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We prepare our graduates to craft policy solutions to 21st-century international policy and development challenges.
MA in International Policy and Development (MAIPD)
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The Monterey Institute’s Center for Conflict Studies hosted a well-attended roundtable discussion on law enforcement relations with communities of color that won praise both from participants and from a local reporter covering the event.
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The Monterey Institute celebrated another great year in 2013, highlighted by wonderful student achievements, strong employment numbers for graduates, and visits by the UN Secretary-General and the former president of Kyrgyzstan.
Dr. Rosa Otunbayeva, past president of the Kyrgyz Republic, shared with Monterey Institute students her experiences leading the first peaceful transition from an authoritarian state to a parliamentary democracy in Central Asia.