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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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Starr Forum "Ukrian: What's Next?"

Starr Forum "Ukrian: What's Next?"

Added 27 days ago | 01:07:53 | 647 views

Speakers: John Herbst, Director of the Center for Complex Operations at National Defense University and the former ambassador to Ukraine Eugene Fishel, Division Chief in the Office of Russian and Eurasian Analysis of the Bureau of...

Russian TV Documentary featuring Thomas Neff

Russian TV Documentary featuring Th...

Added 2 months ago | 00:14:27 | 239 views

Thomas Neff is a senior researcher at CIS and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is featured in a Russian documentary about atomic recycling.

Starr Forum: The "Snowden Affair": Intelligence and Privacy in a Wired World

Starr Forum: The "Snowden Affair": ...

Added 4 months ago | 01:27:34 | 723 views

A panel discussion on Data Collection and the NSA Moderating: Admiral William Fallon, former head of CENTCOM Panelists: Susan Chira, Assistant Managing Editor, New York Times Chas Freeman, retired career diplomat, ambassador, and assista...

Japan's Continuing Nuclear Nightmare

Japan's Continuing Nuclear Nightmare

Added 5 months ago | 01:37:04 | 2567 views

Recorded on October 24, 2013

STARR FORUM: The Passion of Chelsea Manning (Chase Madar, Noam Chomsky)

STARR FORUM: The Passion of Chelsea...

Added 6 months ago | 01:35:49 | 6848 views

Starr Forum: The Passion of Chelsea Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks October 09, 2013 5:00p–6:30p The astonishing leaks attributed to Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning are viewed from many angles, from Tunisia to Guantanamo Ba...

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