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Lieberman attends New York launch of global report to coincide with UN General Assembly

News@E40

September 21, 2023

Lieberman attends New York launch of global report to coincide with UN General Assembly

In the face of multiple global crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, to the devastating climate emergency, heads of state descended on New York this week to negotiate solutions and responses. One non-government organization, Global Nation, released its inaugural, data-driven “Global Solidarity Report” at a pop-up Goals House in Central Park’s Tavern on the Green. Evan Lieberman and CIS were among the contributors and partners of this report.

Chinese soldiers guarding the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 2022

Analysis + Opinion

September 15, 2023

The myth of Chinese diversionary war

M Taylor FravelForeign Affairs

If China’s economic woes get worse, its leaders will probably become more sensitive to perceived external challenges, especially on issues such as Taiwan. Increased pressure on China could easily backfire and motivate Beijing to become more aggressive in order to demonstrate its resolve to other states despite its internal difficulties, writes Taylor Fravel in Foreign Affairs.

In the News

September 15, 2023

What's behind Kim Jong Un's trip to Russia

WBUR

In a segment during WBUR's Here & NowJim Walsh, senior research associate in the Security Studies Program, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un signals trouble for Russia's offensive efforts in the Ukraine War. Putin is seeking military cooperation with North Korea as a result.

Helping hands in Ukraine flag colors

News Release

September 14, 2023

Global MIT At-Risk Scholars Program launches, offers fellowships to Ukrainian academics

Center for International Studies

The newly launched Global MIT At-Risk Fellows (GMAF) program is designed to provide sanctuary to scholars around the globe whose lives and academic freedom are under threat. The GMAF pilot program will focus on Ukrainian researchers and faculty with current or recent affiliations at Ukrainian universities or the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.

Men on a motocycle in front of burning tires

Analysis + Opinion

September 14, 2023

The real intervention Haiti needs

Malick W GhachemForeign Policy

Haitians are not alone in their financial predicament. But Haiti has been the canary in the coal mine of the international financial order. The dismal state of its currency and economy prefigured the fate of so many post-colonial nations, from Venezuela to Tunisia. Malick Ghachem, professor of history and a CIS research affiliate, explains.

Global Solidarity Report

News@E40

September 13, 2023

Global Solidarity Report 2023

Center for International Studies

CIS director Evan Lieberman contributed to the upcoming Global Solidarity Report, an initiative of Global Nation. His report focused on the importance of global solidarity in addressing climate change. Among the partners of the report, which will be launched at the UN General Assembly, is the Center for International Studies.

A U.S. Marine shows off a Grp I UAS Black Hornet drone as part of the Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercise at Camp Pendleton, California, in July 2016. | REUTERS

In the News

September 13, 2023

US allies and partners critical for Pentagon’s drone swarm strategy

Gabriel DominguezThe Japan Times

Quoted: “The most advanced technologies will likely be found in the drones’ software, communication systems and shielding from electromagnetic effects.” SSP principal research scientist Eric Heginbotham says that cheap smart drones acquired by the US military would have the same operational capability as high end drones as it seeks to neutralize China's military advantages.

Students collaborate with the MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Seed Fund awardee Leo Anthony Celi, a principal research scientist at MIT.

In the News

September 12, 2023

Unlocking global research potential

Center for International Studies

The Global Seed Fund program call for proposals launched on September 12. “We are looking forward to another robust application cycle,” says Justin Leahey, assistant director of GSF. The 2023-24 call will include new funds in additional countries, including but not limited to Armenia, Brazil, India, and Norway. 

Headshot of Kathleen Thelen

News Release

September 11, 2023

MIT and University of Bergen launch Global Seed Fund for humanities and social sciences research

Center for International Studies

The collaboration is a continuation of MIT's commitment to leveraging international partnerships for the advancement of knowledge and research.

screenshot of Carol Saivetz

In the News

September 7, 2023

Evaluating the Ukraine counteroffensive

GBH News

Carol Saivetz, senior advisor in the Security Studies Program, joined GBH News to give her assessment on the Ukraine counteroffensive launched against Russia.

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