Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Dr. Itamara Lochard

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Itamara
Last Name
Lochard
Itamara Lochard, Director MCySec, Picture
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Director, MIIS Cyber Initiative (MIIS Cyber)
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6680 (direct) or 831.647.6505 (main)

Dr. Itamara Lochard is the Director of the MIIS Cyber Initiative (formerly MIIS CySec), a certified mediator and Senior Researcher at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She was the founding commander of the first U.S. civilian cyber Defense Force unit at the rank of Colonel. She is also a subject matter expert for various NATO Centers of Excellence on cyber, counter-terrorism, HUMINT, strategic communication, crisis management, deterrence and non-state armed groups. 

Expertise
  • crisis management
  • cyber policy / ICT - information, communication, technology
  • globalization / digital-information age dynamics
  • irregular conflicts and wars
  • non-state actors / groups:  criminal organizations, cyber actors, gangs, insurgents, international organizations, militias, multinational corporations, NGOs, terrorists, etc.
  • strategic communications
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Please see Dr. Lochard's full bio here for additional information on publications, presentations, classes offered at MIIS, fellowships and grants.

Dr. Lochard offers a "Non-State Actors in a Digital Age" class cross-listed as IPMG 9508 A and NPTG 8508 A.

For more information about the MIIS Cyber Initiative (MIIS Cyber), please click here.

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Jeff Dayton-Johnson

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Jeff
Last Name
Dayton-Johnson
Jeff Dayton Johnson profile
Job Title
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute
Location
Segal Building
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4102
Language(s)
Español
Français
português

Jeff Dayton-Johnson was appointed to the role of vice president of academic affairs and dean of the Institute in November 2014. In this new position, Dayton-Johnson serves as the Institute’s chief academic officer and is responsible for the overall success and functioning of the school in collaboration with the senior administrative team at Middlebury.

Expertise

Economic development, emerging economies, economics and politics of Latin American countries (including Mexico), immigration, poverty, inequality, natural disasters.

Jeff Dayton-Johnson interviewed live about a financial crisis in Latin America on CNBC.

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Recent Accomplishments

Together with his faculty and staff colleagues, Jeff helped craft the Development Practice & Policy program at MIIS. DPP – now underway – offers two professional masters degrees for aspiring development professionals who seek meaningful careers, whether at the grassroots level or at the headquarters of a global organization, from California’s Central Coast to any of the world’s continents (for more information, click here).

In a similarly collaborative vein, Jeff and fellow professors are perfecting an integrated classroom-plus-fieldwork approach to the teaching and learning of Policy Analysis at MIIS. In January 2014, Jeff took 25 MIIS students to the highlands of Peru to implement a research project the students themselves designed (for more on the Peru experience, click here).

Recent Publications

Latin America’s Emerging Middle Classes: Economic Perspectives (editor). Palgrave/Macmillan, forthcoming 2015.

“Legitimidad fiscal y protestas en la calle: sobre Brasil y América Latina,” Vox.Lacea July 2013, (with Christian Daude and Angel Melguizo).

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy (editor, with Javier Santiso). Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Are the Commons a Metaphor for Our Times?” OECD Observer, 2012 (with Jesús Antón).

"Innovation from Emerging Markets: The Case of Latin America," INSEAD Working Paper 2012/76/ST, 2012,  (with L. Casanova, N.Olaya Fonstad and A. Pietikäinen).

 “The Process of Reform in Latin America,” OECD Development Centre Working Paper, 2011 (with Juliana Londoño Vélez and Sebastián Nieto Parra).

Latin American Economic Outlook 2011: How Middle-Class is Latin America? (coordinator and lead author), OECD, 2010.

 

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Patricia Szasz

First Name
Patricia
Last Name
Szasz
Patricia Szasz
Job Title
Assistant Dean for Language & Professional Programs, Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation & Language Education
Location
McCone Building 102C
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831-647-3501
Language(s)
Français
italiano

Patricia first became interested in the field of language education based on her own language learning experience. She found that learning French as a school requirement was not nearly as motivating as learning Italian in an effort to engage with the Italian people and culture. After working as a software trainer in Silicon Valley, Patricia taught English as foreign language in Milan and Rome, Italy. Her love of teaching eventually led her to pursue her master's degree in TESOL here at the Institute.

