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 Datesort ascending Title Participating Faculty
May 3, 2024 US National Security Policy Fiona Cunningham, Bruce Hoffman, Jonathan Kirshner, Keir Lieber, Daryl Press, Paul Staniland, Caitlin Talmadge, Brian Taylor, Jim Walsh
April 8, 2024 Iran, Turkey & Israel Suzanne Maloney, Natan Sachs, Ömer Taşpınar
March 4, 2024 US Alliances: Europe, Japan & South Korea Victor Cha, Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki
February 2, 2024 National Economies in a Globalized World Rawi Abdelal, Sarah Chayes, Alex de Waal, Daniel Drezner, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Andrew Natsios, Kenneth Oye, Adam Segal, Luis Videgaray, Edward You
January 3, 2024 Cybersecurity & Biosecurity Gigi Gronvall, Kenneth Oye, Josephine Wolff
December 4, 2023 Energy Resilience & Climate Change John Conger, Kenneth Oye
November 6, 2023 Realism, Liberalism & US-China Relations John Mearsheimer, Andrew Moravcsik
October 6, 2023 Identity Politics, Nationalism & Conflict RSVP Scott Appleby, Rachel Brown, Alex de Waal, Alexander Downes, Ronan Lee, Janet Lewis, Kenneth Pollack, Oxana Shevel, Steven Wilkinson, Bisa Williams


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