Executive director, Center of International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Tirman, has a PhD in History from Boston university and is executive director and scientific researcher at the International Study Center at MIT.
Journalist for the Time, he has also written articles on human security and economic development for several magazines such as Development or Boston Review. He is a regular contributor for the Huffington Post, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post and other daily journals.
John Tirman is also an historian, questioning himself since a long time on problems revolving around human security. He is the author of numerous books such The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars or Spoils of War : The Human Cost of America’s Arms Trade.
He is the president of numerous important NGOs such as the Institute of War & Peace Reporting (London) or the Winston Foundation for global peace for which he was executive director. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Cyprus in 1999-2000, and built a website for education “the conflict of Cyprus”. John Tirman is the recipient of a Price from « des droits de l’Un Association », and previously filled the post of Director of the Social Science Research Council program.