Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science, works in the area of international relations and political economy, with special attention to dynamics of transformation and change – in "real" as well as cyber domains. Her research and policy analysis approach is largely multi-method and multi-disciplinary. The author of eleven 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.
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 empirical developments of lateral pressure theory, analytics for cyber security, and 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 earlier 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, and the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute (among other professional organizations). 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.
Professor Choucri conducted research and/or engaged in 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. She has just completed her long service as Associate Director of MIT’s Technology and Development Program and Head of MIT’s Middle East Program.