Author Archive

Carolyn Meyer

Director of Professional Immersive Learning and Special Programs, GSIPM


Monday, July 9th, 2018

MIIS Alumna Martha Casanave Opens Photography Exhibit in Samson Reading Room

The MIIS Committee on Art in Public Places and the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies are proud to present a photography exhibition by award-winning fine art photographer Martha Casanave on the sidelines of the 2018 Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. Martha graduated from the Monterey Institute with a degree in Russian Studies and Literature and […]

Friday, September 15th, 2017

January and Spring Break Off-Site Courses and Special Trainings

GSIPM students now view initial information on international programs and special trainings offered in January and over Spring Break at January Off-Site Program Locations: -Cuba -Peru -Colombia -Egypt -Rwanda -France -Czech Republic January On-Campus Trainings and Courses: -DPMI–International Development and Social Change -FMS—Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing -Note: Additional courses including many 1-unit […]

Friday, February 10th, 2017

New Blue Pioneers Program To Include Three Spots for MIIS Students July 23-August 5, 2017

Who: Program includes spots for 15 graduate students from Peking Guanghua Business School, 3 graduate students from the Middlebury Institute, and 2 graduate students from Stanford What: The Paradise Foundation, in partnership with Peking University Guanghua Business School, the David and  Lucile Packard  Foundation  and China’s  Yintai  Foundation,  has established  the Blue Pioneer Program to […]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Thursday Career Chats: US Federal Government, NPS Internships, and Navigating the UN System

Upcoming Career Exploration Chats (First Two Thursday Evenings in November!) Designed for spring IPSS and DPMI Plus fellows; Open to all students What: “Pursuing a career in the US Federal government and internship opportunities at the Naval Post-graduate School” Who: Nicholas Tomb (MIIS IPS ’01) is the Program Manager for the Africa Program at the […]

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

J.M.K. Innovation Prize Workshop and Luncheon

Members of the MIIS community are invited to join Profs. Yuwei Shi and Sandra Dow in spending time with and learning from an exceptional group of social innovators who will be on campus on Friday, November 4th for the J.M.K Innovation Prize. The founders of the following award-winning nonprofits/social enterprises will be in attendance: Advancing […]

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

DPMI alumnus puts training to work in food security efforts in Ethiopia

Sitting down with Care Deputy Chief of Party and January 2015 Monterey DPMI Alumnus, Girma Hailu During a 3-day trip to Addis Ababa after the DPMI Kenya training, I was able to meet-up with January 2015 DPMI Monterey alumnus, Girma Hailu in his hometown of Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia. Girma has been serving as Deputy Chief […]

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

MIIS Center for the Blue Economy fellow gets surprise visit from MIIS staff at Nairobi UNEP Headquarters

On the day of my departure from Nairobi, I ventured to the Gigiri neighborhood of Nairobi to visit the 140 acre United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON). The complex houses over 20 UN offices including the headquarters for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Both UNEP and UN-Habitat headquarters were […]

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

MIIS IPSS alumnus tracks illicit weapons trading around the world

Information provides governments and policymakers with arms data previously never available. It was my first year working at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey when I met MIIS IPS ’06 alumnus Jonah Leff. He was studying the effects of conventional and small arms violence under the tutelage of MIIS professor Edward Laurance, […]

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Greater Middlebury alumni community comes together in Nairobi

A June 9th reception in Nairobi drew over 25 members from the entire Middlebury community including alumni from Middlebury College, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), the MIIS Frontier Market Scouts fellowship, and the MIIS Program on Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI). The event was held at the Aga Khan Graduate […]

Monday, June 8th, 2015

DPMI Kenya Course Focuses on Designing Solution Strategies for Local Systems

  Group includes 13 wonderfully diverse participants from seven countries Update from Nairobi, Kenya: We are halfway through our 8-day certificate training jointly offered by the Locus Network and the Program on Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). Participant Profiles The group includes 13 participants […]

