Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes

Surveys spanning recent decades also reveal geographic differences and gender gap in economic views.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Caught between criminals and cops

Using virtual reality, doctoral candidate Andrew Miller gauges citizens' faith in law enforcement in the face of gang violence.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science | May 13, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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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   

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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   

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Noelle Selin named director of the MIT Technology and Policy Program | MIT News

Selin will spearhead the master's program for students whose research addresses societal challenges at the intersection of technology and policy.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | Aug. 24, 2018
~4 mins |

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An academic journey through solidarity and separatism | MIT News

Doctoral student Elissa Berwick listens closely to the calls for independence rising from regions around the world.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science | June 4, 2018
~7 mins |

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Work of the future and the future of work for women in political science | MIT News

Ford Professor Kathleen Thelen addresses challenges of the “gig economy” and gender equity issues in her field.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science | May 25, 2018
~7 mins |

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Eight from MIT receive 2018 Fulbright awards | MIT News

Graduating students and alumni will conduct research abroad in 2018-19 academic year.

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships | May 18, 2018
~7 mins |

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CS+HASS SuperUROP debuts with nine research projects | MIT News

In yearlong program, MIT students apply computer science to humanities, arts, and social science research.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | May 15, 2018
~5 mins |

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People power | MIT News

State-level policy in the U.S. is responsive to public opinion, study shows.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 11, 2018
~6 mins |

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