Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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Alumna Presides Over Negotiation of Nuclear Treaty

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Costa Rica‘s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Middlebury Institute alumna Elayne Whyte Gomez, made history earlier this month when she presided over the successful negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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Professor Jan Black: Unavoidable Truths

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International Policy & Development professor Jan Black's colorful backstory includes writing the definitive account of U.S. involvement in Brazil, and being invited to play piano in Elvis Presley’s band.

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Tangut Degfay: On Freedom

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Middlebury Institute student Tangut Degfay shares her story from a remote village in Ethiopia to Monterey with important stops along the way in Norway, Vermont and Japan, and the transformative role education has played in her life.

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