Class of 1987 Session Overview

“MIT’s Seminar XXI is a winner! Few programs I have ever attended have been more meaningful in exposing me to strategic trends as well as contemporary security issues.”
LTG Daniel W. Christman, USA (Ret.)Former Superintendent, West Point, Sr VP Int Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce

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Program Director: Prof. Suzanne Berger
Assistant Program Director: Kimberly Nolan
Research Assistant: John Fenske
Senior Advisors: Jake Stewart, Mitzi Wertheim

Session Date Participating Faculty
September 12, 1986 Soviet Union Dr. Jeremy Azrael, Prof. Stanley Hoffman, Prof. Robert Legvold, Prof. Condoleezza Rice, Prof. Victor Zaslavsky
October 6, 1986 Western Europe Pierre Hassner, Prof. Karl Kaiser
November 3, 1986 India Prof. Robert Hardgrave, Prof. Myron Weiner
December 8, 1986 Central America Prof. Peter Smith, Prof. Tony Smith
January 5, 1987 Libya Prof. Lisa Anderson, Prof. William Quandt
February 9, 1987 China Prof. Roderick MacFarquhar, Prof. Alan Romberg
March 2, 1987 Iran Prof. Shaul Bakhash, Prof. Bernard Lewis
April 6, 1987 Japan Prof. Richard Samuels, Prof. Robert Scalapino
May 1, 1987 Trade and Technology Admiral Bobby Inman, Brian Oakley, Prof. Michael Piore, Prof. Robert Putnam, Prof. Mitchell Wallerstein, Amb. Koji Watanabe, Prof. John Zysman


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2018–2019 SESSIONS

This year's sessions begin with an introduction from Professor Thomas Christensen and move into a range of topics that include Religion, Identity Politics and Civil Wars; Iran, Turkey, and Israel; Biosecurity and Cybersecurity; National Economies in a Globalized World; and more.

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