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Samira Lloyd

Samira Kurtic Lloyd Special Programs Coordinator Monterey Institute of International Studies A Graduate School of Middlebury College 460 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Monday, June 4th, 2012

New publication by Prof. Harvey Arbeláez

The following article is the most recent publication by Professor Harvey Arbeláez: Macroeconomic antecedents to U.S. investment in Latin America, Journal of Business Research To read the article click here!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article Written by MIIS student Lauren Renda – Across the Border: Nepal’s Struggle with Human Trafficking

Lauren Renda is currently working on a Master’s Degree in International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies with a focus in Conflict Resolution and Human Rights. Her areas of interest include peacebuilding, gender issues, and post-conflict reconstruction inspired in part by her recent field work in Nepal. Read Lauren’s article here!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Check out the video ‘Doing Good: Promoting Peace – Rotary Peace Fellows Program, Thailand’

The Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University was established in 2004 to provide a three month, professional development certificate program twice annually to individuals currently working in related fields. Sessions run from January-April and June-August each year with a maximum of 25 Rotary Peace Fellows in each session. Deadline for next year’s session (funding available) […]

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

DPMI Alumni Event in Monterey This Thursday, May 24

DPMI Alumni Event in Monterey This Thursday, May 24 Join us in the Monterey Institute McCone buildings upper atrium for a reception with current DPMI Monterey participants and DPMI alumni from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 24. Beryl will be there! RSVP at  

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Announcing Winner of Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award

I am pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award is Professor Peter Shaw.  Professor Shaw has a record of excellence in teaching and an ongoing, inspiring commitment to providing our students the highest quality education possible.  He has worked with countless students to ensure their success in […]

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

IBP Kickoff and Syllabus Review Sessions

The International Business Plan prepares students to confront real world business challenges, emphasizing effective communication, presentation skills, teamwork, and problem-solving orientation. There are two review sessions scheduled: May 18, in MG100, from 12-2pm and May 22, in MG 100, from 1-2:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday, April 27th, 2012

MPA Capstone Presentations, Friday May 4

You are cordially invited to attend MPA capstone presentations on Friday, May 4! For more info please see the schedule: McGowan 100: 8 – 11.40am 8.00 – 8.40: Christine Robinson, Shannon Wilson, and Dana El-Issa, Saudi Labour Force Center 8.40 – 9.20: Aaron Brown and Ashley Barry, Strategic Planning for Immersive Professional Learning and Special […]

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Learn more about Omprakash

When: Friday, April 27th, 2012 – from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Where: Morse B104 Omprakash offers a new model of web-based social change driven by the power of human relationships. They connect grassroots social projects with volunteers, donors, and classrooms around the world – all without seeking a profit. Follow-up individual consultations available by appointment via […]

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The N.O.W @ MIIS Networking Club and B.U.I.L.D cordially invite you to their second Foreign Language Networking Mixer of the year!

The N.O.W. @ MIIS Networking Club & B.U.I.L.D. invite the entire MIIS community, alumni and professionals within the greater Monterey area to join us for a foreign language networking mixer in downtown Monterey at Habanero’s Grill and Cantina. Join us on Thursday, April 26, from 8pm to 10pm. Complimentary snacks will be provided and beverages […]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

MIIS Alumnus Jonah Leff Quoted in Sudan Tribune

Jonah Leff, MIIS Alumnus and Small Arms Surveys Sudan Human Security Baseline Assessment Project Coordinator, was quoted in Sudan Tribune on April 17. Read the article here!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Frontier Market Scouts Partner Adds 2 Social Ventures to its Growing Portfolio

These two ventures represent just a small slice of what makes up Village Capital’s portfolio of game-changing social enterprises. Other superstars from past accelerator programs include Quadrado Magico, an affordable e-learning company in Brazil; Rainsaucers, a rainwater-harvesting company that provides clean running water in Guatemala; Tastia, an “ebay” for local agriculture in London; and many […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Apply now for the Team Peru Summer 2012 Practicum

The application for the Team Peru Summer 2012 Practicum is now out. Application Deadline is Friday, April 13th! *Applications are open to all degree programs, so we encourage anyone who is interested to apply. Application Link: Synopsis: Team Peru is a unique, impact driven, immersive experience. We are a movement that allows for students […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

American University in Cairo Student Exchange

The Monterey Institute maintains a reciprocal agreement with the American University in Cairo allowing for student exchanges. After a semester-long hiatus due to political instability in Egypt, we are resuming this program for the Fall 2012 semester. A limited number of students studying the Arabic language will be selected to participate. Applications are due Monday, […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Model UN Volunteers Needed!

Calling all Model UN enthusiasts! The Lyceum of Monterey County is looking for volunteers to help out with the annual Middle School Model UN Conference in Monterey County. In Model UN, students are assigned countries to represent and come to the conference as delegates from those countries. The MIIS volunteers will participate by chairing one […]

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Planning to take the June Frontier Market Scouts Courses?

Then this is a must read!  We would like to remind all MIIS students that even if you do not intend to participate in the Frontier Market Scouts semester-long field program, you still must complete the online application and be accepted into the FMS program in order to enroll in any or all courses offered […]

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

10,000 Scholarships Available to U.S. Students to Study in China

In support of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative, the Chinese Ministry of Education is offering 10,000 scholarships through the China Scholarship Council for American students to study at many of their top universities. These scholarships are offered under the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) and are therefore called the “CPE scholarships.” They are available […]

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

IPS Potluck on Thursday, March 29!

Join your fellow IPS classmates and professors for an evening of wining and dining! You are invited to IPS Potluck on Thursday, March 29th from 7:00-8:30pm in Casa Fuente 434. Please bring a dish to share with everyone. Let us know what you intend to bring at,, or  

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Beryl Levinger, Ph.D. presents a talk about the New School (Escuela Nueva) movement in Colombia

Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Public Administration Program, Beryl Levinger, Ph.D., will kick start the Brown Bag Lunch Series of 2012. This talk will describe the New School (Escuela Nueva) movement in Colombia, a sweeping educational reform that significantly expanded educational opportunities for poor and bypassed children. The New School approach has been implemented […]

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

FREE Tote Bags: April 5th, 2012

The Student Ambassadors will be hosting a MIIS Totebag Give Away and Decorating Party on April 5th from Noon to 2pm in front of Samson Student Center. Grab your lunch and come decorate your very own cotton tote bag, courtesy of the Recruiting Department and your Student Ambassadors! Go Here for more info!    

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Application Deadlines are Approaching for all GSIPM Immersive Learning Programs!

International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) 6-month practicum beginning Spring Semester 2013 with a January pre-departure orientation Application deadline: March 31, 2012 For more information visit or email Immersive learning experience through assignment as a junior professional staff member in an international organization receive academic credits for deliverables integrating academic and professional work Network […]