Category: Student Accomplishments

How DPMI impacted my life in 60 seconds!

It’s been 10 years since DPMI was first launched. Numerous DPMI alums have implemented tools and strategies inspired by their training to provide creative solutions on a global and local level. In the coming months we will be highlighting this ...

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 ...

MIIS Students in the news

Peace Corps Veteran and MPA student Molly McMills new program director at YMCA Monterey County: Monterey Herald IPS Alumna Sabina Khan published on Iran in The Tribune

IPSS Student’s Blog Features MENA Region

NPTS student Alex Well is a former IPSS participant and his essay "AQAP Then and Now" will be featured in ICPVTR's September edition of Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis. Other interesting essays and articles on corruption and asset freezing in North ...

FMS Participants and MIIS Almuna Helped to Launch Report for Maya Mountain Cacao

The Maya Mountain Cacao connects smallholder farmers with the ultra-premium chocolate industry in Belize. The organization's model creates an exceptionally high-quality cocoa bean and a growing source of income for farmers, while contributing to reforestation efforts and promoting sustainable organic ...

Student Accomplishments

For IEP student Sarah Cowen a dream has come true. She will serve in Mexico soon with the Peace Corps.  Enrolled in the Peace Corps’ Master’s International program, she can earn her master’s degree and complete Peace Corps service at ...

Congratulations to 49 Spring-Summer Immersive Learning Students on Internship Completion

Update on Semester-Long Immersive Learning Program Participants: GSIPM is proud to congratulate 49 special program winter-spring 2013 fellows on completing their immersive learning fellowship assignments this month, while also wishing the best to the 35 summer-fall 2013 fellows who have recently ...

Congratulations May Graduates!

This is that bittersweet time of year when we congratulate our graduates and say "farewell" to seeing them on campus as "students". It's reassuring to know that the MIIS family extends beyond our campus boundaries through continued friendships, city alumni group ...

Immersive Learning News: IPSS and DPMI Plus Students Soon to Head to the Field!

This coming spring semester several of our students will be heading off to intern at a diverse range of organizations. Through our IPSS and DPMI Plus programs, total of 47 students will be leaving the campus to gain professional experience ...

Frontier Market Scout Steve Hoberg Calls Program a “Potential Game Changer”

At 59, Steve Hoberg had built his own successful manufacturing company and seen his three children through college. After turning management of the company over to his partner, he felt he was ready for a new chapter in his career ...

MIIS Students win the xpedx Net Impact Campus Greening Challenge

In a competition to strategize ways to reduce the environmental impact of college campuses, students from MIIS took home the top prize. Net Impact, a non-profit that advocates for colleges to adopt better environmental practices, selected the team from MIIS ...

Article Written by MIIS student Lauren Renda – Across the Border: Nepal’s Struggle with Human Trafficking

Lauren Renda is currently working on a Master's Degree in International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies with a focus in Conflict Resolution and Human Rights. Her areas of interest include peacebuilding, gender issues, and post-conflict reconstruction ...

Tina Hu, MIIS Student, Blogs on Nonproliferation Beijing Immersive Module

Almost a dozen MIIS students participated in the Nonproliferation Beijing Immersive Module over spring break 2012 lead by Professor Jinhuei Enya Dai. Dr. Dai describes the Nonproliferation Beijing Immersive Module as “an innovative advanced Chinese language immersion program that provided ...

IEP Alumna Jessica Sanders Speaks at Marine Policy Event in NYC

Experts from GEF, FAO, the Global Ocean Forum, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), among other partners, have provided a briefing for member states and other stakeholders on the new GEF/FAO ...

Catalyst Group Consulting Team’s Capstone Presentation! May 11!

You are invited to the Catalyst Group Consulting Team's capstone presentation! WHEN:MAY 11TH 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (REFRESHMENTS AT 8:30 AM) WHERE: MG 100 WHO: BERYL LEVINGER’S ADVANCED SOCIAL CHANGE LEADERSHIP CLASS Your classmates in Catalyst Group have been conducting an organizational assessment ...

Congratulations Zambo Scholarship Winners Celena Aponte and Megan Christenson!

  The  Les Zambo Scholar Program  Selection Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-2013 awards. The committee received many strong applications this year, but determined that two applicants best met the stated criteria of the Scholar Program.   The Monterey ...

Matthew Fricker Published in Perspectives on Terrorism: A Journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative

Matthew Fricker, a Monterey Institute student in the Masters in non-proliferation and terrorism studies program, co-authored an article that was recently published in Perspectives on Terrorism, a prestigious journal that focuses on terrorism research. The article, titled: Practice Makes Perfect?: The ...

Lauren Marasco Wins Human Trafficking Essay Award

The Monterey Institute of International Studies is pleased to announce that Lauren Marasco, a first year MPA student, has been awarded the $1000 cash prize for her essay submitted to the Anti-Human Trafficking Essay Competition. This year there were several ...

Amir Murtaza, 2007 MIIS Graduate, Featured in Asian Human Rights Commission

Amir Murtaza, a recent MIIS graduate spent the last few years of his professional career working with impoverished and disadvantaged children. Murtaza, a Fullbright scholar, was recently featured in Asian Human Rights Commission. His article, Pakistan: International Day for Street Children ...