MonTREP is an "outside-the-Beltway" resource for terrorism studies and related research, performed by highly-talented professors and graduate students at the Institute.
MonTREP professors and students are frequently asked to serve on panels, give presentations, and explain pressing news topics to journalists and other scholars. Using their knowledge, they seek to make connections between seemingly unconnected trends in order to glean more information about possible terrorist threats. MonTREP serves as a source to inform the public and put into context events that relate to the field of terrorism studies.
MonTREP in the Press
Research on antiquities trafficking that was co-authored by two Middlebury Institute students and Monterey Terrorism Education and Research Program Director Russ Howard was cited by a U.S. Congress task force examining this issue.
Graduate researchers and Monterey Institute students Leslie Wukstich, Jonathan Prohov, and Marc Elliott recently presented their research related to terrorist financing to a visiting delegation of 20 senior Chinese government officials.
The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program’s second annual conference at the Monterey Institute featured a series of panel discussions and a keynote address by former Congressman Jim Kolbe.
National events once again drew media attention to the Monterey Institute’s unique international expertise, this time generating interest in interviewing both faculty members and a student with a particularly timely thesis proposal.
MonTREP Director Russ Howard has been in high demand recently as a public speaker and national media expert for his wide ranging expertise on current international security threats.