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Record Number of MIIS Students Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Six students from the Monterey Institute will receive U.S. Fulbright scholarship awards for the 2012-2013 academic year, the most in the Institute’s 57-year history. This surpasses last year's record of five, which had MIIS students landing more U.S. Fulbrights on a per capita basis than every top-ten school in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, with a higher applicant success rate than all but one of these leading schools. A seventh Fulbright applicant from the Monterey Institute is an alternate and may still be selected.

Critical Issues Forum Brings High School Students to Vienna for Nonproliferation Conference

Students from five U.S. high schools, five Russian high schools in closed nuclear cities, and one school from Bosnia & Herzegovina, along with nearly a dozen Austrian high school students, traveled to the Spring 2012 Student-Teacher Conference of the Critical Issues Forum (CIF) from April 30 through May 2 in Vienna. The CIF is an educational program funded by the US Department of Energy and managed by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.  

CNS Launches Interactive Site on NPT Review Conference Preparatory Committee in Vienna

The Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) has launched an interactive website dedicated to delivering up-to-the-minute news and updates from this week’s meeting of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference Preparatory Committee in Vienna, as well as in-depth analysis, facts and visuals.

“Babel No More” Author Michael Erard to Lecture on Language Super-Learners

We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to learn six languages, or twenty, or seventy?

The Monterey Institute, one of the world’s leading centers for language training and teaching, will play host to a leading authority on language learning when Michael Erard, author of “Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners,” delivers a free public lecture in the Irvine Auditorium from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. on May 2.

Director of Harvard’s Carr Center to Deliver Keynote at MIIS Human Rights Fair

Two Monterey Institute student clubs, the Amnesty International Club and STOP Club, are joining with the United Nations Association and the Peace Coalition on April 27-28 to present the 2nd annual Monterey Institute Human Rights Fair. Dr. Charlie Clements, Executive Director of Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy will deliver the keynote address in the Irvine Auditorium at 6 pm on Friday, April 27. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and music.

MIIS Honors Supporters with New Donor Recognition Wall

Supporters of the Monterey Institute have the opportunity to maintain a constant, highly visible presence on the campus after the April 20 unveiling of the Institute’s new donor recognition wall. Located in the McCone Building atrium -- a major campus hub -- the wall lists all donors during the previous fiscal year, with individual high-level donors highlighted in colorful panels.

Scholarship Established in Memory of Jonathan Tucker, Longtime Monterey Institute Staff Member

It was with great sadness that the Monterey Institute community learned of the passing of respected scholar, colleague and friend Dr. Jonathan B. Tucker in August 2011. A valued staff member at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) for over 15 years, Dr.

25th Annual International Bazaar Showcases Diverse Cultures and Flavors of MIIS

For 25 years students at the Monterey Institute of International Studies have joined together in groups to prepare and offer food representing their cultural heritage at the International Bazaar. Traditionally held in April, this cherished event always draws a large crowd, and this year was no exception, as over 300 Monterey Institute faculty, staff, students, friends and family members gathered for an event that truly showcases and celebrates the diverse cultures of MIIS.

Center for the Blue Economy Celebrates Its First Year

The Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) continues to make waves. Established in March 2011 with a $1 million founding gift from Middlebury College parents Deborah and Robin Hicks in their capacities as trustees of the Loker Foundation, the Center’s first year of operation was formally celebrated at an April 12 reception in Monterey.

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.