NEWS

Fotini Christia

Joseph Torigian's research is featured on the MIT News, "Using historical analysis to crack the code of authority in closed societies,” Read about his unique path in the fields of security studies, area studies, and historical institutionalism, and his work in China and the Soviet Union. more...

Charles Stewart book

Charles Stewart's latest book, co-authored with Brown Professor Wendy Schiller, examines party politics, money, and personal ambition that dominated the election process from 1871 to 1913. They raise important questions about the effectiveness of Constitutional reforms, such as the Seventeenth Amendment, that promised to produce a more responsive and accountable government. more...

Fotini Christia

Fotini Christia's research is featured on the MIT News homepage, "Studying conflict from the ground up- Newly tenured Fotini Christia studies political conflict — making findings that policymakers can use." Christia discusses growing up, and her research in the dynamics of civil wars, local politics, and the postwar reconstruction of states, which she has studied from Afghanistan to Yemen. “I think there are meaningful ways to study conflict without endangering lives,” more...

Nazli Choucri

Nazli Choucri is interveiwed by faculti, investigates the implications of this new cyberpolitical reality for international relations theory, policy, and practice. more...

Teppei Yamamoto

Teppei Yamamoto's co-authored paper, is featured in the MIT News "Explaining what voters try to hide: New paper shows how “conjoint analysis” can tackle hard political issues...Pollsters have long suspected that voters are wary of admitting to, say, ethnic or religious biases. But now Yamamoto and his colleagues have found a way to test conjoint analysis’s predictive abilities by pitting it against real-world voting results” more...

Lily Tsai

Lily Tsai is featured in the SHASS February Said and Done as recipient of the 2015 Levitan Prize. " Lily Tsai’s proposal is both technically feasible and morally and politically significant,” said Ruth Perry, the Ann Fetter Friedlaender Professor of the Humanities, and head of the Levitan Prize selection committee. It is research designed both to teach and model “the usefulness of citizen participation in gathering information.” more...

Ben Morse

An initiative by MIT GOV/LAB researchers Professor Lily Tsai and PhD candidate Ben Morse is helping to inform government and NGO officials’ response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia by disseminating data on key economic and sociopolitical outcomes to key stakeholders. The MIT-based research team collaborated with local Liberian NGO Parley to gather data directly from citizens about their levels of food security, non-Ebola health needs, economic hardships, and cooperation with outreach efforts, and presented this data on a publicly available website. more...

Richard Samuels

Richard Samuels Richard Samuels has been appointed an Einstein Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies at the Free University of Berlin. The chair includes support for regular research trips to Berlin as well as funds to build a research group of doctoral candidates and post doctoral fellows to study security in East Asia.

Charles Stewart

Charles Stewart joins forces with Professor Ronald Rivest (EECS), for "Elections and Voting Technology," a new course that helps students meet the complex challenges of modern election systems. Co-listed as 6.S897 and 17.S952, (Elections and Voting Technology) the class explored challenges embedded in election systems from both the technical and the political science perspective — providing students with new insights into the complexities of a system many thought they understood.“I had this idea we could fix voting so easily by using electronic voting machines, but to learn there are huge security concerns was really interesting for me,” said Megan Goldberg, a PhD student in political science whose research focuses on political behavior. more...

Chris Warshaw

Chris Warshaw's research is referenced in the Washington Post's: Monkey Cage, "Very liberal cities have racially diverse police forces. So do very conservative ones." In a study with UCLA’s Chris Tausanovitch, Professor Warshaw uses survey data to develop a measure of the liberalism and conservatism of the residents of large U.S. cities. They find that cities’ policies on taxes, spending, and a range of other issues are highly correlated with where their residents stand on the liberal-conservative spectrum. more...

David Singer

David Singer is featured on the MIT ILP homepage, Watching How the Money Flows. Read how Singer's work maps the influence of global capital flows among governments, banks, and individuals around the world. Read the article and listen to his interviews here.

EVENTS

American Politics Workshop
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Latin American Dissertation Group
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Latin American Working Group
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Comparative Politics Speaker Series
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Experimental Working Group
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Political Methodology Research Series
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Security Studies Program Seminar
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Poverty, Violence, and Development Working Group
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Distinguished Speaker Series
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