U.S. Institute for Peace Awards $119,000 Grant to Support Project Co-Directed by MIIS Professor Avner Cohen
The Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) were pleased to learn recently that the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has awarded a grant of $118,900 to support a research project on “Nuclear Norms in Global Governance” to be co-led by Professor Avner Cohen of the Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program faculty and Professor Maria Rost Rublee, a senior lecturer at the Australian Nati
Monterey Institute Experts, Including a Student, in the Spotlight After Boston Bombings, Ricin Letters
When the world woke up Friday morning to the news that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were from Chechnya, reporters were sent scrambling for experts on both terrorism and the Caucasus region. And that search quickly led them to the experts—and students—associated with Monterey Institute’s unique Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program.
The idea to celebrate Earth Day with not one but nine days (Earth Week) of environmentally focused activities was brought to the Monterey Institute by enthusiastic students who have embraced the idea of “Being the Solution,” and want to raise awareness about sustainability issues.
Two hundred and sixty audience members, thirty-two volunteers, twenty-five interpreters, seventeen speakers, one troubadour and countless conversations were among the ingredients that made the TEDxMonterey experience unique and inspiring in 2013.
Celebrating the collective power of individuals and the importance of community, volunteers used paste made from flour, water and a sprinkling of sugar to mount large posters in the spirit of the global Inside Out Project on the Monterey Institute’s McCone building on April 10. The art action (as the installations are known) sparked a lot of interest from people walking by, and many stopped to roll up their sleeves and help with the pasting.
Spring Break @MIIS, Part II: Students Explore Potential Career Paths in Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley
During spring break 2013, the Center for Advising and Career Services organized popular trips to Washington D.C and Silicon Valley, as well as adding their services to a trip to New York planned by Professor Ed Laurance. The focus was on careers, with targeted visits to organizations and companies linked to the career interests of students, and visits with alumni established in their chosen fields.
The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first global conventional arms treaty on April 2, 2013. This is the first time the world’s nations have come to agreement on a legally binding international treaty regulating trade in conventional weapons (there are already treaties regulating nuclear as well as chemical and biological weapons). The treaty is being hailed as historic for pioneering elements such as linking sales to the human rights records of buyers.
TEDxMonterey returns to the Monterey Institute on Saturday, April 13 with full-day schedule of exhilarating, thought-provoking and inspiring talks as well as a host of activities designed to invigorate all senses during the breaks. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Monterey Institute Career Fair, organized by the Center for Advising and Career Services, has turned breaking records into a habit. After setting a new record for employer participation last year, the fair this year smashed the record for number of job interviews for students and alumni seeking employment. “The employer response to Career Fair 2013 shows not only the market need, but also the quality and popularity of our students and graduates,” says Career and Academic Advisor Jeff Wood.
Karla Micheli (MPA/MAIEM ‘14) and Natalie Alfaro (MPA ‘14) spent last summer in Granada, Nicaragua interning with the organization Viva Nicaragua. The two students secured immersive learning funding from the Monterey Institute to support their internships, and partnered with the Monterey Museum of Art to produce a museum exhibit as their final project.