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Language teacher training, content-based instruction, curriculum design, language program administration, leadership, technology-enhanced language learning, project-based learning, and intercultural communication.

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Education

MA TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies

BA English Language & Literature, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

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Leonard Spector

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Leonard
Last Name
Spector
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director of CNS, Washington D.C. Office
Location
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 450
City, State, ZIP
Washington, D.C., 20005
Phone
202.842.3100

Leonard S. Spector is Deputy Director of the Institute of International Studies' James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and leads the Center's Washington D.C. Office. In addition he serves as editor-in-chief of the Center's publications. Mr. Spector joined CNS from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where he served as an Assistant Deputy Administrator for Arms Control and Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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Arms control and nonproliferation, international treaties, U.S. domestic and multilateral export controls

Mr. Spector interviewed on MSNBC.

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NPTG 8557 - Nonproliferation Law & Policy      

international law of treaties; the role of the United Nations; domestic nonproliferation policymaking structures and processes; the roles of the executive and legislative branches of government; the utility of international nonproliferation sanctions; the legality of the use of force to combat proliferation; legal solutions to the problem of nuclear smuggling; the effectiveness of multilateral safeguards and inspections; and rules governing civilian commerce in nuclear goods. Attention will be given to examining the hierarchy of legal instruments; mandatory versus voluntary measures and the evolution of norms and customary law; the interaction of international agreements and domestic law; and the interplay of programs, mandatory rules, and discretionary policy. In addition, the course will also explore the impact on the effectiveness of law-based nonproliferation measures of gaps in their scope, acceptance, implementation, and enforcement.

The course will be conducted using both the lecture and classroom exercises, and active student participation is both encouraged and required.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Education

Mr. Spector holds a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and an undergraduate degree from Williams College

Publications

His many publications include: Tracking Nuclear Proliferation 1995: A Guide in Maps and Charts (with Mark McDonough and Evan Medeiros, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1995); Nuclear Ambitions: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons, 1989-1990 (Westview Press, 1990); The Undeclared Bomb: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons, 1987-1988 (Harper Business 1990).

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Avner Cohen

First Name
Avner
Last Name
Cohen
Avner Cohen
Job Title
Professor of Nonproliferation Studies and Senior Fellow with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Location
McGowan 203
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6437

Dr. Cohen, widely known for his path-breaking history of the Israeli nuclear program, is an internationally recognized author and expert on nonproliferation issues, focusing on the Middle East. A consultant to a range of NGOs and governmental agencies, Dr. Cohen joins CNS after serving as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2009-10) and following a ten-year affiliation with the Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM) at the University of Maryland.

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Israeli nuclear program; nonproliferation issues in the Middle East; Nuclear age and nonproliferation history; the non-proliferation regime; nuclear weapons and democracy; morality, ethics, and norms in the nuclear age; the movies of the nuclear age; nuclear disarmament; nuclear weapons free zones

Dr. Cohen interviewed on UCBerkeley's Conversations with History

Interview with Dave Gahary

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IPSG 8505 - Global Politics      

The course introduces students to key analytical concepts and normative views such as balance of power, unipolarity, multipolarity, unilateralism, multilateralism, etc., and major theoretical perspectives for analysis of international politics, as well as the major international events of the past century that have shaped the international system. Students will learn ways that international actors, including sovereign states and non-state entities such as multinational corporations, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, exercise power to pursue goals and influence international outcomes. Students will also learn how international institutions, norms, and structures of governance affect the exercise of power and other forms of influence and shape international outcomes. Students will also be introduced to some contemporary issues of national, international, and human security, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism, as well as issues of globalization, food security, the plight of the LDC’s, and human rights.

Fall 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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NPTG 8509 - Historical Research Methods      

Historical Methods and Source Evaluation for Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

This course is designed to provide an introduction to historical research methods, in particular the characteristics of various types of primary sources and basic techniques of source evaluation and criticism, with a focus on the areas of nonproliferation and terrorism studies. It is specifically intended for graduate students who have already taken lecture-oriented undergraduate or graduate courses dealing with terrorism or nonproliferation.

