International Policy Studies

MIIS Alumnus Co-Authors Asia Times Article on Afghanistan’s Poppy Economy

The Asia Times Online recently published an essay co-authored by Ahmad Waheed (MAIPS ’09) and Matthew C. DuPree addressing the socio-economic ramifications of the recent poppy blight in Afghanistan. DuPree and Waheed, who are both currently research associates with the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, note the effects of the recent poppy blight on the national economy, and the efforts of the Taliban to blame to blight on international forces active in the country.

Three MIIS Students on Three Continents Advocating for Peace

This summer three Monterey Institute students will be working as Peace Fellows on three continents for the Advocacy Project, a non-governmental organization based in Washington D.C. The diverse projects undertaken by this trio will find them seeking justice for family members of the disappeared in Peru, building networks for women in Ghana and promoting women’s reproductive rights in Nepal. The fellowship program is based on the idea that change is best achieved by those who are directly affected.

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).