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. Both the current issue and past issues of précis are featured online.
PRÉCIS Interview: Chappell Lawson
Chappell Lawson, associate professor of political science and member of CIS, was recently named director of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI).
Among the topics discussed are his new role at MISTI and his recent service in Washington at US Customs and Border Protection.
Deaths of Others, An Intro
John Tirman's most recent book, The Deaths of Others, published by Oxford University Press, is a trenchant and passionate work that explores the fate of civilians in America's wars. Featured in précis is an excerpt from the introduction.
Claiming the State
India is a compelling context in which to examine questions of citizen access to the state and its resources. India is both the world's largest democracy and home to some of the deepest and most persistent poverty globally.