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précis, the MIT Center for International Studies newsletter, covers the wide range of Center activities and tracks the accomplishments of our faculty, researchers and affiliates. It is published twice yearly, once during each academic semester.
If you have story ideas or would like to write an article, please contact the 2009-2010 graduate student editor, Tara Maller.
Spring 2009 Issue
MIT-Harvard Gaza Symposium Co-Sponsored by CIS
The Gaza Symposium, jointly organized by MIT and Harvard, hosted a series of panels on the role of U.S. and international actors, as well as human rights and international humanitarian law in the wake of recent events in Gaza.
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Learning to Be CapitalistsBy Annette Kim
Why have some countries transitioned to capitalism so rapidly? How did they change their economies so fundamentally when so many reform efforts in developing countries have been ineffective? The conundrum has grown the last two decades...with varying results.
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Thinking Clearly About China's Economic StatecraftBy William Norris
One of the most important phenomena characterizing the international environment today is the rise of China. At $3.4 trillion, China's economy is the third largest in the world and continues to grow rapidly.
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précis Interview: Fotini Christia
Fotini Christia joined the MIT faculty in fall 2008 as assistant professor in political science. Her current work at MIT, how to achieve "success" in Afghanistan, and what Iranians think about Americans are among the topics she addresses.
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