In the NewsNovember 7, 2023Peter 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.
In the NewsNovember 7, 2023 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.
In the NewsNovember 6, 2023Mark 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.
In the NewsNovember 3, 2023Peter 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.
In the NewsOctober 27, 2023Christopher 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.
In the NewsOctober 26, 2023Throughline 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.
In the NewsOctober 24, 2023 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.
In the NewsOctober 23, 2023MIT Center for International StudiesMIT News
MIT News interviews managing director of the MIT Policy Lab Drew Story. Story discusses the projects and aspirations of the Lab: “The Policy Lab is an impact magnifier for MIT researchers. When scholars want to see their work have an impact on public policy, we empower and support them to do just that.”
Analysis + OpinionOctober 20, 2023Elizabeth N Saunders and Kelly M GreenhillGood Authority
Mass migration is a common and tragic feature of war. Many people think of it as an unintended consequence of conflict, as people flee for their lives, from guns, tanks, and artillery on the ground and from bombs and missile strikes from the air. This conventional wisdom is correct, but incomplete.
In the NewsOctober 19, 2023Emily FengNPR
Quoted: Director of the Security Studies Program M Taylor Fravel says China’s acceleration and expansion of its nuclear weapons program is “a complete transformation” as he talks to NPR about the country’s doubling of warheads.