The class will be divided into several separate portions. The first portion will provide basic information about historical research, touching upon both philosophical issues (e.g., the nature of reality [ontology], human perceptions of reality [epistemology], etc.) and methodological issues (e.g., the distinction between primary and secondary sources, internal versus external source criticism, etc.). The second portion will provide some illustrative examples of the primary source research carried out by the two instructors, which students will analyze and discuss in class. In the third portion, everyone in the class will read selections from diverse primary source materials concerning both terrorism and nuclear age studies. Given that several states have already developed chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons programs, and that certain violent non-state groups espousing extremist political and religious ideologies have expressed an interest in acquiring and deploying these so-called “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) against their designated enemies, it is necessary for students interested in nonproliferation and terrorism to learn how to access, analyze, and evaluate the reliability of primary sources dealing with both terrorism and proliferation/nonproliferation cases. During the fourth portion of the course, students will be working independently on the individual research topics they have selected, which must involve the utilization of some primary historical sources. During the fifth and final portion, each student will give an oral report in class to present and analyze his or her own research findings, which will then be discussed by the entire class. By the end of this last portion of the class, if not earlier, students will submit their completed research papers, which must involve the use of primary historical sources. The course requirements are as follows: regular attendance and active participation in class discussions (30% of grade), an oral report to be delivered in class (30% of grade), and a 7-10 page research paper (40% of grade).

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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NPTG 8558 - Israel and the Bomb      

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the study of Israel’s nuclear history and policy within the broader context of understanding the nuclear dimension of Middle East politics. The course focuses on the uniqueness and the exceptionality that constitutes Israel’s nuclear history and policy. By that uniqueness we mean the original policy which Israel devised to acquire and possess nuclear weapons that ultimately made Israel an exceptional case both vis-à-vis the United States non-proliferation policies and vis-a-vis the non-proliferation regime. That policy is known as Israel’s policy of “nuclear opacity” or “nuclear ambiguity,” under which Israel has never officially acknowledged to acquire or possess nuclear weapons, even though since 1970s Israel is universally presumed as a nuclear weapons state. The course ends with reflections about challenge that Israel’s nuclear uniqueness poses both to the United States nonproliferation policy and the non-proliferation regime as a whole.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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NPTG 8642 - SEM: Moral Dilemmas of Nuc Age      

The invention of the atom bomb and subsequent reality of living under threats of mutual assured destruction have created moral dilemmas and paradoxes of a scale that humanity has never before experienced. If waging a nuclear war is viewed as an unprecedented crime against humanity, something that can never be justified morally, how is it that we have created and legitimated a global world-order that relies on the pledge to commit these very crimes? This seminar will explore, from both a historical and an analytical perspective, the dilemmas and paradoxes of the nuclear age. Historically, we will try to examine some of the big decisions of the nuclear age as fundamentally moral decisions. Analytically, we will explore the moral dimensions of nuclear deterrence.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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NPTG 8645 - Sem:Proliferation&Intellignce      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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NPTG 9505 - Global Politics      

The course introduces students to key analytical concepts and normative views such as balance of power, unipolarity, multipolarity, unilateralism, multilateralism, etc., and major theoretical perspectives for analysis of international politics, as well as the major international events of the past century that have shaped the international system. Students will learn ways that international actors, including sovereign states and non-state entities such as multinational corporations, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, exercise power to pursue goals and influence international outcomes. Students will also learn how international institutions, norms, and structures of governance affect the exercise of power and other forms of influence and shape international outcomes. Students will also be introduced to some contemporary issues of national, international, and human security, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism, as well as issues of globalization, food security, the plight of the LDC’s, and human rights.

Fall 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Education

Dr. Cohen holds a B.A. in Philosophy and History from Tel Aviv University, an M.A. in Philosophy from York University, and a Ph.D. from the Committee on History of Culture of the University of Chicago (1981).

Publications

Dr. Cohen is the co-editor of Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity (1986) and The Institution of Philosophy (1989), and the author of The Nuclear Age as Moral History (In Hebrew, 1989). His most acclaimed book, Israel and the Bomb, was published in 1998 in English and in 2000 in Hebrew. His latest work, The Worst Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain with the Bomb, was published in October 2010 by Columbia University Press. In addition, he published dozens of professional journals, book chapters, as well as op-eds.

