International Policy Studies

Catherine Boye: Interning at the Pacific Forum

IPSS Assignment: Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Spring/Summer 2009

Ms. Catherine Boye is the 2009 Monterey Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pacific Forum.  Catherine was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Location

1003 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI
United States
21° 18' 33.1416" N, 157° 51' 37.1412" W

Miaad Hassan: Interning at the UN Department of Political Affairs

IPSS Assignment: United Nations Department of Political Affairs
Policy Planning and Mediation Support Unit
New York, New York
Spring/Summer 2009

Miaad Hassan arrived in the United States in 2005, as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.  A native of Iraq, Miaad studied English Literature and Linguistics at the University of Tikrit where graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005.

Location

Tikrit
Iraq
34° 35' 49.3512" N, 43° 41' 23.568" E

Nurgul Khaidarova: Inside the International Trade Centre in Geneva

Read more about the International Professional Service Semester.

Location

Rue de Montbrillant 54
Geneva
Switzerland
46° 21' 21.6972" N, 6° 10' 27.5376" E

Alethia Jimenez: Inside the UNDP BCPR's Small Arms, Armed Violence and Mine Action Team

IPSS Assignment: United Nations Development Programme
Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery
New York, New York
Spring/Summer 2009

Alethia was born in Mexico and studied abroad in France, Spain, Australia, and Italy. Her undergraduate degree was in economics and statistics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After college, she worked in an actuarial consulting firm in New York and then moved to Tunisia to work on a short term assignment with a trading company.

Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W

Elena Hushbeck: Exploring the Policy World from UN Headquarters

Learn more about the International Professional Service Semester program.

Location

Geneva
Switzerland
46° 12' 13.716" N, 6° 8' 23.8524" E

Benjamin Hjelle: Taking Action at the International Labor Organization

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Location

Route des Morillons 4
Geneva
Switzerland
46° 13' 45.7032" N, 6° 8' 3.732" E

Philip Rush: Field Research in Southern Sudan

Recently Philip traveled to Southern Sudan to perform field research focusing on a number of factors related to security and small arms possession.

Location

Juba
Sudan
4° 51' 20.2608" N, 31° 36' 47.3724" E

Elena Ilina: Professional Experience at UN Headquarters

"Once you mention you are from MIIS – you might get a bow from an Ambassador (it happened to me several times already - unbelievable). People really treat you differently when you mention the school.”

Elena is currently an International Professional Service Semester fellow from the Monterey Institute assigned to the United Nations. She describes her fellowship at the United Nations Headquarters, Office for Disarmament Affairs, Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch.

Location

220 East 42nd Street
New York
United States
40° 45' 0.6336" N, 73° 58' 23.3292" W

Chile Practicum: Confronting Transitional (In)Justice

Twenty students from the Monterey Institute accompanied Professor Jan Black and Judge Juan Guzman Tapia, most notable for prosecuting former Dictator Augusto Pinochet, on a research tour of Mapuche communities in southern Chile last January. The Mapuche are an indigenous group, comprising about 4% of Chile's total population. Their communities now face environmental, socio-economic, and human rights issues.

Location

Santiago
Chile
33° 25' 31.296" S, 70° 33' 59.2776" W

Cambodia Practicum: Challenges to Peacebuilding

Thirteen students traveled to Cambodia last January with Dr. Pushpa Iyer for two weeks of fieldwork entitled “Challenges to Peacebuilding.” They immersed themselves in post-conflict Cambodian society, merging their studied assumptions with grassroots realities. They also met with representatives from non-profit organizations such as The Asia Foundation, World Vision, and Youth for Peace. Professor Iyer encouraged her students to blog about their impressions, intuitions. and research subjects.

Location

Phnom Penh
Cambodia
11° 31' 43.7844" N, 105° 3' 4.572" E