Professor, Political Science
Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science, works in the area of international relations and political economy, with special attention to dynamics of transformation and change—in “real” as well as cyber domains. The author of eleven books and over 120 articles, her general approach is largely multi-method and multi-disciplinary. Dr. Choucri holds the first patent in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, MIT, for the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), an interactive multi-lingual knowledge management and networking system addressing the complexity of sustainability. She served as Principal Investigator and Director of a multi-disciplinary MIT-Harvard research project on Explorations in Cyber International Relations (ECIR), now reframed as ECIR 4.0 focusing on new cyber challenges in international relations.
Professor Choucri is the founding editor of the MIT Press Series on Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability; formerly general editor of the International Political Science Review, and currently on the editorial board of the American Political Science Review. She served as advisor to numerous international organizations—including the UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA—as well as two terms as President of the Scientific Advisory Committee for UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformation Program. She is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, and of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute.