Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Yuwei Shi

First Name
Yuwei
Last Name
Shi
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Job Title
Professor of Strategic Management, Director of Research, Center for Social Impact Learning
Location
Casa Fuente
City, State, ZIP
Monterey,CA 93940
Phone
(831) 647-6682
Language(s)
中文

Dr. Yuwei Shi is Professor at GSIPM and Director of Research at the Center for Social Impact Learning. His research interests include competitive strategy, early-stage venture business model design and evaluation, and impact investing. He has published over three dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals and a number of books and book chapters. Dr. Shi has taught MBA and doctoral programs in nearly a dozen universities across the world. He won the Excellence in Teaching Award at MIIS in 2008 and the Allen Griffith Teaching Award in 2009.

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Competitive strategy, early-stage venture business model design and management, impact investing

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Brooke Higgins

First Name
Brooke
Last Name
Higgins
Brooke Higgins, Picture
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
McCone 118, 460 Pierce St
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4155
Language(s)
Español
português

Brooke Higgins has balanced a career in education, marketing and entrepreneurship with over 15 years of experience as an educator and over 10 years as both a marketing manager and entrepreneur. Brooke started his career as a teacher in the inner city of Chicago in 1996. After moving to Santiago, Chile, Brooke co-founded and managed all sales and marketing efforts for Job Express, a classified advertising publication focused on employment. Brooke later received his MBA in International Managment with a specialization in Marketing from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Expertise

Marketing, entrepreneurship, and international management.

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MBAG 8570 - Marketing Mgmt for non-MBA      

Marketing Management for Non-MBAs is an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing management, focusing on the basic principles and concepts of marketing, for example, marketing mix, the value proposition, market segmentation, the establishment of marketing goals, and the formulation of marketing strategies. This course will help students develop a holistic view of marketing and understand the integration of marketing to other business activities. The course will be conducted using both lecture and case methods and active student participation is both encouraged and required.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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Ryan D. Schill

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Ryan
Last Name
Schill
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
McCone
Phone
801-592-6080
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Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Behavioral Economics, Entrepreneurial Finance, Investments, Entrepreneurship, Creativity Management and Social Impact Innovation

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Hindsight, Judgment and Decision-Making in UK Household Portfolio Allocation

Paul Breloff

First Name
Paul
Last Name
Breloff
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Job Title
Founder and Managing Director, Accion Venture Lab

Courses: Diligence Process and Decision in Impact Investment

Paul Breloff founded and manages Venture Lab, an Accion-sponsored seed stage investment initiative focused on the world’s most innovative financial inclusion startups.

Expertise

He conceived, built and leads all facets of global seed investment and portfolio management activities for Accion Venture Lab having sourced, analyzed and negotiated investments in India, Kenya, Mexico, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the U.S. Paul has also secured funding partnerships from Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, and CGAP and advisory relationships with a range of other leaders in the financial inclusion space.

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Follow Accion Venture Lab on Twitter: @Accion_V_Lab

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Thomas Hout

First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Hout
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Job Title
Visiting Professor
Location
McCone M118
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.3550 x8210

Professor Hout joins MIIS as a visiting faculty from Cambridge, MA where he is an international strategy consultant and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Fletcher School at Tufts. He also teaches every year at The University of Hong Kong School of Business. At MIIS, he teaches courses in global business strategy, lean startup methods, and international business consulting. Before teaching, he was a partner at The Boston Consulting Group for 22 years and lived and worked in Boston, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. He co-founded the firm’s Operations practice area.

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MBAG 8510 - Quant Methods for non-MBA      

Every area of business makes use of data. This course covers a wide range of basic, accessible quantitative tools used in the analysis of data in surveys and reports; data-based decision-making; the building of spreadsheets for the purpose of organizing and analyzing data; the building of basic financial models; and, the use of statistical methods including descriptive statistics, statistical inference, probability applications, and simple and multiple regression, etc. Much of the course will be conducted in Microsoft Excel, which will improve students' Excel skills and introduce them to many new possibilities and tools in data analysis. Illustrations and study problems in the course will be taken from a variety of fields, including business and economics, international and community development, and common everyday phenomena. Emphasis will be on developing practical skills in the analytic use of numbers. The only prerequisite is some rudimentary understanding of algebra."

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8618 - Lean Startup Methods      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8651 - Global Business Strategies      

Every manager needs to understand how markets function. This course applies economic principles to the types of decisions that managers will encounter. That may include understanding how markets function, using different techniques to make optimal pricing decisions, and exploring what shapes supply and demand under different conditions. We will also look at other traditional micro-economic concepts such as price elasticity of demand and income elasticity of demand, production and cost functions and profit maximization.

Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS, Summer 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8693 - Intl Business Consulting      

This course will address the key activities involved in delivering management consulting services to multinational corporations. Elements covered will include identifying consulting opportunities, framing the question with the client, developing the proposal, managing the engagement, delivering the results, understanding organizational change implications, managing client relations and client follow-up. The course will be delivered in a case format illustrating how the above elements were used in actual client situations that have been successfully carried out by the professor and his consulting teams. Students will have the opportunity to develop a client proposal and engagement plan.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Expertise

Corporate strategy; International business competition at firm and country levels;  Operations link to strategy; China and Japan

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Publications

Books:

Competing Against Time, co-authored with George Stalk, 1990.

Japanese Industrial Policy, co-authored with Ira Magaziner, 1980.

    Major articles in Harvard Business Review:

    “A Chinese Approach To Management”, co-authored with David Michael, September 2014.

    "China versus the World: Whose Technology Is It?”, co-authored with Pankaj Ghemawat, December 2010.

    "Tomorrow’s Global Giants”, co-authored with Pankaj Ghemawat, Nov 2008.

    "Are Managers Obsolete?", Mar/April 1999.

    "Getting It Done: New Roles for Senior Managers", Nov/Dec 1995.

    "The Fallacy of the Quick Overhead Fix", co-authored with Mark Blaxill, Jul/Aug 1991.

    "Fast Cycle Capability for Competitive Power", co-authored Joe Bower, Nov/Dec 1988.

    "How Global Companies Win Out", co-authored with Michael E. Porter, Sept/Oct 1982.

      Major articles in Foreign Affairs:

      "Facing Up To the Trade Gap With Japan", co-authored with James Abegglen, Fall 1978.

        Numerous op-ed pieces for New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Asia Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe.

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        Kent Glenzer

        First Name
        Kent
        Last Name
        Glenzer
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        Job Title
        Dean, Graduate School of International Policy and Management
        Location
        McCone 114
        City, State, ZIP
        Monterey, CA 93940
        Phone
        831.647.4149
        Language(s)
        Français
        português

        Associate Professor Kent Glenzer was appointed dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management in January 2015. Glenzer serves as the academic leader overseeing the school’s degree programs in Business Administration (MBA), International Education Management, International Environmental Policy, International Policy and Development, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, and Public Administration (MPA), as well as a variety of related non-degree programs. In this role, he also serves as a member of the Institute’s senior leadership team.

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        I have extensive work and research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having lived there for 13 years and focused on it as both an external and internal consultant to NGOs and public sector agencies for 10 more years. I have a strong background, both practically and academically, in civil society, social movements, and policy advocacy. I specialize in organizations, organizational development, organizational behavior and culture, institutional and organizational fields, and organizational evolution and learning processes.

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        FMSC 8609 - CrossCulturalCompetnc&Survival      

        Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        IPMG 9609 - CrossCulturalCompetnc&Survival      

        Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        IPSG 9507 - QualitativeDataAnalysisMash-Up      

        This lively, hands-on course focuses on analysis of qualitative data. By “data”, we mean interview, focus group, written reports and visual records, hundreds of pages of them. Students will have a choice of qualitative data sets – there is no time in this short course to engage in primary data collection -- and our entire focus will be on a) deciding how to interrogate the data (what is it you wish to know, demonstrate, reveal, test?), b) developing code books and coding, c) inter-coder reliability, and d) a wide variety of analytical approaches you can use, once you have qualitative data reduced and organized. The first seven weeks of the course focus on a-c. Then, during a final weekend workshop, students will engage in hands-on analysis, using techniques introduced rapid fire during the workshop: expect to practice no fewer than 20 qualitative analysis techniques over three days. This course emphasizes the importance of studying/reading high quality qualitative research studies as fundamental to learning – we will dissect one study each week to understand how the researchers put it together – while also emphasizing learning-through-doing, making mistakes, and collaborative analysis (qualitative inquiry is almost always improved through collaboration). Your final product will be a 10-page analysis, due two weeks after the final workshop.

        Fall 2014 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8501 - Intl Organizational Behavior      

        International Organizational Behavior focuses on organizational culture and how it enables – or sometimes hinders – bottomline results in international contexts. We will look at bottomline results across public, for profit, and nonprofit worlds. This course, at its heart, is about the people side of the enterprise.

