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.
Former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy led a weekend workshop at the Monterey Institute on negotiations toward creating a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.
Jonah Leff (MPA '06) talks about his work as a UN Weapons Inspector in Sudan and Somalia.
Experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies were quoted in the national media this week offering their insights on security issues ranging from nuclear material accountability to a Chinese bid to sell arms to Muammar Qaddafi.
The law office building at 499 Van Buren Street has been purchased by Middlebury College for future use as part of the Monterey Institute campus.
The Monterey Institute will host a September 9 panel discussion titled “Ten Years after 9/11: Reflections on the Global Jihad,” featuring faculty experts from the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program and the Monterey Terrorism Education and Research Program (MonTREP).
According to researchers at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), there are potentially as many as five chemical weapons production facilities in Syria, a nation currently experiencing widespread civil unrest.