Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies records
Scope and Contents of the Collection
Series 1 includes directors' files of Center for International Studies (CIS) activities, including conferences, fund raising efforts, faculty appointments, general correspondence about CIS programs, office space and staffing, research programs, seminars, and workshops. Series 2 contains correspondence, background information, drafts and reports of CIS projects and studies, including arms control, 1963-1964; comparative environment, 1972-1974; energy project, 1972-1975; India, 1953-1974; international nutrition planning program, 1972-1975; and limited war studies, 1965-1967. Series 3 comprises reports and working papers published by the Center.
Series 4 comprises archived versions of the CIS website, the Security Studies Program website, and the Seminar XXI program website spanning from 2017 to the present.
- Creation: 1952 - 1986
- Creation: 2017 - Ongoing
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The Center for International Studies (CIS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1952 to conduct social science research to help policymakers better understand and respond to international events. The Center grew out of Project Troy, a 1950 multidisciplinary summer study on the problem of Russian jamming of US radio signals. A part of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Center includes 160 members of the MIT faculty and staff, mainly from the departments of political science and urban studies, and visiting scholars from around the world. The Center sponsors formal programs, multidisciplinary working groups and public events. While CIS does not offer teaching programs, the Center's faculty and staff engage with students as colleagues in research, audiences in public events, and enthusiastic participants in the MISTI international internship program.
Center for International Studies directors: Max Franklin Millikan, 1952-1969; Everett Einer Hagen, 1970-1971; Eugene B. Skolnikoff, 1972-1987; Myron Weiner, 1988-1992; Kenneth Oye, 1992-2000; and Richard J. Samuels, 2000-present.
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The Center for International Studies (CIS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1952 to conduct social science research to help policymakers better understand and respond to international events. The Center grew out of Project Troy, a 1950 multidisciplinary summer study on the problem of Russian jamming of US radio signals. The collection documents CIS activities in correspondence; conference and committee records; and proposals and project files. Also included are reports and working papers.
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- Tsipis, Kosta (Person)
- Weiner, Myron (Person)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for International Studies (Organization)
- Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 (Person)
- Millikan, Max F. (Person)
- Hagen, Everett E. (Everett Einar), 1906-1992 (Person)
- Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-1984 (Person)
- Myrdal, Gunnar, 1898-1987 (Person)
- National Endowment for the Humanities (Organization)
- Rockefeller Foundation (Organization)
- Africa -- Economic conditions
- Africa -- Politics and government
- Asia -- Economic conditions
- Asia -- Politics and government
- India -- Economic conditions
- India -- Politics and government
- Latin America -- Economic conditions
- Latin America -- Politics and government
- Soviet Union -- Politics and government
- Guide to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies
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- Partially processed by Anna Koch
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- 2021: Additional publications added to the collection.
- 2021: Archived CIS websites added to the collection by Lana Mason.
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