At its annual conference last week, the American Translators Association (ATA) awarded its highest honor to Professor Holly Mikkelson of the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Second-year NPTS student Tamara Patton’s research on geospatial analysis was cited by Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller as an example of innovative new arms control verification techniques.
For the 2011-2012 competition, Monterey Institute students received a total of five U.S. Fulbright Awards, setting a new school record and exceeding the per capita number of awards at much larger schools.
Former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy led a weekend workshop at the Monterey Institute on negotiations toward creating a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.
Professor Peter Grothe’s annual all-day cross-cultural retreat in Big Sur attracted 41 students from 17 countries and four continents this year, many from his popular intercultural communication course.
On October 22, Professor Jan Knippers Black will receive the annual Ralph B. Atkinson Civil Liberties Award from the Monterey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Monterey Institute will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps with a daylong symposium on Saturday October 8. Among speakers are Congressman Sam Farr, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth and bestselling author Paul Theroux.
Two Monterey Institute student clubs, the Chinese Student Association and Gay & Co., are co-sponsoring an evening event with Chinese gay rights activist Fan Popo, featuring a screening of two of his short films, a lecture and discussion.
Experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies were quoted in the national media this week offering their insights on security issues ranging from nuclear material accountability to a Chinese bid to sell arms to Muammar Qaddafi.
The Monterey Institute recently launched the MIIS International Friendship Program, matching interested international students with enthusiastic local families, and opening up the world for all involved.