The Monterey Institute community celebrated the achievements of 93 graduates from 12 countries at winter commencement on Saturday, with faculty speaker Professor Peter Shaw urging the graduating class to view their degrees as the foundation for a life of learning.
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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.
The Monterey Institute is celebrating its first semester as a Peace Corps Fellows partner by winning rave reviews from students like Christopher Voerg-Jones, who appreciates the “great professors” and “diverse student body.”
Renowned human rights activist Larry Cox will talk about the fight for human rights in the USA in a free public lecture at the Monterey Institute on Thursday, December 6.
The International Professional Service Semester program at MIIS is celebrating 10 years of providing immersive learning experiences to students.
On this morning’s New York Times op-ed page, Judith Kildow, director of the National Ocean Economics Program at the Monterey Institute and Professor Jason Scorse, director of its Center for the Blue Economy, call for the federal government to re-evaluate the National Flood Insurance Program.
Successful businessman Steve Hoberg decided to take a leap into a new phase of his career by joining the Frontier Market Scouts this summer – an experience that led him to call the program “exceptional” and a “potential game changer.”
Giving thanks: Kenley Butler, director of development at the Monterey Institute, feels fortunate to have daily interactions with incredibly smart, moral people who aspire to make a difference in their respective fields.
Giving Thanks: Monterey Institute professor Wei Liang is thankful for well-prepared and interesting students and the publication of her new book.
Giving thanks: Monterey Institute student Whitney Hales is thankful for her family and looking forward to seeing them on Thanksgiving, while her friend Inge Kristensen from Denmark is thankful for her new American friends and their welcoming spirit.
Giving thanks: alumna Maame Afon is grateful to lead a life that is true to everything she is as a woman, a wife, mother, development professional, inspirational speaker and singer.