The Monterey Institute of International Studies announced today that alumna Linda Childs Hothem (BAPS '85) has pledged a gift of $450,000 over three years to support the Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy (CBE). Hothem's gift will support center staff, student research and expansion of the center’s summer fellows program.
The Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) learned recently that CNS will receive a $2,000,000, four-year, matching challenge grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). The grant was provided to enable the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) to sustain and expand its work on various initiatives to improve international governance on issues related to nonproliferation and nuclear security.
You can still join the fun, but time is running short!
Alumni Reunion 2013 is coming up fast and we know you don’t want to miss out on a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates, friends, professors, staff, and the irreplaceable beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. The registration deadline for faculty and staff is July 15; all other alumni are welcome to register through July 25.
For most Monterey Institute students, summer is the time when they take lessons learned in the classroom out into the world and gain professional experience through internships, jobs, research scholarships, and fellowships. That often means packing those lessons into suitcases for exotic locations and preparing for adventure.
"You could say it is any MPA's dream project," says Craig Middleton (MPA '87) of his leading role in establishing the Presidio Trust in 1996, a federal agency that manages the Presidio of San Francisco, a national park site that previously served as a military post under the flags of three nations. The Trust was, and remains, a unique agency.
As the Monterey Institute's Frontier Market Scouts program continues to develop and grow in scope, so does its appeal. This June, 43 people with very different backgrounds participated in the summer training and are off to placements in 15 countries ranging from two to six months. The group consists of seven Monterey Institute students, 32 professionals from various fields such as medicine, engineering and investment banking, as well as two Harvard undergraduates and one from Northeastern University.
We love to profile "MIIS Matches" and chose the happy couple this month in celebration of Gay Pride Month and today's Supreme Court decision declaring DOMA unconstitutional – but most of all, because their joy continues to brighten the Monterey Institute campus.
Center for Nonproliferation Studies Welcomes Largest Group of Students Yet to Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
This summer, the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) welcomed a group of very promising undergraduate students, including nine summer interns and two Davis United World College (UWC) fellows, to its Summer Undergraduate Internship in Nonproliferation Studies program.
Summer has arrived at the Monterey Institute and with it an influx of new students immersing themselves in a second or third language. One hundred and thirty students from the U.S., Canada, Namibia and Ireland are enrolled in the eight-week long Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP). The average class size in the popular program is ten students and the courses involve cultural lessons and field trips as well as intensive language instruction.
The Monterey Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) offers financial and academic support to Monterey Institute students working on summer projects that will enhance their studies and provide them with professional experience to help build their dream careers after graduation.
This summer the thirteen CBE Fellows span the globe: from right here in Monterey, to placements elsewhere in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, South America, China and the Pacific Islands: