Portrait of Nazli Choucri

Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science, Senior Faculty at the Center of International Studies (CIS), and Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Data, Science, and Society (IDSS). She focuses on the areas of international relations and cyberpolitics — with special attention to sources of conflict and strategies for security and sustainability, on the one hand, and international cooperation and global accord, on the other. Professor Choucri directs the research initiative known as Cyberpolitics@MIT and the related knowledge and networking system CyberIRworld@MIT — both extensions of the cyber-inclusive view of international relations introduced by the MIT-Harvard project on Explorations in Cyber International Relations, for which she served as principal investigator.

Dr. Choucri is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is the author and/or editor of twelve books, most recently Cyberpolitics in International Relations (2012) and International Relations in the Cyber Age: The Co-Evolution Dilemma, with David D. Clark (2019). Her international research and advisory activities include two terms as President of the Scientific Advisory Committee of UNESCO's Management of Social Transformation Program -- as well as work in Algeria, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Dr. Choucri is the architect and Director of the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), an evolving knowledge networking system centered on sustainability problems and solution strategies. She is the founding Editor of the MIT Press Series on Global Environmental Accord, previously the General Editor of the International Political Science Review, and served two terms on the Editorial Board of the American Political Science Review. She is on the board of the Boston Global Forum and a founding member of the Artificial Intelligence Society (AIWS).


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