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.
précis Interview: David Miliband
Rt Hon David Miliband MP joined CIS as a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow in Residence from April 11 through April 15, 2011. Miliband was the Foreign Secretary for the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010 and is an alumnus of the Department of Political Science at MIT.
CIS turns 60: an interview with three directors
In recognition of the Center's 60th anniversary, précis discussed the evolution of CIS with three of its directors: Richard Samuels (2000 to present); Kenneth Oye (1992 to 2000); and Eugene Skolnikoff (1972 to 1987).Read more
Why do violent substate conflicts spread?By Nathan Black
The recent collapse of the authoritarian regimes in Tunisia and Egypt—and the wave of anti-authoritarian protests in numerous other Arab countries—has reacquainted scholars and policymakers with a long-known truth: Unrest in one country sometimes spreads to another.Read more
Rt Hon David Miliband MP and Hans-Georg Eichler joined CIS as a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow; Sanam Anderlini becomes CIS Senior Fellow; At a Starr Forum on March 16, MIT experts addressed Japan's nuclear past, present, and future from a political and engineering perspective; CIS members responded to the death of Osama Bin Laden in various formats.Read more
The Center participated in the MIT 150 Open House; 46 international faculty research collaborations will receive more than $900,000 from the 2010-2011 MISTI Global Seed Funds competition; senior faculty and researchers from CIS and DUSP's CoLab are building an initiative to promote sustainable economic development of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Basin; The Brazil-MIT Forum/Conferência Brasil-MIT inaugural meeting was held at MIT; The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration hosted two talks.Read more
End Notes features the professional achievements of our scholars, students, and staff. This includes recent awards, speaking engagements, and publications.Read more