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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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2014 General Jimmy Doolittle Award Dinner

2014 General Jimmy Doolittle Award ...

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(Filmed April 15, 2014) 2014 General Jimmy Doolittle Award Dinner On April 15, 2014, the James Doolittle Award was presented to General Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio...

Starr Forum Palestine Now A conversation with Husam Zomlot

Starr Forum Palestine Now A convers...

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Dr Husam Zomlot is a specialist on Middle East affairs. He is Palestinian and has served as a visiting fellow at Harvard's center for Middle Eastern Studies. He served as a PLO representative to the UK (2003-2008). Mr Zomlot previous wor...

Fall 2014 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

Fall 2014 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

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(Filmed 10/27/2014) Ambassador Robert L. Gallucci Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service “Nuclear Weapons: They're Back”

2014 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

2014 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner

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(Filmed March 4, 2014) 2014 Ruina Nuclear Age Dinner The 2014 Ruina Nuclear Age dinner was held March 4, 2014. The keynote speaker was Professor Robert Jervis, Columbia University. His topic: "Why We Should Be Puzzled About Nuclear Wea...

2013 General Jimmy Doolittle Award Dinner

2013 General Jimmy Doolittle Award ...

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(Filmed April 23 2013) 2013 General Jimmy Doolittle Award Dinner On April 23, 2013, the James Doolittle Award was presented to Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force (ret.) Mr. Donley's acceptance speech was titled "Innovat...

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