A closer look at the diabetes disaster

In a new book, Amy Moran-Thomas examines how diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in countries across the world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Dec. 17, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences anthropology latin-america health medicine health-science-and-technology books-and-authors research developing-countries

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

The permanent struggle for liberty

Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 24, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences economic politics books-and-authors faculty research history government

The politics of ugly buildings

In new book, MIT’s Timothy Hyde looks at the architectural controversies that have helped shape Britain.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 24, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-architecture-and-planning architecture arts history books-and-authors faculty research

The (evolving) art of war

In new book, political scientist Taylor Fravel uncovers the modern history of Chinese military strategy.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 8, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: sciences political-science social-sciences china faculty books-and-authors research international-relations school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Chernobyl: How bad was it?

A scholar’s book uncovers new material about the effects of the infamous nuclear meltdown.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 5, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: history faculty research books-and-authors energy technology-and-society program-in-sts nuclear-power-and-reactors history-of-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

How writing technology shaped classical thinking

Stephanie Frampton’s new book explores the written word in the Roman world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Jan. 8, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: books-and-authors faculty literature languages-and-writing school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences history research

Natural resource negotiations for mutual gains | MIT News

Through research on U.S. - Mexico hydrocarbon drilling rights negotiation, Bruno Verdini provides insights on how to resolve conflicts through proactive collaboration.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | June 21, 2018
~19 mins |

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Featured video: On alien typos and self-care, in conversation with Seth Meyers | MIT News

Grad student Jonny Sun jokes on late-night TV about his alien persona and the unique challenges of working on a PhD while creating a graphic novel.

MIT News Office | May 3, 2018
~2 mins |

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3Q: Alan Lightman on science, religion, and our yearning for absolute knowledge | MIT News

New book, “Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine,” examines the tensions between belief and knowing.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | April 27, 2018
~6 mins |

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