a senior research scholar at MIT Center for International Studies, director of Seminar XXI, and author of 'Weapons of Mass Migration,' wrote in an analysis."

Circuit Board

Analysis + Opinion

March 14, 2024

Power and governance in the age of AI

Gordon LaForge, Allison Stanger, Sarah Myers West, Bruce Schneier, Stephanie Forrest, and Nazli ChoucriNew America

The influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on our world is growing. In early 2024, New America brought together experts in international relations, computer science, and technology policy to share their thinking on how governments and institutions should navigate AI to harness its strengths and mitigate its risks.

Suzanne Freeman, Wright Smith, and Ye Zhang


March 7, 2024

PhD students Suzanne Freeman, Wright Smith, and Ye Zhang selected to receive World Politics and Statecraft Fellowships

MIT Department of Political Science

The fellowships are awarded by the Smith Richardson Foundation to support PhD dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies and diplomatic and military history.

Sanne Verschuren

In the News

March 6, 2024

Verschuren shares research at MIT’s Security Studies Program

Boston University Frederick S Pardee School of Global Studies

Last month, Sanne Verschuren, Assistant Professor of International Security at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, presented her latest research, “Imagining the Unimaginable: War, Weapons, and Procurement Politics,” at the MIT Security Studies Program Wednesday Seminar.

Kathryn Lopatiuk, Dmytro Chumachenko, and Liudmuyla Huliaieva


March 4, 2024

CIS welcomes Ukrainian scholars to MIT

Center for International Studies

The Center is thrilled to welcome three of four Global MIT At-Risk Fellows (GMAF) on campus. The newly launched GMAF program is designed to provide sanctuary to scholars around the globe whose lives and academic freedom are under threat. The pilot program is offered through the MIT-Ukraine Program and is focused on Ukrainian researchers and faculty. Our spring 2024 Ukrainian scholars include: Liudmyla Huliaieva, an economist, whose research and activism focuses on the economic adaptation and survival of Ukrainian women migrants in time of war; Dmytro Chumachenko, a multidisciplinary scientist working and the intersection of computer science and public health; and Kateryna Lopatiuk, an urban researcher, who aims to foster an ecosystem conducive to transitioning Ukraine to a circular economy in a range of fields, especially in the context of the post-war reconstruction. Read their full bios and learn more about GMAF here.

Kim Tran, Ahmed Dadou, April Julich Perez, and Justin Leahey

News Release

March 2, 2024

New pledge expands MIT-Netherlands Program

Center for International Studies

The Center for International Studies is delighted to announce a new pledge agreement between MIT International Science & Technology Initiatives (MISTI) and the Netherland’s Ministry of Economics and Climate Policy. The agreement was signed on March 1 at a ceremony held at the MIT Museum. 

Death, Dominance, and State-Building,” a new book by MIT Professor Roger Petersen,

In the News

March 1, 2024

A careful rethinking of the Iraq War

Peter DizikesMIT News

The Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science Roger Petersen's new book details military operations and political dynamics in Iraq, shedding new light on the challenges of state-building.

Belmont Apartments

In the News

March 1, 2024

Developers got backing for affordable housing. Then the neighborhood found out.

Jason DeParleThe New York Times

Quoted: “A lot has changed in American life over the past 50 years, but the hostility to affordable housing has remained surprisingly durable,” said Justin Steil, associate professor of law and urban planning and steering member of the Inter-University Committee on International Migration