James Reavis: How 9/11 Changed His Life

James Reavis is at the Monterey Institute pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration.  His dream is to work for the State Department as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer.  The pursuit of that career began after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. James believes that by working in foreign policy, he will be doing his part to respond to the tragic events of that day.

Anne-Claire Benoit: Peace Corps Connections

Anne-Claire Benoit, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and student in the Master's in Public Administration program, reflects upon the life-changing friendship she made in the Peace Corps, Niger 2003-2006.

This video was made in light of the Monterey Institute's 50th anniversary celebration for the Peace Corps on October 8, 2011.

Location

Niger
18° 38' 46.482" N, 9° 40' 4.6884" E

Information Fair Helps New Students Get Established in Monterey

Local businesses and student service providers offering everything from food and transport to banking and recreational opportunities introduced themselves to new and returning students at the Monterey Institute’s second annual Student Information Fair on Wednesday, August 24. The event drew a steady crowd of new and returning students and was a great success, connecting students, many of them new to the Monterey Peninsula, to service providers in the local community.

New Class Includes Citizens of 33 Countries, Speakers of 22 Native Languages

The fall is always an exciting time at the Monterey Institute where faculty, staff and returning students welcome a diverse group of new students from all over the world. This year the incoming class includes citizens of 33 countries and speakers of 22 native languages. What they discover during the first week of orientation is that now they all have one important thing in common—they are all citizens of the Monterey Institute community.

8/19 GSIPM Expo to Highlight Immersive Learning, Student Achievements

The Monterey Institute of International Studies will showcase the local and international achievements of its graduating students at the Graduate School of International Policy and Management’s second annual research and consulting projects expo (“GSIPM Expo”) on Friday, August 19.

Team Peru Wins First Student Project Award

The Student Council of the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced the winner of its first Student Project Contest at the International Bazaar on April 16. The contest was open to all students. Five student groups presented their work and proposals to the Council. The winner, Team Peru, is a group of students from various degree programs who are dedicated to shepherding sustainable development projects in the Sacred Valley of Peru, such as building greenhouses with the support of communities and local secondary schools.

Sarah Percoulis, MPA Alumna & Youth Empowerment Specialist

“Cultivating Innovation”: TEDxMonterey Returns to MIIS April 15

On April 15, the Monterey Institute of International Studies is hosting TEDxMonterey for the second time. This year the theme is “Cultivating Innovation,” and the impressive line-up of speakers and presenters is shaping up to be true to the TED promise of “riveting talks by remarkable people.”

Nelle Sacknoff: Scavenger Hunt for Innovation in Latin America

Sitting one day in the Digital Media Commons in November talking about innovation and technology, my January term plans came up. My supervisor Bob Cole asked me, “What do you really want to do?” Growing up in a large family of eight and working in collaborative situations since leaving the nest, this type of question is not always easy for me to answer.

Location

Boca Chica
Dominican Republic
18° 26' 54.0492" N, 69° 59' 38.0256" W

Director of Peace Corps to be Spring Commencement Speaker at MIIS

The Monterey Institute announced on March 28 that Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will be the speaker at the Institute’s spring 2011 commencement ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. on the front lawn of historic Colton Hall in Monterey. The Peace Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.