Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science, is 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.
Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 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). 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.
Her international research and advisory activities include two terms as President of the Scientific Advisory Committee of UNESCO's Management of Social Transformation Program. Her tenure as Associate Director of MIT's Technology and Development Program for nearly two decades involved 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.
Professor Choucri is the founding Editor of the MIT Press Series on Global Environmental Accord, and previously the General Editor of the International Political Science Review. She served two terms on both the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute and the Editorial Board of the American Political Science Review. She is also a founding member of the Artificial Intelligence Society (AIWS).