For the 2011-2012 competition, Monterey Institute students received a total of five U.S. Fulbright Awards, setting a new school record and exceeding the per capita number of awards at much larger schools.
Jonah Leff (MPA '06) talks about his work as a UN Weapons Inspector in Sudan and Somalia.
A pair of Monterey Institute graduates are working to launch a community-supported fishery they call “Local Catch Monterey,” with the aim of creating reliable demand for local fishermen while supplying local customers with reasonably priced seafood.
Two MIIS alumni will interpret for 16 Japanese students from areas affected by this year’s earthquake and tsunami as they embark on a 10-day U.S. tour designed to give American youth insight into the region and the disaster.
The Monterey Institute of International Studies exceeded the $1 million fundraising target established last October under the terms of a challenge commitment from an anonymous donor, triggering a $500,000 matching gift.
Sabina Khan graduated with a master’s degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute in December 2010 and is already established as a regular Op-Ed contributor for the New York Times affiliated Express Tribune in Pakistan.
Retired Brig. Gen. Russ Howard (MBA ’74) and adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute is quoted in a widely published Associated Press news wire about the U.S. administration’s new national counter-terrorism strategy.
Tatiana Ivanova (MATI ´11) graduated in May, and less than a month later celebrated the publication of her translation into Russian of the Louis Sachar classic Holes.
Dylan Westfeldt (MATI ’99) reports there are currently six Monterey Institute alumni on the interpreting staff at the United Nations, with four others freelancing and/or in the pipeline for future staff positions.
Addressing the 247 graduates at the May 21 graduation ceremony, President Sunder Ramaswamy and Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, spoke of the road ahead.