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More than fifty years ago, MIT established the Center for International Studies to conduct research to help the United States in its cold war struggle against the Soviet Union. Before long, however, the Center broadened its focus to include research and teaching in a wide range of international subjects, among them development studies, comparative politics, international relations, social movements, security studies, and international science and technology.

MIT and the Center have always sought to bridge the worlds of the scholar and the policymaker by offering each a place to exchange thoughts and perspectives with the other, and by encouraging academics to work on policy-relevant programs. Center scholars, and the students they helped educate, have served at senior levels in every administration since the Kennedy years. It is a source of great pride to all of us at CIS that they are today among the nation's most distinguished analysts and executives in government and the private sector.

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Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture on Human Rights April 29, 2015

Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture on Huma...

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Introduction by Richard Samuels Introduction to Hrant Dink by Gerard Libaridian Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Leaning

Starr Forum: Science & Innovation Diplomacy

Starr Forum: Science & Innovation D...

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Starr Forum: Science & Innovation Diplomacy Welcoming Remarks: Fiona Murray is the William Porter (1967) Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, the Faculty Director at both the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and t...

Starr Forum: East Asian Security Dilemma

Starr Forum: East Asian Security Di...

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Starr Forum: East Asian Security Dilemma ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia in the Freeman Chair in China Studies, where she works on issues related to Chinese foreign and security policy. She is concomit...

Starr Forum: Demystifying ISIS

Starr Forum: Demystifying ISIS

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A discussion with Juan Cole and Richard Nielsen About the Speakers: Juan Cole is a public intellectual, prominent blogger and essayist, and the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has ...

Dr. Malachy Sumaila on “Thoughts and Discussion on Boko Haram”

Dr. Malachy Sumaila on “Thoughts an...

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ABOUT SPEAKER: Dr. Sumaila is a lecturer from Ahmadu Bello University in Northern Nigeria. He is currently at MIT as a distinguished MIT-Empowering the Teachers fellow. Dr. Sumaila will share his experiences with Boko Haram from the per...

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