Author: Kelly Quackenbush

DPMI Monterey Participants Engage Local Organizations

  This year, the Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation (DPMI) Program in Monterey tried something brand new. Instead of just talking about community engagement, DPMI participants got the opportunity to visit local organizations as part of the Week 2 curriculum. The social issue under investigation was homelessness in Monterey County, and there was no shortage of important questions […]

News From Abroad: DPMI Rwanda

Last month, 15 MIIS students and 4 Middlebury students joined staff members from Partners in Health Rwanda and current development practitioners to participate in DPMI Rwanda. The intensive 10 day program focused on project design, strategic partnerships, and social marketing. Rwandan media was quick to pick up the story: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-01-11/184850/ Middlebury student Armel Nibasuma, chronicled his […]

New Workshop: Rwanda: 20 Years Since the Genocide

We know the thought of adding something else to your schedule at this point in the semester may make you feel a little crazy! But this is going to be a great workshop. It is required for people participating in DPMI Rwanda but open to all MIIS students. Here is the course description: “2014 marked 20 […]

East Africa Forum at MIIS!

Last Friday, October 3rd, marked the first East Africa Forum organized by the Monterey Institute. Nearly 50 participants came to enjoy the theme “Personal Transformation” through storytelling presented by two panels – a student panel and a faculty panel.  After the panels, the MIIS Africa Club treated participants to drumming and dancing, as well as […]

East Africa Forum at MIIS!

Last Friday, October 3rd, marked the first East Africa Forum organized by the Monterey Institute. Nearly 50 participants came to enjoy the theme “Personal Transformation” through storytelling presented by two panels – a student panel and a faculty panel.  After the panels, the MIIS Africa Club treated participants to drumming and dancing, as well as […]

Human Centered Design Course

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/68659872″>Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/ideoorg”>IDEO.org</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p> For two years now, IDEO.org has partnered with Acumen to offer a course for those interested in learning about and practicing human-centered design. Join the over 25,000 individuals from 148 countries who have taken the course with us in the past two rounds, and become […]

MIIS students meet President Obama’s paternal grandmother in Kenya!

Over the summer, students participating in DPMI Kenya had the opportunity to visit President Barack Obama’s paternal grandmother! She lives in the province of Nyanza, on the eastern edge of Lake Victoria. Nyanza is a Bantu word which means “a large mass of water.” The provincial capital is Kisumu, where the DPMI training is centered in partnership […]

MIIS students meet President Obama’s paternal grandmother in Kenya!

Over the summer, students participating in DPMI Kenya had the opportunity to visit President Barack Obama’s paternal grandmother! She lives in the province of Nyanza, on the eastern edge of Lake Victoria. Nyanza is a Bantu word which means “a large mass of water.” The provincial capital is Kisumu, where the DPMI training is centered in partnership […]

What if your DPMI Plus Assignment was the PEACE CORPS?

  Michelle Zaragoza, IEP, left the United States to begin her Peace Corps service as an Environmental Education Promoter in Nicaragua last month. What follows is an excerpt from her blog: “My Journey as a Peace Corps Master’s International Volunteer” How it all began (152 days til departure):   March 5th: Just another regular Wednesday morning. I […]

DPMI Kenya – Reflections from Abroad

- Blog contributed by Maritza Munzon, MPA/IEM ‘15  I was in Kenya a total of two months; at the time it felt longer, maybe because it’s a slower pace of life in Kisumu, or maybe because compared to a year at MIIS anything else seems to go at a snail’s pace. Whichever the case, slow […]

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