I am really lucky to have a job and even more lucky to have one in the field I wanted to work in, doing the work I enjoy in a way that follows my values.
After earning an undergraduate degree in economics, I spent two years in Jamaica with the Peace Corps. When I returned to the U.S. in 2005, I worked for a non-profit that was not internationally focused. While the experience was worthwhile, I felt a desire to get back into international development work.
Thomas M. Hout, bestselling business author and international competition expert, will deliver a lecture titled “Are We in a Cold War over Economics with China?” on Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium inside the McCone Building (499 Pierce Street) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Mahabat Baimyrzaeva, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management, spent her youth in the libraries of Kyrgyzstan, reading whatever she could get her hands on. While her interests varied, her passion for learning drove her to obtain a doctorate degree in the U.S. Considering Maha's eclectic background, it’s no surprise she is attracted to the Casa Fuente Building.
In September, a delegation of Chinese diplomats led by the Counselor of Education, Mr. Shaowei, visited the Monterey Institute of International Studies campus in downtown Monterey. The delegation participated in Moon Festival activities organized by the Institute’s Chinese Student Association.
The Veterans Organization of the Monterey Institute of International Studies held their first Veterans Day social event last night and was honored to welcome Monterey-area Congressman Sam Farr as their special guest. It was just one of many events planned by the ambitious leadership of the recently formed group.
Ambassador Alan Wolff, former U.S. deputy trade representative and currently director of the Monterey Institute’s International Trade and Development Policy Initiative, was quoted in Wednesday’s New York Times in an article titled “After China’s Rare Earth Embargo, a New Calculus.” The article explores the issues surrounding a recent undeclared embargo by China on exports of so-called “rare earth” minerals.
Dr. Reza Aslan, author of the international bestseller “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,” will deliver a public lecture at the Monterey Institute of International Studies at 6:00 p.m. on November 4 in the Irvine Auditorium inside the McCone Building, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey.
Throughout its history, the Monterey Institute of International Studies has sought to attract the highest caliber of well-qualified, internationally-oriented students. As the Institute’s programs in areas such as international business and international environmental policy have expanded in recent years, a significant number of students who are highly qualified in every other respect to attend MIIS have been rejected because they are unable to meet the language proficiency requirement.
Three Monterey Institute Students Among 20 National Scholars to Receive Prestigious Pickering Fellowship
Fifteen percent—three out of 20—of the national scholars chosen for the prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship this year are students of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Jaime LeBlanc-Hadley, Leah Severino and Juan Vazquez will receive support during their two years of study at MIIS as well as during two internships, one domestic and one overseas. As part of the fellowship award, the students commit to serve for three years as U.S. State Department foreign service officers after graduation.
Three nationally-recognized leaders will address current issues in international trade policy, including America’s global economic engagement, the significance of manufacturing and the future of U.S. – China trade, in a public lecture series hosted by the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ Global Trade and Development Initiative. Each speaker will address the topic of “American Business in the World Today” from individual perspectives informed by their extensive experience within both government trade policy circles and private industry.