Join the Monterey Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) as they continue to host the 2013 Marine Policy Speaker Series.
On Tuesday December 3rd, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, MIIS welcomes Cat Kuhlman (Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Matters, California Natural Resources Agency), and Skyli McAfee (Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust) for a talk on Working in the boundary of ocean science and policy.
On Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, join a conversation with Andrew Kahrl (Assistant Professor of History, Marquette University): on Public versus Private Interests in the Coastal Zone.
Both talks will be held in the McGowan Building (Room 102) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
The Monterey Institute community is thrilled to invite the eMIISsaries to join us for TEDxMontereyWomen on December 6th. The event includes screenings of TEDWomen talks from around the globe, as well as local speakers presenting enlightening perspectives on women and women’s issues. Local speakers include Paulette Lynch with ”Art is the Answer”, and Tonya Antle, with a talk entitled, “Why Stop Here?”. Connect with community members and Monterey Institute students around these energizing topics. Join us on Friday December 6th, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm in the Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey Institute of International Studies. Tickets are sold in advance online at www.tedxmonterey.org ($10 students, $20 adults). We look forward to seeing you there!
The Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) will host the 2013 Annual Conference, Maneuvering the Maze: Understanding Justice in Conflicts. The Conference will take place November 14th through 16th at the Monterey Marriott Hotel. This illuminating event seeks to explore the many notions of justice, the importance and role of justice in conflict and peace, the various approaches to justice, and the key players involved in providing, seeking and receiving justice.
CCS extends a special welcome to the eMIISsaries to attend the keynote speech by renowned guest Dianne Barker Harrold. Dianne served as the first female Native American District Attorney in the State of Oklahoma and is currently the attorney for the Tribal Council of the Cherokee Nation. In addition, she is an independent consultant for the US Department of Justice, the Office of Violence Against Women, the American Indian Resource Center, and the National Institute of Justice. Read her full bio online. The Keynote will be delivered Thursday November 14th, at 6pm, at the Monterey Marriott Hotel. Register to attend the Keynote Speech with eventbrite.
Tuesday November 5th, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Join the MIIS community Tuesday, November 5th to learn about scaling up coral reef conservation efforts in Micronesia. Guest speaker Chris LaFranchi is the director of OneReef, a Santa Cruz-based organization connecting local Micronesian communities with coral reef investors to reverse coral reef decline across the region. Over 500 million people directly depend on healthy reefs, and OneReef brings together diverse stakeholders in the Pacific Island region to address over-fishing, pollution, climate change, and reef degradation. Read a recent Bloomberg piece on OneReef’s work in Palau.
Thursday November 7, 12:15 pm – Irvine Auditorium
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Dr. Malashenko also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006. From 1976 to 1982 and again from 1986 to 2001, Malashenko worked at the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences as a research fellow, head of the Islamic Department, and finally as senior associate. In 1990, he was also a visiting professor at Colgate University in New York. From 1982 to 1986, he was editor of the journal Problems of Peace and Socialism.
Dr. Malashenko is a professor of political science as well as a member of the RIA Novosti advisory council. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Central Asia and the Caucasus and ActaEurasica and the newsletter Russia and the Muslim World and is a board member of the International Federation for Peace and Conciliation.
Dr. Malashenko is the author and editor of about twenty books in Russian, English, French, and Arabic, including: Islam in Central Asia (Garnet Publishing, 1994), Russia’s Restless Frontier (with Dmitri Trenin; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2004), The Islamic Alternative and the Islamist Project (Carnegie Moscow Center and Ves Mir, 2006), Russia and Islam (Carnegie Moscow Center and ROSSPEN, 2007), and My Islam (ROSSPEN, 2010).
