New Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Managed by CNS Opens in Vienna

The establishment of the new Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation—managed and operated by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) on behalf of the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS)—was celebrated in Vienna today at an opening ceremony hosted by Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Michael Spindelegger, and attended by

Annual MIIS Career Fair Draws Over 90 Employers to Monterey

On February 25, the Monterey Institute Center for Advising and Career Services will host its annual career fair in the Monterey Conference Center's Serra Ballroom from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen I. Schwartz is the editor of the Nonproliferation Review, the journal of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. He is the author, most recently, of Nuclear Security Spending: Assessing Costs, Examining Priorities (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2009).

CNS Expert Interviewed for UC Berkeley’s Renowned “Conversations with History” Program

Avner Cohen, senior fellow at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies was a recent guest of Harry Kreisler of the University of California, Berkeley Institute of International Studies on the nationally broadcast program “Conversations with History.” 

CNS Expert Cited by NY Times, Others on Israel-Iran Nuclear Rivalry

Avner Cohen, author of two books on Israeli nuclear policy and a senior fellow at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was quoted in a January 15 New York Times piece that explored Israel’s possible role in delaying Iran’s progress toward developing a nuclear weapon.

Marcos Medina: MIIS through the Eyes of a Veteran

Iraq War veteran, Marcos Medina (MANPTS '12), originally from Salinas, California, just needed something different after high school. He joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Texas and Georgia before his deployment to Iraq.

After returning to the U.S., he enrolled in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies where he helped found the Veterans Organization.


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Global Impact of MIIS Highlighted in Over One Hundred Stories

The MIIS Around the World stories campaign started a year ago as an attempt to collect first-person narratives from members the MIIS community that illustrate the global impact of the Institute.  One hundred and twenty students, alumni, faculty and staff members have already submitted their stories.  The submissions range from tales about international experiences that brought students to MIIS, to funny anecdotes about attempts to communicate in a new language, to the sharing of life-changing moments.

U.S. Senate Ratification of “New START" Treaty Spurs Flurry of National Media Quotes from CNS Experts

The United States Senate voted to ratify the “New START Treaty,”  a nuclear arms reduction agreement between Russia and the U.S. on December 22.  On that day, Miles Pomper, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) was interviewed on the popular afternoon NPR show All Things Considered.

Arms Control Negotiation Class Meets with “New START” Chief US Negotiator


The arms control negotiation simulation class taught by Dr. William Potter, director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, has always been one of the most highly regarded and talked about classes offered at the school, and an overview of this semester’s activities in “IPOL 8586: US-Russian START Follow-on

Arms Control Simulation” should serve as a reminder of why.

Winter Commencement: 102 Students from 21 Countries Celebrate Degrees

Winter Commencement at the Monterey Institute of International Studies was held at the historic Golden State Theater on Saturday, December 11th. Friends and family of the 102 graduates from 21 countries celebrated on a gorgeous sunny day in Monterey.