Connect with other MIIS students and alumni through new Tripping network!

Tripping connects you with locals around the world to transform your travel experiences into exciting explorations of local hot spots and cultures. The new Monterey Institute Tripping network provides a platform for current students and alumni to take advantage of the diversity and dynamism of our MIIS community. Ever wanted to travel to New York, Paris, Dubai, or Tokyo and experience it as the insiders do? Connecting with MIIS alumni living around the world is your ticket! Join the MIIS tripping network at www.tripping.com/network/Monterey-Institute and get ready to pack your bags!

GTD Trade Negotiation Simulation 7/21!

You are invited to the Global Trade and Development Trade Negotiation Simulation!

Seventeen students from Shandong University in Shandong, China will be conducting a trade negotiation simulation as a part of the four-week Global Trade and Development Practicum at MIIS.  Professors Wei Liang and Lijuan Zang will be moderating the simulation.

What: Global Trade and Development Trade Negotiation Simulation

Who: 17 students from Shandong University in Shandong, China

When: Thursday, July 21st from 2pm-4pm

Where: Casa Fuente 434

We look forward to seeing you!

Simulation of International Tariff Reduction Negotiation by Professor Liang and GTD Students

What: International Tariff Reduction Negotiation

GTD students will be separated into three delegations, representing three fictional states that will be attempting to negotiate tariff reductions. The first hour will include an Opening Round (opening statement and opening position by each state), followed by three bilateral rounds and ending with a plenary meeting of all three states starting at 3PM.

When: 11PM-12PM and 2PM-4PM

Where: Casa Fuente 434

Please join Professor Wei Liang and visiting UWC scholars for this simulation as part of the Global Trade and Development program at the Monterey Institute. The simulation will be held in Casa Fuente 434 between 11AM-12PM and 2PM-4PM.

If you have any additional questions about the simulation, please contact the Special Programs Department at gtd@miis.edu.

Apply to One of Two GTD Summer 2011 Sessions!

The Summer 2011 Global Trade & Development Program is run in two separate sessions.
The first GTD session meets Monday, June 20 through Thursday, July 14. Classes will run from 10am-12pm and from 2-4pm unless otherwise noted.

The second GTD session meets Tuesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 31. Classes will run Monday-Friday from 10-12pm and 1-4pm.

The program involves two-three weeks of intensive class and group work, with four days of field exposure to international trade experts working in agriculture and technology industries in Central California. Each program includes a 3-day weekend trip to San Francisco (lodging provided).

Field exposure includes trips to technology, agriculture, government, and finance organizations on the Central Coast and in the San Francisco Bay Area area (including Silicon Valley). Past site visits have included Ebay, Wells Fargo, Driscolls, Tanimura and Antle, and Facebook headquarters as well as a visit to the Economic Development department of the City of San Jose. Further details will be given to accepted students with their schedules.

Apply online today! The program is expected to be full!

Apply to One of Two GTD Summer 2011 Sessions!

The Summer 2011 Global Trade & Development Program is run in two separate sessions.
The first GTD session meets Monday, June 20 through Thursday, July 14. Classes will run from 10am-12pm and from 2-4pm unless otherwise noted.

The second GTD session meets Tuesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 31. Classes will run Monday-Friday from 10-12pm and 1-4pm.

The program involves two-three weeks of intensive class and group work, with four days of field exposure to international trade experts working in agriculture and technology industries in Central California. Each program includes a 3-day weekend trip to San Francsico (lodging provided).

Field exposure includes trips to technology, agriculture, government, and finance organizations on the Central Coast and in the San Francisco Bay Area area (including Silicon Valley). Past site visits have included Ebay, Wells Fargo, Driscoll’s, Tanimura and Antle, and Facebook headquarters as well as a visit to the Economic Development department of the City of San Jose. Further details will be given to accepted students with their schedules.

Apply online today! The program is expected to be full!

How Conservatives can be Synonymous with Economics and Environmentalism

The Monterey Institute Instructor Jason Scorse offers an interesting perspective on true conservatism and how the changes needed in environmental policy can be supported by the far right. In a brief historical re-cap, Scorse demonstrates how known Republicans such as former President Bush (Sr.) and McCain supported cap-and-trade programs and legislations as a revenue generator and environment saver for our country. Scorse elaborates further by critiquing how quickly McCain changed his tune in order to please his party colleagues and the manner in which they have vilified the creation of more rigid environmental policies. Scorse offers a strong argument for conservatives to return to their roots.

This blog post offers a new view of true conservatism and it is short enough to read quickly and digest slowly. Click here to read the piece.

Besides teaching and publishing, Scorse also teaches a 2-day environmental segment during the Global Trade & Development Certificate Program at the Monterey Institute.

Roundtable Presentations and Discussion (August 19th, 2010)

16 undergraduates from 12 different countries in Monterey Institute’s Global Trade and Development Program will evaluate and give a 5-8 minute presentation on a trade and development “case” as part of their final deliverable and completion of the program.

When: Thursday, August 19th 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: Monterey Institute of International Studies, Boardroom of the McCone Building, 460 Pierce Street Monterey, CA 93940

Upload the flyer for this event or click here for more information on the GTD program.

All are welcome to attend!