The complex effects of colonial rule in Indonesia

Evidence links Dutch-era sugar production and greater economic activity today.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history economics europe research asia global school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

A look at Japan’s evolving intelligence efforts

New book examines the past and future of Japanese intelligence services in a rapidly shifting world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 8, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: politics japan research asia school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science books-and-authors international-studies

Commerce and coercion

When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
March 29, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: china policy graduate research asia students school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science international-relations postdoctoral

In China, a link between happiness and air quality

Moods expressed on social media tend to decline when air pollution gets worse, study finds.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent • mit
Jan. 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: cities social-media environment mental-health pollution china research asia school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

Technology and policy pathways to Paris emissions goals

Two new MIT reports advance practical emissions-reduction strategies for Southeast Asia and Latin America at both the regional and country level.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Dec. 10, 2018 ~9 min

Tags: climate-change energy environment economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases latin-america emissions research asia global technology-and-society mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy international-relations joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

China Venture Workshop announces first cohort | MIT News

Ten teams will collaborate with local partners, pilot solutions to urban challenges.

Louis Goldsmith | School of Architecture and Planning • mit
May 31, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  cities  development  startups  china  asia  design  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  urban-studies-and-planning  global  real-estate  classes-and-programs

3 Questions: Vipin Narang on the North Korea summits | MIT News

Nuclear strategy expert shares observations from the recent North Korea-South Korea summit and possible outcomes of the North Korea-U.S. summit.

Michelle English | Center for International Studies • mit
May 10, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  korea  social-sciences  asia  north-korea  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  3-questions  security-studies-and-military  political-science  center-for-international-studies  nuclear-security-and-policy  international-relations

New connector helps faculty, student startups launch in China | MIT News

The new connector helps faculty, students, and alumni launch startups in China.

School of Architecture and Planning • mit
Feb. 14, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  cities  development  china  asia  design  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  urban-studies-and-planning  global  real-estate  classes-and-programs

Innovative MIT projects at the Seoul Biennale | MIT News

Projects by School of Architecture and Planning faculty, researchers, and alumni explore the exhibition's theme of “Imminent Commons.”

School of Architecture and Planning • mit
Oct. 26, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  cities  sustainability  china  architecture  arts  asia  design  school-of-architecture-and-planning  alumniae  civil-and-environmental-engineering

There's something in the water | MIT News

MIT field study shows that arsenic in groundwater reduces rice yields in Bangladesh.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Oct. 20, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  public-health  pollution  agriculture  food  water  research  asia  school-of-engineering  international-initiatives  national-science-foundation-nsf  civil-and-environmental-engineering

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