Described by his professors as a “brilliant student,” full of “promise and talent,” May 2014 the Institute graduate Harsh Varma is also remembered for being a “wonderful human being.”
Building on the strength of its field research focus areas, the Monterey Institute’s Center for Conflict Students will offer an intensive three-week Summer Peacebuilding Program in 2015.
Middlebury President Ron Liebowitz has appointed Jeff Dayton-Johnson as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Sunder Ramaswamy informed the Monterey Institute’s campus community that he will depart early next year after a presidency marked by growth and innovation.
MIIS Alumnus Erich J. Pacheco (MAIEP ’13) is working to improve global efforts in conservation and sustainable development.
Middlebury’s Board of Trustees has named Laurie L. Patton, dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, to succeed President Ron Liebowitz in July of 2015.
“We are the best recruiters,” say Monterey Institute students and U.S. Army Veterans Jens Wiik and Olga Volcsko, noting that a number of their military friends have joined them after hearing their stories about MIIS.
Many MIIS alumni know a “double”—someone who’s attended both MIIS and another Middlebury-affiliated school—but Tim Dwyer and his daughter Emily have now earned the less common and distinct title of “triple.”
Celebrating fall traditions with a three-day festival, the Monterey Institute’s Student Council hosted events ranging from a chili cook-off to a cornhole tournament, offering international students a chance to experience beloved traditions from U.S. and Mexican culture.