Class of 2012 Session Overview

"MIT Seminar XXI widens your aperture to varying perspectives when analyzing the most pressing national and international security issues today.  The faculty and staff superbly gather the subject matter experts who provoke stimulating dialogue amongst the diverse group of Fellows.  Absolutely a phenomenal program!"
Brig Gen Stayce Harris, USAFR Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command

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Program Director and Staff

Program Director: Prof. Robert Art
Program Executive Director: Tisha Gomes Voss
Program Assistant: Jennifer Kempe
Research Assistants: Stephanie Kaplan, Andrew Radin
Senior Advisors: Jake Stewart, Mitzi Wertheim

Session Date Participating Faculty
September 6, 2011 Introductory Session Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter
September 30, 2011 Ethnic and Religious Conflict Dr. Gerard Prunier, Prof. Scott Appleby, Amb. James Dobbins, Prof. Alex Downes, Prof. Nelly Lahoud, Prof. Robert Art, Prof. Donald Horowitz, Prof. William McCants, Prof. Chaim Kaufmann, Mr. Praveen Swami
November 7, 2011 Iran & Turkey - Israel & Palestine Prof. Malik Mufti, Prof. Karim Sadjadpour, Prof. Khalil Shikaki, Prof. Shai Feldman
December 5, 2011 Japan & Europe — US Allies Forever? Prof. Richard Samuels, Prof. Jolyon Howorth
January 4, 2012 Realism, Liberalism and China Prof. John Mearsheimer, Prof. Andrew Moravcsik
January 27, 2012 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, Ms. Sarah Chayes, Prof. Chappell Lawson, Prof. Benjamin Cohen
March 5, 2012 Environment & Demography Prof. Nick Eberstadt, Prof. Thomas Homer-Dixon
April 2, 2012 Democratization & The Arab Spring Prof. Eva Bellin, Prof. Terry Karl, Prof. Marc Lynch
April 27, 2012 US National Security Policy Prof. Robert Ross, Prof. Christopher Layne, Prof. Taylor Fravel, Prof. Keir Lieber, Prof. Stephen Cohen, Prof. James Walsh, Prof. Daryl Press, Prof. Daniel Byman, Prof. Bruce Hoffman, Mr. James Lewis

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2016–2017 SESSIONS

This year's sessions begin with an introduction from Ambassador James Dobbins and move into a range of topics that include Ethnicity, Identity Politics and Civil Wars; Iran, Turkey, and Israel; Realism, Liberalism, and U.S.-China Relations; National Economies in a Globalized World; and more.

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