News + Media

Stephen Van Evera, Ford International Professor of Political Science

Analysis + Opinion

November 1, 2018

Stephen Van Evera revisits World War I, one century after its bitter end

Interview with Michelle English

One hundred years ago on November 11, 1918, the Allied Powers and Germany signed an armistice bringing to an end World War I. Stephen Van Evera, Ford International Professor of Political Science and an expert on the causes of war, revisits the Great War and discusses key insights for today one century after its bitter end. 

In the News

November 1, 2018

Novelist Min Jin Lee makes the case for understanding through fiction

Peter DizikesMIT News

Renowned author Min Jin Lee made a vigorous case for literature as an essential means for understanding complex cultures around the globe, during a Starr Forum event.

John Tirman

Analysis + Opinion

October 31, 2018

Election insights: on reducing gun violence

John Tirman

"A social movement to challenge America's reslient gun culture has rocked politics for the first time in a generation, and might shake up congressional complacency in the midterm elections."

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is welcomed by MIT president Rafael Reif in Boston, Massachusetts on 25 March. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Analysis + Opinion

October 25, 2018

President Reif, cut MIT’s ties to Saudi Arabia now!

Lukas Wolters and Nicolas DumasThe Tech

The Saudi regime targets and kills civilians in Yemen, oppresses and executes women and LGBTQ people, and assassinates journalists. MIT must not collaborate with them.


Analysis + Opinion

October 23, 2018

The price paid by journalists who break the cycle of repression

Una HajdariBoston Globe

There is a special circle of hell reserved for journalists who “shame” their countries in the foreign press, writes Una Hajdari in an opinion piece in the Boston Globe.


October 22, 2018

MIT ICC cultural resources


MISTI is promoting cross-cultural communication with the MIT International Coordinating Committee, communicating MIT’s cultural diversity on campus and across the world through video

International Policy Lab

News Release

October 18, 2018

MIT International Policy Lab (IPL) issues fourth call for proposals to faculty and researchers

Dan Pomeroy | International Policy Lab

In the News

October 17, 2018

Endorsement meetings at the Globe ahead of the 2018 midterms

Una Hajdari IWMF

With the mid-terms being around the corner, the Boston Globe editorial board organized meetings with people running for various offices to help decide Globe endorsements, and this year's Neuffer fellow, Una Hajdari, comments on the process.

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.