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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Merit Scholarships

Both U.S. and international students are eligible for Monterey Institute Merit Scholarships. All admitted students are considered for merit scholarships, 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.

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Pioneering Author & Advocate Myra Goodman of Earthbound Farm to Speak at Commencement

Myra Goodman, co-founder with her husband Drew of Carmel Valley’s Earthbound Farm, one of the world’s leading organic growers, will be the featured speaker at the Monterey Institute’s spring 2012 commencement ceremony. The ceremony—scheduled for Saturday, May 19 on the front lawn of historic Colton Hall in downtown Monterey—will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the traditional processional, featuring flag-bearers marching down Pacific Street carrying the flags of each of the 33 countries represented in the graduating class of 309 students.
 

Professor Peter Shaw Wins Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award

The recipient of the seventh annual Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award is Professor Peter Shaw, a longtime faculty member in the Institute’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. In the May 10 announcement, Provost Amy Sands noted Professor Shaw’s record of excellence in teaching and his ongoing, inspiring commitment to providing Monterey Institute students the highest quality education possible.