Archive for Alumni Accomplishments

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Nicholas Tomb (MAIPS, 2002) participates in VIKING 14


MIIS alum Nicholas Tomb is participating in the Viking 14 exercise, a multinational exercise that simulates an integrated UN Peacekeeping Operation in the fictional country of Bogaland.  VIKING 14 is a Command Post Exercise/Computer Assisted Exercise in the “Spirit of Partnership for Peace.” Previous VIKING-exercises have been stated as the premier Multinational and Comprehensive Approach exercise in the world.

This exercise includes nearly 3,000 participants from almost 50 countries and addresses many of the challenges in civil-military relations that modern, integrated missions face around the world.  More specifically, he is serving as a Civilian Integration Planner with the Armed Forces of Georgia and will spend the 10 day Exercise session just outside of Tbilisi, Georgia.  Nick is participating in the exercise through his affiliation with the Center for Civil-Military Relations at the US Naval Postgraduate School, where he works as an Assistant Program Manager in the Prevention, Relief and Recovery program.




Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

MIIS Faculty and Alumn Accomplishments

Monthly update on MIIS faculty and alumni in the news:



MIIS alumn Arash Asady goes to Wall Street in Fox Business.



yerxa_ambassadorDeputy director-general of the World Trade Organization to join MIIS on MIIS Blog.



smithson_amyCNS fellow Amy Smithson on weapon inspection in Syria on NPR.




Glenzer publsihes article on social change in Sub-Saharan Africa on MIIS Blog.

Friday, September 20th, 2013

MIIS in the news and headlines

Every week, MIIS and its faculty is featured in news and articles. Here are the latest ones:

wehling_fredFred Wehling quoted in Crossing the red line: The taboo of chemical weapons

lewis_jeffreyJeffrey Lewis’s Op-ed in The New York Times: Even a Flawed Plan Will Be Useful

Phillip C. Bleek and Raymond Zilinskas mentioned in What chemical weapons does Syria have?
sunderPresident Ramaswamy’s letter in The Herald: Letters: MIIS helps vets transition
MIIS as part of an IIE initiative in Myanmar/Burma: International relations course for developing-world higher education

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

MIIS Alumna Offers The Uncommon Business Summit in Monterey on September 13-15, 2013


This weekend, MBA Alumna Jane Deuben is holding  The Uncommon Business Summit in Monterey. This event attracts an interesting mix of small business entrepreneurs from around the country and Canada. It’s very entrepreneurial in its content.

The Uncommon Business Summit is for entrepreneurs who are seeking to grow their business in an innovative and uncommon way.  We attract a mission-driven tribe made up of trainers, authors, speakers, consultants, coaches and professional service providers who are looking for creative ideas, perspectives and strategies for taking their business to the next level and beyond.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Past DPMI Participant Featured in the Huffington Post

Congratulations to Cory Ybarra! Cory, who participated in DPMI in 2009, recently had her non-profit, Building for Generations, featured in a Huffington Post article.  Building for Generations works to provide medical treatment to children with disabilities. Read more about her story here.


Monday, June 11th, 2012

Visit MIIS Alumna Corey McAveeney’s Blog

Corey McAveeney graduated from Monterey Institute in 2009 with MA in International Trade Policy. She and her husband Dmitry Dragilev, also a MIIS 2009 MBA almunus, blog together about their exciting accomplishments and adventures.


Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

MIIS Alum and Former IPSS Participant Miriam Rayward Featured in Boren Newsletter

Miriam Rayward, a MIIS alum, former IPSS participant, and 2010 Boren Fellow, interned at Hand in Hand School in Jerusalem. The school teaches Jewish and Arab children together and incorporates conflict resolution lessons into the curriculum. Read more in the December 2011 Boren Newsletter!