SSP Alumni Activities archive

MIT SSP Alumni Reception 2010

reception attendees
reception attendees

On April 30, 2010, the Security Studies Program held its fourth annual alumni reception at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Stephen Van Evera, SSP Acting Director, provided an update on the Program and thanked all those who have contributed to the SSP Founders' Fund and the SSP Directors' Fund. The annual reception is part of the alumni initiative to keep in touch with alumni, to help alumni keep in touch with each other, and with the Program's current graduate students.

MIT SSP Alumni Reception 2009

reception 2009

On April 17, 2009, the Security Studies Program held its third annual alumni reception at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Barry Posen, SSP Director, provided an update on the Program and thanked all those who have contributed to the SSP Founders' Fund and the SSP Directors' Fund. The annual reception is part of the alumni initiative to keep in touch with alumni, to help alumni keep in touch with each other, and with the Program's current graduate students.

MIT SSP Alumni Reception 2008

reception 2008
(Left to right: Laura Holgate, Olya Oliker, Barry Posen, Kathleen Hicks)

On March 14, 2008, the Security Studies Program held its second annual alumni reception in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club. Barry Posen, the SSP Director, provided an update on the Program and thanked all those who have contributed to the SSP Founders' Fund and the SSP Directors' Fund. He also asked the assembled alumni to join him in thanking Magdalena Rieb for her service as program coordinator; she is moving on and moving up at MIT.  Professor Posen spoke briefly on the theme of "Integration" as the watchword of SSP:  integration of teaching, scholarship, and policy analysis; integration of civilian and military professionals in the study and practice of national security policy; and integration across disciplines and expertise to develop coherent understandings of complex national security problems.  SSP also hopes to help our alumni reach out to each other as an integrated network, and to integrate our alumni with the current SSP family of faculty, researchers, and graduate students.

MIT SSP Alumni Reception 2007

reception 2007

On Monday, March 12, 2007, the MIT Security Studies Program hosted its annual alumni reception at the National Press Club in Washington DC. This year marked the beginning of a new Program initiative to keep in touch with its alumni, to help them keep in touch with each other, and with the Program's current graduate students. The meeting also marked the launch of two efforts to pay tribute to those who founded and nurtured SSP. On this great occasion Professor Posen announced two new funds: The MIT SSP Founders' Fund to honor Professors Jack Ruina, William Kaufmann and George Rathjens, and The MIT SSP Directors' Fund to honor subsequent generations of SSP leadership.