Dr. Itamara Lochard

First Name
Itamara
Last Name
Lochard
Itamara Lochard, Director MCySec, Image
Job Title
Director, Cyber Security Initiative (MCySec)
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6680 (direct) or 831.647.6505 (main)

Dr. Itamara Lochard is the Director of the Monterey Institute Cyber Security Initiative (MCySec), a certified mediator and Senior Researcher at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She was the founding commander of the the first U.S. civilian cyber Defense Force unit at the rank of Colonel. She is also a subject matter expert for various NATO Centers of Excellence on cyber, counter-terrorism, HUMINT, strategic communication, crisis management, deterrence and non-state armed groups. 

Expertise
  • crisis management
  • cyber issues / ICT - information, communication, technology
  • globaiization / digital-information age dynamics
  • irregular conflcits and wars
  • non-state actors / groups:  criminal organizations, cyber actors, gangs, insurgents, international organizations, militias, multinational corporations, NGOs, terrorists, etc.
  • strategic communications
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Please see Dr. Lochard's full bio here for addiitonal information on publications, presenations, classes offered at MIIS, fellowships and grants.

Dr. Lochard offers a "Non-State Actors in a Digitial Age" class cross-listed as IPMG 9508 A and NPTG 8508 A.

For more information about the Monterey Institute Cyber Security Initiative (MCySec), please click here.

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Rufus H. Yerxa

First Name
Rufus H.
Last Name
Yerxa
yerxa
Job Title
Visiting Professor
Location
400 Pacific Street, Rm D205,
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
(831) 647-4693

Rufus Yerxa joined MIIS as a visiting professor in October 2013, having recently completed more than a decade of service as Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization in Geneva. As the organization’s second ranking official, he helped to broaden the WTO’s membership and strengthen its role as the principal rules-based institution governing world trade.

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Expertise

International trade law, U.S. trade policy and WTO affairs

Faculty Type
Visiting Faculty

John Vanek

First Name
John
Last Name
Vanek
John Vanek
Job Title
Adjunct Professor in International Policy and Development
Location
GSIPM
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4155

What is it that you are most passionate about?

I am passionate about enhancing leadership and collaboration to make our communities, and our world, a better place.

What do you enjoy most about being a professor at MIIS?

I love the passion and thoughtful engagement MIIS students bring to the classroom and the world.

Expertise

John Vanek retired from the San Jose Police Department after 25 years, in the rank of Lieutenant.  From 2006-2011, as part of a U.S. Department of Justice-funded anti-trafficking program, Vanek managed the Human Trafficking Task Force, collaborating with a variety of governmental agencies and NGOs to create a multidisciplinary response to human trafficking in the South Bay Area.  As one of the first law enforcement officers involved in the anti-trafficking task force program, John was fortunate to take part in a variety of new efforts as our nation and state have developed responses to modern-day slavery.  His expertise was developed on the ground, confronting issues as they were encountered, both at the local (tactical) level, and at the national (strategy) level.  Vanek now consults on anti-trafficking activities, leadership, and collaboration for the State of California, the U.S. Department of Justice, NGOs, and sit on a variety of advisory boards.

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Courses offered in the past four years.
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IPMG 9549 - Wks:Human Trafficking      

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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IPSG 9549 - Wks:Human Trafficking      

This workshop will examine human trafficking as an emerging public issue, while focusing on the real-world challenges to identifying and rescuing victims, prosecuting traffickers, while also addressing the socio-economic and cultural dynamics that are leveraged by traffickers. This course will focus heavily on the multi-disciplinary, victim-centered approach promoted through international and domestic anti-human trafficking protocols and policies, including the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and the subsequent reauthorizations.

The course will include an examination of relevant existing data, types of trafficking, legal definitions, domestic and international efforts to combat trafficking, challenges faced by law enforcement, the nexus between trafficking and other transnational crime, the role of traditional NGOs and social entrepreneurs, and corporate social responsibility. Finally, we will examine potential career opportunities related to combating human trafficking and the leadership, collaboration and consensus-building skills necessary for success, whether working in the global arena or for a local agency.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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NPTG 8549 - Wks:Human Trafficking      

This workshop will examine human trafficking as an emerging public issue, while focusing on the real-world challenges to identifying and rescuing victims, prosecuting traffickers, while also addressing the socio-economic and cultural dynamics that are leveraged by traffickers. This course will focus heavily on the multi-disciplinary, victim-centered approach promoted through international and domestic anti-human trafficking protocols and policies, including the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and the subsequent reauthorizations.

The course will include an examination of relevant existing data, types of trafficking, legal definitions, domestic and international efforts to combat trafficking, challenges faced by law enforcement, the nexus between trafficking and other transnational crime, the role of traditional NGOs and social entrepreneurs, and corporate social responsibility. Finally, we will examine potential career opportunities related to combating human trafficking and the leadership, collaboration and consensus-building skills necessary for success, whether working in the global arena or for a local agency.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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WKSH 8549 - Wks:Human Trafficking      

This workshop will examine human trafficking as an emerging public issue, while focusing on the real-world challenges to identifying and rescuing victims, prosecuting traffickers, while also addressing the socio-economic and cultural dynamics that are leveraged by traffickers. This course will focus heavily on the multi-disciplinary, victim-centered approach promoted through international and domestic anti-human trafficking protocols and policies, including the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and the subsequent reauthorizations.

The course will include an examination of relevant existing data, types of trafficking, legal definitions, domestic and international efforts to combat trafficking, challenges faced by law enforcement, the nexus between trafficking and other transnational crime, the role of traditional NGOs and social entrepreneurs, and corporate social responsibility. Finally, we will examine potential career opportunities related to combating human trafficking and the leadership, collaboration and consensus-building skills necessary for success, whether working in the global arena or for a local agency.

For the free online workshop, check Moodle for course information.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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Recent Accomplishments

  • Since retiring in October 2011, John Vanek has been busy presenting programs related to anti-trafficking efforts and collaboration across the country.
  • John Vanek enjoys working on his own MA in Leadership Studies from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Education

MA, Leadership Studies (Candidate), Saint Mary’s College of California (August 2013)

BA, International Relations, San Francisco State University

Recent Publications

Kirsten Foot, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Washington
John Vanek, Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty
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Philip S Carmichael

First Name
Philip
Last Name
Carmichael
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
GSIPM
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4155
Language(s)
日本語

What is it that you are most excited about?

I am most excited about helping bridge the gap of understanding; both culturally and in a business context between Western and Asian societies, especially China and Japan.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a professor at MIIS?

The intellectual curiosity and excellence of the students makes teaching at MIIS a great experience.

Expertise

China-US business issues

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Courses offered in the past four years.
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IPSG 8509 - UndrstndChineseCorpsFromInside      

Understanding 21st century China will be critical to both corporate and national success in the coming years. Utilizing thirty years of knowledge gained through experience in dealing with the PRC government, Lenovo, HuaWei, and Haier (China’s leading companies); this course will analyze Chinese corporate culture and dealings ranging from negotiations, government intervention, to general rule of law and guanxi. A mastery of the aforementioned will provide or enrich an existing foundation geared toward successful dealings in China.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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IPSG 8592 / IPOL 8592 - UnderstandingChineseCapitalism      

After two global financial crises, Western capitalism is under fire both in North American and in Europe. A new form of capitalism is emerging; which may signal a paradigm shift in how the world does business. China has emerged as a major economic player; and is evolving its own form of economic activity, “Chinese Capitalism“. This course will explore Chinese capitalism in depth from the perspective of three major Chinese corporate entities. It will provide a framework in which to both understand how to interact with Chinese capitalism, and where these trends will take us in the future. Using a simulation, it will also use a live example on how to best interact within the paradigm of Chinese capitalism.

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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MBAG 8609 / IMGT 8609 - UndrstndChineseCorpsFromInside      

Understanding 21st century China will be critical to both corporate and national success in the coming years. Utilizing thirty years of knowledge gained through experience in dealing with the PRC government, Lenovo, HuaWei, and Haier (China’s leading companies); this course will analyze Chinese corporate culture and dealings ranging from negotiations, government intervention, to general rule of law and guanxi. A mastery of the aforementioned will provide or enrich an existing foundation geared toward successful dealings in China.

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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WKSH 8509 - UndrstndChineseCorpsFromInside      

Understanding 21st century China will be critical to both corporate and national success in the coming years. Utilizing thirty years of knowledge gained through experience in dealing with the PRC government, Lenovo, HuaWei, and Haier (China’s leading companies); this course will analyze Chinese corporate culture and dealings ranging from negotiations, government intervention, to general rule of law and guanxi. A mastery of the aforementioned will provide or enrich an existing foundation geared toward successful dealings in China.

Fall 2012 - MIIS

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Recent Accomplishments

-Highest ranking non-Chinese at China's biggest branded company

-Founder and contributor to Saltire Foundation in the United Kingdom, which provides college juniors with real life    experiences in US and Asia through internships

-Peer selected head of American Chamber of Commerce in China 

 

Previous Work

CEO: Unisteel, 3,000 employees in China

President: Haier Asia Pacific, billion dollar PL

Chairman Asia/Corporate VP: Lexmark International, formerly IBM printer division. Lead team in 13 Asian countries with 6,000 employees and started JVs with Fujitsu, Lennovo and expanded partnership with Samsung.

 

Education

PhD Honors, Business Administration. University of Abertay Dundee.

MBA, University of Chicago

BSc, Far East Division. University of Maryland.

 

 

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Ross Baird

First Name
Ross
Last Name
Baird
ross_baird_2014
Job Title
Executive Director, Village Capital

Courses: Introduction to Social Enterprise and Impact Investing and Scouting and Developing a Winning Social Venture

Expertise

Ross developed the Village Capital concept in 2009, and has led the development of programs worldwide. Before launching Village Capital, he worked with First Light Ventures, a seed fund focused on impact investments. Prior to First Light, Ross worked on the development of four education-related start-up ventures: the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India; the National College Advising Corps in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and two ventures using technology to promote civic participation.

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Ross has a MPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where he was a Truman Scholar and a Jefferson Scholar.

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Robert Rogowsky

First Name
Robert
Last Name
Rogowsky
rogowsky
Job Title
Professor in International Policy and Development
Location
Casa Fuente
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940

The future truly isn’t what it used to be. One prediction is that 40 percent of the jobs today’s students will hold in 20 years don’t exist yet. Our role as educators is to prepare our graduates to thrive and lead in an incredibly challenging and dynamic world.

I am passionate about being a professor at MIIS. Innovative administrators, remarkable faculty, and invigorated students, all working as a team makes MIIS boil with inquisitive and creative energy.  It is a vibrant academic community that blends learning with meaningful application. I am thrilled to be part of it.

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Regular Faculty

Jeff Dayton-Johnson

First Name
Jeff
Last Name
Dayton-Johnson
jeff-dayton-johnson
Job Title
Associate Professor and Program Chair
Location
McCone 217
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4647
Language(s)
Español
Français
português

I am passionate about mobilizing knowledge in order to have less inequality and exclusion and more collective action and social cohesion around the world.

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS is the extraordinary energy and productive diversity of the students and faculty alike. It's exciting to walk around campus and hear so many languages being spoken, so many causes being championed, so many ideas being debated, so many projects being launched!

Expertise

Economic development, emerging economies, economics and politics of Latin American countries (including Mexico), immigration, poverty, inequality, natural disasters.

Professor Dayton-Johnson interviewed live about a financial crisis in Latin America on CNBC.

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Recent Accomplishments

Together with his faculty and staff colleagues, Jeff helped craft the Development Practice & Policy program at MIIS. DPP – now underway – offers two professional masters degrees for aspiring development professionals who seek meaningful careers, whether at the grassroots level or at the headquarters of a global organization, from California’s Central Coast to any of the world’s continents (for more information, click here).

In a similarly collaborative vein, Jeff and fellow professors are perfecting an integrated classroom-plus-fieldwork approach to the teaching and learning of Policy Analysis at MIIS. In January 2014, Jeff took 25 MIIS students to the highlands of Peru to implement a research project the students themselves designed (for more on the Peru experience, click here).

Recent Publications

Latin America’s Emerging Middle Classes: Economic Perspectives (editor). Palgrave/Macmillan, forthcoming 2015.

“Legitimidad fiscal y protestas en la calle: sobre Brasil y América Latina,” Vox.Lacea July 2013, (with Christian Daude and Angel Melguizo).

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy (editor, with Javier Santiso). Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Are the Commons a Metaphor for Our Times?” OECD Observer, 2012 (with Jesús Antón).

"Innovation from Emerging Markets: The Case of Latin America," INSEAD Working Paper 2012/76/ST, 2012,  (with L. Casanova, N.Olaya Fonstad and A. Pietikäinen).

 “The Process of Reform in Latin America,” OECD Development Centre Working Paper, 2011 (with Juliana Londoño Vélez and Sebastián Nieto Parra).

Latin American Economic Outlook 2011: How Middle-Class is Latin America? (coordinator and lead author), OECD, 2010.

 

Faculty Type
Regular Faculty

Li Juan Zhang

First Name
Li Juan
Last Name
Zhang
lijuan
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Language(s)
中文

Professor Zhang is a Fulbright Scholar at the Monterey Institute from 1997-1999 and serves as a research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 2006-2007. She is a full professor in the School of Economics at Shandong University in China. She has authored and co-authored five books and published about twenty academic papers in a number of professional journals.

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Expertise

International Economics; International Trade Policy; Commercial Diplomacy; Trade Negotiations; US-China Trade Relations

Course List

Courses offered in the past four years.
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IPMG 8602 / IMGT 8602 - FinanclIssChina-GlobalContext      

China’s rise has put China’s financial issues at the center of global economic and financial stability. This course provides an up-to-date evaluation on China’s currency policy, foreign exchange regime, banking structure and other financial issues in the global context. The course begins with an overview of China’s financial system, followed by discussions on how variation in China’s financial reforms can account for differences in patterns of global business and world economic development. Then the course turns to a case analysis of China’s RMB exchange rate and its effects on the global financial order and world/American economy. During simulations, students will take on various roles in contemporary debates/issues, including RMB appreciation, SME financing, capital controls, foreign debts, and the future global financial regime.

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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IPMG 9574 - Shanghai Free Trade Zone      

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ) was launched in September 2013, which is thought to be one of the largest regulatory reforms of China since the 1980s. Shanghai FTZ is expected to spark wider economic reform and trigger a new wave of trade and financial liberalization in China. The eleven-square-mile area also promises financial deregulation, convertibility of China’s currency and freer flow of capital. This course offers a practical as well as economic approach exploring related issues surrounding the Shanghai FTZ in an effort to prepare MIIS students deal with real-world business issues.

This is an immersive learning courses aiming to create unique, high-impact learning experiences that result in real-world solutions. Students are expected to think up a practical problem in the real world. Faculty advisors will help students to turn knowledge into judgment and judgment into action through project research papers. To experience the real world issues, impacts and policy implications of Shanghai FTZ, students are encouraged to travel to Shanghai during the March Spring Break. In Shanghai, students will meet local policymakers and industry professionals, talk to those with an interest in your question, and discuss related issues. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students from the School of Management at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE). A roundtable discussion and professional seminar will also be hosted at SHUFE campus.

The course will be divided into THREE sections:

1. Classroom lecture on MIIS campus: this section include lectures and background building on the topic.

2. Shanghai FTZ visiting and onsite research at Shanghai: this section will include a trip to Shanghai, interview policymakers and researchers in various industries, and conduct survey in Shanghai.

3. In-depth research and case analysis at MIIS: after returning from Shanghai, students will continue working on a team project. Each team is required to present its team project, revise based upon comments received and finalize by the end of the class. Research paper proceedings will be published if possible.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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IPSG 8573 / IPOL 8573 - US-China Trade Relations      

This course offers an economic approach for addressing the US-China trade related issues in an effort to prepare MIIS students for the complex realities of US-China trade and commercial diplomacy. Given the fact that China may overtake the U.S. to become the world’s largest economy in the near future, the practical aim of this course is to prepare MIIS students for navigating the future US-China political and economic environment. This is critical as tensions within their roles as future government and business leaders are sure to be present. As a consequence, students will develop a better understanding of how US-China trade and economic diplomacy has been built based on increasing interdependence of the two large economies, growing bilateral trade, engaging American strategy, the rising power of China and their collective impacts on overall US-China relations.

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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IPSG 8574 - Shanghai Free Trade Zone      

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ) was launched in September 2013, which is thought to be one of the largest regulatory reforms of China since the 1980s. Shanghai FTZ is expected to spark wider economic reform and trigger a new wave of trade and financial liberalization in China. The eleven-square-mile area also promises financial deregulation, convertibility of China’s currency and freer flow of capital. This course offers a practical as well as economic approach exploring related issues surrounding the Shanghai FTZ in an effort to prepare MIIS students deal with real-world business issues.

This is an immersive learning courses aiming to create unique, high-impact learning experiences that result in real-world solutions. Students are expected to think up a practical problem in the real world. Faculty advisors will help students to turn knowledge into judgment and judgment into action through project research papers. To experience the real world issues, impacts and policy implications of Shanghai FTZ, students are encouraged to travel to Shanghai during the March Spring Break. In Shanghai, students will meet local policymakers and industry professionals, talk to those with an interest in your question, and discuss related issues. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students from the School of Management at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE). A roundtable discussion and professional seminar will also be hosted at SHUFE campus.

The course will be divided into THREE sections:

1. Classroom lecture on MIIS campus: this section include lectures and background building on the topic.

2. Shanghai FTZ visiting and onsite research at Shanghai: this section will include a trip to Shanghai, interview policymakers and researchers in various industries, and conduct survey in Shanghai.

3. In-depth research and case analysis at MIIS: after returning from Shanghai, students will continue working on a team project. Each team is required to present its team project, revise based upon comments received and finalize by the end of the class. Research paper proceedings will be published if possible.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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WKSH 8552 - FinanclIssChina-GlobalContext      

China’s rise has put China’s financial issues at the center of global economic and financial stability. This course provides an up-to-date evaluation on China’s currency policy, foreign exchange regime, banking structure and other financial issues in the global context. The course begins with an overview of China’s financial system, followed by discussions on how variation in China’s financial reforms can account for differences in patterns of global business and world economic development. Then the course turns to a case analysis of China’s RMB exchange rate and its effects on the global financial order and world/American economy. During simulations, students will take on various roles in contemporary debates/issues, including RMB appreciation, SME financing, capital controls, foreign debts, and the future global financial regime.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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Education

Ph.D., Economics, Shandong University; MA, Commercial Diplomacy, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA Economics, Shandong University

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Brigadier General (Retired) Russell D. Howard

First Name
Russell
Last Name
Howard
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
McGowan 200F
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6442

Brigadier General (retired) Russell D. Howard is President of Howard's Global Solutions,  and an Adjunct Professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is also a Senior Fellow at Joint Special Operations University, Senior Mentor for Development Alternatives Incorporated, Senior Advisor for the Singapore Home Team Academy, and on the Board of Advisers for Laser Shot Incorporated.

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Expertise

Counterterrorism
Special Operations
Terrorist-Trafficking Nexus
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa

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NPTG 8577 - Special Ops & CounterTerrorism      

The role of special operations in combatting the terrorist threat has evolved since 9/11. Indeed, special operations forces (SOF) have been the post-9/11 military instrument of choice, particularly for sensitive, direct action operations of which failure--such as the killing of Osama bin Laden -- is not an option. Indeed, the skills and technologies that these combat forces apply are unmatched and highly effective. However, the fact that SOF forces are in such high demand and are used increasingly for a host of alternative mission assignments raises a contentious issue: are special operations units still “special”?
This workshop will explore several intelligence and SOF related capabilities and challenges related to their roles in countering terrorism. Intelligence and Special Operations Forces play critical roles in combating terrorist threats. To be sure, both intelligence and SOF have been instrumental in addressing all major threats to US national security for the past several decades, but since 9/11 both have increased in importance to U.S. policy makers as they address America's new enemies; transnational, non-state actors with global reach and who are seeking access to weapons of mass destruction.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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NPTG 8578 - Intel & Counterterrorism      

This workshop will explore several intelligence related capabilities and challenges related to their roles in countering terrorism. Intelligence has played a critical role in addressing all major threats to US national security for the past several decades. However, since 9/11 intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination have increased in importance to U.S. policy makers as they address America's new enemies; transnational, non-state actors with global reach and who are seeking access to weapons of mass destruction. The Intelligence in Counterterrorism Workshop describes intelligence capabilities and actions in countering terrorist operations and activities. With regards to intelligence the workshop discusses the "intelligence cycle," the full gamut of intelligence gathering disciplines will be discussed. However, signals, technical, and human intelligence gathering will be emphasized, as will the challenges of gathering intelligence in denied areas. The workshop relies heavily on case studies and guest lecturers to reflect the challenges and opportunities facing the intelligence community in America's counterterrorism efforts.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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NPTG 8610 / IPOL 8610 - Seminar: Counterterrorism      

