The mission of MIT's Policy Lab at the Center for International Studies is to develop and enhance connections between MIT research and public policy, in order to best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

The Policy Lab accomplishes the mission by:

  1. Identifying policy-relevant research on campus.
  2. Working with faculty to identify the policy implications of their work.
  3. Creating and implementing outreach strategies to engage relevant policymakers and other stakeholders in dialogue.
  4. Providing coaching and communication training to make engagement effective. 

Policy Lab support allows MIT researchers to effectively develop relationships with minimal expenditure of faculty time.