MIT students who traveled to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27 included (left to right) Anushree Chaudhuri, Evan Gao, Youssef Shaker, and Serena Patel.

A breakthrough on “loss and damage,” but also disappointment, at UN climate conference
MIT News Office | November 30, 2022

Delegates from MIT including IDSS core faculty Jessika Trancik attended COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where international climate negotiations went down to the wire.

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Study: Automation drives income inequality
MIT News Office | November 22, 2022

A newly published study co-authored by IDSS core faculty Daron Acemoglu quantifies the extent to which automation has contributed to income inequality in the U.S.

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Policy Hackathon produces new solutions for technology policy challenges
TPP | November 10, 2022

The 2022 MIT Policy Hackathon explored policy solutions to sociotechnical challenges focused on post-pandemic efforts to build a better society, with challenges in cybersecurity, environmental justice, and city planning.

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Covid patients coming off ventilators can take weeks to regain consciousness
The New York Times | November 9, 2022

A study co-authored by IDSS core faculty Emery Brown examines the effects of a combination of Covid-19 and anesthesia on the human brain, with findings that "might point to new ways to save people from brain damage"

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MIT’s Racism Research Fund awards IDSS systemic racism initiative
November 7, 2022

An award of $150,000 from MIT's Racism Research Fund will help the IDSS Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism (ICSR) strengthen cross-disciplinary collaborations.

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How to choose carbon offsets that actually cut emissions
MIT Sloan | November 7, 2022

IDSS affiliate John Sterman unpacks the implications of companies’ net zero emissions goals and offers a framework for real impact.

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“Elites are making choices that are not good news”
The New York Times | November 3, 2022

IDSS core faculty Daron Acemoglu and professor David Autor discuss the forces driving working-class voters toward the Republican Party.

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The tenured engineers of 2022
MIT News Office | October 24, 2022

IDSS professor Guy Bresler and IDSS affiliate Stefanie Jegelka are among 14 faculty members granted tenure this year.

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air pollution in Anyang city, Henan province

Coordinating climate and air-quality policies to improve public health
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | October 21, 2022

New air-quality tool from study co-authored by TPP director Noelle Selin and William Atkinson (TPP '22) pinpoints policy combinations that maximize health benefits.

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Unlocking the power of cellphone-generated mobility data to benefit neighborhoods
News@Northeastern | October 20, 2022

IDSS core faculty Sandy Pentland is part of a collaborative effort with scientists from Northeastern University developing a public mobility data platform to help communities address issues including equity, economic development and climate resilience

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