CNS Director Quoted on Significance of Bin Laden’s Death

The death of Osama Bin Laden generated wide media coverage, including a page one story in the Monterey Herald that extensively quoted Dr. William Potter, founder and director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center of Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), regarding the significance of Bin Laden’s death for the larger struggle against terrorism.

The Week Ahead: Ex-Defense Secretary Speaks, Human Rights Conference, Localization Talk

The week of May 2, the Monterey Institute of International Studies will play host to a series of distinguished guest speakers on topics including the future of nuclear weapons, human rights activism around the world, and localization best practices:

“Localization for the Little Guys,” a lecture by Cameron Jahn
Tuesday, May 3 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium

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.

Lecture by Former Egyptian Ambassador Draws Big Crowd

The Monterey Institute’s Irvine Auditorium was at capacity on the evening of April 20 when Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian Ambassador the U.S. and nonresident chair of the Middle East Nonproliferation Project at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) spoke about the wave of change sweeping across the Middle East. The event was moderated by to CNS Deputy Director Dr. Patricia Lewis.

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.

Former Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy to Give Public Lecture on Middle East in Transformation

Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, will deliver a public lecture on the topic of "Middle East in Transformation: The Domestic, Regional, and International Implications" at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) on April 20.

Spotlight on Domestic Nuclear Safety Leads National Media to CNS Experts

The state of emergency caused by a series of failures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan after the massive earthquake and huge tsunami of March 11 has led to a serious re-examination of safety issues at nuclear power facilities in the United States. Many local and media outlets have turned to the experts at the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) for comments and opintions. Following are some notable examples:

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.