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Giving Back: MontereySTART Features Six Monterey Institute Student Projects

Six projects are currently featured on MontereySTART, a micro-philanthropy network created to help Monterey Institute students fund projects, new enterprises and immersive learning opportunities. 

The projects are as diverse as the Monterey Institute student body.  They range from individual student projects to larger group projects. Following is a short description of the projects highlighted this December:

Security Issues in Syria, Iran and North Korea Draw Media to CNS Experts

The world-class experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) are in high demand in national and international media whenever there is breaking news related to matters of security and weapons of mass destruction. On December 14, 2012, Reuters, the Washington Post, National Public Radio (NPR) and the Inter Press Agency each published stories featuring a CNS expert:

Monterey Institute Fall Graduates Urged to Keep Learning

While always a joyous occasion, commencement at the Monterey Institute can also be a little bittersweet for faculty and staff who say farewell to incredible students who have made their mark on the Monterey campus for the past two years.   But as President Sunder Ramaswamy remarked in his address at the December 8 Winter Commencement, the day also marks the initiation of graduates into the exclusive and very supportive network of Monterey Institute alumni.

New Peace Corps Fellows Program at MIIS “Exceeding Expectations”

Christopher Voerg-Jones (MPA ’14) says his three-year experience as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Bulgaria helped him develop skills that he is now honing further in his chosen graduate degree program of Public Administration. When he started the program in the fall he had his sights on specializing in international development with a focus on human rights and has now broadened his scope to include an interest in social entrepreneurship.

12/6: Larry Cox, Former Executive Director of Amnesty USA, to Speak at MIIS

Renowned human rights activist Larry Cox, former executive director of Amnesty International USA, will give a talk at the Irvine Auditorium of the Monterey Institute on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. His talk is titled: “A More Perfect Union: The Fight for Human Rights in the USA.”

Ten-Year Anniversary of IPSS

Alumni of the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program shared their experience and reflected on the deep effect it has had on their careers and lives, at the 10-year anniversary celebration of the program on November 29.  The program was the brainchild of Professor Ed Laurance, who ten years ago recognized the value of combining real-life work experience with rigorous academic training to prepare graduate

NY Times Op-Ed by MIIS Experts Critiques Federal Flood Insurance Program

Spurring a lively debate on the New York Times’ website, Judith Kildow, director of the National Ocean Economics Program at the Monterey Institute and Professor Jason Scorse, director of its Center for the Blue Economy, warn that the National Flood I

Frontier Market Scout Steve Hoberg Calls Program a “Potential Game Changer”

At 59, Steve Hoberg had built his own successful manufacturing company and seen his three children through college. After turning management of the company over to his partner, he felt he was ready for a new chapter in his career and the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program at the Monterey Institute seemed like the perfect fit.

Staff Member Kenley Butler: Thankful to Experience and Learn Something New Every Day

In the spirit of the season of giving thanks in the United States, members of the Monterey Institute community are sharing expressions of gratitude. We conclude our series with longtime staff member Kenley Butler, director of development at the Monterey Institute.

MIIS Professor Wei Liang: Thankful for Good Students & New Book

In the spirit of the season of giving thanks in the United States, members of the Monterey Institute community are sharing expressions of gratitude. We continue our series with Associate Professor Wei Liang, a specialist in international trade and development policy, as well as the political economy of East Asia and China.