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3 Questions: Archon Fung on Political Science Today. Ford Professor of Democracy & Citizenship at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. more...

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Political Science Distinguished Speaker Series- Featuring Ted Strickland
Rebuilding Manufacturing: A Governor's View from the Center of the Country more...

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Boston Review- Ideas Matter- Featuring Noam Chomsky
Democracy inaction? In 'Ideas Matter' Lecture, Noam Chomsky criticizes fellow intellectuals for their conformity.. more...

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Political Science Distinguished Speaker Series- Featuring Ron Bloom
American made? Forum examines the role of manufacturing in rebuilding the economy. more...

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PhD candidate Greg Distelhorst explores accountability in China more...

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New political theorist Lucas Stanczyk explores social justice, personal choice more...

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Putting the Science in Political Science. Meet new professor Teppei Yamamoto more...

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MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative raising funds, awareness
Memorial community center, long-term research are goals of the project. more...

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Partnership between Boston Review & MIT Political Science has long history.
In September 2010, Boston Review­—now edited by Cohen and Deb Chasman—returned to MIT at the invitation of current Political Science Department Head Richard Locke. That same month, Boston Review and the Department initiated a new lecture series, Ideas Matter. more...

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Suzanne Berger leads a team that is re-thinking what it means to be made in America. Twenty-five years ago, MIT President Paul Gray launched a landmark research effort that addressed the persistent decline of America's industrial economy. Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Solow and computer science pioneer Michael Dertouzos and their interdisciplinary team published their findings in an influential book called Made in America. more...

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Meet Kristin Fabbe, PhD '12. I have spent 23 months in the field in the countries that I study: Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt. And I undertook that fieldwork at the enthusiastic encouragement of my advisors. more...

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Daniel Posner comes to MIT with an ambitious research agenda for Africa. "The challenges of development are among the most critical global issues to be tackled by social scientists," more...

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Q & A with distinguished alum David Miliband about the war in Afghanistan. more...

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Professor Adam Berinsky wins James A. & Ruth Levitan Prize in the Humanities. more...

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Professor Edward Steinfeld featured as MIT Sloan Expert and gives commentary on today's business issues in his article, "China aims High". more...

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Professor Edward Steinfeld and Research Scientist Cindy Williams are amongst 46 faculty and scientists from across the Institute who have been awarded of MISTI Global Seed Fund grants. Steinfeld was awarded a Reater China Fund for Innovation. Williams was awarded and MIT-France Seed Fund grant for her proposal Who Will Serve? Recruiting and Retention in Contemporary All-Volunteer Forces. more...

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Nazli Choucri's project examining cyber international relationships includes a team of foreign policy and national intelligence heavyweights such as Harvard University's Ashton Carter and Joseph Nye, as well as Internet and artificial intelligence gurus such as MIT's David Clark."Our current theories are inadequate, and what we know now is anecdotal," says Choucri. download pdf of article.

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Tea with a Warlord. Fotini Christia interviews Afghanistan's fierce fighters and reveals the potential for a more successful U.S. strategy—and more stability for the Afghani people. more...