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Tatiana Ivanova: First Translated Book Published Weeks after Graduation

Tatiana Ivanova (MATI ’11) graduated in May from the very demanding Translation and Interpretation degree program at the Monterey Institute. As if that was not enough of a challenge, she somehow found time in between classes and assignments to work on a translation of the 1989 award-winning novel Holes by Louis Sachar into Russian.

MIIS Community Mourns Loss of Professor Stephen Garrett

Stephen Garrett joined the Monterey Institute of International Studies faculty in 1974, specializing in teaching courses on U.S. foreign policy, ethics and international affairs, and the intelligence community. It was with great sadness that the MIIS community received news of his passing on Saturday, June 11, after a brave struggle over the past few months following a recent surgery.

Author and Activist Reza Aslan to Lead Executive Training Course on Social Media

The Monterey Institute’s Executive Education program has added a two-day intensive course in “Social Media, Youth Movements and Dynamic Markets” led by the reknowned author and activist Reza Aslan of Aslan Media to its line-up of courses. The course will be held at the Monterey Institute on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, and content covered will include:

Six MIIS Alumni Currently on UN Interpreting Staff

The so-called “Monterey Mafia”—Monterey Institute alumni—are everywhere, but are particularly well-represented in major international organizations such as the United Nations.  The Institute’s busy Alumni Relations Office recently heard from Dylan Westfeldt (MATI ’99), currently a staff interpreter at UN Headquarters in New York, who reported that “at UNHQ there are currently six MIIS staffers and one busy freelancer. Further, three MIIS grads just passed the last staff exam for the English booth.”

NPR’s Morning Edition, the National Journal Feature CNS Experts

Experts from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) were featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and also in the National Journal within the last few days.

Morning Edition interviewed CNS Deputy Director Leonard Spector regarding the unfolding story of international efforts to condemn activities at Syria’s nuclear reactor. The piece speculates that heightened interest in the nuclear reactor may reflect an international strategy to pressure Syria into halting its current violent crackdown on internal dissent.

Professor Sharad Joshi Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered

The May 27 feature “Attack on Pakistani Base Renews Nuclear Qualms” on the popular National Public Radio (NPR) afternoon program All Things Considered focused on the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons after the death of Osama bin Laden.  NPR Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jackie Northam turned to Professor Sharad Joshi, an expert on terrorism and nucl

Seven Students Chosen for Internships Sponsored by Center for the Blue Economy

“We are really proud of the this group” says professor Jason Scorse, director of the newly established Center for the Blue Economy and program chair of the International Environmental Policy Program at the Monterey Institute.

Graduates Embrace Challenge to “Leave the World a Better Place”

Addressing the 247 graduates at the Monterey Institute’s May 21 commencement ceremony, President Sunder Ramaswamy spoke of the road ahead: “Like any proud parent, we have high expectations for you, but only because we know the great things you are capable of accomplishing.” The president talked about the different backgrounds of students hailing from places like “Belarus and Brazil, India and the Ivory Coast, Malta and Mexico, Pakistan and Paraguay, China and Russia” and the common goal that they each have of making a difference i

Intensive English Program Prepares for Busy Summer

As many students are getting ready for new jobs, internships or summer adventures, others are gearing up for a busy summer of language learning. Among those in the latter group are the 140 students who will be attending five different Intensive English Programs at the Monterey Institute this summer. 

Approximately 40 students from around the world will take part in the Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Summer Session eight-week long course, including six prospective Middlebury College students. 

Five Monterey Institute Students Land Prestigious Fulbright Awards

Five students from the Monterey Institute of International Studies will receive Fulbright awards for the 2011-2012 academic year, the most U.S. student awards received in the Institute’s 56-year history.