His book THE WORST-KEPT SECRET has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Worst-Kept-Secret-Israels-Bargain-with-the-Bomb/163186743694317

 

 
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Stephen I. Schwartz

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Stephen
Last Name
Schwartz
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Editor, The Nonproliferation Review
Location
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 450
City, State, ZIP
Washington, D.C., 20005
Phone
202.842.3100

 

Expertise

Nuclear Policy, Nuclear Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I), Nuclear Weapons Budgets, Nuclear Weapons and Terrorism, Strategic Arms Control, National and Theater/Ballistic Missile Defenses

Stephen I. Schwartz Interviewed on Fox Business Regarding Nuclear Crisis in Japan

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The Nonproliferation Review is a refereed journal concerned with the spread of nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons. Featuring viewpoints, articles and reports on programs, treaties and export controls, terrorism, and the economic and environmental effects of weapons proliferation.

Jeffrey Lewis

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Jeffrey
Last Name
Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis CNS
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Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940

Before coming to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Dr. Lewis was the Director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative at the New America Foundation.

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Nuclear nonproliferation, international security, disarmament, arms control

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Education

Dr. Lewis received his Ph.D. in Policy Studies (International Security and Economic Policy) from the University of Maryland and his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.

Publications

Dr. Lewis is the author of Minimum Means of Reprisal: China's Search for Security in the Nuclear Age (MIT Press, 2007) and publishes ArmsControlWonk.com, the leading blog on disarmament, arms control and nonproliferation.

Brigadier General (Retired) Russell D. Howard

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Russell
Last Name
Howard
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Adjunct Professor
Location
McGowan 200F
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6442

Brigadier General (retired) Russell D. Howard is President of Howard's Global Solutions,  and an Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. He is also a Senior Fellow at Joint Special Operations University, Senior Mentor for Development Alternatives Incorporated, Senior Advisor for the Singapore Home Team Academy, and on the Board of Advisers for Laser Shot Incorporated.

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Counterterrorism
Special Operations
Terrorist-Trafficking Nexus
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa

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NPTG 8577 - Special Ops & CounterTerrorism      

The role of special operations in combatting the terrorist threat has evolved since 9/11. Indeed, special operations forces (SOF) have been the post-9/11 military instrument of choice, particularly for sensitive, direct action operations of which failure--such as the killing of Osama bin Laden -- is not an option. Indeed, the skills and technologies that these combat forces apply are unmatched and highly effective. However, the fact that SOF forces are in such high demand and are used increasingly for a host of alternative mission assignments raises a contentious issue: are special operations units still “special”?
This workshop will explore several intelligence and SOF related capabilities and challenges related to their roles in countering terrorism. Intelligence and Special Operations Forces play critical roles in combating terrorist threats. To be sure, both intelligence and SOF have been instrumental in addressing all major threats to US national security for the past several decades, but since 9/11 both have increased in importance to U.S. policy makers as they address America's new enemies; transnational, non-state actors with global reach and who are seeking access to weapons of mass destruction.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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NPTG 8578 - Intel & Counterterrorism      

This workshop will explore several intelligence related capabilities and challenges related to their roles in countering terrorism. Intelligence has played a critical role in addressing all major threats to US national security for the past several decades. However, since 9/11 intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination have increased in importance to U.S. policy makers as they address America's new enemies; transnational, non-state actors with global reach and who are seeking access to weapons of mass destruction. The Intelligence in Counterterrorism Workshop describes intelligence capabilities and actions in countering terrorist operations and activities. With regards to intelligence the workshop discusses the "intelligence cycle," the full gamut of intelligence gathering disciplines will be discussed. However, signals, technical, and human intelligence gathering will be emphasized, as will the challenges of gathering intelligence in denied areas. The workshop relies heavily on case studies and guest lecturers to reflect the challenges and opportunities facing the intelligence community in America's counterterrorism efforts.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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NPTG 8610 - Seminar: Counterterrorism      

