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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.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Learn about education and development if you are in the Washington D.C. area

Thanks to the generous support of USAID, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities cordially invites you to a Public Forum on The Economic and Social Impacts of Higher Education in Africa Monday, January 28, 2013    |    9:30 – 11:45 AM 1307 New York Ave, NW – 1st floor auditorium   |   Washington, DC Is higher […]

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Immersive learning students take on the world!

Monterey Institute of International Studies students are interning, volunteering and working all over the nation and globe. The international community is gaining students from the programs Frontier Market Scouts (FMS), Development Project Management Institute (DPMI) and International Professional Service Semester (IPSS). Students will be going to 5 continents and over 20 countries, from placements in Mexico […]

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development needs your vote!

The AASD entered its 2-page annual report into a ClickLinks contest and is now in the top 10 finalists. The winner is decided by votes and will receive its printing costs for the annual report covered as well as a $1,000 donation! Please help them win this by first going to this link: and then clicking on […]

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Today SAND and UNIDIR present on Armed Violence and Accountability

Come hear how a civil society organization developed software that assists UN agencies and states track implementation of arms control standards. The presentation will tackle who or what is accountable for armed violence in developing countries. When: Tuesday, December 4th 12:15-1:45 Where: Morse B104 Check out the Facebook Event or contact Prof. Ed Laurance for more details!

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Visiting Professor from Middlebury to teach Environmental Policy Course

Dr. Catherine Ashcraft, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, will teach IEPG: Negotiating International Freshwater Conflicts here at the Monterey Institute this spring semester. This course will consider the complexity of water systems and their development, but will focus on the human dimensions of negotiating sustainable policies when people have different […]

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Visiting Environmental Policy Professors from Middlebury to Teach Courses at MIIS this Semester!

Andrea Olsen, John Elder Professor of Environmental Studies and Dance at Middlebury College, will be a Visiting Scholar at MIIS Spring 2013. She is the author of Body and Earth: An Experiential Guide, and BodyStories, A Guide to Experiential Anatomy in collaboration with Caryn McHose. MIIS has the pleasure of hosting her three courses: MWAY 8561 A BODY […]

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The Spring International Business Plan Information Session is coming up.

MBA candidates planning to participate in the spring 2013 International Business Plan (IBP) capstone project must attend a mandatory information session! Please plan to attend to learn about requirements, eligibility, timing, and deadlines. When: Thursday, Devember 6th, from 12:15 to 1:30pm Where: MG102 Contact Toni Thomas at for more details.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Intern at the German Parliament with the Émigré Memorial Program!

Students looking for an action-packed policy internship for three months are encouraged to apply to the Émigré Memorial German Internship Program. Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand.

Friday, November 9th, 2012

New Changes to our Course Codes!

Looking up classes for next semester will soon be more intuitive, thanks to a new coding system in our Course Catalog! The new coding will allow students to find classes outside their programs that may complement specialized studies. Our new course codes include: IPMG: All policy and management categories. This may include GIS and some J-Term […]

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

NPR Announces Kroc Fellowship

The NPR Kroc Fellowship was established to identify and develop a new generation of extraordinary journalists for the public radio system. NPR Kroc Fellows will work alongside some of the nation’s most respected reporters, producers and editors. Application Requirements  Material received no later than December 31, 2012 Candidates must be just completing college or graduate school, […]

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Disaster Recovery Institute International Info Session Friday, Nov. 16th.

The Monterey Institute of International Studiesis collaborating with Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) to offer the Business Continuity Certificate starting in February 2013. The course is designed for students interested in business continuity, disaster recovery, and contingency planning. There will be an informational session to explain further the advantages of gaining the skills and knowledge […]

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Announcing the Harvard 2012-2013 Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellows

The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution. Consistent with the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of […]

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Gender Identities in Islam Panel this Saturday

Professor Nüket Kardam, students of her Women’s Human Rights class, Women for Women International and the Conflict Resolution Association will present a panel discussion on Saturday, October 27th, on Gender Identities and Islam. The panel of five will demistify issues of gender through their own experiences and studies. Panel questions include: 1.) How does Islam view […]

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Center for Conflict Studies to holds its Inaugural Conference “Religion and Gender: Identity, Conflict and Power”

The Center for Conflict Studies announces its first annual conference titled ‘Religion and Gender: Identity, Conflict and Power’ from November 8 to 10, 2012. The conference seeks to explore conflicts that arise at the nexus of gender and religion while simultaneously promoting spaces for empowerment that arise in these interactions. Our keynote speaker on Thursday, […]

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Call for Applicants for the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research.   CFR awards up to […]

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Spark Ventures Seeking MBA and MBA-IEP Interns in Zambia

Spark Ventures is a nonprofit, international development organization based in Chicago. Spark partners with existing grassroots organizations serving vulnerable children in developing countries by providing partners with human resources, strategic guidance, training opportunities, and financial capital. For the past five years, Spark Ventures’ main partner has been Hope Ministries, based in Ndola, Zambia, which cares […]

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

New Workshop Offered: Advanced Analytical Writing

GSIPM has announced a new workshop will teach you how to develop and strengthen your interpretive and analytic writing skills. Dr. Mark Shapiro will teach the class and its emphasis will be on clearly communicating your perspective on the complex issues raised in your field of interest and study. The course covers key areas of writing with […]

Friday, October 5th, 2012

GSIPM Announces its J-Term and Spring Break Programs

2013 programs for immersive learning have been announced. Students wishing to enrich their academic experience have a variety of on-campus and international programs to choose from. January Programs: Development Project Management Institute MiddCORE@Monterey Frontier Market Scouts Ocean Leadership Practicum at MIIS Team El Salvador Transitional Injustice and Chile’s Vulnerable Populations Team Peru Journey Through Ghandhi’s Land: […]

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Feroz Khan, Adjunct NPTS Professor, Publishes Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb

Combining 30 years’ experience serving in the Pakistani Army and formulating Pakistan’s security policy on nuclear and convention­al arms control, Khan tells the compelling story of how and why Pakistan’s government, scientists, and military persevered in the face of a wide array of obstacles to acquire nuclear weapons. Eating Grass unveils and unrav­els the fascinating […]

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

MIIS to Host Deferred Action and Immigration Discussion

On Tuesday, October 9th at 6pm in Morse B109, the Global Majority and Amnesty International Student Clubs will host Blanca Zarazua, an immigration attorney from Salinas, California. Mrs. Zarazua will discuss immigration in Monterey County as well as orient on what Deferred Action is and how to apply. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a […]