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Public Events

Fall 2017

Race N' Rhymes

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:15 p.m.
Location: Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

Allies at MIIS, a project for racial equity at MIIS, presents a night of poetry and prose, as we explore what racial equity means to us.

Spring 2017

International Students' Perceptions of Race and Socio-Economic Status in an American Higher Education Landscape - Reading Club

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 12:15 p.m.
Location: DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

Allies at MIIS will host a reading and discussion of the article: International Students' Perceptions of Race and Socio-Economic Status in an American Higher Education Landscape.

Fall 2016

Building Back Better: How Higher Education in Emergencies Contributes to Resilient Communities

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: CNS Building, V499 Van Buren St., Monterey, CA.

Barbara Moser-Mercer is the Founder and Director of InZone at the University of Geneva who works to bring innovative learning models to communities in crisis.

Spring 2016

Stories from the Classroom: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Date: Friday, May 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce St., Monterey, CA

Allies at MIIS, a project for racial equity at MIIS, presents its findings from interviews conducted on campus on the topics of Privilege and Racial Equity, Emotions and Racial Equity and the Journey of Being an Ally.

Fall 2015

A Small Place - Book Club

Date: Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

CCS together with the Willam Tell Coleman Library at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, will host a discussion on Race and Colonization through a discussion of the book 'A Small Place.' Open to the Public but Registration is encouraged.

Spring 2015

Fun Home - Book Club

Date: Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: MIIS Library, 425 Van Buren St., Monterey, CA

CCS together with the Willam Tell Coleman Library at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, will host a discussion on Homosexuality, Discrimination and Marginalization through a reading and discussion of the book 'Fun Home'.

Violence Explained & Peace Explored

Date: Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

The Center for Conflict Studies invites you to attend its upcoming presentation, “Violence Explained and Peace Explored.” In 2015, CCS organized two field courses: “Challenges to Peacebuilding in Mindanao” and “The Praxis of Conflict Transformation: Poverty, Homelessness and Violence in Los Angeles.” Dr. Pushpa Iyer will lead 15 MIIS and 3 CSUMB course participants in telling stories of violence and peace. We will also be celebrating the re-launch of our magazine, Reflections.

Fall 2014

I Am Troy Davis - Book Club

Date: Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

CCS together with the Willam Tell Coleman Library at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, will host a discussion on Race, Death Penalty, and the Criminal Justice system through a reading and discussion of the book 'I am Troy Davis'. The event is held as part of the Troy Davis Community Book Club organized all over the country. Open to the Public but Registration Is Required

Police Legitimacy in Communities of Color

Date: Thursday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Samson Reading Room, MIIS, 453 Van Buren Street, Monterey, CA

CCS will host a roundtable discussion with Kelly McMillin, the Salinas Chief of Police; Will Matthews, Senior Communications Officer at ACLU Northern California; and community member Rosemary Soto. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Pushpa Iyer of MIIS.

Book Launch and Discussion with Julia Reynolds

Date: Thursday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

Julia, currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center, is a reporter and editor who has worked for MediaNews newspapers, PBS, NPR and other outlets. Julia will discuss the Nuestra Familia gang, the subject of her book. She will also highlight findings from her ongoing research on the role of women and girls in the gangs of Salinas.

Spring 2014

The Role of Media in Insurgencies and Conflict Resolution

Date: Friday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Location: MG 102, Pacific St., Monterey, CA

Co-sponsored by the M2 Lecture Series

The Center for Conflict Studies welcomes Prof. Orion Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College, to discuss the role international media coverage plays in conflict resolution and foreign policy decisions. Using data from all major insurgencies between 1946 and 2006, Lewis finds that more international media coverage generally means a higher likelihood of third party intervention and a shorter conflict. He will discuss these findings and their implications.

Spring 2013

Using Film & Mobile Tech to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Date: Monday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Morse Building B104, Van Buren St., Monterey, CA

Co-sponsored by The Conflict Resolution Association and Women's International Perspective

The Center for Conflict Studies welcomes Nancy Schwartzman, a filmmaker, media strategist and catalyst for social change who believes storytelling and technology can create safer communities for women and girls. Nancy is the Founder of The Line Campaign, a non-profit dedicated to empowering young leaders to end sexual violence. With the creation of Circle of 6 iPhone and Android app, Nancy's team won the highly competitive White House Apps Against Abuse.

A Journey through Gandhi's Land

Date: Thursday, April 11 at 6:15 p.m.
Location: Irvine Auditorium 499 Pierce St., Monterey, CA

The Center for Conflict Studies presents “A Journey Through Gandhi’s Land.” Please join us as Prof. Iyer and her students share stories from our trip to Gujarat, India as well as launch our book, “Gandhi’s Gujarat: Vibrant Diversity.” The presentation will be followed by a book signing and reception in McCone Upper Atrium.

Fall 2012

Syria: A Female Journalist's Perspective

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: B105, Morse Building, Van Buren St., Monterey, CA

Alia Turki Al-Rabeo was born and raised in Damascus, Syria, and is now co-director for an Istanbul-based media resource organization “Silent Heroes, Invisible Bridges.”