Dave Moorer: The Crossroads of Development and Security

Dave Moorer interned at the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) in Germany last semester. The Center is a non-profit organization providing research, training, and consultancy services for peacebuilding and development issues worldwide.

Dave collaborated to design a new program addressing sexual violence in war and post-conflict environments. This program seeks to identify the various motivations and typologies of sexual violence in order to shape future public policy.

Location

Bonn
Germany
50° 43' 57.738" N, 7° 5' 46.7196" E

Sam Marrero: Mastering Arabic on the Streets of Cairo

Sam Marrero (MAIPS '10) received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic at the American Research Center in Egypt last summer. He spent hours in the classroom learning formal Arabic and Egyptian dialect. He practiced his language skills every chance he could, even when buying pencils and erasers:

I haven’t told this story yet because I don’t think you would believe me.

Location

Cairo
Egypt
30° 3' 53.0712" N, 31° 14' 58.2288" E

Joel Wiseman: A Trade Student Goes to Washington

Joel Wiseman (IPS '09) interned at the Trade Information Center of the Department of Commerce in Washington DC last summer. Donning a suit and tie, Joel educated individuals about the rules and regulations - how to export and import products - of trade agreements.

A current member of the US Navy Reserves, Joel graduated from Chaminade University with a degree in political science and history. He has also studied the Spanish, Russian, and Arabic languages.

Location

1401 Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C.
United States
38° 53' 31.5996" N, 77° 1' 55.1316" W

Elias Shakkour: A Passion for Language from a Master's Degree in Conference Interpretation to Ph.D in Linguistics

Elias (MACI '10) begins his first year as a linguistics Ph.D student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaigne.

Although he doesn't have to choose a Ph.D specialization until his second year, Elias is eager to explore the field. He's considering delving into sociolinguistics and analyzing how dialects are perceived in the Arabic and German speaking worlds. Hoping to help bridge cultural divides, he also dreams of writing an Arabic dialect textbook someday.

Location

Berlin
Germany

Justin Bench: Utilizing Development Management Skills in Latin America

Location

Quito
Ecuador
0° 13' 46.1928" S, 78° 31' 27.3972" W

Scott Webb: Reflections from the Development Project Management Institute (DPMI)

Scott Webb graduated from the Public Administration program at the Monterey Institute. Prior to MIIS, he served as a recruiter with the Peace Corps. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.

Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 31.5276" N, 77° 1' 26.598" W

Irina Shestiperova: MPA Coursework in Action

On a recent visit back to the Institute, Irina Shestiperova shared her experience working after graduation.

Location

Almaty
Kazakhstan
43° 15' 18.2088" N, 76° 54' 45.4608" E

Alison Cameron: Sustainable Development in Jordan

Alison Cameron (MAIPS ‘09) interned in Amman, Jordan for Friends of the Earth Middle East through our DPMI Development Practicum.

Location

Amman
Jordan
31° 56' 51.0036" N, 35° 56' 10.6044" E