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Center for the Blue Economy Director Jason Scorse Explains “Surfonomics” in Fortune

In an article published in Fortune, CNN Money and Money on June 5, Center for the Blue Economy Director Jason Scorse explains the importance of calculating the market value of what is generally considered invaluable, using the example of the value of waves to a surfer. Professor Scorse also serves as program chair for the International Environmental Policy program at the Monterey Institute – and surfs.

Dr. Itamara Lochard to Head New Academic Initiative in Cyber Security at MIIS

Signaling growing attention in both academic and policy circles to issues surrounding cyber security, the Monterey Institute recently announced the hiring of Dr. Itamara Lochard as the director of its new Cyber Security Initiative.

Tunisia, Tajikistan and Thailand: Reunion 2013 Draws Alumni from Around the World

Thinking back to your time at the Monterey Institute, what comes to mind?

Late nights at the library? Coffee from Plumes? Sea lions and seagulls? Office hours with a favorite professor? Trivia night at the Mucky Duck on Alvarado Street?

Alumna Heather Bessette Promoted into Dream Job a Year after Graduation

A year after graduating from the Monterey Institute, Heather Bessette (MBA/MAIEP ’12) is celebrating her promotion to associate marketing manager at Rosen Convergence Marketing, a Portland company dedicated to “help purpose-driven companies do more good with less.” Combining researching sustainable companies and practices with marketing perfectly fits Heather‘s professional ambitions and the skills she gained through her Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy degree: “I couldn’t be more happy to u

Alumni Achievement Awards 2013: Amaury Cooper, Sylvio Baltodano, William Godnick

At spring commencement, three outstanding MIIS alumni were honored for their achievements:

Building Bridges Between the United States and Iraq

Student speaker Adnan Adel Al-Hammody (MATESOL ’13) had a request for the crowd gathered for spring commencement on Saturday: “If you would like to know more about where I am from, please don’t Google it.” Adnan’s hometown is Mosul, Iraq, and he was referring to the images of a war-torn city that would pop up in your search in place of the beautiful, ancient city that he knows well, a city where people of diverse ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds have lived in harmony for centuries.

Spring Commencement Honors 284 Students from 31 Countries

The sounds of joy and good cheer could be heard across downtown Monterey on Saturday May 18 as friends and family of 284 Monterey Institute students hailing from 31 countries gathered to celebrate their achievements at 2013 Spring Commencement.  The ceremony took place on the broad lawn in front of Colton Hall, the original capitol building of the state of California. 

Monterey Institute Campus Grows with New CNS Headquarters on Van Buren Street

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) formally celebrated the opening of its new headquarters at 499 Van Buren Street in Monterey at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 14. The 10,500 square-foot building was acquired by Middlebury College on behalf of the Monterey Institute from the law firm of Horan, Lloyd, Karachale, Dyer, Schwartz, Law and Cook, and has undergone significant renovations.

5/10: NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous to Speak at MIIS Human Rights Fair

Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP), will deliver the keynote address May 10 for the Monterey Institute’s third annual Human Rights Fair, sponsored by the Amnesty International Club on campus.

Intensive English as a Second Language Program at MIIS Accredited by CEA

Congratulations are in order for the 40-year old Intensive English as a Second Language Program at the Monterey Institute after it recently received formal accreditation through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). “It gives us an objective basis not just to believe, but to know that we have a top-notch program,” says assistant director Katie Dutcher. “Personally, it feels amazing to have played a part in taking this next step in the 40-year history of the program.”