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Nicole Wilson:  Behind the gates

Leda Zimmerman MIT Political Science

As the middle class in Lagos retreats to private enclaves, political scientist Nicole Wilson ponders the impacts on democratic norms

A Glimpse Inside Intel:  Manufacturing at MIT Distinguished Speaker Series Features Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger 

Peter Dizikes MIT News Office, Peter Dizikes

The Department of Political Science sponsors the Manufacturing @ MIT Distinguished Speaker Series in partnership with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Industrial Performance Center, MIT.nano, Machine Intelligence for Manufacturing and Operations, Leaders for Global Operations, the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, and Mission Innovation X.  Institute Professor Suzanne Berger has been involved with the series from its inception.

Matias Giannoni: Rise of the right

Leda Zimmerman MIT Political Science

Frustrated workers are leading the backlash against democracy as the global economy shudders

Machinery of the state

Leda Zimmerman MIT Department of Political Science

In Eastern Africa, Mai Hassan documents a bureaucratic system set up for coercion, as well as roadblocks to democratic government

Exploring education from all angles

Laura Rosado MIT News

Senior David Spicer advocates for students at MIT and beyond as he cultivates his interest in education policy.

Bringing it all back home

Peter Dizikes

In MIT visit, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf PhD ’81 offers a road map for creating more manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

Where Russia’s invasion of Ukraine stands

Peter Dizikes MIT News

More than seven months after Russia invaded Ukraine, the battlefield map has shown recent progress for Ukranian forces — and yet, the war remains destructive within the country and perilous for the world, with few signs that a rapid end to the conflict is possible.

Making each vote count

Jacob Jaffe uses data science to identify and solve problems in election administration.