This past summer, four Monterey Institute students served as Peace Fellows for the Advocacy Project, working on such diverse issues as women’s reproductive rights in Nepal and helping families of victims in Peru find closure through forensic anthropology.
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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.
CNS Senior Research Fellow Dr. Avner Cohen, an internationally recognized expert on nonproliferation issues in the Middle East, argues that Israel should acknowledge its nuclear weapons program in order to maintain a moral edge.
Arriving this week for orientation, this fall’s incoming class includes citizens of 32 countries, speakers of 25 languages, and nine Fulbright scholars—and more than 10 percent of the class will be enrolled in the brand-new Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program.
The greatest hope of Bishnu Adhikari (MAIEP ’07) is that the humanitarian development work he and his colleagues undertake will someday make international aid unnecessary: “I hope one day to be out of a job!”
Net Impact’s annual student-generated guide to “what business schools are doing to prepare students for careers that make a positive impact on the world” offers generous praise to the Monterey Institute’s Fisher International MBA program.
Danielle Johnson (MPA ’12) learned valuable lessons about relief work this summer while assisting with the rehabilitation of oiled birds affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Experts William Potter, Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova and Avner Cohen authored three of Amazon’s current “Top Ten Hot New Releases in Arms Control” list.
This summer, six faculty members from Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia are participating in a unique Monterey Institute program designed to enhance communication between nonproliferation officials in the U.S. and Russia.
Meredith Benton (MPA ’10) is earning credits toward her master’s degree in Public Administration while working on international election projects for the Carter Center.
InterpretAmerica co-founder and Monterey Institute Professor Barry Olsen announced the public release this week of the results of the first comprehensive survey of the interpreting market.