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Michael Houseman

Michael Houseman is a student of International Policy Studies with a concentration on Human Security and Development at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is passionate about human rights in war zones, conflict resolution, transitional justice and gender equity. Michael is a contributor to the Center for Conflict Studies' blog Wandering Thoughts.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Recent MIIS Graduate Turns Internship into Leadership Position Promoting Permaculture in Malawi

Catherine Carlton (MAIEP ’12) studied modern history at Stanford University. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she served in the Peace Corps in Zambia for two years working in the public health sector as an HIV volunteer. “I thought I might go on to a career in public health, but while in Africa I discovered that […]

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

MIIS Student Wins Student Innovator Award at Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition

Monterey Institute student Jessica “Jessy” Bradish (MAIEP/MBA ’13) received the 2013 Student Innovator Award at the Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition last Friday. ”Winning the Student Innovator Award was a wonderful culmination of my joint Masters in International Environmental Policy and Business Administration,” says Jessy.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

GSIPM Congratulates the Recipients of the Critical Language Scholarship

The following Monterey Institute of International Studies students have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical needs languages during the summer of 2013: Gabriella Abrego (Chinese) Heather Frank (Chinese) Shane Mason (Urdu) Jennifer Tribble (Arabic) These students are among the approximately 610 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students (elected […]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Amy Smithson tapped to comment on Syria’s chemical weapons

Once again proving that the NPTS program is on the cutting edge of global security topics, Amy Smithson from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies commented on chemical weapons possibly used by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. Amy’s commentary can be viewed at the PBS News Hour Youtube page.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

U.S. Institute for Peace Awards $119,000 Grant to Support Project Co-Directed by MIIS Professor Avner Cohen

The Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) were pleased to learn recently that the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has awarded a grant of $118,900 to support a research project on “Nuclear Norms in Global Governance” to be co-led by Professor Avner Cohen of the Institute’s […]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

MPA Capstone Presentations

When: Friday, May 10 , 8:00 AM Where: McCone Board Room When: Friday, May 10 , 12:00 PM Where: McGowan 102 Ten graduates from the Masters of Public Administration program will present their amazing work on Friday, May 10th at 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM in the McCone Board Room and McGowan 102. This is a fabulous […]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

David Roberts to present “Navigating the Politics of Climate Change”

When: Tuesday, May 7, 6 – 7:30 PM Where: McGowan MG102 GSIPM invites you to a spirited talk with David Roberts, one of the nations leading environmental authors and staff writer for Grist. The presentation will cover the politics that underly, inhibit action, and offer solutions to some of the most intractable issues affecting climate […]

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Fisher MBA announces The Les Zambo Scholarship Fund

The Fisher International MBA Program invites applicants for the 2013-2014 Les Zambo Scholarship Program. Zambo Scholars will receive a grant of up to $12,000.00 towards tuition for MBA studies. Award may be applied to Summer 2013, Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 semesters.

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Register for the 2013 Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative (SHREI) Symposium

This day-long symposium focuses on incorporating human rights education into the community college classroom, with emphasis on lesson plans, pedagogic resources and materials, and strategies for reaching diverse student populations. JUNE 8, 2013 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Stanford University Attendance at the symposium is by application only, available at Applications due April 30, […]

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Iran’s Nuclear Situation: How Did We Get Here? with Roger Miller

INMM Presents: “Iran’s Nuclear Situation: How Did We Get Here?” with Roger Miller, International Security Analyst, Lawrence Livermore National Lab When:  Thursday, April 18, 12:15-1:45 PM Where: McGowan Building, Room 100 The MIIS Student Chapter of Institute of Nuclear Materials Management is hosting a catered lunch and guest speaker Roger Miller, an enrichment expert and […]

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Scott Snyder Presents “Human Security in North Korea”

Lecture Topic: Human Security in North Korea Date: April 17, 2013, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Location: McGowan Building, Room 100, Public Welcome In this session we will look at the human security challenges facing the people of North Korea. A country of about 24.5 million people, with an estimated GDP per capital in 2011 of $1,800, North […]

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Celebrate Food Day with a Vegan Cookoff and More!

Get your tastebuds prepped for an awesomely organic Vegan Cookoff on April 16th at 5pm! The cookoff caps a delicious day of events: 12:00-1:00– ” A grass-fed cattlerancher, a local fishmonger and a vegan walk into a restaurant. . . who has the biggest environmental footprint?” This sustainability debate will take place in Irvine Auditorium […]

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

TODAY Information Session for IPSS

Only a few more days remain until the March 31st deadline to apply for the International Professional Service Semester. IPSS intensively trains and immerses students in international organizations, maximizing their skills as forward-thinking policy experts making real change. Drop by the information session today in Casa Fuente CF434 between 12:15 and 1:45 for an overview of the program and how […]

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Register Now for the Strong & Wise Women’s Conference

The Women’s Empowerment Project and the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center are sponsoring the Strong and Wise Women’s Conference, hosted by the Monterey Institute, on Saturday, March 9, 2013.  The conference will take place from 8 AM -4 PM in the McCone Building.  Register on-line, or using the form below.  If you register before March […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Call for Applicants for the Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition

All innovators of exciting, sustainable and succesful business ventures are encouraged to apply for the Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition. Applicants may attend free workshops hosted by regional business leaders to help give an edge to each proposal. Prizes for the competition are: $1,000 cash to the winning Student Division team $10,000 in cash […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Did Twitter really cause the Arab revolutions? Shanthi Kalathil explains!

Intro to International Relations in the Information Age asks this and many more pressing questions that come to shape many of the world’s most significant recent history. The workshop (IPMG 8542) explores social media phenomena and questions if campaigns such as Kony2012 has tangible impact or is just media hype. The course takes place Saturday […]

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Spaces Available in Coastal Conservation Workshop

Dr. Rod Fujita, Director of Research and Development of the Environmental Defense Fund will teach a 1-credit, weekend workshop on April 20th and 21st. The course, titled “Conserving Ecosystems in Coastal Zones” focuses on developing practical, business-minded solutions that tackle the root causes of environmental degradation. Students may register for the course on Bannerweb..

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Frontier Market Scouts wins Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award

Many congratulations go out to the the coordinators of the Frontier Market Scouts program and to the scouts, themselves, for achieving the Ashoke U-Cordes Award for social entrepreneurship!

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Register for International Marketing Development with Kevin McGibben

Spaces are still available in this weekend’s workshop on strategizing and implementing international marketing development. The course is facilitated by Kevin McGibben, CEO of LogicMonitor, with over 15 years global business experience in market development strategy and channel implementation. He previously founded 32 South to assist mobile and new-media technology companies in strategically expanding into […]

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Spaces available in course on Central Coast water policy!

On the weekend of February 15-17, Professor Nik Strong-Cvetich will lead a fascinating 1-credit workshop titled, “The Agriculture-Water Nexus: Lessons from the Central Coast.” The central coast of California is one of the most unique regions in the world. It is a biodiversity hotspot, hosting the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, and it also makes up […]