September 11, 2001 changed the way Americans view their security forever. Terrorism is no longer “someone else’s” problem. Now Americans are traumatically aware of how vulnerable they are to terrorism and terrorists. Given the events of the last decade and the ongoing campaign against global terrorism, it is imperative that citizens and their leaders understand and make sense of the threat, as well as conceptualize how terrorism might best be challenged and terrorists defeated. The “Counter-terrorism Seminar” is designed to address the challenges of terrorism in the current and future global security environment in a participatory format. Specifically, the seminar briefly reviews the threat terrorism poses to liberal democratic states, citizens and policymakers, then explores how liberal democracies can best predict, prevent, preempt and, if necessary, directly combat terrorism and terrorists. Five themes provide the course framework: Challenges to a Free Society, Strategies for Combating Terrorism, Eclectic (new) approaches to Countering Terrorism, Winning the (so called) War on Terrorism, and Counterterrorism in the post-bin Laden Security Environment. Also, controversial topics such as covert action, rendition, targeted killings, enhanced interrogation (torture), are discussed with particular emphasis on the legality of these and other counter-terror measures. The seminar culminates with a look into the future by discussing the challenges of the post-bin Laden terrorist threat and strategizing means to mitigate the threat.

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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NPTG 8646 - Sem: Terror & CT in Africa      

The Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa Seminar will address increased terrorist activity in Africa, and familiarize students with known terrorist organizations throughout the continent such as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Shabaab, the Lords Revolutionary Army (LRA), Boka Haram, the Libyan Armed Fighters Group, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) among others. Seminar participants will evaluate U.S. and international counterterrorism policy and operations in Africa. Based on their evaluation, students will be asked to suggest unilateral, multilateral, “alternative” and mutually supporting policies and operations to address terrorist activity in Africa. In an effort to best apply “theory to practice,” seminar participants will learn how to prepare and apply African related terrorist group profiles and terrorist threat matrices as part of a group exercise and culminating presentation.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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WKSH 8540 - The Terrorist-Traffickng Nexus      

The so-called “nexus” between organized criminal and terrorist organizations is a topic of increasing national and international security interest. The four most resilient and debilitating sectors of organized international crime affecting state security are human, weapons, drug and contraband trafficking (HWDC-trafficking). Sometimes interconnected and mutually supporting, HWDC-trafficking is not only pervasive in states where there is a culture of corruption, but also in democratic states where traffickers take advantage of the freedoms enjoyed in liberal democracies. HWDC-trafficking is responsible for channeling multiple billions of dollars in profit to criminal and terrorist organizations worldwide. Many believe HWDC-trafficking, in its most insidious forms, has been increasingly linked to the activities of violent extremist organizations such as al Qaeda and like-minded groups. To what extent the two types of entities cooperate is not clear and a matter of much debate. Some analysts frame the interactions among terrorist and criminal organizations as symbiotic alliances in which the comparative advantages among organizations determine divisions of labor for mutual benefit and profit. Others liken the relationships to short-term “marriages of convenience” that are executed for specific transactions and events.

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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WKSH 8542 - Wks: Counterterrorism      

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Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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WKSH 8566 - Counterterrorism in Africa      

The “Africa Counterterrorism Workshop” will address increased terrorist activity in Africa, and familiarize students with known terrorist organizations throughout the continent such as Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Shabaab, the Lords Revolutionary Army (LRA), Boka Haram, the Libyan Armed Fighters Group, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) among others. Workshop participants will evaluate U.S. and international counterterrorism policy and operations in Africa. Based on their evaluation, students will be asked to suggest “alternative” or mutually supporting policies. In an effort to “theory to practice” workshop participants will learn how to prepare and apply African related terrorist group profiles and terrorist threat matrices as part of a group exercise and culminating presentation.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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Education

General Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from San Jose State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Maryland, a Master of Arts degree in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.