        Themes covered include diagnosing and changing organizational culture, managing and motivating individuals, leading and working in teams, leading organizational change, development, and transformation, and new organizational forms/structures emerging in response to complex business and social challenges. The relentless focus of the course is on practical strategies, frameworks, and analytical tools that managers and leaders deploy to improve business performance in international organizations.

        This course seeks to challenge assumptions about what organizations are, broaden understandings of effectiveness, and expand analytical repertoires and management skills. Competencies for effective teamwork suffuse the syllabus, as do those related to changing and improving organizational performance through people.

        Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8693 - Intl Business Consulting      

        This course will address the key activities involved in delivering management consulting services to multinational corporations. Elements covered will include identifying consulting opportunities, framing the question with the client, developing the proposal, managing the engagement, delivering the results, understanding organizational change implications, managing client relations and client follow-up. The course will be delivered in a case format illustrating how the above elements were used in actual client situations that have been successfully carried out by the professor and his consulting teams. Students will have the opportunity to develop a client proposal and engagement plan.

        Spring 2014 - MIIS

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        MBAG 9508 - Power,SocialChange,Organizatns      

        Fall 2014 - MIIS

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        MPAG 8507 - QualitativeDataAnalysisMash-Up      

        This lively, hands-on course focuses on analysis of qualitative data. By “data”, we mean interview, focus group, written reports and visual records, hundreds of pages of them. Students will have a choice of qualitative data sets – there is no time in this short course to engage in primary data collection -- and our entire focus will be on a) deciding how to interrogate the data (what is it you wish to know, demonstrate, reveal, test?), b) developing code books and coding, c) inter-coder reliability, and d) a wide variety of analytical approaches you can use, once you have qualitative data reduced and organized. The first seven weeks of the course focus on a-c. Then, during a final weekend workshop, students will engage in hands-on analysis, using techniques introduced rapid fire during the workshop: expect to practice no fewer than 20 qualitative analysis techniques over three days. This course emphasizes the importance of studying/reading high quality qualitative research studies as fundamental to learning – we will dissect one study each week to understand how the researchers put it together – while also emphasizing learning-through-doing, making mistakes, and collaborative analysis (qualitative inquiry is almost always improved through collaboration). Your final product will be a 10-page analysis, due two weeks after the final workshop.

        Fall 2014 - MIIS

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        MPAG 8508 - Power,SocialChange,Organizatn      

        “Complex social problems are beyond the capacity of any single organization – or sector -- to solve. This case-based course looks at different ways of structuring, managing, and leading inter-organizational collaboration. First, we theorize power itself. Second, we build a sophisticated understanding of debates regarding how structural social change actually happens…vs. how we may wish it happens. Then, we look at specific, real-world cases – relative success stories -- where relations and structures of power have been de- and re-institutionalized. The goal is to understand what managers, leaders, and activists can actually do, pragmatically, to foster such social, political, and cultural change. Central to the course is looking at organizations themselves as social and cultural constructions, as sites where larger political struggles over power get enacted. In other words: the course will de-romanticize “NGOs” or “Social Enterprises” and unpack them as instantiations of extant power relations and forms of structural inequality rather than heroic actors somehow immune from such things. Our goal in this course is not to identify which kind of collective effort is uniformly best – students seeking black-and-white certainty and infallible “tools” will be very disappointed. Rather, our aim is to understand the strengths, weaknesses, limits, and opportunities of different approaches to collective action, depending on program goals and the operating context. Students will leave the course armed with broad strategies, approaches, tactics, and historical, comparative knowledge about what has worked, in what contexts…and the understanding that when it comes to shifting power relations in sustained ways…the next challenge demands creative thinking, not application of past “best practice.””

        Fall 2014 - MIIS

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        MPAG 8605 - Capstone:Rsch&Writing Proj-PA      

        Overview

        The capstone requirement has two objectives. First, it enables you to acquire, demonstrate, integrate, reflect on, apply, and deepen competencies central to the MPA degree and to your future. Second, a capstone project prepares you for a position you hope to get upon graduation. Your capstone project is a public demonstration of your learning process here at MIIS: through it, you show your peers and faculty how far you have progressed. A public sharing of your work is required. How you do that is open for negotiation.

        The capstone seminar helps you produce a deliverable which you are proud to submit to employers, working professionals in the field you wish to enter, and/or journals. Choice of capstone projects is limitless and students who perform best are those that creatively identify a project and product that is meaningful to them.

