The new Center on Social Impact Learning at the Monterey Institute will focus on social entrepreneurship and impact investing, overseeing the existing Frontier Market Scouts program and adding new programs aimed at training students for careers in developing economies.
At a Monday morning press conference, Rep. Sam Farr highlighted the findings of a new report from the National Ocean Economics Program at the Monterey Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy, which illustrated that even as the economic importance of coastal economies has grown, federal support for them has diminished.
Twenty-five Monterey Institute students are taking part in a year-long development practicum experience that includes a fall semester course on policy analysis and project design, a research trip to Peru in January, and a spring semester course focused on data analysis and crafting a final report.
How to value the invaluable? As the Monterey Institute’s Jason Scorse explains in Fortune, measuring the market value of natural features such as waves is an important part of economic planning and development.
Professor Jim Williams, whose paper on transitioning to a sustainable low-carbon economy was recently praised by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, will give a public lecture on climate change May 1 at the Monterey Institute.
Professor Avner Cohen and his project co-director have been awarded a six-figure grant by the U.S. Institute for Peace to complete innovative research on the role of norms in global decision-making about nonproliferation issues.
Brigadier General (ret.) Russell D. Howard, a Special Forces veteran and MIIS alumnus, has been appointed director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) at the Monterey Institute.
See what the IEP student ambassador, Laura Henson, had to say about @MIIS, Monterey, and her experiences abroad!
The Monterey Institute’s marine policy research hub, the Center for the Blue Economy, celebrated its first year in operation with an April 12 reception in Monterey.
County officials commissioned Monterey Institute professors Jeff Langholz and Fernando DePaolis to study and quantify the economic impact of agriculture on the region.