The Monterey Institute’s Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) is excited to announce that Dianne Barker Harrold will be the keynote speaker for November’s conference on Understanding Justice in Conflicts. Harrold has practiced law for 26 years, mostly in Indian Country in Oklahoma. She served as tribal judge for thirteen Indian tribes in Oklahoma and as the first female Native American District Attorney in the state of Oklahoma, among numerous other positions. She is currently the attorney for the Tribal Council of the Cherokee Nation and the Resource Delivery Coordinator for Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc., in Tempe, Arizona.
Harrold is one of the founders of Oklahoma’s Help-In-Crisis domestic violence shelter, which for 33 years has served victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Her tireless advocacy for battered women and victims of crime has earned her a number of prestigious awards and titles. She is currently the Native American/Victim Representative for the State Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) Board for Oklahoma.
An enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Harrold is also an independent consultant and frequently speaks around the country, training tribal prosecutors and law enforcement, victims’ advocates, child welfare workers, and service providers in the areas of child abuse, victim advocacy, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other related topics. In April of this year, United States Attorney General Eric Holder presented Harrold with the 2013 National Crime Victim Service Award for her long-term work with crime victims.
CCS looks forward to welcoming Harrold at the conference and learning from her incredible body of work, and extends a warm invitation to all eMIISsaries to join.
Ambassador Rufus H. Yerxa, outgoing deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), will join the faculty of the Monterey Institute as a visiting professor beginning in February.
“Ambassador Yerxa brings extensive experience as a policymaker, diplomat, trade negotiator and international lawyer to his new role at the Monterey Institute,” says President Sunder Ramaswamy. “Over the past 30 years he has been a key player in building and promoting the rules and institutions governing world trade. He will be a unique asset to the Institute and to our graduate students in trade and economic diplomacy, and international business.”
Ambassador Yerxa joins the Institute’s faculty after 11 years as deputy director-general at the WTO, where he worked to strengthen the organization by broadening its membership and enhancing its role in dispute settlement, monitoring and enforcement. Earlier in his career, he served as the United States Ambassador to GATT and was subsequently appointed by President Clinton to be the chief deputy U.S. trade representative in Washington. He was a leading figure in the effort to negotiate and secure Congressional approval of both the NAFTA agreement and the Uruguay Round/WTO agreement.
Read more via the MIIS Newsroom
Dr. Avner Cohen, professor of nonproliferation studies at the Monterey Institute and a noted scholar of Israel’s nuclear program, released last week several items from his personal research archive that offer fresh new insights into Israel’s decision not to use nuclear weapons during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
A key item in this release is a video interview with the late Azarayahu ‘Sini’ Arnan, former senior advisor in the Israeli government. The interview upends conventional assumptions that Israel was very close to using nuclear weapons in this conflict (or even threatened to use nuclear weapons) and provides unique insight into how the Israeli government came to this decision.
Release of these materials coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War on October 6. The New York Times published an op-ed piece authored by Dr. Cohen on this topic on October 3. In addition to his faculty position with the Monterey Institute, Dr. Cohen is a senior fellow and director of the Nonproliferation Education Program at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
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A special opportunity to make an IRA charitable distribution to the Monterey Institute has been extended through the end of 2013.
Time is running short! This is the last year to take advantage of this special opportunity. Under existing legislation, donors age 70 1/2 or older can again authorize their plan administrators to distribute up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charities like the Monterey Institute without paying federal income taxes on the money.
For more information, go to go.middlebury.edu/giftplanning or contact Kathy Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-647-3556.
There are special provisions that allow you to take advantage of this opportunity for the 2013 tax year, and you only have until December 31, 2013 to complete your gift!
We extend a special invitation to the eMIISsaries to attend the next installment in the Marine Policy Speaker Series, Can you hear me now? The Use of Passive Acoustic Methods for Monitoring and Mitigation of Marine Mammal Populations
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 6 – 7:30pm
McGowan Building, MG102
Join the Monterey Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy for a talk by Julie Oswald (Bio-Waves Inc.): Can you hear me now? The Use of Passive Acoustic Methods for Monitoring and Mitigation of Marine Mammal Populations.