The stakes are high as four Monterey Institute students travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month to participate in the final round of the Business for a Better World Competition, after beating out competitors from universities around the world.
Monterey Institute alumnus Himayu Shiotani (MAIPIS ’11) graduated from researching arms control issues in California to helping implement an international small arms agreement for the United Nations.
Downtown Monterey was wrapped in cheer on Saturday, December 14, as friends and family applauded the 94 outstanding individuals accepting their new degrees from the Monterey Institute at its Winter Commencement ceremony.
“When a woman thrives, a family thrives and when a family thrives, a community thrives,” said Tonya Antle, trailblazer and philanthropist in the final talk of the day at TEDxMonterey Women, inspiring a standing ovation from the audience in the sold-out auditorium.
Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz announced significant changes to the governance structure of the College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, while also sharing his plans to step down as president in June 2015.
Students from the Monterey Institute will form nearly a quarter of the next class of Nonproliferation Graduate Fellows at the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Monterey Institute TESOL graduates Jaala Thibault and Tara Bates are the only two U.S. State Department English Language Fellows sent to Afghanistan this year.
Jaime LeBlanc-Hadley, Juan Vazquez and Leah Severino of the Monterey Institute of International Studies were chosen for the esteemed 2010 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows program.
Nine out 16 graduate students chosen worldwide for the prestigious 2011 Translation and Terminology Fellowships at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva come from the Monterey Institute.
In two articles published by the New York Times, MIIS alumna Jaala Thibault (MATESOL ´07) shares her experience as a female professor teaching young men and women in Kabul, Afghanistan—an experience unimaginable only ten years ago.