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.
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The Monterey Institute of International Studies is a vibrant campus community with an abundance of global connections and interesting stories to tell. Our students teach and learn in multiple languages and put their graduate professional education to work all over the world in contexts ranging from economic development to language education to international business to nuclear nonproliferation to conference interpretation to global environmental initiatives. You can find student stories sprinkled across this site and in our MIIS Spotlight. Some of those stories are also told in our Communiqué newsletter, and in our news releases. You can find an expert on your own, or contact us for more information.
“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.
Student Services staff at the Monterey Institute knows that the last week of the semester can be a very stressful time for students, so they offer a variety of relaxing activities such as a chance to cuddle visiting puppies, free massages, and the chance to decorate a gingerbread house.
The Monterey Institute recently launched a ReadyCam video broadcast studio that offers easy media access to our Monterey-based faculty and staff experts such as Dr. Jeffrey Lewis of CNS, who was interviewed on PBS Newshour last week.
Monterey Institute alumna Maureen Fura, an activist fighting for awareness and help for women suffering from perinatal and postpartum mental health issues, is thankful for the support she has received and to MIIS for giving her the tools to further this project.
We can’t reach our goals, whether personal or global without working together,” says Monterey Institute staff member Dollie Pope, who is especially thankful for all the people who support her in her daily life and at work.
Gratitude looms large in the mind of Monterey Institute professor Peter Shaw, who is actively trying to “thank outside the box” this year.
First year Monterey Institute students from France and Brazil have already formed a bond that goes beyond casual friendship as they prepare to share a feast in the spirit of Thanksgiving: “We are each other’s family.”
A former president and two ambassadors participated in CNS Director William Potter’s arms control negotiation course at the Monterey Institute this semester, adding tremendous realism to the simulation, as well as valuable insight about negotiating techniques.
Close to 40 Monterey Institute students and faculty members from the International Education Management program attended a recent NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, with eight presenting there.