        Approach

        My role as seminar faculty is threefold. I am process guide; I am learning/support group facilitator; I am quality standard upholder. I am not content help. I am not responsible for reminding you of everything you have or should have learned in your classes here at MIIS. Capstone is your chance to interrogate yourself, to look deep to see what you have and have not learned, to revisit previous class contents and tools. You should expect no new content, as a result, apart from – perhaps – public speaking and presentation/argumentation competencies.

        While we have a formal weekly meeting time, we will not use it every week. Our schedule of meetings will be established month-by-month.

        Fall 2013 - MIIS

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        MPAG 8644 - Sem:ProgramEvaluation for SCOs      

        This course will introduce different aspects of Program Evaluation in the first half of the semester. In the second half, students will conduct an evaluation in the field. Students will evaluate selected programs in organizations in the Monterey Bay area. The goals of the course include: a) understanding the process of evaluation; b) gaining familiarity with evaluation concepts, techniques and issues; c) choosing among different alternatives for conducting development evaluations, including data collection, analysis and reporting; and, d) designing an evaluation. We will have specific sessions on the following topics: a) evaluation models; b) new development evaluation approaches; c) impact, descriptive and normative evaluation designs; d) data collection and sampling; e) data analysis and interpretation; e) building a performance-based evaluation; and f) political, social and economic contexts of evaluation.

        Spring 2014 - MIIS

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        MPAG 8685 - Sem:Advanced Evaluation      

        Special Topics in Evaluation locates itself within current debates about “impact evaluation” in social development. The’00s witnessed the rise of heated debate about evaluation, impact, rigor, and the production of knowledge. Far from merely academic or philosophical puffery, these debates are influencing policy, strategy, fundraising, hiring, and organizational behavior of donors, NGOs, governments, and private sector agencies. The broad goal of this seminar is to give students hands-on experience applying a core set of evaluation competencies while, at the same time, equipping students to understand how recent paradigmatic debates may be changing ideas of those very competencies. <B>

        The seminar, therefore, will cover competencies such as developing logic models, hypothesis generation and testing, operationalizing concepts, kinds of indicators, evaluation designs, budgeting, and matching methods to questions and to the expectations of stakeholders. We will then move from core concepts and competencies to seeing how they inform some evaluation methods/approaches that are controversial yet (may) solve certain measurement challenges that have plagued social development. Specifically, we will look at evaluative practices – and concrete cases – in relation to:

        • randomized controlled trials (RCTs)

        • social return on investment (SROI)

        • participatory numbers (“parti-numbers”)

        • qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)

        • portfolio or sector-wide evaluation

        • collective impact assessment

        • Comparative Constituency Voice (CCV)

        • “watchdog” agencies‟ assessment of nonprofit organization‟s program quality and results

        Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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        All my work and thinking centralizes on the power dynamics, inequalities, and identity politics that surround and constitute development processes, programs, policies, and strategies.

        Recent Accomplishments

        • Co-editor and chapter contributor in the forthcoming Action Research Handbook (3rd edition).
        • Appointed to Editorial Board of the Action Research Journal.
        • Led the formative evaluation of Save the Children’s $5 million program devoted to global knowledge sharing and building robust communities of practice related to food security programming.
        • Consulted with Geneva Global on a long-term program to build the civil society sector in western China. This work is ongoing.
        • Consulted with the Ford Foundation in China – and NGO partners there – on a strategic monitoring, evaluation, and learning system for the country office.
        • Contributed a chapter to a book on understanding culture and cultural change for the Army Research Institute, a book targeted at army officers, as well as being lead expert for a training module for army staff on using appreciative inquiry to advise host country staff on organizational development and change.
        • Authored Oxfam America’s Rights-Oriented Programming for Effectiveness and Oxfam International’s Program Principles, which both served to strategically frame the organization’s long-term and rights-based approaches to development and social change.
        • Oversaw a three-year, multi-level portfolio assessment of CARE’s work on women’s empowerment and oversaw the massaging of evaluation results into organizational practice.

        Previous Work

        Prior to accepting an appointment at MIIS, I worked for Oxfam America for four years, CARE USA for 12 years, during which time I had the opportunity to live and work in Mali for nearly seven years, Mozambique for four years, and Ethiopia for more than two years. My consulting has taken me to more than 30 countries in Africa, south and east Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. I’ve also worked with the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health and I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali.

        Education

        • Bachelor in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1983
        • Masters in Communication, Cornell University, 1990
        • Ph.D., Emory University, 2005

        Careers in Strategic Planning and Management

        Students working with me will be well prepared for consulting on or full-time positions in program/project monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program management, and facilitating organizational change processes. You might find yourself in the human resources department of a large international NGO, as a learning or staff/management development specialist. You might find yourself the manager of a civil society strengthening project in sub-Saharan Africa financed by a philanthropic foundation. You might find yourself part of a team contracted to evaluate a program or project of Oxfam or CARE.

