4/13: Guest Lecturer David Rutledge to Address “The Coal Question,” Energy Policy and Climate Change
California Institute of Technology Professor David Rutledge will deliver a guest lecture on “Hubbert’s Peak, The Coal Question, and Climate Change” on Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. on the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ downtown campus. Professor Rutledge will discuss the varying estimates of peak coal production in the United States, and the implications of dwindling coal reserves for energy policy and climate change.
Today the New York Times turned to former Russian arms control negotiator and current Monterey Institute research associate Nikolai Sokov, to put the START follow-on treaty into perspective for its readers. Dr. Sokov participated in the START I and START II negotiations on behalf of Russia and is now a senior research associate at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).
The Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) and the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have been in the mainstream media eye three times over the past eight days:
-- A March 14 Washington Post story reporting on a new written account by infamous Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan of Iran’s attempts to acquire nuclear weapons technology quotes CNS Deputy Director Leonard Spector on Khan’s dealings.
President Sunder Ramaswamy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American University in Cairo yesterday designed to expand ties and exchanges between the two schools. The agreement calls for the two institutions to cultivate academic and educational cooperation, support collaborative research, professional internships and technical cooperation, and promote sustainable partnerships that may include exchanges of graduate students, faculty, academic materials, and publications.
Katie Klemsem (IPS '05) recalls her experience as a kindergarten teacher in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch left the country devastated:
I am not just a girl. I am a servant, a servant to humanity. Now I am also a writer and a professor, but it hasn't always been that way.
Over the last several years, I have introduced the Monterey Way of teaching and learning at universities in Russia and Kyrgyzstan as advisor to newly established International Relations programs in Perm, Ekaterinburg, and now Bishkek. The Monterey method promotes innovative teaching methods to facilitate active student learning through presentations, debates, panel discussions, group research projects, simulations, and other interactive methods.
Two experts from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) are quoted in an Associated Press article about Iran’s acquisition of sensitive nuclear equipment that is being syndicated across the globe. The story traces the sale of pressure transducers – vital for uranium enrichment – by a Swiss manufacturer to a company in Taiwan, which resold them to a counterpart in China, which then sold them to an industrial manufacturing firm in Iran.
Highlights of recent activities by the faculty and staff of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies include the folliowing: