MIIS Campus Community Raises Over $27,000 for Japan Relief

When Japan was hit with a major earthquake and tsunami in mid-March, the Monterey Institute’s tight-knit international campus community banded together immediately in search of ways to help those affected. Led by a group of Japanese-American faculty, staff and students, the community mobilized to raise funds for the Japan Society of Northern California’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Faculty and students set up donation tables at campus events and the weekly farmer’s market in downtown Monterey.

24th Annual International Bazaar Spotlights Diversity at MIIS

Hundreds of MIIS community members, students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated the diversity of the Monterey Institute campus on April 16 through the sharing of international cuisine, traditions and entertainment at the Institute’s 24th annual International Bazaar. The event kicked off at 12 noon with a performance by the local Taiko drumming troupe, Shinso Mugen Daiko.

Karen Gross, Conference Interpreter at the European Parliament

Karen Gross graduated from the Monterey Institute in 1986 with an MA in Conference Interpretation. A seasoned interpreter, she has worked for theEuropean Parliament for more than 20 years.

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Puts Spotlight on CNS, MIIS Experts

Experts at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have been in high demand by the local, national and international media in recent days as the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan have unfolded.

MIIS, CNS Experts Featured at Panel Discussion on Japan Situation This Friday

“Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Troubles in Japan: Facts and Future Implications" will be the topic of a special panel discussion hosted by the Monterey Institute of International Studies this Friday. The panel will take place from 12:15 to 1:50 p.m. on Friday, March 18 in the Irvine Auditorium inside the McCone Building at 499 Pierce Street in downtown Monterey.

Speakers will include:

MIIS Faculty, Staff & Students Launch Fundraising Campaign to Support Relief Efforts in Japan

A group of faculty, staff and students at the Monterey Institute, many of whom are Japanese American, launched a fundraising drive on March 15 aimed at supporting relief efforts in area of Japan devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

MIIS Faculty & Staff Plan Fundraising Drive to Support Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts

As Monday morning dawned in earthquake- and tsunami-devastated Northern Japan, eight Japanese-American faculty and staff members at the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced a fundraising drive aimed at supporting relief efforts in Japan.

OAS and MIIS Sign MOU to Offer Graduates Unique Training Opportunities

Under the terms of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU), the Organization of American States (OAS) will offer interpretation students at the Monterey Institute of International Studies a unique post-graduate training opportunity designed to help them qualify to join the organization’s roster of freelance conference interpreters.

Largest Monterey Institute Career Fair Yet a Great Success

The annual Monterey Institute Career Fair drew 97 employers to Monterey on February 25 for the opportunity to interact with students and alumni. Also, 18 additional organizations collected resumes at the event. This was the largest career fair the Institute has hosted. Every year the diversity of employers represented increases.

MIIS Partners With Panetta Institute to Provide Invaluable Training for Students

The Panetta Institute Lecture Series kicked off on Monday, February 21 with a lecture featuring former Senator Alan Simpson and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, discussing the question “Is There a Fair Way to Reduce the Federal Deficit?” As part of the lecture series, the two distinguished guests and moderator Ron Insana of CNBC held a dialogue with students from Monterey Peninsula hig