précis Magazine


précis, the MIT Center for International Studies magazine, features essays by our scholars, covers the wide range of Center activities, and tracks the accomplishments of our research community. It is published twice yearly, once during each academic semester.

If you have story ideas or would like to write an article, please contact the 2023-2024 graduate student editor Miriam Hinthorn or editor Michelle English.

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Spring ∕  Summer 2024
Noah Nathan précis Interview: Noah Nathan

Noah Nathan, an associate professor of political science at MIT, recently sat down with précis to discuss his latest book, ongoing research, work with the Global Diversity Lab (GDL), and his teaching in the political science department.

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Liudmyla Huliaieva, Dmytro Chumachenko, and Kateryna Lopatiuk Resilience and innovation from Ukraine

Dmytro Chumachenko, Kateryna Lopatiuk, and Liudmyla Huliaieva were the inaugural participants of the Global MIT At-Risk Fellows (GMAF) program. The Ukrainian scholars were paired with MIT faculty advisors to exchange knowledge on teaching methods and research strategies. Their experiences and work are featured here in précis.

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Owen Coté Owen Coté, longtime associate director of the Security Studies Program, dies at 63

Owen Coté PhD ’96, a principal research scientist with the Security Studies Program (SSP), passed away on June 8 after battling cancer. He joined SSP in 1997 as associate director, a role he held for the rest of his life. He guided the program through the course of three directors — each profiting from his wise counsel, leadership skills, and sense of responsibility.

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Anjana Shankar Interview Screencap Chasing global stories on human rights and conflict

Anjana Sankar, a veteran journalist in the UAE, has reported on the ground from Syria and inside Kurdish prisons; embedded with Emirati military forces and covered the UAE’s deployment in the Saudi-led war; and reported on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). She joined CIS as the 2024 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow and is now at the New York Times for the final phase of her fellowship. Learn about her work in this video essay.

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Kinan Martin Interview Screencap Deciphering the brain and language through AI

By summer’s end, Kinan Martin '24, will have completed five MISTI programs. His global experiences include teaching and empowering students in Kazakhstan and Jordan through MISTI Global Teaching Labs programs. He applied natural language processing and his AI know-how during his MISTI internships in Chile and Taiwan. A computer and cognitive sciences graduate, he is a MISTI-Japan intern at Reazon Holdings (Japan) this summer. Learn about his work and his internship in Chile in this video essay.

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The latest releases from the Center’s faculty, fellows, and scholars Book Review

Learn about the recently published books by the Center's faculty, fellows, and scholars.

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MIT Dome Briefings

Global Seed Funds awards $2.6 million; MIT-Mexico fosters cross-border collaboration; Ethnic dynamics and climate change in Africa; Rethinking the Iraq war; The rules of the game; A path to political science

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Global Map Activities

CIS offers resources on the Israel-Hamas war; Join the Center’s M3 (Mens, Manus, Mundus) initiative; SSP launches summer wargaming program; New pledge expands MISTI-Netherlands; 650+ MISTI students across the globe; Seminar XXI spotlight; Starr Forums on China, Ukraine, and Haiti; SSP Wednesday seminars

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Compass pointed toward excellence End Notes

End Notes features an editor's pick of professional achievements of our scholars, students, and staff.

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