CTBTO Youth Group - Monterey
The CTBTO Youth Group (“the MIIS Chapter”) will serve as the MIIS chapter for the parent organization based in Vienna, which was established in 2016 to promote the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Having opened for signature more than 20 years ago, this landmark treaty has since lingered in a state of limbo due to its unique legal structure that requires the ratification of a handful of states to trigger its entry into force. The CTBTO Youth Group, whose international membership of students and young professionals has rapidly expanded since its inception, seeks to promote the CTBT and its verification regime by conveying the significance of the treaty’s entry into force as a key step towards nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation.
In conjunction with its parent organization, the MIIS Chapter will foster discussion on the CTBT and CTBT-related issues, build a basis of knowledge surrounding the CTBT through academic papers, screenings, and discussions, and raise awareness of issues surrounding the treaty’s entry into force. Additionally, the MIIS Chapter will utilize new technologies, including social media, digital visualization, and other interactive modes of disseminating information, to advance the Club’s agenda. Through its association to the CTBTO, members will have access to CTBT material, professional networks and fora for discourse on the political, technological, and scientific dimensions of the CTBT.
The MIIS Chapter has grown to more than 15 official members – the largest grouping in the parent organization – and for the last semester has functioned as a research incubator for the organization, with MIIS students producing a number of academic papers and reports. We will continue this work while also hosting more social and educational activities to the MIIS community.
President: Sylvia Mishra
Treasurer: Anthony Musa
I.N.M.M (Institute of Nuclear Materials Management
The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management is the premier organization in the field of protection and management of nuclear materials, and as such offers students unique learning and networking opportunities. The purpose of our club is to students broaden their understanding of the nonproliferation field through our club events and activities.
MIIS Model United Nations
MIIS Red Cross Club
The American Red Cross club at MIIS works in collaboration with the International Services office of our local chapter, American Red Cross Monterey Bay (ARCMB). The mission of the club parallels that of ARCMB International Services, i.e. to "advocate for the relief of human suffering and for the education, support and development of impartial relief efforts, including the promotion of International Humanitarian Law."