Sustainability Speaker Series to Feature MIIS Professor Jim Williams on “Changing Course on Climate” May 1

The next lecture in the Monterey Institute’s ongoing Sustainability Speaker Series will feature Professor Jim Williams of the International Environmental Policy program. Professor Williams’ lecture on “Changing Course on Climate: A Practitioner’s View” will happen at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 in the Irvine Auditorium at 499 Pierce Street on the Monterey Institute campus.

“Tierra de Agua,” New Documentary Film by MIIS students - Premieres as Part of Earth Week

“Tierra de Agua,” a new documentary by three Monterey Institute Public Administration students, Cristina Lopez (MPA ’13), Manuel Martinez (MPA ’13) and Richard Hansen (MPA ’13), explores the different existing dimensions (rural, urban and indigenous) in the struggle for access to water and sanitation in Nicaragua, and the historic, economic and institutional implications of that access through the lenses of the people living it daily.  It was premiered on Friday, April 19th in the Irvine Auditorium as part of student-driven activities during the week leading up to Earth Day on Ap

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Local NPR Station Features Alumna Leading Sustainability Efforts at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

“Achieving zero-waste is no small feat, especially for a multi-day event that takes place on three golf courses and draws thousands of spectators,” said Krista Almanzan, news director at local NPR station KAZU, in a February 14 feature about efforts to divert waste at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament. Leading the way was recent graduate of the International Environmental Policy program at MIIS Abbie Beane (MAIEP ’12), who is now the director of sustainability programs for the Offset Project.

Elizabeth Wood: May 2012 Graduate on Dream Career Track at Boeing

While Elizabeth (Ellie) Wood (MAIEP ’12) was a student of in the Master of Arts in International Environmental Policy (MAIEP) program at the Monterey Institute, she focused on energy and climate change and also on sustainable business development. She is one of the 96 percent of the MAIEP graduating class of May 2012 to successfully gain employment in their desired field within six months of graduation.

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  • Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent work experience in an ocean, coastal, or marine-related field; fluency in speaking and writing English
  • Requirements: Produce a publishable working paper, give at least one public lecture and one research seminar in English, and be available to mentor students
  • 2012 in Review: A Year of Great Achievements, New Programs and Amazing Students

    The Monterey Institute community celebrates 2012 as a year of great achievements and is looking forward to a new year filled with possibilities and promise.
    Picking the top five news stories of the year was especially difficult this time around, but we have chosen five important stories, listed by date:

    February 24, 2012
    Record Number of Employers Seeking to Hire MIIS Graduates at Annual Career Fair

    Giving Back: MontereySTART Features Six Monterey Institute Student Projects

    Six projects are currently featured on MontereySTART, a micro-philanthropy network created to help Monterey Institute students fund projects, new enterprises and immersive learning opportunities. 

    The projects are as diverse as the Monterey Institute student body.  They range from individual student projects to larger group projects. Following is a short description of the projects highlighted this December: