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Monterey Institute Students Propose Solutions to County Water Crisis

The Monterey Institute Community Innovation Challenge is the brainchild of Professor Kent Glenzer of the Development, Practice and Policy program. “Complex social problems require interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches,” he says, adding that addressing these so-called “wicked problems” requires expertise from across many disciplines – in the case of MIIS, many degree programs – to tackle them.

Sustainable GeoDome to Serve as Hub of Activities for Earth Week, TEDxMonterey

TEDxMonterey “Edges” and Earth Week 2014 at the Monterey Institute both unofficially kicked off on Saturday with the construction of a GeoDome that will house numerous activities during the week ahead. Earth Week is a five-day long event featuring debates, presentations, workshops and activities focused on different environmental issues each day.

4/18: Renowned Political Scientist Francis Fukuyama to Give Public Lecture at MIIS

On Friday, April 18 the internationally renowned political scientist and economist Francis Fukuyama will give a public lecture in the Monterey Institute’s Irvine Auditorium. Dr. Fukuyama is the latest in an exceptional line of highly respected and influential speakers to address some of the world’s most pressing and challenging issues as part of this semester’s Spring Colloquium dedicated to economic diplomacy and statecraft. 

MIIS Students Have “Eye-Opening” Experience on Spring Trip to Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Last fall, Professors Robert Rogowsky and Li Juan Zhang designed an immersive learning course to give Monterey Institute students the opportunity to experience first hand the real-world issues, impacts and policy implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ).

Alumna Tricia Bean: Nurturing Her “Latin Soul” Through Love of Teaching

Growing up in Florida, Tricia Bean (MATFL ’96) had her curiosity about other countries and cultures sparked at a very early age. “I knew a lovely Cuban lady who told me stories about her native country,” says Tricia, adding that as a young girl she developed a desire to travel and master the beautiful Spanish language.

New Service-Learning Course Builds Community Partnerships through Hands-On Learning

Monterey Institute students from the International Education Management, Public Administration, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Teaching a Foreign Language, and Translation and Interpretation degree programs are participating in a new course this semester, learning about program design while working with seven local org

MIIS Alumni Find Dream Jobs Come with Familiar Faces – Fellow MIIS Alumni

A story we posted last year about alumni from the same era working at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey seems to have started a trend, spurring a flurry of e-mails from groups of MIIS alumni working closely together around the world!

April@MIIS: World Class Speakers, Cultural Events, Conferences

April is an exciting month at the Monterey Institute with a plethora of activities, including many events that are open to both the campus community and the larger Monterey Bay area community. Upcoming include:

Monterey Institute Professor Interprets for First Lady Michelle Obama During Visit to China

“It was very inspiring to see our professor in action and working with such high-profile individuals,” says Joan Li-Chun Wang (MACI ’14) of the photos in national and international media showing Professor Laura Burian of the Monterey Institute next to First Lady Michelle Obama, serving as official interpreter during her visit to China.

Immersive Learning Programs Send 36 Students Off to Assignments

This spring, 36 students are heading off to assignments with a diverse range of domestic and international organizations all over the world--including in the U.S.--as part of the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) and Development Project Management Institute Plus (DPMI Plus) programs.