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Middlebury Institute alumnus Naqib Ahmad Khpulwak, an assistant professor of law at the American University in Kabul, Afghanistan, was among the 16 students and faculty killed in a terrorist attack on the campus on August 24.
Arriving this week for orientation activities, the fall incoming class at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies includes citizens of 45 countries.
“Being here, being part of history in the making… is simply unbelievable,” says Middlebury Institute alumnus Weihao Zhang MACI ’14, part of large team of alumni, faculty and students interpreting at the Rio Olympics, continuing a tradition that has spanned fifteen Games.
Dr. Elaine Korzak is excited about the opportunities ahead for the next generation of cyber policy experts as she takes over leadership of the Middlebury Institute’s Cyber Initiative.
Providing a lens into rewarding summer experiences, six students shared images from their adventures gaining valuable professional experience in Thailand, Costa Rica, Minnesota, China, South Korea and Brazil by taking over the Middlebury Institute’s Instagram feed.
For Middlebury Institute student Tom Stagg MPA ’16, one small aspect of living and working in Patagonia in southern Chile ultimately loomed large: sharing a warm cup of yerba mate with his colleagues.
Twenty-two Middlebury Institute students took the opportunity to work on projects for international organizations in six countries while completing their degree requirements as part of this year’s International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program.
Students from summer Intensive English Programs at the Middlebury Institute presented research on topics ranging from rising right-wing violence in Germany to educational inequality in Chile at the annual student symposium.
Middlebury Institute alumna Molly McKeon will study the links between microfinance and entrepreneurship in Mongolia as the inaugural research fellow with the Institute’s Center for Social Impact Learning.
Extensive collaboration between faculty and students at the Middlebury Institute and Middlebury College yielded a uniquely valuable practicum course focused on trade and development in China.