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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.”

Jessy Bradish Wins Student Innovator Award at Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition

Monterey Institute student Jessica “Jessy” Bradish (MAIEP/MBA ’13) received the 2013 Student Innovator Award at the Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition last Friday. "Winning the Student Innovator Award was a wonderful culmination of my Joint MBA and International Environmental Policy degree” says Jessy.

Professor Kathi Bailey Honored with 2013 Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award

“Forever” is the answer we receive when we ask how long professor Kathi Bailey has graced the Monterey Institute with her intelligence, warmth, and undying passion for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program.

Recent MIIS Graduate Turns Internship into Leadership Position Promoting Permaculture in Malawi

Catherine Carlton (MAIEP ’12) studied modern history at Stanford University. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she served in the Peace Corps in Zambia for two years working in the public health sector as an HIV volunteer.

Sustainability Speaker Series to Feature MIIS Professor Jim Williams on “Changing Course on Climate” May 1

The next lecture in the Monterey Institute’s ongoing Sustainability Speaker Series will feature Professor Jim Williams of the International Environmental Policy program. Professor Williams’ lecture on “Changing Course on Climate: A Practitioner’s View” will happen at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 in the Irvine Auditorium at 499 Pierce Street on the Monterey Institute campus.

U.S. Institute for Peace Awards $119,000 Grant to Support Project Co-Directed by MIIS Professor Avner Cohen

The Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) were pleased to learn recently that the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has awarded a grant of $118,900 to support a research project on “Nuclear Norms in Global Governance” to be co-led by Professor Avner Cohen of the Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program faculty and Professor Maria Rost Rublee, a senior lecturer at the Australian Nati

Monterey Institute Experts, Including a Student, in the Spotlight After Boston Bombings, Ricin Letters

When the world woke up Friday morning to the news that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were from Chechnya, reporters were sent scrambling for experts on both terrorism and the Caucasus region. And that search quickly led them to the experts—and students—associated with Monterey Institute’s unique Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program.

Earth Day Celebrated at MIIS with Full Week of Activities to Raise Environmental Awareness

The idea to celebrate Earth Day with not one but nine days (Earth Week) of environmentally focused activities was brought to the Monterey Institute by enthusiastic students who have embraced the idea of “Being the Solution,” and want to raise awareness about sustainability issues.

TEDxMonterey 2013 “Inspires” and “Moves” Sold-Out Auditorium

Two hundred and sixty audience members, thirty-two volunteers, twenty-five interpreters, seventeen speakers, one troubadour and countless conversations were among the ingredients that made the TEDxMonterey experience unique and inspiring in 2013.