A former president and two ambassadors participated in CNS Director William Potter’s arms control negotiation course at the Monterey Institute this semester, adding tremendous realism to the simulation, as well as valuable insight about negotiating techniques.
Close to 40 Monterey Institute students and faculty members from the International Education Management program attended a recent NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, with eight presenting there.
Whether working to save sharks in China, help sustainable cacao farmers in Belize, or improve a Danish company’s environmental management practices, environmental policy students at the Monterey Institute are adding valuable professional experience to their degrees.
When Monterey Institute alumna Lucy Jodlowska needed to hire people with international business skills, cultural sensitivity and high language proficiency for an important project in Nicaragua, she knew where to look: “I wanted the whole package and knew I could find it at MIIS.”
“I eavesdrop shamelessly,” confesses Ann Flower, assistant director of library services at the Monterey Institute, who enjoys stepping forward when she observes students or faculty grappling with research-related questions.
Monterey Institute alumni know they might connect with one another just about anywhere in the world, but it was still unusual for four alumni from the same era to find themselves working together to strengthen U.S.-Turkey relations.
The Monterey Institute hosted 130 students from four local high schools for a day of interactive sessions inspired by International Education Day.
Hailed by the American Literary Translator’s Association as “today’s foremost translator of classic Samurai texts,” Monterey Institute alumnus William Scott Wilson is perhaps best known for his translation of Hagakure that he started working on while still a student.
Fulbright students from around the world participating in a Monterey Institute program designed to help prepare them for graduate studies in the United States got a very special lesson on U.S. government from Congressman Sam Farr.
“Make the most of every opportunity,” is the advice recent Monterey Institute graduate Nathalie Marin-Gest gives current students. She used her connections from a summer internship at Fair Trade USA to land a full-time position in her chosen field by the time she graduated.