Upcoming Sessions Session Overview

The MIT XXI program consists of a series of 8 sessions over 9 months; 5 evening sessions held in Washington D.C. and three weekend sessions held in Warrenton, Virginia. Sessions are not open to the public. The introductory session is open to Fellows and Alumni. Sessions after the introductory session are open to current Fellows only. 

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Session Date Title Participating Faculty
September 5, 2018 Introduction Session Thomas Christensen
September 28, 2018 Religion, Identity Politics & Civil War Scott Appleby, Robert Art, Alexander Downes, Kelly Greenhill, Caroline Hartzell, Ron Hassner, Joshua Landis, John Mearsheimer, Andrew Moravcsik, Gerard Prunier, Emma Sky, Monica Toft
November 5, 2018 Iran, Turkey & Israel Suzanne Maloney, Natan Sachs, Ömer Taşpınar
November 29, 2018 Japan, Europe & South Korea – Allies Forever? Victor Cha, Jolyon Howorth, Richard Samuels
January 3, 2019 Cybersecurity & Biosecurity R. David Edelman, Kenneth Oye, Edward You
February 1, 2019 National Economies & Transnational Factors in a Globalized World Rawi Abdelal, Sarah Chayes, Alex de Waal, Kimberly Elliott, Josef Joffe, Andrew Natsios, Kenneth Oye, Adam Segal, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Edward You
February 28, 2019 Latin America Matthew Carnes, Stephen Kaplan
April 1, 2019 Democracy & Authoritarianism in the Arab World Eva Bellin, Gregory Gause
April 26, 2019 US National Security Policy Sumit Ganguly, Bruce Hoffman, Jonathan Kirshner, Andrey Kortunov, Keir Lieber, Daryl Press, Robert Ross, Jim Walsh


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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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