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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
“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.