Class of 2010 Session Overview

“MIT Seminar XXI broadened my perspective, and more importantly it sharpened my focus. This experience has helped me cut through the distracting daily noise to expose the core concerns that matter. I recommend this first rate program to anyone seeking senior leadership roles that manage cross-cutting security and foreign affairs issues.”
Meghan Gregonis Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

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Program Director and Staff

Program Director: Prof. Robert Art
Program Executive Director: Tisha Gomes Voss
Program Assistant: Kristen Jamison
Research Assistants: William Norris, Caitlin Talmadge
Senior Advisors: Jake Stewart, Mitzi Wertheim

Session Date Participating Faculty
September 8, 2009 Introductory Session Mr. Richard Clarke
October 2, 2009 Ethnic and Religious Conflict Dr. Gerard Prunier, Prof. Scott Appleby, Prof. Sumit Ganguly, Prof. James Dobbins, Prof. Chaim Kaufmann, Prof. Steven Burg, Prof. Ashutosh Varshney, Prof. Robert Art, Prof. Mary Habeck
November 2, 2009 Iran & Turkey: Democracy & Islam Prof. Henri Barkey, Prof. Karim Sadjadpour
December 7, 2009 Japan & Europe — US Allies Forever? Prof. Richard Samuels, Prof. Jolyon Howorth
January 4, 2010 Realism, Liberalism, and World Politics Prof. John Mearsheimer, Prof. Andrew Moravcsik
January 29, 2010 National Economies in a Globalizing World Prof. Kenneth Oye, Prof. Jomo K.S., Ms. Kimberly Elliott, Prof. Andrew Natsios, Prof. Adam Segal, Prof. Rawi Abdelal, Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown, Prof. Ben Ross Schneider
March 1, 2010 Environment & Demography Prof. Stacy VanDeveer, Prof. Richard Jackson
April 5, 2010 Democratization Prof. Terry Karl, Prof. Eva Bellin
April 30, 2010 US National Security Policy Prof. Robert Ross, Prof. Keir Lieber, Prof. Stephen Cohen, Prof. Marc Lynch, Dr. Andrey Kortunov, Prof. Bruce Hoffman, Prof. Daryl Press, Prof. George Perkovich, Prof. Fotini Christia


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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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