International Environmental Policy

Adam Fullerton

Program: International Environmental Policy

Undergrad: Bates College (Chinese/Political Science)

Fast Fact: Sailed from San Diego to South Africa when he was 16 as part of a semester at sea program

"My favorite part of the IEP program is the professional curriculum that not only gives students a strong academic background in environmental policy but also teaches us to be able practitioners."

Kat Gordon

Program: International Environmental Policy

Undergrad: UC Berkeley

Fast Fact: Spent a whole afternoon diving with great white sharks in South Africa

"I like the tight knit community and the responsiveness of the program to student needs."

Catherine Carlton

Program: International Environmental Policy

Undergrad: Stanford

Fast Fact: Works at a permaculture NGO in Malawi

"My favorite aspect of the International Environmental Policy program was the individual attention each student received and the ability to tailor your studies to your own interests."

Tami Weiss

Program: International Environmental Policy

Undergrad: UC Santa Cruz

Fast Fact: Tami has taken cooking classes on 6 continents.

"My absolute favorite thing about the International Environmental Policy program is the professors! "

Rhiannon Marie Bramer: Boren Fellow

Rhiannon’s fellowship year focused on studying Mongolian language at the National University of Mongolia’s School of Mongolian Language and Culture.  In addition to language studies, Rhiannon worked on her own research project evaluating the environmental aspects of Mongolia’s Minerals Law. 



MIIS Follies: Climate Change Rap

Jessy Bradish is a dual degree student in the International Environmental Policy and Business Administration programs. She has a background in media and standup and wants to expand the climate change discussion in America through eco-comedy. She debuted her Climate Change Rap at the "MIIS Follies," our annual student-driven talent show. You can also watch the full version of her standup comedy and rap song.

Center for the Blue Economy Celebrates Its First Year

The Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) continues to make waves. Established in March 2011 with a $1 million founding gift from Middlebury College parents Deborah and Robin Hicks in their capacities as trustees of the Loker Foundation, the Center’s first year of operation was formally celebrated at an April 12 reception in Monterey.

Research by MIIS Professors Concludes Agriculture Contributes $8.2 Billion to Monterey County Economy

It’s common knowledge that Monterey County’s Salinas Valley is one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the world; now a pair of professors from the Monterey Institute of International Studies has teamed up to analyze the data and put a number to the economic value generated by agriculture in Monterey County.

TEDxMonterey Leads Sold-Out Audience at MIIS through “Sea Change”

TEDxMonterey returned to the Monterey Institute of International Studies on Friday, April 13 as an exceptional lineup of 22 presenters addressed the theme of “Sea Change.” Before a sold-out crowd of more than 260 people, presenters including artists, entrepreneurs, research scientists, athletes, teachers, technology experts and conservationists explored our diverse human connections to the ocean and its resources.

MIIS Ranks Third in Nation for Peace Corps Master’s International Participation

The Peace Corps and the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced today that the Monterey graduate school now ranks in a tie for third in the nation in terms of participation in the Peace Corps Master’s International program, with 26 students enrolled in the program and serving overseas as of the ranking date of September 30, 2011.