Dissertation (Un)interrupted

Aidan Milliff, an MIT PhD student in international relations and security studies, had his work in India cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to return home to the United States. Here he discusses the challenges to finishing a dissertation in the midst of a pandemic, and the many people who helped get him home so his work could continue.

Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, technology, humanities and social sciences; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Scottie Scheffler & Bryson DeChambeau defeat Viktor Hovland & Tommy Fleetwood | Four-ball
  • Global National: Sept. 25, 2021 | Emotional reunions as 2 Michaels return from China
  • Shane Lowry & Tyrrell Hatton defeat Tony Finau & Harris English | Four-ball | 2020 Ryder Cup
  • #UNGA76 General Debate Live (India, Ethiopia, Russia & More)- 25 September 2021
  • Dustin Johnson & Collin Morikawa defeat Ian Poulter & Rory McIlroy | Four-ball 2020 Ryder Cup
  • In This Story: India

    India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.

    It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.

    2 Recent Items: India

  • #UNGA76 General Debate Live (India, Ethiopia, Russia & More)- 25 September 2021
  • Real-life Spider-Man | Indian stuntman casts web of hype with parkour skills
  • In This Story: United States

    The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

    4 Recent Items: United States

  • Scottie Scheffler & Bryson DeChambeau defeat Viktor Hovland & Tommy Fleetwood | Four-ball
  • Shane Lowry & Tyrrell Hatton defeat Tony Finau & Harris English | Four-ball | 2020 Ryder Cup
  • Dustin Johnson & Collin Morikawa defeat Ian Poulter & Rory McIlroy | Four-ball 2020 Ryder Cup
  • Taliban Hang Body in Public; Signal Return to Past Tactics
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address now, just your name. BUT, if you do add it, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.