Ambassador Richard Schmierer, deputy assistant secretary for public diplomacy in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, will give a public lecture on recent developments in the Middle East on September 17 at MIIS.
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In January, the Monterey Institute will resume its popular development practicum in El Salvador, based on a thorough assessment finding both improved security and also new opportunities for students.
Fast Fact: Chase served as a rural health facilitator with the Peace Corps in El Salvador.
“I want to be an agent of change in the international policy arena.”
Joel Post (IPS '13) tells us how his experiences at the Monterey Institute were invaluable at his summer internship in Japan.
Fast Fact: Since taking up running five years ago, Sean has run races of all distances from 5Ks to marathons.
"I would like to work as a Foreign Service Officer for the State Department."
Fast Fact: Monica has been able to utilize her Spanish skills while living, studying, and traveling throughout Spain and Peru.
"I love the fact that I can do fieldwork abroad and come back to incorporate it into my academic work."
Fast Fact: Zuleyma organized the first social enterprise coffee hour in Amman, Jordan.
"To be surrounded by such an intelligent, intellectual and accomplished group of people not only gives me endless topics for conversations but it's also motivational."
International Policy Studies alumnus Amir Murtaza provides technical assistance to local nonprofit agencies focused on human rights and helping the disenfranchised.
A group of 21 people recently completed Frontier Market Scouts training at the Monterey Institute and headed off to work on impact investment projects in developing countries.
Monterey Institute classmates enjoyed watching 2006 graduate Chris Cheng win the fourth season of the History Channel’s Top Shot reality TV competition.