The complex effects of colonial rule in Indonesia

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

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

Tags: economics asia europe history research 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 | Oct. 8, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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

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 | March 29, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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

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 | Jan. 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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

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 | Dec. 10, 2018 | mit
~9 mins   

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

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 | May 31, 2018
~9 mins |

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

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 | May 10, 2018
~4 mins |

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

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 | Feb. 14, 2018
~3 mins |

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

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 | Oct. 26, 2017
~9 mins |

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

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 | Oct. 20, 2017
~7 mins |

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

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