Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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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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