Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Alumna Kathryn Sokol at the Forefront of Refugee Crisis in Greece

 – Imagine “how desperate you would have to be to decide that boarding an overcrowded flimsy boat is the best decision you can make for your family,” says Middlebury Institute alumna Kathryn Sokol of the “unbelievable” situation on the Greek Island of Lesvos, where she is coordinating emergency response for the International Rescue Committee as the island receives thousands of refugees, many fleeing the conflict in Syria.

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DPMI Students: Acquiring Skills and Developing Networks

 – Fifty students and mid-career professionals from all over the world gathered in Monterey and Washington, D.C. in May and June to attend Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI), an intensive program in international development and social change.

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Institute Experts Contribute to Climate Adaptation Study

 – Middlebury Institute professor Fernando DePaolis and Center for the Blue Economy senior fellow Phil King were major contributors to a new study that could help coastal towns and cities around the nation identify strategies for responding to rising sea levels.

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Institute Celebrates Deep Ties with Peace Corps

 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Congressman Sam Farr joined Middlebury Institute students, faculty, staff and alumni at a September 19 breakfast celebrating the two institutions’ long history of shared values. 

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