Nothing Lost in Translation as MIIS Hosts Russian Nuclear Scientists in Specialized Program

Five nuclear scientists and three English language faculty members from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Tomsk, Russia, have taken on the roles of students at the Monterey Institute of International Studies this summer, taking part in a unique, customized program curriculum intended to enhance communication between nonproliferation officials in the U.S. and Russia.

Organizers of MIIS-Sponsored Conference Release Groundbreaking Research on Interpreting Profession

A newly-released Interpreting Marketplace Study suggests that the interpretation profession is a high-pay, high-growth industry. The study was commissioned by InterpretAmerica, host sponsor of this June’s 1st North American Summit on Interpreting, and an organization co-founded by Monterey Institute Professor Barry Olsen (MACI ’99) and alumna Katherine Allen (MATI ’08).

LA Times Cites CNS Research on Botox Bio-Terrorist Threat

A May 25 post by Los Angeles Times health blogger Rosie Mestel cited the findings of a recent study by researchers at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies regarding the potential for commercially-available counterfeit botox to be used as a bio-weapon.

Head of International Atomic Energy Agency Speaks to MIIS Nonproliferation Students

Ambassador Yukiya Amano, the newly-elected director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, visited the Monterey Institute last week after participating in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC. A former diplomat-in-residence at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Director General Amano spoke to a large group of Monterey Institute students on April 16 in a class conducted by Ms. Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova on nuclear proliferation trends and trigger events.

Nuclear Summit in Washington Fuels Global Media Interest in CNS Experts

Nonproliferation experts from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have been quoted in major media around the globe in recent days on nuclear disarmament related issues:

CNS Experts Quoted in AP Story on Iran’s Nuclear Imports

Two experts from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) are quoted in an Associated Press article about Iran’s acquisition of sensitive nuclear equipment that is being syndicated across the globe. The story traces the sale of pressure transducers – vital for uranium enrichment – by a Swiss manufacturer to a company in Taiwan, which resold them to a counterpart in China, which then sold them to an industrial manufacturing firm in Iran.