Ambassador Rufus H. Yerxa, outgoing deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization, will join the faculty of the Monterey Institute as a visiting professor in February.
International Policy Studies
Dr. Rosa Otunbayeva, past president of the Kyrgyz Republic, shared with Monterey Institute students her experiences leading the first peaceful transition from an authoritarian state to a parliamentary democracy in Central Asia.
The rapidly evolving Syria crisis has led national media to seek out leading chemical weapons and nonproliferation experts at the Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Diplomatic Courier’s list of 99 top foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 includes 2010 MIIS graduate Aaron Stein, a nonproliferation specialist currently based in Turkey.
Reflecting back to her first days as a student at the Monterey Institute, alumna Miriam Fugfugosh says the warm and welcoming atmosphere extended “from orientation to graduation.” She remains part of this welcoming community as an active member of the robust international MIIS alumni network.
“Make the most of every opportunity,” is the advice recent Monterey Institute graduate Nathalie Marin-Gest gives current students. She used her connections from a summer internship at Fair Trade USA to land a full-time position in her chosen field by the time she graduated.
The keynote speaker for the third annual Human Rights Fair at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on May 10 will be Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the NAACP.
Eleven Monterey Institute students witnessed history at the UN during spring break when they were able to listen in on the negotiations of the first global conventional arms treaty and interact with numerous stakeholders.
Monterey Institute student Moslem Shah’s passion for education began when he was a teenager and taught his sister and her friends who were banned from school under Taliban rule in his native Afghanistan.
“Trade and Conflict” will be the focus of the sixth annual student-organized Trade Conference at the Monterey Institute on March 2, which will open with a lively student debate, followed by discussion panels and keynote speaker Gary Horlick.