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.
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 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
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.
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:
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?”
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.
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.
Hundreds of MIIS community members, students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated the diversity of the Monterey Institute campus on April 16 through the sharing of international cuisine, traditions and entertainment at the Institute’s 24th annual International Bazaar. The event kicked off at 12 noon with a performance by the local Taiko drumming troupe, Shinso Mugen Daiko.
As an exercise in real life simultaneous interpretation, it doesn’t get much better than TEDxMonterey. “This is a marvelous opportunity for our students to be able to interpret dynamic speeches live,” says Professor Barry Slaughter Olsen, chair of the Conference Interpretation program at the Monterey Institute. The TEDxMonterey conference is a dynamic event, with 18 speakers exploring the theme of “Cultivating Innovation” in creative and thought-provoking ways.