International Policy Studies

Husband and Wife Team Set to Study at Middlebury, Then MIIS

Daniel Hadley and Jaime LeBlanc-Hadley are two of a growing number of students taking advantage of the language and international policy learning opportunities available at both Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The husband-and-wife pair will study Chinese at Middlebury College this summer before entering the International Policy Studies program at the Monterey Institute in the fall.

MIIS Professor’s Article Convinces Financial Times Columnist to Rethink Economics of Sweatshops

In a May 8 Financial Times column “Why anti-sweatshop campaigns might do it after all,” columnist Tim Harford announces that he has been forced to rethink his assumptions about the effects of anti-sweatshop campaigns.

Students Share First Place in MIIS Anti-Human Trafficking Essay Contest

Monterey Institute students Shauna Kelly (MAIPS ’10) and Melissa Booth (MAIPS ’10) are co-winners of the 2010 Reverend Sloane Coffin Anti-Human Trafficking Essay Contest and will each receive a $750 prize contributed by Dr. Peter Grothe. 

Foreign Policy Publishes CNS Director on Nonproliferation Education

The final communique of the recent Nuclear Security Summit convened by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. stressed the importance of nonproliferation education to train the next generation of nonproliferation experts. In an essay published by leading journal Foreign Policy, Dr. William Potter, founding director of the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), argues that what is required is nothing less than a global commitment to nonproliferation education.

Norwegian Foreign Ministry Awards $392,000 to Support CNS Scholar’s Research

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently awarded Senior Fellow Ward Wilson of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) a $392,000 grant to support his ground-breaking research and writing on the changing nature of the international debate about nuclear weapons, and emerging notions that they are costly, dangerous, but not very useful.

Head of International Atomic Energy Agency Speaks to MIIS Nonproliferation Students

Ambassador Yukiya Amano, the newly-elected director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, visited the Monterey Institute last week after participating in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC. A former diplomat-in-residence at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Director General Amano spoke to a large group of Monterey Institute students on April 16 in a class conducted by Ms. Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova on nuclear proliferation trends and trigger events.

NY Times Profiles Former Monterey Institute Faculty Member, Assemblyman Bill Monning

In an April 18 article, the New York Times cites Assemblymember Bill Monning´s experience as teacher of international negotiation and conflict resolution at the Monterey Institute of International Studies as one of the assets he will bring to the task of implementing federal health care reform at the state level.

4/22-23: U.S., Russian High School Students Present Views on Nuclear Disarmament Issues at Monterey Forum

The annual Critical Issues Forum conference culminates a year-long program designed to increase high school students’ awareness of nonproliferation and disarmament issues and enhance critical thinking skills by giving students from both the U.S. and Russia the opportunity to work with nonproliferation experts from the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).

Nuclear Summit in Washington Fuels Global Media Interest in CNS Experts

Nonproliferation experts from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have been quoted in major media around the globe in recent days on nuclear disarmament related issues:

MIIS, CNS Experts in Demand as Terrorism, Nuclear Strategy Make the Headlines

On April 7 Stephen I. Schwartz of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) was quoted by TIME in an article about President Obama’s Nuclear Strategy: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t.