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TEDxMonterey Leads Sold-Out Audience at MIIS through “Sea Change”

TEDxMonterey returned to the Monterey Institute of International Studies on Friday, April 13 as an exceptional lineup of 22 presenters addressed the theme of “Sea Change.” Before a sold-out crowd of more than 260 people, presenters including artists, entrepreneurs, research scientists, athletes, teachers, technology experts and conservationists explored our diverse human connections to the ocean and its resources.

MIIS Ranks Third in Nation for Peace Corps Master’s International Participation

The Peace Corps and the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced today that the Monterey graduate school now ranks in a tie for third in the nation in terms of participation in the Peace Corps Master’s International program, with 26 students enrolled in the program and serving overseas as of the ranking date of September 30, 2011.

MIIS Students Promote Sustainable Living with Eco-Friendly Fashion Show

The Monterey Institute chapter of Net Impact recently joined forces with the Bay Area non-profit organization Teens turning Green to put on an eco-friendly fashion show called ReStyled.

CNS Expert Miles Pomper Quoted by Reuters, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and LA Times

Miles Pomper, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), was quoted by several major national and international news outlets while offering his analysis of events at the Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea:

MIIS Hosts Stanford Professor Dr. David Brady for Guest Lecture on U.S. Presidential Election

During this election year in the United States, the airwaves and water cooler discussions are full of speculation about the presidential race. To help put the public debate in perspective, the Monterey Institute has invited Dr. David Brady, a renowned expert in the field of voter behavior and election history, to give a lecture on March 28, 2012 titled “Reading the Tea Leaves: Making Sense of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaign.” The lecture will be held at the Irvine Auditorium on 499 Pierce Street and starts at 5:30 pm.

TEDxMonterey Returns to Bring “Sea Change” to the Monterey Institute

TEDxMonterey will return to the Monterey Institute on Friday, April 13 with a diverse group of speakers addressing the theme “Sea Change.” From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium, a series of speakers will offer insights around the central theme of our diverse human connections to the ocean and its resources from a wide variety of unique perspectives, including those of artists, entrepreneurs, research scientists, athletes, teachers, technology experts and conservationists.

Taking the MIIS Torch to the Olympic Committee World Conference on Women and Sport

Philip Rodriguez (MACI ’12), Jesse Cleary-Budge (MATI ’12) and Dorottya Székely (MACI non-degree) travelled with their professor, Bill Weber, to Los Angeles recently for a very special training opportunity at the 5th International Olympic Committee World Conference on Women and Sport.  Professor Weber was the chief interpreter for the event and provided the students with this unique opportunity to work with professional interpreters in a highly demanding situation.

First Student-Driven Symposium on Foreign Language Teaching a Huge Success

Celebrating Foreign Language Education: A Monterey Bay Symposium” was organized by students from the Teaching a Foreign Language (TFL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) degree programs at the Monterey Institute, with the help of faculty and staff.

Spotlight on Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Leads National Media to CNS Experts

The official visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States this week prompted widespread discussion in the national media about the possibility of international action to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions. The experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) were in high demand as the national and international media sought to shed light on this complex issue:

MIIS Remembers: Two Events to Mark 1st Anniversary of Japan Disaster

Nearly a year ago, Japan experienced the worst natural disaster in the nation's postwar history. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeast Japan and the resulting massive tsunami ravaged countless coastal communities, sweeping away or destroying thousands of houses and other buildings, roads, bridges, cars, trees, farmlands, and everything else in their paths. The death toll amounted to 15,850 persons and 3,287 remained unaccounted for as of February 16.