I am passionate about the Portuguese language, translation, interpretation and my native country, Brazil.
In the spirit of the season of giving thanks in the United States, members of the Monterey Institute community are sharing expressions of gratitude. We continue our series with Associate Professor Wei Liang, a specialist in international trade and development policy, as well as the political economy of East Asia and China.
Dr. Thomas Roe is a clinical psychologist who currently specializes working with students and particularly students from underrepresented groups. He is the Coordinator for Graduate Student Counseling Services at University of California, Davis. Dr. Roe has hands on experience working closely with international students in a variety of contexts including mental health counseling, academic advising, and consultation. He also currently facilitates an international graduate student counseling group and works with members to be successful both in academics and in life.
Professor Weber was raised in a bi-lingual family with German and French and completed high school in Germany. His other languages are English, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.
Besides MIIS, Prof. Weber has taught in Geneva, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Panama.
He now teaches consecutive and simultaneous interpretation into German and French.
David Budgen has been a practising conference interpreter (and member of AIIC) for some twenty years, principally with international organisations, and was the first Head of NATO Russian Language Service for nearly fifteen years. During this time he travelled widely for the Organisation and accompanied four Secretaries-General to Russian-speaking countries. For many years he was Co-Chairman of the NATO-Russia Expert Group on Terminology. He has taught and examined in various interpretation schools in Europe.
Philipp C. Bleek is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management and Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). His research and teaching focuses on the causes, consequences, and amelioration of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons proliferation to states and non-state actors.
Professor Coly joined the Institute after completing his Doctorate at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he also taught. He gave lectures for the Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) at the University of Denver. Prior to his postgraduate work, Professor Coly taught French to foreign service officers for their language exam. He also trained Peace Corps volunteers in French, Wolof and Jola. His professional experience also includes teaching French and African History to Youth at Risk at Washington Ethical High School.