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Amb. Alan Wm. Wolff

First Name
Alan
Last Name
Wolff
Alan Wolff
Job Title
Distinguished Research Professor, Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Director, International Trade and Development Policy Initiative
Location
Casa Fuente 437F
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.3572

Ambassador Alan Wolff has a distinguished career of public service that spans the fields of international trade, legislative and public policy and litigation with a special emphasis on the renewable and clean energy industry. He currently leads Dewey & LeBoeuf's International Trade Practice Group, which has been credited with helping to open international markets for American products including semiconductors, computer parts, telecommunications equipment, soda ash and forest products, consumer photographic film and paper, and insurance and other services. Mr.

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WKSH 8564 - American Trade PolicyFormation      

The workshop will examine the workings of the U.S. trade policy formulation
process. The focus will be on the interaction of USTR with other Executive Branch agencies, with the Congress, and with interested private parties, public opinion and the media in the context of international trade relations and the rules of the World Trade Organization. A simulation will be conducted in which key trade policy decisions will be debated by workshop participants on behalf of the roles chosen or assigned.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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WKSH 8588 - China:EmrgngRole in WrldEconmy      

China is making daily breakthroughs in areas of major international competition, including high speed rail, renewable energy and electricity-generating equipment (both wind and solar) and biotech, as well as in a host of other cutting-edge industries. How has China's unique organizational structure contributed to these remarkable achievements? The course will examine how the Chinese system developed, China's current approach to State Planning and industrial policy, the strengths and weaknesses of the existing Chinese system and where it may be headed in the future.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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Expertise

International Trade, Legislative and Public Policy, Finance Law, Renewable and Clean Energy

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Education

J.D. Columbia University Law School

B.A. Harvard University

Publications

Books/Articles

  • China’s New Anti-Monopoly Law, A Perspective from the United States, Pacific Rim Law and Policy Review. U of Washington Law School, Co-author with T. Howell, R. Howe, D. Oh, January 2009.
  • Remedy in WTO Dispute Settlement, in The WTO: Governance, Dispute Settlement & Developing Countries, Merit E. Janow, Victoria Donaldson, Alan Yanovich, Editors, Columbia University, January 2008.
  • China’s Drive Toward Innovation, in Issues in Science and Technology, National Academy of Sciences and University of Texas at Austin, (Spring 2007)
  • America's Ability to Achieve its Commercial Objectives and the Operation of the WTO, 91 LAW 8c Law and Policy in International Business 1013 (2000).

Publications

  • The International Trading System and the Environment. Monterey Institute for International Studies, April 17, 2009
  • Chinese Promotional Policies and the Protection of Intellectual Property, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, March 27, 2009
  • Chinese Industrial Policies and their Impact on U.S.Industry, U.S. Economic and Security Review Commission, March 27, 2009
  • Working paper, "U.S. Trade Policies Toward China" (10/15/2008).
  • "Investment Conference: Frameworks to Ensure Open Investment Regimes," U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Bureau of Research, Washington, DC (09/16/2008).
  • "Standards & IPR in China," U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Conference, Arlington, VA (6/30/08).
  • "Standards & Innovation in China: Public Policy and the Role of Stakeholders," U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Bureau of Research, Washington, DC (5/8/2008).
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, "The Changing Role of Intellectual Property in Asia: National Innovation Policies of India and China" (March 7, 2008).
  • Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC, "China's Innovation Drive - Implications for Japanese Companies" (February 27, 2008.)
  • U.S. National Academy of Sciences, New Delhi, India, "Innovation Policies in the United States, China and India" (December 2007).
  • The Global Business Dialogue, Inc., Washington, DC, "Responses to the Doha Chairman's Paper on Rules - Remarks on the Valles Rules Negotiation Text, (December 2007).
  • OECD – Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Conference on the Review of China's National Innovation System and Policy, "China's National Innovation System: A Foreign Business Perspective", Beijing, China, (August 27, 2007).
  • U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Government of Belgium, Conference on Regional and National Innovation, "China’s Drive Toward Innovation" (September 21, 2006).
  • Presentation to the Beijing Lawyers Association, "U.S. Trade Remedies" (June 13, 2006).
  • WTO at 10 Conference, "Remedy in WTO Dispute Settlement" (April 7, 2006).
  • The Center for American and International Law, "China’s Compliance with Its WTO Obligations" (June 15, 2005).
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