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        Sandra M. Dow

        First Name
        Sandra
        Last Name
        Dow
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        Job Title
        Professor of International Finance and Chair of the Fisher MBA in Global Impact Management
        Location
        McCone 211
        Phone
        831.647.4187
        Language(s)
        Français

        Dr. Sandra Dow has taught at the University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada), Concordia University (Canada), Wake Forest University (USA), Saint Mary's University (Canada), and Warsaw School of Economics (Poland).  During her academic career she has taught a range of courses including:  Corporate Finance, International Finance, International Investments, Corporate Governance, and Environmental/Social/Governance Risk Management. Professor Dow received her Ph.D.

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        Corporate Governance; International Finance; Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Risk Management.

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        ECPR 8550 - Business Fundamentals      

        Summer 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8536 - Financial Management      

        This core course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the fundamental and practical analytical tools of corporate finance as well as its underlying concepts and principles through an encompassing analytical framework of both risk and return within qualitative and quantitative dimensions. The purpose of this course is to study the management of the firm from a financial point of view by focusing in the financial manager's primary task, which is to plan for the acquisition and use of funds so as to maximize the value of the firm.

        Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8612 - Case Competition Prep Course      

        This course prepares students for MBA Case Competition participation. We emphasize “raw cases” as our target competitions: The Economist, Corporate Knights, Hult Prize and Aspen have all adopted this format. In addition to introducing you to the “raw case” approach, you will acquire skills that can give teams a competitive edge in Case competition. Specifically, we provide (in collaboration with participants) possible information sources that you may consult in the course of your analyses, an overview of business methods. Further the differentiating characteristics in elite case competitions may rest not only on your analyses, but also on the crispness of your presentation – both written and oral. Thus the pre-case phase will allow you to improve these skills as well.

        Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8619 - Corporate Govrnance      

        Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8629 - Intl Financial Markets      

        The course provides the student with the conceptual framework necessary to appreciate and understand the key financial markets and instruments that facilitate trade and investment activities in a dynamically evolving global financial environment. For this purpose, the course focuses on the global financial environment; the foreign exchange market; the foreign currency options market; the currency futures market; the currency forward market; the currency and interest rate swap markets; the international bond market; the international equity market; international portfolio diversification; and international parity relations.

        Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8638 - Intl Investment Analysis      

        This course covers theory and instruments used in developing international investment portfolios. Students gain an understanding of international capital and money markets through the development and management of their own portfolios. The course also covers the use of hedging strategies, asset pricing models and management of exchange risk.

        Prerequisite: IMGT 8531 & IMGT 8536.

        Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8688 - ESG Risk Assessment      

        Successful investing is dependent upon the ability to determine the factors that influence the market's valuation of a company… and then judge the accuracy of that valuation. The goal of this course is to demonstrate how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors can be used along with traditional financial metrics to assess risks and opportunities confronting firms. As such, this is a course in socially responsible investing taught from a finance perspective. The importance of “extra-financial” factors in evaluating the risks and opportunities confronting the firm is no longer a fringe area for finance professionals. In 2008 the Chartered Financial Analyst’s association introduced ESG into their curriculum. According to a Thomson Reuters survey released in May 2009, 84% of global buy-side investors said they evaluate ESG criteria to some degree when making investment decisions. Moreover, institutional investors are increasingly vocal in their demands that ESG risks be disclosed to the SEC. There are three themes to the course: Objectives of business (wealth maximization versus long term sustainability?), the pillars of socially responsible investing and the development of SRI funds.

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        Recent Publications in Academic and Practitioner Outlets

        Dow, Sandra. “Managing Stakeholder Expectations”, in Reputation Risk Management in Banks, Petra Merl and Thomas Kaiser editors. RepRisk Books, 2014.

        McGuire, Jean, Sandra Dow, and Bakr Ibrahim. “All in the family: Social performance and corporate governance in the family firm.” Journal of Business Research, Vol. 65, 11, 2012, pp. 1643–1650.

        Aggarwal, Raj and Sandra Dow. "Dividends and strength of Japanese business group affiliation." Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 64, 3, 2012, pp. 214–230.

        Aggarwal, Raj and Sandra Dow. “Corporate governance and business strategies for climate change and environmental mitigation.” European Journal of Finance, Vol. 18, 3-4, 2012, pp. 311-331.

