Melissa Nobles: Taking full account of the past
May 20, 2013MIT political science professor examines ways societies confront histories of racial and ethnic injustice
How to make factory conditions better
May 5, 2013After years of research into global production systems, an MIT political scientist is convinced that government, not just the private sector, must help keep workers safe.
China and Japan remain miles apart on uninhabited isles
April 17, 2013At MIT event, diplomats and scholars reinforce high stakes, lack of progress on Asian territorial dispute.
Nate Silver presents forecasting work as antidote to ‘terrible’ political pundits
March 1, 2013In MIT talk, celebrated election forecaster offers critique of media, advice to students and hints about his future projects.
MIT report identifies keys to new American innovation
February 22, 2013From ‘Main Street’ firms to multinationals, improvements possible in funding of research, collaboration among manufacturers.
When opportunity meets preparation
February 13, 2013Political science PhD student Laura Chirot examines industrial policy in late developing countries.
Said and Done for November/December 2012
November 29, 2012Digest of humanities, arts and social sciences
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Three awards for MIT research in anthropology, economics and political science
November 9, 2012Mikusheva receives Elaine Bennett Research Prize; Petersen wins Distinguished Book Award; Helmreich wins Rachel Carson Prize.
The state of the U.S. election system
October 17, 2012New report from MIT and Caltech notes gains in voting-machine technologies, but warns they could be cancelled out by errors introduced through mail and Internet voting.
3 Questions: Charles Stewart sizes up the 2012 election
October 11, 2012MIT political scientist and voting expert weighs in on the state of the presidential campaign, the shifting demographics of America, and the tossup U.S. Senate races.
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
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