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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds
April 16, 2014
Charles Thorson is a graduate student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, pursuing a degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies.
In this 60 second snapshot of his experience at MIIS, he talks about his intensive Arabic training and the honor's thesis he's working on, looking at the Muslim Brotherhood and its relationship with jihadist groups in Egypt. He says that he is now looking to continue his studies in a Ph.D. program and explore career opportunities at a research institute of think tank.
For more information about the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program, visit http://go.miis.edu/npts
"The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds" features a different student each week from a range of degree programs offered at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In these short videos, the students elaborate on topics such as why they chose to come to MIIS, what has surprised them about the Monterey Institute, what kinds of cool things they've been involved in—both on and off campus, and more.
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The Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has been awarded grants totaling $1.2 million from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support efforts to educate next generation of nonproliferation specialists.