Friday, December 19th, 2014

1500 USD Sarah Meek Africa Travel Awards for MIIS Students

***MIIS students completing research in Africa in 2015 are encouraged to apply! ***Research could be completed as part of an internship or job as well as for-credit or not-for-credit.   Announcing the Sarah Meek Travel Grant for Research in Africa Starting this January, four travel grants of $1500 each will be awarded for MIIS students […]

Monday, April 14th, 2014

DPMI to launch training in Kisumu, Kenya June 9-20; Fellowship options post-training

Call for Applications for DPMI Kenya Program* *Please note that that this program is still pending final approval by MIIS/MIDD Global Operations Committee. -Learn side-by-side Kenyan development practitioners on a USAID Forward initiative. -Complete a client project for improving access to quality education. -Stay in Kisumu and work on client project after the training through […]

Monday, December 9th, 2013

DPMI Plus Colloquium Presentations; Listen From Around The World

DPMI Plus Fall 2013 Colloquium Schedule Friday, December 13th, 10:00am-12:20pm PST Join via webinar or in-person in the McCone Boardroom 10:00: Richard Hansen, MPA 2013 Kiva – Peru 10:20: Ashley Anderson,  MPA 2013 UNHCR – Geneva 10:40: Dawn Kleint, MPA 2013 UNHCR – Geneva 11:00: Cristina Lopez, MPA 2013 Pact – D.C. 11:20: Alex Dunkel, […]

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Rwanda Suggested Reading List

This list of books on Rwanda was developed by DPMI Rwanda instructor, Marie Laugharn and DPMI Rwanda student, Grace Proctor.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Applications to January DPMI Trainings in Rwanda and Monterey Due October 31

Development Project Management Institute What: Professional certificate training in international development project planning, facilitation, and partnership Where: Monterey, California or Kigali, Rwanda! When: Monterey (January 6-24, 2014) or Rwanda (January 14-23) Who: Aspiring international development and social change practitioners interested in developing a practical skill-set and meeting others interested in this field. Interested graduate students, career-changers, […]

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

MIIS Program Offers US-Focused Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing Certificate Training

The Frontier Market Scouts program includes a new training program at the James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center in Salt Lake City January 11-24, 2014. Training covers tools for social enterprise management and impact investing with a focus on US case studies and programs. The program fee for MIIS students is $2,000 (room and […]

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

DPMI Rwanda and DPMI Plus Winter/Spring Applications Due October 31

Are you interested in a career in international social change and development? Would you like to gain a new professional skill-set this January? Consider applying for the Development Project Management Institute (DPMI) professional certificate training January 6-24, 2014 in Monterey or January 14-23 in Rwanda. Would you like to gain professional experience? After successfully completing […]

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

IPSS January Pre-Departure Workshops Announced

The International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program at MIIS recently announced it’s January 3-20, 2014 workshop schedule. A summary of workshop offerings is as follows: “High-Value Organizational Consulting” (IPSS 8530A) Jan. 3, 4, 5; 12-5pm “Designing and Evaluating Interventions” (IPSS 8531) Jan. 7-8, 9:00am-5:00pm “Quantitative Data Analysis in a Professional Setting Using Excel” (IPSS 8532) […]

Monday, September 9th, 2013

NYTimes Article on ‘The Global Elite’s Favorite Strongman’ Highlights Issues To Be Covered in DPMI Rwanda Training

Those interested in taking the Development Project Management Institute training in Rwanda January 14-23, 2014 are encouraged to check-out the September 4 New York Times Magazine article, “The Global Elite’s Favorite Strongman“. The in-depth biographical piece provides insight on the life an goals of Rwandan President Paul Kagame while highlighting the remarkable transformation Rwanda has […]

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Webinar: DPMI Plus Students Present from the Field Thursday and Friday 12-2pm PT

Click Here to Access DPMI Plus Webinar . Presenters Thursday, August 29, 12:00 – 1:20pm PST 12:00p: Paul Bonwich, MPA 2013 Peace Corps, Macedonia 12:20p: Alex Dunkel, MAIPS 2013 Tostan – Senegal 12:40p: Geoff Quiros, MPA 2013 Peace Corps – Dominica 1:00p: Chris Puder, MAIPS 2014 Transitions Foundation of Guatemala – Guatemala Friday, August 30, […]