Ambassador Rufus H. Yerxa, outgoing deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization, will join the faculty of the Monterey Institute as a visiting professor in February.
Signalling continuous growth and expansion of academic programs, the Monterey Institute welcomed nine new faculty members this fall. The new faculty reflect the diverse campus, arriving from near and far and bringing a range of new experience and knowledge to share with students in different programs.
Over 40 organizations, businesses and community groups presented their services and opportunities for students at the Monterey Institute’s annual Student Information Fair, helping the incoming class make connections early and make the most of their time in Monterey.
Launched last fall with 24 students, the Monterey Institute’s Master’s Degree Program in International Education Management continues to grow in popularity, adding 40 new students this fall.
Monterey Institute Professor Cas Shulman-Mora was joined by five current and former students this summer at the International Conference Interpretation Practicum she has taught and directed for the last three years in a former Spanish royal palace in Santander, Spain.
The popular four-year-old student club B.U.I.L.D. continues to offer free language lessons to both MIIS students and the wider Monterey community, with the addition this year of teacher seminars and curriculum support for new teachers.
Diplomatic Courier’s list of 99 top foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 includes 2010 MIIS graduate Aaron Stein, a nonproliferation specialist currently based in Turkey.
Alumni Anne-Claire Benoit (MPA ’12), Kathleen Gordon (MPA ’12), and Bill Reinecke (MBA ’10) were chosen for one-year assignments in Africa from hundreds of qualified applicants for the very selective Catholic Relief Services Fellowships.
The rapidly evolving Syria crisis has led national media to seek out leading chemical weapons and nonproliferation experts at the Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Monterey Institute student Chung-kuan Chen (MACI ’14) won first prize at the 2013 Televic Chinese-English Simultaneous Interpreting Competition held at Newcastle University earlier this month.