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Japanese Visiting Scholars Share Culture with Monterey Youth

Did you know that “Mori-girl” style contrasts with “Gal” style? Students at Stevenson High School in Pebble Beach learned all about the nuances of Japanese teenage fashion styles when they were treated to presentations from 21 Kanda University scholars who are visiting the Monterey Institute of International Studies as part of a study abroad program.

Annual MIIS Career Fair Draws Over 90 Employers to Monterey

On February 25, the Monterey Institute Center for Advising and Career Services will host its annual career fair in the Monterey Conference Center's Serra Ballroom from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

CNS Expert Interviewed for UC Berkeley’s Renowned “Conversations with History” Program

Avner Cohen, senior fellow at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies was a recent guest of Harry Kreisler of the University of California, Berkeley Institute of International Studies on the nationally broadcast program “Conversations with History.” 

President Ramaswamy Honored with Education Award from Monterey Co. Business Council

Monterey Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy received the 2011 Education Award from the Monterey County Business Council at its 15th Annual Gala and Economic Vitality Awards on Saturday, February 5, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey.

Superior Training Leads to Great Opportunities for Four T&I Students in Kazakhstan

Four second-year Monterey Institute students studying for a master’s degree in Russian Translation and Interpretation received institutional support to travel to Kazakhstan this January for the Asian Winter Games. Immersive learning opportunities like those provided at large international events are invaluable to aspiring professional interpreters. 

Chinese Official Extends Gratitude to MIIS Students and the Institute

On January 26, the Chinese consul general in San Francisco held a national reception to celebrate what is considered China’s most significant holiday. For the first time, five Monterey Institute students were invited to attend as representatives of China’s overseas students in the United States. 

Four Students Interpret for the United Nations in Chile

Four Spanish Translation and Interpretation students are participating this January in the first-ever MIIS International Translation and Conference Interpretation Practicum, at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile. In 2009, Professor Cas Ann Shulman-Mora recognized an opportunity presented by the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Monterey Institute and the United Nations. She started working to create practical training opportunities for students. Her efforts have already started to pay off.


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Focus on China Leads Newsweek, Voice of America to Quote MIIS Experts

Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States has generated wide coverage on the broader topic of U.S.-China relations in the national and international media this week, including a pair of high-profile articles quoting experts from the Monterey Institute on changing defense postures and military dynamics in East Asia.

CNS Expert Cited by NY Times, Others on Israel-Iran Nuclear Rivalry

Avner Cohen, author of two books on Israeli nuclear policy and a senior fellow at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was quoted in a January 15 New York Times piece that explored Israel’s possible role in delaying Iran’s progress toward developing a nuclear weapon.