Research

The Monterey Institute is home to a number of important research centers and initiatives. Our faculty, research center staff and graduate students adopt original approaches to pressing issues on the international scene.

Center for the Blue Economy

Center for the Blue Economy (CBE)

The Center for the Blue Economy performs and promotes research on ocean and coastal economies, focusing on the economic contributions of the oceans and coasts to human welfare.

Center for Conflict Studies

Center for Conflict Studies (CCS)

The Center for Conflict Studies develops programs and publications contributing to the field of conflict studies.

<p>Center for East Asian Studies</p>

Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS)

The Center for East Asian Studies sponsors research, seminars and lectures relating to East Asia.

<p>The Center for Social Impact Learning</p>

Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL)

The Center for Social Impact Learning provides programs for budding social entrepreneurs and conducts research on management issues in social venture and impact investing.

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Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS)

The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies exposes students to a wealth of data and analyses about Russia, and facilitates students’ active engagement with current and future leaders of Russian policy and intellectual communities.

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies focuses on curbing the spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.

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Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Training and Analysis (META) Lab

The Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Training and Analysis (META) Lab aims to capitalize on the rising demand for evidence-based policy evaluation.

Monterey Cyber Security Initiative

MIIS Cyber Security Initiative (MIIS CySec)

The Monterey Cyber Security Initiative addresses the impact of cyber on security, peace and communication through multidisciplinary research, key-leader engagements and public-private partnerships.

Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program

Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP)

The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program conducts in-depth research, assesses policy options, and engages in public education on issues relating to terrorism and international security.

Gift Opportunities

Gift opportunities are available for our research centers and initiatives. For more information, visit our Giving page.