Keep Calm and Meditate!


Keep Calm and Meditate this Fall 2014! Sessions will take place every Wednesday from 12:30 – 1pm in room CF 452.
These drop-in sessions do not …

Reflections #10: Hanse Sail und Aufwiedersehen

I knew this trip was going to come to an end sooner than later, but somehow it still shocks me when I realize that I’ve spent three months in a different country and now I’m about to set foot on a plane that will take me far away from what I just adjusted to. Time […]

Celebrating its First Decade, DPMI Goes through Renewal, Reinvention!

At its core a cutting-edge institution, the unique, intensive, development-focused three-week Development Project Management Institute (DPMI) program seems ageless. Nonetheless, as “nae man can tether time or tide” (in the words of Robert Burns), 10 years have passed since its inception, and that is worth celebrating. “A decade of DPMI has produced over 1,000 alumni […]


In case you missed the whole Obamacare thing, here’s a news flash: insurance is a big deal. And not just in healthcare. Insurance premiums are a market signal that indicates the relative risk associated with a given activity. Case in point: buying flood insurance for a McMansion in Miami Beach should be crazy expensive, given […]

Reflections #9: Diving with the Seals

Spending parts of my life in the golden state of California, I’ve come across lots of surfers, swimmers, and divers. The Monterey Bay Aquarium was always one of my favorite places to visit as a kid. Even now, as an adult, it fascinates me to see all the different types of career paths you can […]

USAID Releases guide to Strengthening Civil Society Through Social Media

  Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media has been developed as a reference guide for civil society organizations (CSOs) working in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development and its implementing partners in advancing their critical missions. In line with the USAID Strategy on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance […]


In the past week, I’ve chosen to “unfriend” two acquaintances on Facebook due to their unabashed political rhetoric. I did not relish doing it, as I am a vocal advocate of free speech, and burning bridges is a nasty habit I’ve tried to quit. However, I use my Facebook profile to, among other things, post news […]

How do MIIS students feel about the future?

Be the solution…now, that is a daunting idea. So, where do we start at MIIS given that this is our core goal? Here’s an idea, let’s start by asking ourselves who we are as people and what motivates us to act.  I’ll begin by sharing  my latest inspiration in honor of the United Nations International Day of […]

Soccer Tryouts!

Attention Soccer Lovers!
The MIIS Futbol Club, the Globadores, will soon be having tryouts!  The Globadores is a competitive co-ed soccer team that plays in the …

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