MIIS Launches Drive to Raise Funds for Veterans Scholarship

Monterey Institute board members and members of the local community gathered at the Old Capital Club in downtown Monterey to mingle with U.S. military veterans studying at MIIS and to hear keynote speaker General Mike Carns.

Attendees learned more about the Veterans Scholarship Fund at the Monterey Institute and the role veterans play at the Institute.

Professor Kathi Bailey Receives Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award

This year’s Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award was awarded to Professor Kathi Bailey at a ceremony held September 24, 2013 in the Samson Reading Room. Professor Bailey has a record of excellence in teaching and an ongoing, inspiring commitment to providing our students the highest quality education possible. She has worked with countless students to ensure their success in both their academic and career objectives, and dedicated herself to building a strong community of excellence at MIIS.

MIIS and Middlebury Alums Gather at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum

Over 220 Monterey Institute and Middlebury College alumni and friends gathered at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco for an evening of food, mingling, and conversation. MIIS President Sunder Ramaswamy welcomed the attendees and recounted some of the latest developments at the Monterey Institute. Attendees renewed old friendships and made new acquaintances at an event we hope will become a longstanding tradition. Click here to view a short movie from the event.

President Ramaswamy Hosts Alumni Gathering in Seoul, Korea

Traveling to Seoul this fall were President Sunder Ramaswamy, Professor Miryoung Sohn, and Advancement officer Peter Jesse.  Additional participants included Catherine Lee ’92, Trustee of Middlebury College and member of the Monterey Institute International Leadership Council and Patrick Ganey, Senior Development Officer, Asia for Middlebury College. Some 70 alumni, from both the Monterey Institute and Middlebury College, attended an event the evening of November 20.

Click here to view a slideshow from the event.

Named Scholars Honored at Annual Fall Reception

MIIS Legacy Society Inducts New Members at Annual Luncheon

Among the new Legacy Society members were Middlebury alumna Carolyn Tager, Susanne and Bill Tyler, ILC member Noel Lateef, and long-time MIIS faculty and staff members--Jan Black, Dayton Hughes, Gisele Kapuscinski, and Jeff Wood.

The luncheon's keynote speaker, Professor Emeritus Philip Morgan, a noted Africaphile with extensive work experience in Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa, delivered a presentation on the region's politics and culture.

Chinese New Year Celebration Honors Legacy of Stilwell Scholarship

"Xīnnián hǎo!" or "Happy New Year!" was the common refrain as long-time friends of the Monterey Institute gathered at a Monterey restaurant to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to meet this year's Stilwell Scholarship recipients, Zhang Zhuoyi and Li Yanming.

Great Conversations Kicks off Academic Year

What do 18 experts on key global issues, 100 members of the Peninsula community, fine wines, and delectable truffles have to do with each other? Great Conversations!

Alumna Pledges $450,000 to Support Center for the Blue Economy

The Monterey Institute of International Studies announced today that alumna Linda Childs Hothem (BAPS '85) has pledged a gift of $450,000 over three years to support the Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy (CBE). Hothem's gift will support center staff, student research and expansion of the center’s summer fellows program.

Frontier Market Scouts on Display at SF Bay Home

The residence of Samira Rahmatullah and Munir Alam (Midd’99) in Hillsborough served as a lovely backdrop for a casual salon gathering of 20. The evening was energized with conversations surrounding the Frontier Market Scouts program and multiple cross connections were discovered.