September 11, 2001 changed the way Americans view their security forever. Terrorism is no longer “someone else’s” problem. Now Americans are traumatically aware of how vulnerable they are to terrorism and terrorists. Given the events of the last decade and the ongoing campaign against global terrorism, it is imperative that citizens and their leaders understand and make sense of the threat, as well as conceptualize how terrorism might best be challenged and terrorists defeated. The “Counter-terrorism Seminar” is designed to address the challenges of terrorism in the current and future global security environment in a participatory format. Specifically, the seminar briefly reviews the threat terrorism poses to liberal democratic states, citizens and policymakers, then explores how liberal democracies can best predict, prevent, preempt and, if necessary, directly combat terrorism and terrorists. Five themes provide the course framework: Challenges to a Free Society, Strategies for Combating Terrorism, Eclectic (new) approaches to Countering Terrorism, Winning the (so called) War on Terrorism, and Counterterrorism in the post-bin Laden Security Environment. Also, controversial topics such as covert action, rendition, targeted killings, enhanced interrogation (torture), are discussed with particular emphasis on the legality of these and other counter-terror measures. The seminar culminates with a look into the future by discussing the challenges of the post-bin Laden terrorist threat and strategizing means to mitigate the threat.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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NPTG 8646 - Terror & CT in Africa      

The Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa Seminar will address increased terrorist activity in Africa, and familiarize students with known terrorist organizations throughout the continent such as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Shabaab, the Lords Revolutionary Army (LRA), Boka Haram, the Libyan Armed Fighters Group, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) among others. Seminar participants will evaluate U.S. and international counterterrorism policy and operations in Africa. Based on their evaluation, students will be asked to suggest unilateral, multilateral, “alternative” and mutually supporting policies and operations to address terrorist activity in Africa. In an effort to best apply “theory to practice,” seminar participants will learn how to prepare and apply African related terrorist group profiles and terrorist threat matrices as part of a group exercise and culminating presentation.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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NPTG 8657 - Sem: Homeland Security      

The Homeland Security Seminar is taught in three sections.

Section One examines natural and man-made threats, including terrorist threats, to the United States. It is vital that the origins, forms and potential consequences of threats to the nation be understood before effective policies to thwart them can be developed and implemented.

Section Two examines homeland security from the political and coordination perspectives. Homeland security policy, planning and operations require information sharing, communication and coordination at local, state, federal and international levels of governance; difficult undertakings in a democracy. Also, effective homeland security policy must balance the need for public security with the protection of civil liberties. Therefore, the Patriot Act is covered in detail in Section Two.

Section Three suggests policies to counter threats -- particularly terrorist threats -- to the United States. In Section Three the six critical mission components of the National Homeland Security Strategy are analyzed and critiqued in detail with a view to suggesting more effective national policies.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Education

General Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from San Jose State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Maryland, a Master of Arts degree in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.

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Jason Scorse

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Jason
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Scorse
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Director, Center for the Blue Economy; Program Chair, International Environmental Policy; Associate Professor
Location
K23 Craig
Phone
831.647.3548
Language(s)
Español

I am passionate about: Living sustainably, not just preaching/teaching it.

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS: Seeing the amazing things our students are doing around the world. It is truly inspiring. I am always happy to talk with prospective, current, and former students by phone, skype, or in person. Please email me to set up an appointment.

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ECPR 8500 - Economics Preparation-Micro      

This intensive course in introductory microeconomics places emphasis on the fundamental principles necessary for success in International Economics I (IPSG 8502), Development Economics (IPSG 8551) and Environmental & Natural Resource Economics (IEPG 8542). This course will examine the allocation of resources in different kinds of economies. Topics include the production possibilities curve, competitive markets, elasticities, monopoly, market failures, and the role of government.

Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS, Summer 2015 - MIIS

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IEPG 8542 - Envirn & Natural Resource Econ      

The purpose of this course is to develop competency in economic theory as it relates to environmental issues, and the analytical skills necessary to evaluate, as well as craft, effective, efficient, and just environmental policies. We will highlight policies that influence (both directly and indirectly) the environment and natural resource use, and analyze their implications. The emphasis will be on identifying and assessing the appropriate economic tools for addressing current environmental issues. Students will learn how to “think like an economist,” which may not make for great party conversation, but is essential for conversing intelligently about the world’s major environmental problems and developing solutions.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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IEPG 8663 - Ocean & Coastal Economics      

he purpose of this course is to develop advanced economic skills applied to development and resource issues in the world’s oceans and coasts. The course will focus heavily on analytical and data-driven techniques that can help illuminate the costs and benefits of various policies in the ocean and coastal zones, using a variety of metrics, and incorporating environmental and social values. The course will be divided into two parts: Market economics and coastal planning with Prof. DePaolis and non-market economics with Prof. Scorse.

Student participation in both of these sections will be high, involving many in-class assignments, lab sessions, and extended discussions. Students will be expected to engage in original data collection, analysis, and research. This is an intensive course geared for people who want to pursue careers in marine-related fields, although the topics are more broadly applicable to a range of conservation and development-related careers.

GIS is recommended.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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IEPG 8666 - OCRM Speaker Series      

The primary purpose of this speaker series is to introduce incoming IEP students who are pursuing the “Ocean and Coastal Resource Management” concentration to a wide range of cutting-edge interdisciplinary topics. (In order to be eligible for the CBE Summer Fellows Program students must enroll in this course—auditing is acceptable—in addition to committing to the 16 units of advanced coursework in their second year.)

The series will include topics from the local to international levels, with a focus on the policy and economic implications. Students are encouraged to use these talks as networking opportunities, catalysts for future research, and most importantly, to help focus their career goals.

The series is open to all IEP and IPM students interested in ocean and coastal issues, as well as members of the MARINE network and the larger Monterey community.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Behavioral Economics, International Economics & Development

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Recent Accomplishments

Professor Scorse’s major accomplishment over the past two years has been launching the new Center for the Blue Economy (CBE). Dr. Scorse is thrilled with the Center’s success so far, and is confident that it will make the International Environmental Policy program at the Monterey Institute the premier destination for aspiring ocean and coastal resource management professionals.
He is currently spending almost all of his time building the new Center, including hiring faculty and staff, developing the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management curriculum, securing research funding, working with our visiting scholars, organizing the International Marine Policy Speaker series, expanding the Summer Fellows program, mapping out a strategic plan for the years ahead, and preparing to launch our new Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics (JOCE) in 2014.
Professor Scorse is also beginning to get involved in the national campaign to divest fossil fuel holdings from college endowments, believing that this could provide a major breakthrough in advancing climate change policy. He plans to finish a paper on the topic by spring 2014. His other current research includes new surfonomics work, a soon-to-be-released book chapter on “Ecosystem Services and their Economic and Social Value,” an article on the looming fiscal crisis in U.S. coastal states besieged by climate change, and updates to the non-market work done by the National Ocean Economics Program.

Education

Ph.D. UC-Berkeley, M.S. UC-Berkeley; M.S. UC-Santa Cruz; B.A. UC-Santa Cruz

In the News

Scorse, Jason. “Cheap Gas Hurts The Middle Class.” Fortune 6 December 2012.

Scorse, Jason (and Judy Kildow). “End Federal Flood Insurance.” The New York Times 28 November 2012.

Thomas, Gregory. "Surfonomics quantifies the worth of waves." The Washington Post 24 August 2012.

Scorse, Jason. "My Word: Must never take coast's economic value for granted." Oakland Tribune 10 July 2012.

Publications

Scorse, Jason. What Environmentalists Need to Know about Economics. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010.

Scorse, Jason (2010). Freeing the Market to Address Climate ChangeFreeing the Market to Address Climate ChangeThe Solutions Journal,1(6):29-32.

Harrison, Ann, and Scorse, Jason. (2010). Multinationals and Anti-sweatshop ActivismMultinationals and Anti-sweatshop Activism, American Economic Review, 100(1): 247–273.

Scorse, Jason. (2009) Non-Market Valuation of Ocean Resources in the National Ocean Economics ReportNon-Market Valuation of Ocean Resources in the National Ocean Economics Report (Judy Kildow ed.), National Ocean Economics Program, Moss Landing, CA.

Harrison, Ann & Scorse, Jason. (2009).Do Foreign Firms Pay More? Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing Sector 1990-1999Do Foreign Firms Pay More? Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing Sector in Labour Markets and Economic Development, (Ravi Kanbur and Jan Svejnar eds.), Routledge Press, New York.

