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CIS Starr Forum: The ISIS Apocalypse

CIS Starr Forum: The ISIS Apocalypse

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October 01, 2015 Starr Forum: The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State A conversation with William McCants About the Speaker: William McCants is a fellow in the Center for Middle East Polic...

Starr Forum: Heretic: Why Islam Nee...

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A distinguished political leader and relentless champion of free speech and women’s rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of today’s most admired and controversial public figures. She will be coming to MIT to discuss her latest book: Heretic: W...

Juan Cole- Iraq's Three Civil Wars:...

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Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia. After Sept. 11, he launched a Weblog, “Informed Comment,” ...

Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran...

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CIS and the Iranian Studies Group at MIT featured a public discussion with Barbara Slavin, chief diplomatic correspondent, USA Today, on her new book on Iran and the United States. Since 1996, Slavin has been responsible for analyzing f...

CIS Starr Forum: Don't Be an Americ...

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Don't Be an American IdiotHow does the U.S. use human rights in its foreign policy? Does the occupant of the White House matter when it comes to U.S. human interests abroad? What is the role of civil society in making human rights matte...

Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Race Between Sanctions and Centrifuges?

Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Race Betw...

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The Center's Audits of the Conventional Wisdom series continues with Jim Walsh on Iran. Walsh is an international securities expert and research associate at the Center's Security Studies Program. His video audit on Iran took place on We...

Fallon and Fotini on Afghanistan

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On Thursday, April 30, Admiral Willam Fallon, USN (RET), will be giving a public talk on Afghanistan. Joining the discussion will be Fotini Christa, an expert on Afghanistan. Fallon joined the Center for International Studies for the 200...

The Most Important Number in the World

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Science has given us, in the last 18 months, a real bottom line for the planet: a CO2 concentration above which, as NASA's Jim Hansen has put it, we can't maintain the "planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which ...

Noam Chomsky Addresses the Gaza Crisis

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Noam Chomsky addresses the crisis in Gaza followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. The public event will be on Tuesday, January 13, at 4p, in the Wong Auditorium, MIT Bldg E51.

Science Policy and the Obama Admini...

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Science, as it has in the past, will play a vital role in determining America's economic viability. Yet, our global leadership in this crucial area is more vulnerable than ever. Scientists in the U.S. face major roadblocks: a decrease in...

U.S.-Cuba Relations

U.S.-Cuba Relations

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Cuban scholars Julia Sweig and Wayne Smith will be discussants at a CIS Starr Forum entitled: Cuba-U.S. Relations: The Beginning of a Long Thaw? Sweig is a senior fellow and director for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Re...

Jim Walsh and Iran's IAEA Ambassador | Feb 22, 2010

Jim Walsh and Iran's IAEA Ambassado...

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Jim Walsh, research associate in the Security Studies Program at MIT, debates Iran's IAEA ambassador on February 22, 2010.

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