1) Tell us about yourself.
I studied music in college before volunteering with the Peace Corps in Belize where my wife and I worked with Mayan communities to promote sustainable income-generating projects. And I recently graduated from the Monterey Institute with a Master's degree in nuclear nonproliferation.
New Book from CNS’s Bill Potter and Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova Highlights Nuclear Policies of Non-Aligned Nations
“Nuclear Politics and the Non-Aligned Movement: Principles vs Pragmatism” is the title of a new book by Dr.
Miles Pomper, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), was quoted by several major national and international news outlets while offering his analysis of events at the Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea:
The official visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States this week prompted widespread discussion in the national media about the possibility of international action to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions. The experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) were in high demand as the national and international media sought to shed light on this complex issue:
Nearly a year ago, Japan experienced the worst natural disaster in the nation's postwar history. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeast Japan and the resulting massive tsunami ravaged countless coastal communities, sweeping away or destroying thousands of houses and other buildings, roads, bridges, cars, trees, farmlands, and everything else in their paths. The death toll amounted to 15,850 persons and 3,287 remained unaccounted for as of February 16.
Showing once again the relevance of the degree programs offered at the Monterey Institute, employers flocked in unprecedented numbers to the annual MIIS Career Fair, held on Friday, February 24 at the Monterey Conference Center. A record 109 employers participated in the Career Fair this year, representing large corporations such as Apple, eBay and HSBC as well as government agencies and local and international non-profit organizations.
The Monterey Institute takes pride in its success in preparing students for a professional international career so that they can hit the ground running after graduation. A large part of that success can be attributed to the many immersive learning opportunities offered to students in all degree programs, varying from smaller projects involving the local Monterey community to longer-term internships with non-profit and international organizations around the world.
17 students from the Monterey Institute are training and preparing to head off around the world as part of the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program.
As participants in IPSS, they will be working as junior professional staff members for 6 months with international organizations like the UN and the U.S State Department. The students will also receive credits toward their degree for completing an academic project related to their job assignment.