Although every week could be considered an international education week at the Monterey Institute, staff, faculty and students embrace the opportunity each November to participate in the official International Education Week, welcoming local community members and high school students to a host of events on the Institute’s downtown Monterey campus.
November has been another busy month for the experts of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), who were sought out by members of the news media from all over the world for their comments about global security challenges in the news.
At the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World on October 21-23, King Abdullah II of Jordan honored the top ten finalists for his Youth Innovation and Achievement Award.
The Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) today announced they have received grant awards totaling approximately $1.2 million from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The grants will support efforts to educate the next generation of nonproliferation specialists, both through the Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program, and through CNS’s ongoing education and training activities.
At its annual conference last week, the American Translators Association (ATA) awarded its highest honor to Monterey Institute professor Holly Mikkelson.
In a speech delivered at Stanford University on October 27, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller cited the geospatial analysis research of Monterey Institute of International Studies student Tamara Patton (NPTS ’12) as an example of innovative work being done in the area of arms control verification.
MIIS Students Land More Fulbright Awards Per Capita than Students at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton
Good things can come in small packages. According to data released this week by the U.S. Department of State, students from the Monterey Institute landed more Fulbright awards per capita than every top ten university in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, and had a higher applicant success rate than all but one of these leading schools.
It’s hard to think of a more inspiring setting for a day of structured intercultural activities than the natural beauty of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in the fall. Every year Professor Peter Grothe invites students in his popular course in intercultural communication—as well as students from all degree programs at MIIS—for an all-day retreat in Big Sur.
Professor Jan Knippers Black has had a passion for freedom, fairness and social justice ever since she traveled to Chile as part of the very first class of Peace Corps Volunteers in 1962. Recently elected to serve on the board of directors of Amnesty International USA, Jan will receive another honor on Saturday, October 22 when the Monterey County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will present her with their annual Ralph B. Atkinson Civil Liberties Award.
On Saturday, October 8, an estimated three hundred people gathered at the Monterey Institute’s downtown campus to participate in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. The day began with a screening of the film “An American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver” and continued with panel discussions about the early years of the Peace Corps and the impact of service on careers. After an international tea and coffee reception, guests filled the Irvine Auditorium for a sold-out lecture by renowned author and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Paul Theroux.