On December 27th, PBS News Hour correspondent Jeffrey Brown interviewed Dr. Anna Vassilieva, head of the Russian Studies Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The subject of their interview was the justice system, rule of law and politics in Russia, currently in the spotlight because of the latest conviction of the former oil tycoon and billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
U.S. Senate Ratification of “New START" Treaty Spurs Flurry of National Media Quotes from CNS Experts
The United States Senate voted to ratify the “New START Treaty,” a nuclear arms reduction agreement between Russia and the U.S. on December 22. On that day, Miles Pomper, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) was interviewed on the popular afternoon NPR show All Things Considered.
In a recent column in the Salt Lake City area‘s Deseret News, alumnus Adam Wooten (MAT/MBA '06) emphasizes that conversational skills and even fluency in another language do not in any way compare to the formal graduate education required to be successful as a high-level translator and interpreter. Wooten is vice president of the Globalization Group Inc. and teaches a translation and technology course at Brigham Young University.
Winter Commencement at the Monterey Institute of International Studies was held at the historic Golden State Theater on Saturday, December 11th. Friends and family of the 102 graduates from 21 countries celebrated on a gorgeous sunny day in Monterey.
For graduate students at the Monterey Institute, December is a time of long days and nights spent writing papers, studying for exams, or preparing for group presentations. But most students still find time to get into the holiday spirit and for a group of MBA students, that means giving back to the community.
On December 8, 2010, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) announced that the MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $475,000 grant in support of CNS’s education and training programs in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism. The two-year grant will run through October 31, 2012.
The Monterey Institute of International Studies campus is buzzing with creativity, as evidenced by the group of students who came together last year to establish the Artists without Borders club. Still, few would have guessed the amount of enthusiasm their now-annual art show would generate. Guests at the opening night reception on November 19th were treated to live music ranging from folk to Chinese rock music and fusion belly dances, along with a display of photography from students’ travels and work across the globe.
Thomas M. Hout, bestselling business author and international competition expert, will deliver a lecture titled “Are We in a Cold War over Economics with China?” on Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium inside the McCone Building (499 Pierce Street) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
The Monterey Institute’s own “futbol club” has advanced to the semi-finals in the Monterey Peninsula Soccer League, much to the joy of numerous die-hard fans on campus.
On December 1, Belarus announced its commitment to eliminate large stockpiles of highly-enriched Uranium at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Kazakhstan. The international news agency Associated Press and national U.S.