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.

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Spring 2018
précis Interview: John Tirman

John Tirman discusses human rights, the rise of populism, Dreamers, and warfare. Tirman is the executive director of and a principal research scientist at MIT's Center for International Studies. 

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Hidden atrocities: The Tokyo trial

Jeanne Guillemin's recent book Hidden Atrocities is about Japanese germ warfare and American obstruction of justice at the Tokyo trial. Her book was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the Lemkin Award from the Institute for the Study of Genocide, and for the Robert K Merton Award from the American Sociological Society. Featured here is an excerpt.

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North Korea missiles and flag Under duress: The effects of wartime economic isolation

Erik Sand, a PhD student in international relations and security studies, discusses how economic isolation impacts wartime behavior. 

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Briefing in educational setting Briefings

Narang on the North Korea summits; A Starr forum discussing the fate of democracy; The final yard, with help from the International Policy Lab

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CIS spring 2018 activities Activities

CIS hosts consuls general meeting; Diversity, equity and inclusion at MISTI; SSP panel on North Korea in DC; CIS awards 16 summer study grants; Starr Forums; and more. 

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2018 End Notes End Notes

End Notes features the professional achievements of our scholars, students, and staff. This includes recent awards, speaking engagements, and publications.​

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