At the Center for International Studies, a student endowment for women in international affairs

The Center for International Studies features launched that its longtime colleague, the sociologist of technology and nationwide security Jeanne Guillemin, has established an endowed fund to produce economic assistance to feminine PhD applicants studying worldwide matters. The very first disbursements with this investment is supposed to be manufactured in the springtime for the next academic year. 

“My hope is that the endowment can help women graduate pupils discover new options for unique jobs that will energize their particular sense of query and research understanding,” says Guillemin, who’s got been an investigation connect and senior advisor during the MIT protection Studies Program since 2006.

“On account of CIS, i wish to show to Jeanne our deepest gratitude. She’s a model of interdisciplinary quality to any or all — and especially ladies. She had been instrumental in setting up a women’s intercontinental security speakers show at CIS, which was effective in reaching females graduate students, fellows, and faculty inside better Boston location. This endowment, that will be that gracious and thoughtful gesture on the component, offer additional help to your females PhD students,” says Richard Samuels, manager regarding the MIT Center for International Studies and Ford Overseas Professor of Political Science.

Guillemin ended up being trained in health sociology and anthropology at Harvard and Brandeis Universities. She can be an authority on biological weapons and has actually published four books on the topic.

The woman first guide, “Anthrax: The Investigation of the Deadly Outbreak” (University of Ca Press, 1999), papers her epidemiological query in to the 1979 Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak within the Soviet Union. 

Having MacArthur Foundation composing award, she next wrote “Biological Weapons: the annals of State-sponsored tools and Contemporary Bioterrorism” (Columbia University Press, 2005), a appreciated training course text.

Her 2011 guide, “American Anthrax: anxiety, Crime, while the research of this Nation’s Deadliest Bioterrorist Attack” (Macmillan/Henry Holt, 2011), was praised by reviewers whilst the definitive form of the 2001 page attacks that changed nationwide plan concerning bioterrorism. It had been granted a 2012 Mass Center for Book/Library of Congress Award in nonfiction. 

Her latest guide, “Hidden Atrocities: Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial” (Columbia University Press, 2017) had been selected for Pulitzer reward. It describes exactly how Imperial Japan’s using biological tools during World War II didn’t be prosecuted at Tokyo war crimes test, 1946-48.  

As well as consulting and lecturing, she was a member of the planet Economic Forum’s international Agenda Council on WMD (2009-13), served on the board of Transaction Books, and it is a co-employee of the Harvard-Sussex plan on chemical and biological tools disarmament. 

Just before joining MIT, she had been professor of sociology at Boston university, in which she taught for 25 many years.