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2010
ILP Communications
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How Does the ILP Work?

ILP Communications
Brief overview of worrking with the ILP
Following are some examples of services your ILO can provide to staisfy your company's needs:

  • Arrange private meetings with MIT faculty, research staff and students.

  • Organize private workshops and conferences with MIT faculty.

  • Arrange visits by MIT faculty to your company.

  • Help you engage MIT faculty in collaborations.

  • Find information on research activities at MIT.

  • Organize activities to enhance recruitment of MIT students.

  • Identify continuing executive education opportunities.

2010
ILP Communications
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ILP Resource Guide

ILP Communications
Brief overview of ILP resources
Following are some examples of services your ILO can provide to staisfy your company's needs:

  • ILP KnowledgeBase

  • Video Archive

  • ILP Conferences

  • ILP Research Reports

  • Member Lists.

September 2010
MIT
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The Future of Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Forsberg, Kazimi, Moniz
An Interdisciplinary MIT Study
Uranium supplies will not limit the expansion of nuclear power in the US or around the world for the foreseeable future, according to a major new interdisciplinary study produced under the auspices of the MIT Energy Initiative.

The study challenges conventional assumptions about nuclear energy. It suggests that nuclear power using today’s reactor technology with a once-through fuel cycle can play a significant part in displacing the world’s carbon-emitting fossil-fuel plants and thus help to reduce the potential for global climate change. But determining the best fuel cycle for the next generation of nuclear power plants will require more research, the report concludes.

The report focuses on what is known as the “nuclear fuel cycle”—a concept that encompasses both the kind of fuel used to power a reactor (currently, most of the world’s reactors run on mined uranium that has been enriched, while a few run on plutonium) and what happens to the fuel after it has been used (either stored on site or disposed of underground—a “once-through” cycle—or reprocessed to yield new reactor fuel).

July 2010
MIT Press
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Contending with Terrorism

Edited by Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Coté Jr., Sean M. Lynn-Jones and Steven E. Miller
Roots, Strategies, and Responses
Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, scholars and policy analysts in national security have turned their attention to terrorism, considering not only how to prevent future attacks but also the roots of the problem. This book offers some of the latest research in terrorism studies. The contributors examine the sources of contemporary terrorism, discussing the impact of globalization, the influence of religious beliefs, and the increasing dissatisfaction felt by the world’s powerless. They consider the strategies and motivations of terrorists, offering contending perspectives on whether or not terrorists can be said to achieve their goals; explore different responses to the threat of terrorism, discussing such topics as how the United States can work more effectively with its allies; and contemplate the future of al-Qaida, asking if its networked structure is an asset or a liability.

The essays in Contending with Terrorism address some of the central topics in the analysis of contemporary terrorism. They promise to guide future policy and inspire further research into one of most important security issues of the twenty-first century.

Contributors: Max Abrahms, Daniel Byman, Erica Chenoweth, Audrey Kurth Cronin, Renée de Nevers, Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, Hillel Frisch, Calvert Jones, Andrew Kydd, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Elizabeth McClellan, Nicholas Miller, Assaf Moghadam, Michael Mousseau, Rysia Murphy, William Rose, Paul Staniland, Robert Trager, Barbara Walter, Dessislava Zagorcheva


Editors:
Owen R. Coté Jr. is Associate Director of the Security Studies Program at MIT.

Michael E. Brown is Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Sean M. Lynn-Jones is a Belfer Center researcher at Harvard University and Editor of International Security, the International Security Program's quarterly journal. Steven E. Miller is Editor-in-chief of International Security and Director of the International Security Program of BCSIA.



January 2010
Taloustieto Oy
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Nordics in Global Crisis

Bengt Holmström, Thorvaldur Gylfason, Sixten Korkman, Hans Tson Söderström, Vesa Vihriälä
Vulnerability and Resilience
This is a report on the global financial and economic crisis from the point of view of small open economies with particular reference to the Nordic countries. The report discusses, why the Nordic countries were hit hard by a crisis, which apparently had little if anything to do with the stability of their own financial systems or with their competitiveness in global markets. It offers an in-depth analysis of the macroeconomic issues faced by small open economies in a turbulent world economy and outlines the main elements of the policies that should guide the Nordic countries in their search for less vulnerability and more resilience.


Bengt Holmstrom is Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at MIT.