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.
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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.
A survey of recent MIIS graduates found an impressive 87 percent employed, with 64 percent using their language of study in their work.
When Monterey Institute alumna Lucy Jodlowska needed to hire people with international business skills, cultural sensitivity and high language proficiency for an important project in Nicaragua, she knew where to look: “I wanted the whole package and knew I could find it at MIIS.”
“I eavesdrop shamelessly,” confesses Ann Flower, assistant director of library services at the Monterey Institute, who enjoys stepping forward when she observes students or faculty grappling with research-related questions.
Monterey Institute alumni know they might connect with one another just about anywhere in the world, but it was still unusual for four alumni from the same era to find themselves working together to strengthen U.S.-Turkey relations.