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.

Four MIIS Students Share Experiences Working on Three Continents This Summer

Four Monterey Institute students on three continents worked to give a voice to the voiceless this summer through the 2010 Fellowship for Peace program linking promising graduate students to social change projects in the developing world. Their fellowships were organized and supported by the Advocacy Project, a Washington D.C. based non-profit with the mission of helping marginalized communities tell their story, claim their rights and produce social change.

Robert McCleery: Building Bridges in Development through MIIS Connection

It had been a long day of working with country paper authors as part of the project Making Infrastructure Work for the Poor, funded by the government of Japan through UNDP in New York. I had written a background paper and was advising country authors from Bangladesh, Senegal, Thailand and Zambia.

Location

Tokyo
Japan
35° 40' 46.596" N, 139° 42' 47.286" E

Bishnu Adhikari: CHOICE’s Humanitarian of the Year

Bishnu Adhikari (MAIEP ’07) will be named “2010 CHOICE Humanitarian of the Year” at the annual CHOICE Humanitarian gala dinner on September 18th. “Bishnu has literally touched the lives of thousands of people” says CHOICE Humanitarian board member Sharon Spaulding.

CHOICE, which stands for Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Inter-Cultural Exchange, was started in 1982 by Dr. Tim Evans, and is dedicated to ending poverty by focusing on sustainable village development.

Location

Nepal
28° 4' 19.128" N, 83° 53' 29.7672" E

Over 70 MIIS Students to Present Research and Consulting Projects at August 20 Expo

On Friday, August 20, the Monterey Institute’s Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM) will host the GSIPM Expo “Shaping a New Era: Business and Policy Solutions” showcasing the work of over 70 students. Students will present research and findings on topics ranging from “The Role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Modern Warfare” to “Youth-Led Development Projects at UN-HABITAT” at the Institute’s downtown Monterey campus.

Emily Sloane: Working on Food Security in Southern Sudan

Emily Sloane (MAIEP '09) is training to be a Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager.  Her main task in this role is conducting an evaluation of a pilot project that supports vulnerable residents of Warrap state in developing small-scale income generating activities.

During my third semester at MIIS, I became very interested in Food Security.  Trouble was, I had no idea how to land a relevant job, let alone one in Africa, my geographic region of focus.

Location

Alek
Sudan
6° 22' 50.9232" N, 29° 47' 41.7192" E

Faraaz Mahomed: A Dream of Working for Amnesty International Comes True

Faraaz Mahomed (MAIPS ’10) spent the spring semester of 2010 working for Amnesty International in New York as a participant in the voluntary International Professional Service Program (IPSS) at the Monterey Institute. “Amnesty International USA was something of a dream come true for me,” says Faraaz, who specialized in development and human rights in his studies at MIIS.

Location

5 Penn Plaza New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W

Students Re-enact China’s Accession to WTO as Part of MIIS Trade and Development Program

Twelve undergraduate students from Shandong University are currently participating in a three week summer training course in Global Trade and Development at the Monterey Institute. As a part of the program the students took part in a re-enactment of China’s 2001 accession to the World Trade Organization. Each student had a role as a representative of either China or one of eleven other members of the WTO and presented their own written remarks as part of their training.

Taking the Course to the Field: Two Students in a Professional Training Program in Uganda

Lucy Jodlowska and Kiersten Anderson have taken the Monterey Institute slogan “Be the Solution” to heart and are determined to acquire the skills and experience to truly make a difference after they graduate. The two friends are taking their coursework to the field in Uganda and making an effort to better understand the needs of Acholi women struggling to find their footing after losing so much to a long-standing civil war.