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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.

MIIS Student and Co-Authors Accurately Described Bin Laden’s Compound Two Years Ago

Erika Mariano (MANPTS ’13) is working on a master’s degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies with the long-term goal of becoming an intelligence analyst—a goal she seems well on her way to achieving, thanks in part to the remarkable prescience of a study she co-authored in 2009.

MIIS Experts in High Demand Once Again

The first week in May found experts from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in demand from Monterey to Melbourne, as media outlets all over the globe sought comments from MIIS faculty on a wide variety of issues.

CNS Director Quoted on Significance of Bin Laden’s Death

The death of Osama Bin Laden generated wide media coverage, including a page one story in the Monterey Herald that extensively quoted Dr. William Potter, founder and director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center of Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), regarding the significance of Bin Laden’s death for the larger struggle against terrorism.

The Week Ahead: Ex-Defense Secretary Speaks, Human Rights Conference, Localization Talk

The week of May 2, the Monterey Institute of International Studies will play host to a series of distinguished guest speakers on topics including the future of nuclear weapons, human rights activism around the world, and localization best practices:

“Localization for the Little Guys,” a lecture by Cameron Jahn
Tuesday, May 3 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium

MIIS Campus Community Raises Over $27,000 for Japan Relief

When Japan was hit with a major earthquake and tsunami in mid-March, the Monterey Institute’s tight-knit international campus community banded together immediately in search of ways to help those affected. Led by a group of Japanese-American faculty, staff and students, the community mobilized to raise funds for the Japan Society of Northern California’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Faculty and students set up donation tables at campus events and the weekly farmer’s market in downtown Monterey.

MIIS Launches New Executive Education Program

This June and October, the Monterey Institute of International Studies will for the first time offer an executive education program in Monterey, California. The program is for executives, managers and government leaders, and offers attendees the opportunity to discuss vital industry issues with experts and peers from around the world.

The two- and four-day trainings will be taught by Monterey Institute professors and other expert practitioners. Four thematic tracks will be on offer this inaugural session:

Professor Sharad Joshi Featured in NATO Review Story on Corruption in Afghanistan

The current issue of NATO Review, the official publication of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, puts a spotlight on key transitions taking place in Afghanistan today in the feature story of its current issue: ”Enduring Partnerships: is corruption now Afghanistan’s main battlefield?

Lecture by Former Egyptian Ambassador Draws Big Crowd

The Monterey Institute’s Irvine Auditorium was at capacity on the evening of April 20 when Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian Ambassador the U.S. and nonresident chair of the Middle East Nonproliferation Project at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) spoke about the wave of change sweeping across the Middle East. The event was moderated by to CNS Deputy Director Dr. Patricia Lewis.

Team Peru Wins First Student Project Award

The Student Council of the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced the winner of its first Student Project Contest at the International Bazaar on April 16. The contest was open to all students. Five student groups presented their work and proposals to the Council. The winner, Team Peru, is a group of students from various degree programs who are dedicated to shepherding sustainable development projects in the Sacred Valley of Peru, such as building greenhouses with the support of communities and local secondary schools.