Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For An Executive-level Course For Officials In Nations Acquiring Nuclear Technology

  • Amount
    $60,000
  • Program
    Initiatives
  • Date Awarded
    7/14/2014
  • Term
    17 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
A previous grant supported creation of an MIT executive education course on nuclear energy; a renewal would move it toward being self-sustaining. Countries diversifying their energy mix with nuclear power face myriad challenges to operate safely and securely and hew to nonproliferation norms, and this course trains those with broad influence on the development of nuclear energy in their countries. Matched by the Sloan Foundation, this will be a final grant with future course costs to be covered by tuition and scholarships.
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
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for the establishment of the Cybersecurity Policy Initiative  
The Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) was founded in 2015 as a campuswide initiative pioneering a new style of cross-disciplinary research and policy dialogue, bringing together scholars from across the campus. The initiative is housed in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, but has a campuswide mandate with faculty and graduate students from the schools of Engineering; Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the Sloan School of Management. In 2020, MIT announced the creation of the new Schwarzman College of Computing with a commitment to address the social, ethical, and public policy impact of computing in society. The college is now hiring 50 new faculty to lead its work. Since 2020, IPRI has been playing the central role in the college’s new computing policy mission by driving cross-institute AI policy research and engagement, and launching a new Future of Data, Trust, and Privacy initiative. Bridge funds will provide interim support for IPRI research, education, and outreach activities in the college as long-term funding for those functions is solidified.

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