Lincoln Palmer Bloomfield, professor emeritus of political science, dies at 93
November 5, 2013Longtime member of the MIT faculty was noted for his work on containing conflict and averting nuclear escalation.
Fighting for social justice
October 14, 2013With U.S. history and constitutional law on his mind, senior Cory Hernandez envisions a society that welcomes all — starting with MIT.
3 Questions: Suzanne Berger on converting innovation into growth
September 19, 2013As MIT’s PIE Commission releases its findings on the innovation economy, a focus on finding ways to help new ideas reach the market.
The unknowns surrounding Syria
September 12, 2013At MIT, foreign-policy experts discuss the complications of another potential military intervention in the Middle East.
Empowering women in Afghanistan
August 1, 2013By placing some women in local leadership positions, an innovative development aid program integrates women into civic life, and may have economic benefits.
That ’70s show
June 12, 2013In a new book, journalist and MIT fellow Christian Caryl recounts the epoch-shaping political, religious and economic upheavals launched in the year 1979.
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
Also labeled: Anthropology, Arts, Awards, honors and fellowships, Books and authors, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Economics, Faculty, Humanities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Linguistics, Literature, languages and writing, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Social sciences, Students, Technology and society
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.