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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.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Join Dr. James Riordan for a Brownbag Lunch!

Dr. Riordan, author of We Do Know How, will be leading a discussion on buyer-led approaches to development. Riordan is a development economist with over 35 years of experience in the design and implementation of business development and policy reform programs around the world. Dr. Riordan has lived in Colombia, Peru, Egypt, and Albania and […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

GSIPM Dean’s Seminar with Dr. Dale Rogers

Dr. Dale Rogers of Rutgers University will host a presentation titled “Why Supply Chain Management is Front and Center in Today’s Businesses” on Thursday, October 25th. Dr. Dale Rogers is Co-Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management at Rutgers University. He was instrumental in building the two highly successful SCM programs at the University […]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Call for Virtual Scouts

Frontier Market Scouts The Frontier Market Scouts Program selects and trains aspiring professionals who desire a career in social venture and impact investing.      Jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute, Sanghata Global, and Village Capital, the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program turns compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers […]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Team El Salvador Seeks a Student Leader

Team El Salvador is looking to enlist a third student leader to join the leadership committee which will organize the TES practicum throughout the fall semester and lead strategic development projects on the ground in January 2013. They are now accepting applications online until midnight on September 28. To balance the composition of the leadership, preference […]

Monday, September 24th, 2012

MIIS to Screen the Presidential Debates Live in Irvine Auditorium

October 3, 2012 Topic: Domestic policy 6-7:30pm Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (Tickets) Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Grant Application Opening for the Margaret McNamara Memorial Grant

Women from eligible countries studying in the US are encouraged to apply for the Margaret McNamara Memorial Grant. The grant of $12,000 is for women wishing to conduct development work with other women and children in their home countries. Recipients are also invited to attend a three day Awards Program in Washington DC organized in […]

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Venture for America is Welcoming Fellowship Applications

Aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply for the Venture for America Fellowship. The Fellowship consists of the following components: Training – Venture Fellow Training Camp held at Brown University in Summer 2012 Company Placement – 2 years of work at a start-up or early stage company Programming and Capstone –  Regular assignments, readings, and meetings, […]

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Executive Education Professor Robertson Publishes “A Performative-Extended Mind and a Law of Optimal Emergence”

Dr. Peter Robertson has recently been asked to publish his article that serves as his theoretical base for his Executive Education workshop titled “Maintaining Values throughout Organizational Growth.” His article, which you may download here, will also be published in the proceedings of the 56th Global ISSS Conference. Drawing on 30 years of research and […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

BUILD Classes in Session this Week!

Beyond yoUrself In Language Development Classes taught by language students are currently in session. For beginners to advanced speakers wishing to develop or maintain their fluency, BUILD classes can teach you anything from Amharic to Hausa. Find the list of BUILD classes as well as other news about the program on their blog!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Dean’s Seminar Series: How Social Change Organizations Become Effective

GSIPM is proud to announce its 19th seminar hosted by Professor Beryl Levinger. This talk will draw on findings from a two-year study co-directed by Professors Beryl Levinger and Evan Bloom, which examined the organizational development practices of 15 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies around the world. Through the prim of this research, […]

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Prof. Dow to Offer Webinar

Prof. Sandra Dow will offer a webinar entitled “Lehmans and Lemons: A Study of Institutional Investment,” sponsored by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, webcast on Wednesday, September 26, at 12 pm Eastern time. “The study isolates the activity of four failed US investment banks – Lehmans, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch and Wachovia – and […]

Monday, September 10th, 2012

CACS Welcomes New Staff Member

GSIPM welcomes Grace O’Dell as the new CACS Operations Manager and Career Advisor. Read about her promotion at the MIIS @ Work blog’s original post.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

NPTS Professor Yousef Butt featured in Christian Science Monitor

Professor Youseff Butt offers his opinion on the prospects of an Israeli attack on Iran and it its estimated repercussions on Iran’s nuclear arms program in an article published in the Christian Science Monitor. Also a nuclear physicist, Dr. Butt combines several years’ experience studying in nuclear policy and weapons proliferation.

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Faculty Snapshot: Professor Jan Black

Professor Jan Black, GSIPM, spent most of the summer traveling in Europe for meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements. Highlights included delivering a paper on the trajectory of the women’s movement for the International Conference on Social Science, meeting in Barcelona, and a keynote address on human rights in London for the Third Biennial Global Summit […]

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Re-examining the State and its Response to Terrorism

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

IREX Now Accepting Applications for Individual Advanced Research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program and Short Term Travel Grants Program. These innovative and flexible programs offer U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Alumnus Amir Murtaza Becoming Expert in Social Justice in Pakistan

Combining his degree in International Policy Studies with his personal experience growing up in Pakistan, Amir Murtaza (MAIPS) has been busy advocating for improving life in Pakistan, particularly for women and children.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Frontier Market Scouts featured in the Huffington Post

An interview of Dean Yuwei Shi of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management was featured on the Huffington Post’s Impact page. The article titled, “To Change the World, Learn the Practical Solutions” was authored by Jonathan Lewis of the San Francisco-based NGO, iOnPoverty. It contained an interview of Dean Shi speaking on making […]

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

New Course Announcement: IPOL 8541 Research Methods for Development Practice

The MPA program is happy to announce a new course that equips students with tools for development project design and evaluation. The tools will include surveys, interviews (key informant and data generation types), focus groups, use of secondary sources (archival data) for program design and evaluation, direct observation, and comparative case studies. Emphasis will be […]

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Call for Applicants! Online Course on Social Media and Tech Tools for Academic Research

In this four-week online certificate course, participants will explore social media, mobile phone applications and crowdsourcing tools for policy, advocacy and academic research. The course will also explore how emerging technologies enhance traditional qualitative and quantitative research methodology and data collection strategies.