        Dow, Sandra, Jean McGuire and Toru Yoshikawa. “Disaggregating the group effect: Vertical and horizontal keiretsu in changing economic times.” Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 28, 2, 2011, pp. 299-323.

        Aggarwal, Raj and Sandra Dow. “Navigating the C2 economy.” The European Financial Review, April/May 2011, pp. 46-51.

        Dow, Sandra and Jean McGuire. “Industrial networks in Japan: Blessing or curse?” The European Financial Review, February/March 2011, pp. 17-21.

        Dow, Sandra and Jean McGuire. “Propping and tunneling: Empirical evidence from Japanese keiretsu.” Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 33, 10, 2009, pp. 1817-1828.

        McGuire, Jean and Sandra Dow. “Japanese keiretsu: Past, present, future.” Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 26, 2, 2009, pp. 333-351.

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        Moyara Ruehsen

        First Name
        Moyara
        Last Name
        Ruehsen
        Moyara Ruehsen
        Job Title
        Associate Professor
        Location
        213 McCone
        Phone
        831.647.4145
        Language(s)
        العربية
        Français

        I am passionate about capacity building in the areas of financial regulatory compliance and investigations, and public policies related to illicit markets as well as the macro-economy.  While my research and consulting work can be invigorating, my first love will always be teaching.  I hope to convey my own passion for these subjects to my students and inspire them to go out and explore new career paths they might not have considered when they first began their studies here.

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        Money laundering, terrorism financing, corruption, asset recovery,  illegal drug markets, and international macro-economy.

        Prof. Ruehsen speaks on euro crisis May 2010

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        DPPG 8521 - Currncy CapitalFlows&FinCrises      

        In this course, students will learn to recognize the predisposing factors of a financial crisis and policy options for optimal financial crisis management by looking at historical case studies. But first, we will look at how the ForEx market works, who are the different players, how are typical transactions structured, different exchange rate regimes (e.g. pegs, crawling bands, free floats, monetary union), factors influencing exchange rate determination, balance of payments, and sovereign debt sustainability. In the second half of the semester, we will parse multiple financial crises from both emerging markets and OECD economies. In addition to readings related to cases, students will also have regular reading assignments of current events. Learning how to discuss and explain monetary topics, and using economic jargon in an appropriate fashion, requires regular practice. It is similar to learning a foreign language, which is why readings should be done in a timely fashion.

        Fall 2015 - MIIS

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        DPPG 9676 - FightCorruptn: PEPs,FCPA&UNCAC      

        Corruption is a cancer that thwarts both political and economic development throughout the world. With the U.N. Convention on Corruption and now that corruption is a predicate offense for money laundering, it is easier to recover stolen assets that corrupt leaders and their associates have moved overseas. This course will look at how corrupt politicians steal with impunity, how offshore secrecy havens work, unilateral and multilateral efforts underway to recover and return stolen assets, legal and political challenges to asset recovery, and policies that can help prevent theft of public monies in the first place.

        Fall 2015 - MIIS

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        ECPR 8501 - Economics Preparation-Macro      

        This intensive course in introductory macroeconomics places emphasis on the fundamental principles necessary for success in International Economics II (IPSG 8503), Development Economics (IPSG 8551) and is strongly recommended for Money Laundering & AML Policies (IPSG 8581).

        In this course, we examine how the overall level of national economic activity is determined, including output, employment, and inflation. We explore the roles of monetary and fiscal policies in stabilizing the economy and promoting growth, with a focus on contemporary policy debates.

        Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        ECPR 8550 - Business Fundamentals      

        Summer 2015 - MIIS

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        IPSG 8503 - IntEconIICurrncyCashFlowCrises      

        This course focuses on international monetary theory and exchange rate determination, as well as macroeconomic policymaking in an open economy. Topics include balance of payments analysis, currency and debt crises, exchange rate regimes such as monetary unions, and more.

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

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        IPSG 8581 / IPSG 8582 - MoneyLaundering & AML Policies      

        This course provides an introduction to money laundering and serves as a foundation for any of the related follow-up workshops and courses. Topics covered include the three typical stages of money laundering (placement, layering, integration), how to spot “red flag” indicators, trade-based money laundering techniques (false trade invoicing, use of high-value metals, black market peso exchange), misuse of informal value transfer systems, monitoring politically exposed persons, FIU’s and the Egmont Group, and finally global anti-corruption compliance and enforcement. Capital flows and payment methods will also be scrutinized, so an introductory Macroeconomics course is _strongly_ recommended. The goal of this workshop and the three that follow, is to prepare students to take and pass the Certification for Financial Crime Specialists (CFCS).

        Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        IPSG 8583 - FraudDetctnTaxEvasnAssetRecvry      

        This is the third installment of the CFCS preparation series. Topics covered include understanding and recognizing different types of financial fraud, tax evasion vs. tax avoidance, the use of offshore entities, FATCA, different types of asset recovery tools, and how to trace, forfeit and repatriate assets.

        Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        IPSG 8584 - FinCrimeInvst,CompliancBstPrct      

        This is the fourth and final installment of the CFCS preparation series. Topics covered include laws and investigative techniques for financial crime investigations, how to interpret financial documents, the risk-based approach to compliance, Basel Committee Guidance, Wolfsberg Group recommendations, KYC, KYE, compliance monitoring systems, ethics and best practices.

        Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        IPSG 8595 - AdvPublcSpkngForPolicyProfsnls      

        Public Speaking for Policy Professionals is an intensive, interactive workshop that will provide you with the basics for making skilled and professional presentations in a variety of venues. Our work together will provide you with the foundation to not only hone your skills, but will offer you practical tools for making expert presentations in other academic and professional venues.

        In order to promote your effectiveness as a presenter, you will be called upon to participate in various activities and discussions that require both individual and team considerations. This will include group collaboration on a presentation in our workshop setting, as well as individual attention to your public speaking skills, including use of visual support tools. It is my explicit aim to help you become better presenters by providing you with skills and models to use for your professional development.

        By the end of the workshop, you should have a greater understanding of how to present effectively and professionally as an individual and as a team. You should also garner critical tools to develop and hone your language and delivery skills, including non-verbal aspects, effectively organize and create interesting content, and expertly utilize visual support tools.

        Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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        IPSG 8608 - Sem:Topics in Devp: Corruption      

        Corruption is a cancer that thwarts both political and economic development throughout the world. With the U.N. Convention on Corruption and now that corruption is a predicate offense for money laundering, it is easier to recover stolen assets that corrupt leaders and their associates have moved overseas. This course will look at the efforts underway to recover and return these stolen assets. For the final project, students will produce a 15-20 minute documentary looking at a case study of their choice. No prior film editing experience is needed (there will be tutorials provided by the DLC), but it helps.

        Fall 2014 - MIIS

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        IPSG 8613 - Sem: Illicit Drug Markets      

        This course is divided into two segments. The first segment of the course covers illegal drug markets along their entire transaction chain from the growing regions of Latin America and Asia to the end-user markets. Emphasis is placed on the international markets for cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines, and the negative impacts of trafficking and use. The second segment examines the cost-effectiveness and viability of different supply and demand strategies, ranging from crop eradication and border interdiction to treatment and prevention.

        Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        IPSG 8619 - Sem:Econ Anlysis:Emerging Mkts      

        This seminar is designed to provide students with critical skills in the area of economic analysis and writing. It will also be an opportunity to go into more depth on several important economic policy issues such as sovereign debt, foreign direct investment, capital account liberalization, trade liberalization and facilitation, and exchange rate policy. Students will pick one country and write an extensive economic analysis of that country by way of several assignments during the course of the semester.

        Fall 2013 - MIIS

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        IPSG 8662 - Advanced Terrorism Financing      

        This course is a follow-up to the two workshops on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing. It will go beyond the techniques that terrorists groups use to raise and move funds, and focus on strategies employed to stop them. We will also examine specific case studies, including proliferation financing cases and the use of non-profits.

        Spring 2014 - MIIS

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        IPSS 8675 - IPSS Field Deliverables      

        During their IPSS internships students complete applied academic deliverables for which they earn six academic credits. The academic credit is not awarded for the internship itself, but for the work that applies students’ academic training to contribute to their host organizations’ mission in area of student’s career interest. The letter grades will be assigned based on the assessment of the following four deliverables:

        IPSS Field Project: By the end of their internships students must have completed an ambitious project or other relatively autonomous contribution that presents value for the host organization and builds on students’ strengths and advances his/her skills and knowledge. The field project can take the form of a policy or consultancy report, evaluation, analysis, a website, or other substantive contribution to their host organization that integrates high quality research, analysis, and other skills and subject-matter knowledge. Faculty with relevant expertise and assigned peers will provide every student regular feedback on the major steps of the field project. Student’s regular internship responsibilities ideally should overlap with, but are not limited to the core field assignment. The organizations receiving interns are encouraged to help students identify such assignments prior to their arrival or at the very latest within one month after the start of student’s internship. The organization should provide assistance and guidance in completing this assignment.

