Professor Peter Grothe’s annual all-day cross-cultural retreat in Big Sur attracted 41 students from 17 countries and four continents this year, many from his popular intercultural communication course.
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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.
On October 22, Professor Jan Knippers Black will receive the annual Ralph B. Atkinson Civil Liberties Award from the Monterey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
An estimated 300 people gathered at the Monterey Institute this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, sharing stories, paying tribute to the lasting legacy of volunteers at home and abroad, and savoring food and music from the countries served by MIIS students.
The Monterey Institute will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps with a daylong symposium on Saturday October 8. Among speakers are Congressman Sam Farr, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth and bestselling author Paul Theroux.
Two Monterey Institute student clubs, the Chinese Student Association and Gay & Co., are co-sponsoring an evening event with Chinese gay rights activist Fan Popo, featuring a screening of two of his short films, a lecture and discussion.
The Monterey Institute’s Fisher International MBA Program was ranked 33rd in the world by The Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes program, which focuses on socially and environmentally responsible MBA programs.
Experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies were quoted in the national media this week offering their insights on security issues ranging from nuclear material accountability to a Chinese bid to sell arms to Muammar Qaddafi.
The law office building at 499 Van Buren Street has been purchased by Middlebury College for future use as part of the Monterey Institute campus.
The Monterey Institute recently launched the MIIS International Friendship Program, matching interested international students with enthusiastic local families, and opening up the world for all involved.
The Monterey Institute will host a September 9 panel discussion titled “Ten Years after 9/11: Reflections on the Global Jihad,” featuring faculty experts from the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program and the Monterey Terrorism Education and Research Program (MonTREP).