Scorse, Jason. (2009).Making Matters WorseMaking Matters Worse. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Response, 1(1):1-6 中文中文

Harrison, Ann & Jason Scorse. (2006).Improving the Conditions of Workers? Minimum Wage Legislation and Anti-Sweatshop ActivismImproving the Conditions of Workers? Minimum Wage Legislation and Anti-Sweatshop Activism. California Management Review, 2 (48):144-160. (Also issued as a Harvard Business School case study) Harrison, Ann & Scorse, Jason. 2004.

Harrison, Ann & Jason Scorse. (2004). Improving the Conditions of Workers? Minimum Wage Legislation and Anti-Sweatshop ActivismThe Impact of Globalization on Compliance with Labor Standards: A Plant- Level Study in Brookings Trade Forum 2003 (Susan Collins and Dani Rodrik eds.), Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C.

Scorse, Jason. (2001). Reflections on the Free Trade Debate. Economia Rural, 1 (12):8-11.

Working Papers

Does Being a "Top 10" Worst Polluter Affect Facility Environmental Releases? Evidence from the U.S. Toxic Release Inventory (coauthored with Wolfram Schlenker), 2012.

Environmental Policy and the Social Contract, 2012.

 The WTO's Environmental Mandate, 2011.

 The Capitalist Conundrum, 2010.

Moving Beyond the Stale "Environment vs. Economy" Debate, 2010

Book%20review%20of%20Economic%20Thought%20and%20U.S.%20Climate%20Change%20PolicyBook review of Economic Thought and U.S. Climate Change Policy. Edited by David M. Driesen. Cambridge, MA. MIT Press, 2010.

Strong-Cvetich, Nikolas and Scorse, Jason. (2008). Ecotourism in Post-Conflict Peace-Building: A New Tool for Reconciliation? Ecoclub: International Ecotourism Magazine, 8 (96):10-17.

 Why Environmentalists Should Embrace Economics, 2006.

 Do Foreign Firms Pay More? Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing Sector 1990-1999. International Labor Organization, Working Paper No. 98, 2005 (coauthored with Ann Harrison and submitted).

Is There Acquiescence in Yes-No Questions? (coauthored with Michael Hanemann & Jon Krosnick), 2005.

Harrison, Ann & Jason Scorse. 2004. Moving Up or Moving Out? Anti-Sweatshop Activists and Labor Market Outcomes, National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. w10492.

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Mahmoud I. Abdalla

First Name
Mahmoud
Last Name
Abdalla
mahmoud-i-abdalla
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building 7
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.4607
Language(s)
svenska

Mahmoud Abdalla earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in applied linguistics at Essex University and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He has taught and lectured extensively on linguistics, Arabic language, and Arab culture and media in several universities and academic institutions in Egypt, Europe, and the United States. He was previously the academic director of the Arabic Language Flagship Program and the coordinator of the Arabic Program in the Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University.

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Arabic language, Arab culture and media, linguistics, second language acquisition, language culture and identity.

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ARBC 6698 - Language Practicum      

This is a one unit course which is designed to give graduate students an opportunity to reflect on Arabic pedagogical theories and become familiar with a range of teaching strategies and techniques. The course includes class observation, lesson planning, a micro-teaching component and actual teaching demonstrations of the language skills. Students are required to conduct interviews with professional instructors during which they discuss the best practices as well as problems encountered in teaching the beginning, intermediate and advanced college level Arabic classes. To address the linguistic phenomenon of diglossia, students will practice teaching Arab dialect(s) alongside the formal varieties of the language. The course is offer in the last summer session towards the completion of the Master’s degree.

Summer 2013

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ARLA 8263 - Cultur/ComMedArabcSpkCountries      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8290 - Topics in Arab Culture      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8294 - Mediterranean Cultures      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8312 - Events in the Arab World      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8373 - ChangesInContmpraryArabSociety      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8384 - Events in the Middle East II      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8385 - Lang/ID:RoleSoclMediaArabWorld      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8392 - Nat'l ID &Women's Status,M.E.      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8396 - Arab & Islamic Culture in Asia      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8397 - Arab-African Relations      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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