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.
Brigadier General (ret.) Russell D. Howard, a Special Forces veteran and MIIS alumnus, has been appointed director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) at the Monterey Institute.
Professor Jeffrey Bale, director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) has recently given several media interviews regarding extremist and terrorist activities and threats in Europe and the United States.
In 2009, Erika Mariano (MANPTS ’13) and fellow UCLA undergraduate students published a study in the MIT International Review suggesting that Osama bin Laden was living in a walled compound in an urban area of central Pakistan.
The first week in May found Monterey Institute experts in demand from Monterey to Melbourne as media outlets all over the globe sought comments from MIIS faculty on a wide variety of issues.
A front page article in the Monterey Herald extensively quotes Dr. William Potter, founder and director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, regarding the significance of the death of Osama Bin Laden.