Ten teams of Monterey Institute students are working on innovative solutions to Monterey County’s fresh water challenges as part of a cross-disciplinary learning experience this semester.
Twenty-five Monterey Institute students are taking part in a year-long development practicum experience that includes a fall semester course on policy analysis and project design, a research trip to Peru in January, and a spring semester course focused on data analysis and crafting a final report.
Five students from the Monterey Institute of International Studies who are looking to make a difference will compete March 7-8 in the regional finals for the Hult Prize, “the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.”
Monterey Institute alumnus Michael Murphy is leading efforts to build Massachusetts’ water technology cluster, bringing together nearly 300 organizations, companies and institutions to create a world-class hub of water innovation.
Monterey Institute alumnus Himayu Shiotani (MAIPIS ’11) graduated from researching arms control issues in California to helping implement an international small arms agreement for the United Nations.
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.
When Monterey Institute alumna Lucy Jodlowska needed to hire people with international business skills, cultural sensitivity and high language proficiency for an important project in Nicaragua, she knew where to look: “I wanted the whole package and knew I could find it at MIIS.”
The Monterey Institute’s Development Project Management Institute, an intensive professional certificate program, will launch its first program in Kigali, Rwanda on January 14-23, 2014, blending practitioner-led instruction with client-based fieldwork.
Monterey Institute student Wesley Laine (MAIPS ’14) was selected to present his sustainable clean water project in Haiti as a positive example of aid that works at the Clinton Global Initiative’s star-studded annual meeting.
Alumni Anne-Claire Benoit (MPA ’12), Kathleen Gordon (MPA ’12), and Bill Reinecke (MBA ’10) were chosen for one-year assignments in Africa from hundreds of qualified applicants for the very selective Catholic Relief Services Fellowships.