Center for International Studies (CIS)
The Center for International Studies (CIS) supports and promotes international research and education at MIT. CIS includes 160 members of the MIT faculty and staff, mainly drawn from the departments of political science and urban studies, and visiting scholars from around the world. Our central fields of interest include development studies, comparative politics, international relations, human rights, international migration, security studies, and international science and technology. Visit the CIS Website for more information.
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(Inter-University Committee on International Migration, 2004-11)In mainstream Indian and Pakistani nationalist master-narratives, Partition is a contested terrain. For India, it signifies independence and the end-note of a non-violent anti-colonial movement; for Pakistan, it embodies ...
(Inter-University Committee on International Migration, 2006-10)This research examined the management of IDP’s (internally displaced persons) in Nigeria based on the February/May 2000 communal conflict at Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, as an example and a focus for the study. The research ...
Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Tsunami and Tsunami Interventions on Conflicts in Sri Lanka and Aceh/Indonesia (Inter-University Committee on International Migration, 2006-06)The objective of this field-based research was to assess the impact of natural disasters and disaster interventions on protracted intra-state conflicts and to provide insight for designing and implementing disaster ...