MIT Center for International Studies


Luce Fellowship Deadline Oct. 20

Thursday, October 20, is the deadline for the Luce Scholars Program. Young scholars from a wide variety of intellectual fields will be placed in 10-month internships in selected countries in Asia. The fellowship is aimed for those with no prior experience in the region. Nominees must be American citizens not yet 30 years old on July 1, 2017, and who have earned at least a bachelor's degree or expect to receive one by July 1, 2017. More information


Melgar Named Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow

Mexico's former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons, Lourdes Melgar, has been named a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year. Melgar played a key role in the design and implementation of Mexico's historic energy reform. Her vision and leadership resulted in the inscription of key elements, including the electricity reform and the social component of the sustainability principle in the new regulatory framework. Her work has begun to transform Mexico's energy sector into a modern and competitive environment aimed at enhancing energy security, developing regional value chains, and positioning Mexico as an energy hub. News release


Human Rights Journalist Jacey Fortin Joins CIS

Jacey Fortin, a freelance journalist who is based in Africa, has been selected as the 2016-17 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow. The fellowship is offered through the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) and is sponsored in part by CIS. Since launching her freelance career three years ago, Fortin has covered human rights, politics, economic development, and media freedom in the Horn of Africa. She has focused on conflict as well, reporting on the civil war in South Sudan, militancy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and violent unrest in Ethiopia, where she is based. News release

Upcoming Events

September 27, 2016

Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar: "The New Arab Wars"

September 27, 2016

Palestinian and Israeli Bereaved Parents for Peace

September 28, 2016

Probability Assessment and National Security Decision Making



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