Global Impact of MIIS Highlighted in Over One Hundred Stories

The MIIS Around the World stories campaign started a year ago as an attempt to collect first-person narratives from members the MIIS community that illustrate the global impact of the Institute.  One hundred and twenty students, alumni, faculty and staff members have already submitted their stories.  The submissions range from tales about international experiences that brought students to MIIS, to funny anecdotes about attempts to communicate in a new language, to the sharing of life-changing moments.

Nüket Kardam: Connecting Students to the Monterey Community through Grassroots Leadership

I taught a seminar in Spring 2010 on Grassroots Leadership for the first time, and this innovative seminar culminated in a Grassroots Leadership Symposium. This Symposium was organized by my students, and many grassroots leaders and some academics who work in the local Monterey area were invited to the Symposium.

Location

Monterey
United States
22° 22' 50.0016" N, 114° 14' 9.024" E

Sara Ferree: Sparking Grassroots Development from San Francisco to Women's Organizations Worldwide

I am really lucky to have a job and even more lucky to have one in the field I wanted to work in, doing the work I enjoy in a way that follows my values.

After earning an undergraduate degree in economics, I spent two years in Jamaica with the Peace Corps. When I returned to the U.S. in 2005, I worked for a non-profit that was not internationally focused. While the experience was worthwhile, I felt a desire to get back into international development work.

Location

Global Fund for Women
222 Sutter St. Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
37° 47' 24.0072" N, 122° 24' 16.4988" W

Winter Commencement: 102 Students from 21 Countries Celebrate Degrees

Winter Commencement at the Monterey Institute of International Studies was held at the historic Golden State Theater on Saturday, December 11th. Friends and family of the 102 graduates from 21 countries celebrated on a gorgeous sunny day in Monterey.

Maha Baimyrzaeva: What will you do at the Casa Fuente Building?

Mahabat Baimyrzaeva, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management, spent her youth in the libraries of Kyrgyzstan, reading whatever she could get her hands on.  While her interests varied, her passion for learning drove her to obtain a doctorate degree in the U.S. Considering Maha's eclectic background, it’s no surprise she is attracted to the Casa Fuente Building.

Location

Casa Fuente
449 Pierce St
Monterey, CA 93940
United States
36° 35' 58.1568" N, 121° 53' 48.1164" W

Peace, Trade and Development Slideshow

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Peace Corps, Rep. Sam Farr Celebrate 15 Years of PCMI-MBA Program at MIIS

For some, the value of combining an MBA degree with service in the Peace Corps might seem less than obvious. At the Monterey Institute of International Studies, however, the two have been combined successfully for 15 years now under the auspices of the Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI) program and the Fisher International MBA program.

Yu-ling Elaine Lai: An Anthropology Major Explores Global Trade and Development

Yu-ling connects her illicit trade coursework with the issue of urban-rural migration in China.

Originally from Hong Kong, Yu-ling Elaine Lai is currently an anthropology major at Skidmore College. She has studied abroad in the Czech republic, learning to speak Czech almost fluently, and volunteered in many countries. In the future, she hopes to conduct further research on Chinese rural-urban immigrant workers.

Location

Hong Kong
China
22° 22' 50.0016" N, 114° 14' 9.024" E

American University in Cairo to Host J-Term Session of Development Project Management Institute

The Monterey Institute‘s Development Project Management Institute (DPMI) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) will launch a new joint 10-day training program next January. The program will be hosted and sponsored by the AUC as part of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by MIIS President Sunder Ramaswamy and AUC President David Arnold last spring.

Trio of International Trade Leaders to Visit MIIS for Fall Speaker Series

Three nationally-recognized leaders will address current issues in international trade policy, including America’s global economic engagement, the significance of manufacturing and the future of U.S. – China trade, in a public lecture series hosted by the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ Global Trade and Development Initiative. Each speaker will address the topic of “American Business in the World Today” from individual perspectives informed by their extensive experience within both government trade policy circles and private industry.