Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science and Faculty Affiliate of MIT Institute for Science and Data (IDSS) works in the area of international relations and political economy, with special attention to growth and expansion – in "real" and cyber systems. Her scientific research and policy analysis approach is largely multi-method and multi-disciplinary, as reflected in 12 books and over 120 articles. Dr. Choucri holds the first patent in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at MIT, for an interactive knowledge management and networking system devoted to the complexity of sustainability, the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD). The system operates in Chinese, Arabic, and English, and recently extended to Spanish. She directed MIT’s Middle East Program for several years, and served as Associate Director of Technology and Development Program over its long duration at MIT.
As Principal Investigator and Director of a multi-disciplinary MIT-Harvard research project on Explorations in Cyber International Relations (ECIR), she worked with a joint team to develop theories and methods for linking cyberspace and international relations into an integrated framework for research, policy, and analysis. ECIR-continued focuses on Cyber-IR with an emphasis new directions for cyberpolitics in international relations. She is the founding Editor of the MIT Press Series on Global Accord: Strategies for Sustainability. She is currently on the Editorial Board of the American Political Science Review, and served as General Editor of the International Political Science Review.
Professor Choucri is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, the Council on Foreign Relations (among other professional organizations), and has served two terms on the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute She advised numerous international organizations – including the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Environment Program, and the United Nations Fund for Population, among others. She also served two terms as President of the Scientific Advisory Committee of UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformation (MOST) Program. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boston Global Forum.
Dr. Choucri’s international experience consists of research and policy analysis in various countries including: Algeria, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.