MIT Center for International Studies


Fravel Receives Carnegie Fellowship

MIT political scientist Taylor Fravel has been named to the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program for the 2016-17 academic year, a prestigious award he will use to extend his studies of Asia's ongoing maritime disputes. The award, announced April 19, 2016, by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, supports “research and writing aimed at addressing some of the world’s most urgent challenges to U.S. democracy and international order,” and focuses on scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Read more

MISTI Global Seed Funds

In the 2015-2016 grant cycle, 86 projects were awarded funding by MISTI Global Seed Funds. This cycle's winning faculty and research scientists represent four MIT schools and 22 departments across the Institute. MISTI GSF consists of a general pool of funds for projects in any country and several country-specific funds. MISTI supported collaborations in 24 unique countries through 21 individual MISTI seed funds. The next call for proposals will be announced in May 2016 with a proposal deadline in early fall. Read more

Bustani Middle East Seminar Turns 30

The Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar at MIT is celebrating its 30th anniversary this academic year. This spring semester it will host two lectures on contemporary Middle East affairs. The Bustani Seminar is funded by Myrna Bustani of Beirut, Lebanon, in memory of her father, Emile M. Bustani, who received an SB in civil engineering from MIT in 1933. Emile Bustani headed the leading engineering and contracting firm in the Arab world and was a prominent Lebanese statesman until his untimely death in 1963. News release

Upcoming Events

May 2, 2016

After Ukraine, After Syria: What's Next?

May 5, 2016

MIT-Mexico Film Screening: Nosotros Los Nobles

June 9, 2016

Starr Forum: SOLD (film screening & Q&A Skype session with director)



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