“The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb” by Monterey Institute professor Avner Cohen is featured in the Newsweek/Daily Beast writers’ list of the best books of 2011.
The Monterey Institute campus was filled with joy on Saturday, December 10 when 88 students from 16 countries celebrated their achievements with family and friends at winter commencement.
Bilal Saab, a visiting fellow in the Washington, D.C. office of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was interviewed by BBC News during a Dec. 7 story on the Assad regime’s crackdown in Syria.
The Herald’s December 6 front-page story on Monterey Institute student Tamara Patton (MANPTS ’12) highlights the impact that Patton’s research on geospatial analysis is already having on the work of nuclear nonproliferation professionals around the world.
In an op-ed piece in Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Monterey Institute Professor Avner Cohen argues for an informed public debate in Israel about the nuclear threat from Iran and suggests that Defense Minister Ehud Barak tone down his rhetoric.
The Monterey Institute has received a $500,000 gift from the Milliken Foundation to support continuing efforts to attract top students to its “remarkable programs.”
Eighty-six students from four local high schools took part a series of language- and culture-focused workshops at the Monterey Institute in an event marking International Education Week.
Stories about botched plots to create weapons of mass destruction, supercomputers, the Fukushima disaster, and the new IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program all led news reporters to seek comment from the experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
The Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has been awarded grants totaling $1.2 million from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support efforts to educate next generation of nonproliferation specialists.
For the 2011-2012 competition, Monterey Institute students received a total of five U.S. Fulbright Awards, setting a new school record and exceeding the per capita number of awards at much larger schools.