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.
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.
When they’re not otherwise occupied teaching their Winter term course Ocean Perspective: Energy and Mineral Resources to Coastal Dynamics and Management at the Monterey Institute, you’re likely to find Pat and Tom Manley somewhere along the memorable Monterey area shoreline scouting for good geological examples to show students.
Mawuor Dior (MAIPS ’10) studied peace-building and conflict resolution while attending the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His education, along with his deep commitment to the well-being of his people, will serve him well now that he has returned home in time to participate in the birth of a new nation.
For most Monterey Institute students, the short winter term in January is a great opportunity to take what they have been learning in the classroom and either develop practical skills through intense practicum courses, or go out into the real world and take their classroom lessons to the field.
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.