Headlines 2022

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.

Tipping the balance between global rivals

Leda Zimmerman MIT Department of Political Science

John David Minnich seeks to understand how trade policies fueled China’s rise and continue to determine geopolitical winners and losers.