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 works in the area of international relations and cyberpolitics, with special attention to sources of conflict and strategies for security and sustainability. Professor Choucri directs the research initiatives of Cyber-IR@MITalso known as ECIR 2.0an extension of the cyber-inclusive view of international relations introduced by MIT-Harvard project on Explorations in Cyber International Relations for which she served as principal investigator.

Professor Choucri 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). She is a long-standing member of the European Academy of Sciences. 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. Professor Choucri is the founding Editor of the MIT Press Series on Global Environmental Accord, previously the General Editor of the International Political Science Review, and currently on the Editorial Board of the American Political Science Review.


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