3 Questions: Areg Danagoulian on a new arms control tool and the future of nuclear security

Danagoulian and his research team developed a system that could greatly improve the process for verifying compliance of nuclear warheads.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
April 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics policy awards research school-of-engineering global faculty 3-questions security-studies-and-military nuclear-science-and-engineering nuclear-security-and-policy international-relations honors-and-fellowships cryptography

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

MIT faculty launch collaborations around the world

MISTI Global Seed Funds program awards another $2 million to researchers across the Institute.

MISTI • mit
April 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: funding research global school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty international-initiatives collaboration misti center-for-international-studies

Study evaluates China’s progress in establishing accounting measures to reinforce its Paris pledge

Firms learn from experience in the measurement, reporting, and verification of carbon emissions under China’s emissions trading systems.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Feb. 1, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change energy environment climate china economics policy carbon-dioxide emissions research government global sloan-school-of-management international-initiatives joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

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

MIT Portugal collaboration enters new phase

MPP2030 is focused on education, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

MIT Portugal Program • mit
Oct. 26, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: education climate-change teaching research school-of-engineering global international-initiatives collaboration academics mit-portugal special-events-and-speakers

How should autonomous vehicles be programmed?

Massive global survey reveals ethics preferences and regional differences.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 24, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence ethics policy research autonomous-vehicles transportation automobiles media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning global

Simple, effective Earth-system modeling

A faster, cheaper modeling method could improve our understanding of long-term atmospheric chemistry and provide a powerful tool for risk assessment.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Oct. 24, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change environment climate pollution policy greenhouse-gases research school-of-science global national-science-foundation-nsf eaps department-of-energy-doe joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

The city is her lab | MIT News

Siqi Zheng studies the economics of China’s urban explosion.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 3, 2018 ~7 min

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