Accession Number:

ADA459058

Title:

Defense and Arms Control Studies Program Annual Report Academic 1985-1986

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Defense and Arms Control Program reflects MITs priorities in education, research and public service. Our primary raison detre is the education of graduate students. The program serves faculty and students as a locus for research and analysis of relevant technical, strategic, and political aspects of vital national and international security questions. Our public service outreach activities provide analyses for policy makers, educators, journalists, and the general public who want to participate in the political process affecting national security. First, our students. The program has a healthy and constructively interesting mix of outstanding students with backgrounds in science, engineering, and the social sciences. MITs great strength in technology offers them a special environment in which to work -- one we believe is unmatched elsewhere, and virtually all seem to find the combination of strengths highly attractive. The quality of the students, their commitment, and their capacity for benefitting from the MIT experience are evident from their career patterns after graduation. A significant fraction of the important contributors to defense and arms control studies, debate, and policy formation have had their training here as graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or junior faculty. They work at universities, including Columbia, Harvard and the University of Maryland at research organizations like Brookings, the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Rand Corporation and in government, including the Departments of Defense and State, the Congress, and the military services and academies. Research and analysis within the program emphasize current policy questions, particularly those relating directly or indirectly to nuclear weaponry. We do get involved in urgent, timely national security issues.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE