Team El Salvador Returns, Poised to Become Stronger than Ever

When the Peace Corps announced last December that they would be interrupting their program in El Salvador because on escalated concerns about security, the Monterey Institute also suspended its popular development practicum in the country. “It was heartbreaking,” says Adele Negro (MACI '99), director of Team El Salvador, of the decision to cancel the departure of Team El Salvador 6 just days before they were scheduled to leave, “but we could not take any chances with the safety of our students.”

MIIS Welcomes One of Its Largest Classes Ever, Launches Three New Degree Programs

The fall 2012 class at MIIS is one of the largest incoming classes in the 57-year history of the Institute, at 420 students. The group includes students hailing from 35 countries and speaking 28 languages.

Alumni Profile: Working to Improve the Lives of Women and Children in Pakistan

Working at a non-profit providing legal aid to the impoverished in his native Pakistan, Amir Murtaza (MAIPS ’07) saw how poor women and their children were treated socially and to some extent also legally, as second-class citizens. He set out to study the marginalized in developing countries where patriarchal and feudal systems often worked to the disadvantage of the most vulnerable. “I was lucky to have had a great education and a supportive family,” says Amir, who set out to do his part to give a voice to and improve the lives of the disenfranchised.

Frontier Market Scouts Head to Assignments on Five Continents

Twenty-one Frontier Markets Scouts recently completed training at the Monterey Institute and took their first steps towards a career in impact investing. The Frontier Market Scouts program was jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute, Sanghata Global and Village Capital to turn compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world.

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Both U.S. and international students are eligible for Monterey Institute Merit Scholarships to our master's and bachelor's degree programs. You will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship, if you submit your application by one of our priority scholarship deadlines. No additional application materials are required.

Lauren Marasco Wins 2012 William Sloane Coffin Prize for Anti-Human Trafficking Essay

Lauren Marasco (MPA ’13) has been awarded a $1000 cash prize for her essay submitted to the William Sloane Coffin Anti-Human Trafficking Essay Competition. The selection committee was made up of Professors Jan Black and Tsuneo Akaha, both senior faculty members from the Graduate School of International Policy and Management.

We do this by focusing on the economic contributions of the oceans and coasts to human welfare, as well as the current economic drivers that undermine ocean health.  The CBE is anchored by the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP), providing public access datasets to thousands of users each year.