The first week in May found Monterey Institute experts in demand from Monterey to Melbourne as media outlets all over the globe sought comments from MIIS faculty on a wide variety of issues.
A front page article in the Monterey Herald extensively quotes Dr. William Potter, founder and director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, regarding the significance of the death of Osama Bin Laden.
A fundraising drive launched by the Monterey Institute’s international campus community following last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has raised over $27,000 to support relief efforts.
The NATO Review, the official publication of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, recently sought the expertise of Monterey Institute professor Sharad Joshi to shed a light on the issue of corruption in Afghanistan.
The nuclear crisis in Japan has led to increased public debate and scrutiny about the safety of nuclear plants in the United States and national media outlets to seek the expert opinion of specialists at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S. and longtime friend of MIIS, shared his insights on the recent wave of change in the Middle East to a packed Irvine Auditorium on April 20.
The biennial Monterey Forum drew close to fifty outside scholars to the Monterey Institute to take part in discussions about innovation, collaboration and distance learning in translator and interpreter education with Institute faculty and students.
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With the theme of “Cultivating Innovation,” TEDxMonterey returned to the Monterey Institute April 15, with live interpretation – also broadcast via the Internet -- in five different languages.
An April 6 Peace Corps news release announced that the Monterey Institute ranked fourth in the nation in Peace Corp Master’s International program participation during the Corps’ 50th year.