        Presentation: In the final part of the internship students will present on their field project to their colleagues at their host organizations. The video recording of that presentation will be then reviewed by the MIIS faculty who will invite students for Q&A and also provide additional feedback to students to improve the quality of their final deliverable(s).

        Peer feedback: Interns will collaborate with their assigned peers by providing mutual peer feedback on their core field assignments to improve the quality of their work and learn from each other.

        Final reflection: Interns will submit a final reflection to IPSS faculty and staff near the end of their internship- summarizing their most important insights and lessons they obtained from the internship experience for their professional and academic development.

        Optional: Students are also highly encouraged to blog about their reflections on their internship experiences and comment on each others’ blogs throughout the internship assignment to maximize their learning.

        Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        ITDG 8521 - Currncy CapitalFlows&FinCrises      

        In this course, students will learn to recognize the predisposing factors of a financial crisis and policy options for optimal financial crisis management by looking at historical case studies. But first, we will look at how the ForEx market works, who are the different players, how are typical transactions structured, different exchange rate regimes (e.g. pegs, crawling bands, free floats, monetary union), factors influencing exchange rate determination, balance of payments, and sovereign debt sustainability. In the second half of the semester, we will parse multiple financial crises from both emerging markets and OECD economies. In addition to readings related to cases, students will also have regular reading assignments of current events. Learning how to discuss and explain monetary topics, and using economic jargon in an appropriate fashion, requires regular practice. It is similar to learning a foreign language, which is why readings should be done in a timely fashion.

        Fall 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8561 - Managerial Economics      

        This course will cover the fundamental economic principles that can enable managers to make more efficient and economical decisions. Students will be provided with selected tools that can be used to aid and improve the making of economic decisions; that is, decisions involving choice. Economic principles, theories and models will be introduced and discussed in order to develop a basis for consistently considering and evaluating economic policies, practices and activities. Student’s ability to apply the material presented in print and in lecture will be the primary measure of success in this course.

        Fall 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8676 - FightCorruptn: PEPs,FCPA&UNCAC      

        Corruption is a cancer that thwarts both political and economic development throughout the world. With the U.N. Convention on Corruption and now that corruption is a predicate offense for money laundering, it is easier to recover stolen assets that corrupt leaders and their associates have moved overseas. This course will look at how corrupt politicians steal with impunity, how offshore secrecy havens work, unilateral and multilateral efforts underway to recover and return stolen assets, legal and political challenges to asset recovery, and policies that can help prevent theft of public monies in the first place.

        Fall 2015 - MIIS

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        NPTG 9581 - MoneyLaundering & AML Policies      

        Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        NPTG 9582 - TerrorFinanceSanctnsCybercrime      

        Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        Education

        PhD, International Economics and Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); MA, International Studies, MHS, International Health, BA, Social Science, Johns Hopkins University; CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist); CFCS (Certified Financial Crime Specialist)

        Publications

        "Breaking the Ice In Baghdad," Toastmaster Magazine, September 2014.

        Freeman, Michael and Moyara Ruehsen, "Terrorism Financing Methods: An Overview,"_Perspectives on Terrorism_Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2013.

        "PKK" in Michael Freeman's_Financing Terrorism:Case Studies_, Ashgate Press, 2012.

        "Afghanistan's Drug War - The Farmers Aren't the Enemy." LA Times 2 November 2009.

        Arab Government Responses to the Threat of Terrorist Financing,” Chapter in J. Giraldo and H. Trinkunas, Terrorism Financing and State Responses in Comparative Perspective, Stanford University Press, Fall 2007.

        “Choosing an Appropriate Palestinian Monetary Regime.” Research in Middle East Economics Volume 6, 2005, pp. 183-199.

        Diamonds Are a Terrorist’s Best Friend,” moneylaundering.com, (September 2004).

        Little Noticed UN Report Cites Alleged Saudi Terrorist Financing,” Money Laundering Alert, (October 2003).

        Dirty Laundering: Financing Latin America’s Drug Trade,” (review essay) in Harvard International Review, (Winter 2003).

        The Fallacy of Sanctions,” Middle East Insight (March-April 2002).

        Tracing al-Qaeda’s Money,” Middle East Insight (January-February 2002).

        Suspected UAE Links to Terrorist Funds Spark Anti-Laundering Efforts,” Money Laundering Alert (December 2001).

        Arab Naming Customs Complicate Screening for Suspected Terrorists,” Money Laundering Alert (December 2001).

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