First year MPA student James Reavis kept in touch with the friends he made during the Summer Intensive Language Program in Arabic at the Monterey Institute in 2006 by sending out regular email newsletters. Those newsletters became a cultural phenomenon during his time in law school and were recently published in a book by Carolina Academic Press.
PBS Newshour Features CNS Deputy Director’s Comments on U.S.-Iran Face-off
May 4, 2010
In a report titled “Iran Draws Western Criticism at Opening of U.N. Nuclear Talks,” PBS Newshour featured commentary from Leonard S. Spector, deputy director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. The Newshour, hosted by Jim Lehrer, is one of the nation’s most respected national news broadcasts, featuring in-depth reporting on current political and economic developments. In his interview, Spector characterized Monday’s speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as “a face-off between the United States and Iran” over the latter’s nuclear program and noted that, in response, “Iran's strategy is to deflect attention away from Iran.”
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The Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea prompted several major national and international news services, including Reuters and USA Today, to seek out experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies for comments.