International Environmental Policy

Adam Fullerton: Conservation from Washington D.C. to Ecuador

"These projects motivate me to work again on community-based conservation programs."

This summer, as a fellow with the Center for the Blue Economy, Adam worked on sea turtle conservation with Conservation International in Washington D.C. He also visited Ecuador to learn about lobster conservation efforts. Watch this video to learn more about Adam's work.

Location

Ecuador
0° 48' 46.6596" N, 79° 35' 5.8596" W

Alyssum Pohl: Dream Internship at the World Wildlife Fund

"I had my dream internship handed to me on a silver platter."

Location

World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street, N.W.
Washington D.C.
United States
38° 54' 23.364" N, 77° 3' 5.5224" W

New “International Friendship Program” Has Successful Launch

The Monterey Institute of International Studies has launched the MIIS International Friendship Program, matching incoming international students from various degree programs with enthusiastic local families. The program provides a unique opportunity for students and local families to share their cultures and backgrounds with one another and learn something new. The local families are not expected to provide students with a place to stay, but rather to invite students to explore life outside of the campus.

Information Fair Helps New Students Get Established in Monterey

Local businesses and student service providers offering everything from food and transport to banking and recreational opportunities introduced themselves to new and returning students at the Monterey Institute’s second annual Student Information Fair on Wednesday, August 24. The event drew a steady crowd of new and returning students and was a great success, connecting students, many of them new to the Monterey Peninsula, to service providers in the local community.

New Class Includes Citizens of 33 Countries, Speakers of 22 Native Languages

The fall is always an exciting time at the Monterey Institute where faculty, staff and returning students welcome a diverse group of new students from all over the world. This year the incoming class includes citizens of 33 countries and speakers of 22 native languages. What they discover during the first week of orientation is that now they all have one important thing in common—they are all citizens of the Monterey Institute community.

8/19 GSIPM Expo to Highlight Immersive Learning, Student Achievements

The Monterey Institute of International Studies will showcase the local and international achievements of its graduating students at the Graduate School of International Policy and Management’s second annual research and consulting projects expo (“GSIPM Expo”) on Friday, August 19.

Seven Students Chosen for Internships Sponsored by Center for the Blue Economy

“We are really proud of the this group” says professor Jason Scorse, director of the newly established Center for the Blue Economy and program chair of the International Environmental Policy Program at the Monterey Institute.

“Cultivating Innovation”: TEDxMonterey Returns to MIIS April 15

On April 15, the Monterey Institute of International Studies is hosting TEDxMonterey for the second time. This year the theme is “Cultivating Innovation,” and the impressive line-up of speakers and presenters is shaping up to be true to the TED promise of “riveting talks by remarkable people.”

Fumihiko Tominaga: Ganbare Nippon!

I was studying in library when a massive earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit Japan on March 11, 2011. As soon as I heard about the earthquake, I called my family in Tokyo and made sure that everyone was safe. However, I could not stop following the news coverage from Japan. Being far from home, I was nervous about what was happening and felt so helpless.

Location

460 Pierce St.
Monterey, CA
United States
36° 35' 57.192" N, 121° 53' 49.7328" W

Director of Peace Corps to be Spring Commencement Speaker at MIIS

The Monterey Institute announced on March 28 that Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will be the speaker at the Institute’s spring 2011 commencement ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. on the front lawn of historic Colton Hall in Monterey. The Peace Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.