Monterey Institute students have partnered with seven local community organizations this spring, working with them on diverse projects as part of a new service-learning course that teaches program design by merging theory with practice.
International Policy Studies
This series features a different student each Wednesday from a range of degree programs offered at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institute, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, will give a free public lecture at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on "Russian Power Diplomacy and Eurasian Integration" as part of the Spring 2014 Monterey Institute Colloquium.
Monterey Institute student Wesley Laine will receive $10,000 in funding for his Cholera prevention project in Haiti through the prestigious Projects for Peace fellowship.
After reaching the finals at the regional Hult Prize competition, a team of Monterey Institute students plans to move forward with their venture with help from connections made through the competition.
Monterey Institute student Xiao’ou Zhu of China describes her Development Theory and Practice course at the Monterey Institute as “transformative” – a description that came true when, based on her classwork, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture offered her a position.
Twenty-five Monterey Institute students are taking part in a year-long development practicum experience that includes a fall semester course on policy analysis and project design, a research trip to Peru in January, and a spring semester course focused on data analysis and crafting a final report.
Monterey Institute alumnus Himayu Shiotani (MAIPIS ’11) graduated from researching arms control issues in California to helping implement an international small arms agreement for the United Nations.
Monterey Institute alumni know they might connect with one another just about anywhere in the world, but it was still unusual for four alumni from the same era to find themselves working together to strengthen U.S.-Turkey relations.
Monterey Institute student Wesley Laine (MAIPS ’14) was selected to present his sustainable clean water project in Haiti as a positive example of aid that works at the Clinton Global Initiative’s star-studded annual meeting.