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.
"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.
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.
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.
Whether you were study buddies or bumped into each other on the recreational trail, your hearts made a connection through the Monterey Institute!
Michelle Mitchell (MBA ‘95) and her husband, Jonathan Mitchell, opened their Beverly Hills home to MIIS and Middlebury alumni and friends interested in learning more about the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program. Forty individuals attended the September 12, 2012 event, which featured MIIS students, faculty, and leadership.
Supporters of the Monterey Institute have the opportunity to maintain a constant, highly visible presence on the campus after the April 20 unveiling of the Institute’s new donor recognition wall. Located in the McCone Building atrium -- a major campus hub -- the wall lists all donors during the previous fiscal year, with individual high-level donors highlighted in colorful panels.
It was with great sadness that the Monterey Institute community learned of the passing of respected scholar, colleague and friend Dr. Jonathan B. Tucker in August 2011. A valued staff member at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) for over 15 years, Dr.