I am passionate about: Making whatever small contribution I can to reducing the dangers posed by nuclear weapons.
What excites me about being a professor at MIIS: Teaching at MIIS offers an opportunity to work with professional Master’s students who will go on to apply what they learn in real-world settings. I also appreciate getting to work in such a beautiful location.
Brigadier General (retired) Russell D. Howard is President of Howard's Global Solutions, Director of MonTrep, 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.
1. What is it that you are most passionate about?
I am most passionate about Russian politics, history and culture and the war against global jihadism.
Dr. Jeffrey M. Bale is the Director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) and an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and also regularly teaches specialized courses on an adjunct basis at the Naval Postgraduate School. He obtained his B.A. in Middle Eastern and Islamic history at the University of Michigan, his M.A. in social movements and political sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D.