Category: GSIPM

Graduate School of International Policy & Management

The Circle Economy Presents ‘The Circular Awards’ Apply by September 30

Upon reading this headline, you might be asking yourself, “What is the circular economy?”.  The circular economy is a resource efficient alternative to the traditional wasteful linear economy. It decouples growth from scarce resource use allowing economic development within natural resource limits and allowing companies to innovate to enable customers and users to do ‘more […]

Congratulations to 2015 IPSS Graduating Fellows

Congratulations 2015 IPSS fellows!  This Spring, 30 International Professional Service Semester fellows set off to work in Austria, Italy, Myanmar, Namibia, Peru, Romania, Samoa, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Washington D.C., and Monterey County.  These students worked for some of the most well known organizations in the international policy world, including The United Nations Development Program, UN Women, […]

DPMI Plus Fellow Mia Schmid works to improve water security in India

Mia Schmid believes that “monitoring and evaluation of social development projects needs a radical reorientation to locate community organizations at the helm of the learning process.” Mia is currently on her DPMI Plus assignment,  a semester long immersive learning opportunity for graduate students at the Middlebury Institute, working in 120 degree heat in Jodhpur, India. Her […]

IEM Practicum-DPMI Plus fellow collaborates with progressive language school in Mexico

Luz Vasquez, candidate for a dual masters degree in Public Administration and International Education Management, is currently working as a Special Projects Manager for the CETLALIC Institute in Cuernavaca, Mexico for her IEM Practicum and DPMI Plus fellowship.  CETLALIC, self-described as the most politically and socially progressive Spanish language school in Mexico, was founded in 1987 by Salvadorian […]

MIIS IPSS Fellow Liz Martinis researches financial inclusion in Peru

  IPSS Fellow writes about her success and challenges in the field  Imagine hiking up a mountain, finally arriving to a house, flipping a coin that ultimately lands heads instead of tails, and continuing up the mountain to the next house. Such research has been conducted using dice and flipping a coin in order to maintain […]

Are you ready for a challenge?

D-Prize is dedicated toward expanding access to poverty-alleviation solutions. While many solutions exist, the challenge is distributing these solutions to those who need them most. D-Prize challenges social entrepreneurs to develop better ways to distribute technologies and methods to improve people’s lives. D-Prize is awarding up to $20,000 to social entrepreneurs with the best solutions to specific […]

GSIPM Students wanted for participation in graduate student panel!

Attention MIIS mafia! Your future classmates need your help! If you are a current student of one of the following programs (or know a friend who is) and will be in town on 7/24, please come, share your experience and provide guidance for our incoming graduate students! If you are interested, please email Kimberly England […]

DPMI alumnus puts training to work in food security efforts in Ethiopia

Sitting down with Care Deputy Chief of Party and January 2015 Monterey DPMI Alumnus, Girma Hailu During a 3-day trip to Addis Ababa after the DPMI Kenya training, I was able to meet-up with January 2015 DPMI Monterey alumus, Girma Hailu in his hometown of Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia. Girma has been serving as Deputy Chief […]

MIIS Professors Release Study on Importance of Agriculture in Monterey County

MIIS professors Jeffrey Langholz and Fernando DePaolis conducted a study on the impact of agriculture on the economy of Monterey County. KSBW.com reported on the study on June 30. The study shows that agriculture contributes $8.1 billion to the local economy and provides 76,000 jobs, making it the county’s largest employer. According to the KSBW.com […]

Incoming MIIS Student Receives Prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Connecticut College graduate, Pablo Tutillo, has spent much of his time traveling in the last several years. Born in Ecuador, he graduated from Connecticut College in 2013 and has spent time working and/or studying in places such as Turkey, Egypt, and Brazil. He was recently named one of 30 recipients of the prestigious Charles B. Rangel […]

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