President Obama announces intent to appoint Esther Duflo to Global Development Council
January 3, 2013MIT development economist nominated for presidential policy council.
The health-insurance markets of the (very near) future
January 2, 2013Policymakers must address ‘tension’ between competition and ease of use.
President Obama announces intent to appoint Maria Zuber to National Science Board
December 21, 2012MIT geophysicist nominated for 25-member governing board of the National Science Foundation.
Q&A: Associate Provost Philip Khoury on foreign policy in the Middle East
December 20, 2012The Ford International Professor of History also talks about how an engineering school benefits the humanities and social science community.
3 Questions: World energy outlook
November 27, 2012Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, talks about the future of fossil fuels and the prospects for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Vehicle efficiency standards vs. a carbon tax: the costs and politics
November 14, 2012MIT researchers show merits of a carbon tax.
New method could help communities plan for climate risk
November 7, 2012MIT researchers develop tool to assess regional risks of climate change, potential impacts on local infrastructure and planning.
Presidential campaigns offer energetic energy debate at MIT
October 9, 2012Representatives of Obama, Romney camps lay out differences in crucial policy domains of energy and the environment.
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Why cutting-edge medical technology may not lead to exploding health care costs
July 26, 2012New study finds growth of advanced imaging slowed amid financial, medical concerns.
Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
MIT fusion science students advocate for fusion funding with Congress
June 22, 2012
Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies established in Department of Political Science
May 29, 2012Endowed chair established with a gift of $5 million from the Stanton Foundation
Report: China’s actions are crucial on climate change
May 24, 2012Research shows China’s impact on climate change, as well as its potential to shape the path forward.