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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 more!

Learn more: visit Frontier Market Scouts website and our blog!

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 to make the most of their education while simultaneously having a positive impact on people’s lives. In conjunction with the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a professional environment that caters to his or her particular academic area of focus. Based on each individual’s knowledge, interests, and passion, each participant is assigned to a project where, as a group, they are encouraged to take full ownership and responsibility of the planning and implementation of that project. Leaders are there to assist and facilitate this process.


Team Peru Blog:

Andean Alliance Website:


Contacts: Katie Holmberg (, Derek Polka (, Kat Gordon (




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, April 16th, 2012 at 5PM to Jen Holguin,

Further details on the program and application process can be found at:

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 in the June FMS training program.

Classroom seats are awarded first to MIIS and non-MIIS students participating in the field practicum, and subsequent general enrollment is open only to those who have been formally accepted into the FMS program.

Applications are due Sunday April 1st and can be submitted through the Frontier Market Scout’s website.  All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by April 15th.  Students who complete the entire 6-credit curriculum will receive a professional training certificate in Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Management.

Entire course Descriptions and Faculty Bios can be found here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at or contact Carolyn Taylor Meyer at

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Matching Organizational Growth and Talent: Breakthrough Concepts and Tools

A Monterey Institute of International Studies Executive Education Course in partnership with deBaak

June 29- 30, 2012 in Monterey, CA

Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2012

Drawing on his breakthrough research and 30 years of consulting experience, Dr. Peter Robertson takes participants through two days of highly experiential learning.

Workshop highlights include:

  • the explanatory power of the S-curve and SEM-Cube in understanding the organizational and human instinctive systems
  • effective ways of matching organizational growth and talent
  • practical frameworks and insights to culminate a multitude if common senses about strategy, organization, and management team
  • action learning intended to relate the personal and team roles to organizational growth phases and short term performance improvement options

Who should attend?

  • Management Teams
  • Investors
  • Executives in the For-Profit and Non-Profit Sectors
  • Management Consultants

Course Instructors:

Dr. Yuwei Shi is Dean and Professor of Strategic Management at the Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies. His research focuses on competitive strategy, high-tech venture and business model development and evaluation.

Dr. Peter Robertson is a founding partner of Human Insight Ltd and is an experienced consultant on leadership and organization growth strategies. He has written widely on the subjects and developed the AEM-Cube, ACT-Cube and RPA set of organizational assessment tools.

The workshop fee is $1450 USD or $950 USD per person if registered as a team of 3 to 7 people.

Class size is limited to 21 participants.

*Workshop fee includes course materials, lunches and refreshments during breaks.


To apply, please visit:



Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Upcoming IMGT and IPOL Courses Still Available

Want to get a few more credits in this semester and take some interesting courses? The following IMGT and IPOL courses are still available for registration!


IMGT 8603- Social Marketing- March 30- April 1, Instructor: Dalakas

The workshop will focus on how marketing strategies and techniques can be applied to address social issues and to improve the well-being of the community in both developed and developing countries. Examples and cases of social marketing campaigns will be integrated within the workshop.

IMGT 8604- International Strategic Partnerships- 10:00- 11:50 T/TR- March 29- May 1, Instructor: Schill

This workshop is for students interested in forming and managing international strategic partnerships between business, social or governmental/educational enterprises, large or small, within various countries of the world, for purposes such as international market entry, acquisition of critical resources and competencies, fulfilling and achieving social impact initiatives and social responsibilities, environmental initiatives, developing and launching new products, or collaborative activities in research or distribution. It is a case discussion-based workshop involving actual partnership situations, their identification, planning, partner selection, partnership terms establishment, negotiation, partnership conflict resolution, and partnership transitions and end-games. There are no prerequisites and the workshop is open to all MIIS students.

IMGT 8622- Mergers and Acquisitions- April 27- 29, Instructor: McAllister

This workshop is designed to address a special topic in corporate financial management involving the combination of corporate enterprises. It will include some historical background about the market for mergers and acquisitions, followed by the rationale for pursuing an acquisition. The course also includes information and analysis on the various ways created value is distributed. Prerequisite: IMGT 8536

IMGT 8647- The Art of Failure- April 21- 22, Instructor: Zelkha

Success, the high altar of our culture. Failure, the dungeon of our culture. But our success culture is in deep and fundamental conflict with entrepreneurship, innovation, risk-taking, learning and, inextricably, failure. Success without failure is simply …. luck. Innovation is a double helix built with creativity, risky exploration, testing assumptions, sweat, failures, learning, retrenchment, re-creation, re-exploration, re-learning, mutation, and eventual victory. Failure is not the opposite of success, but its compliment.

This course overturns the common knowledge of failure and success, and proposes that failure has to be embraced as an essential platform for innovation and success. The course examines the frequently contradictory views of failure in the Silicon Valley and venture capital arenas. We will also hear, first-hand, the failure/success stories from Silicon Valley executives and venture capitalists, as well as venture leaders operating in developing countries. We will examine the state-of-the-art entrepreneurial methods for embracing failure such as Y Combinator, Fast Failure and Failure Tolerant Leadership.

The course will review the academic literature on failure, discussing its causes and prescriptions for prevention. In particular, we will look at the engineering view of failure, including the FMEA approach (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and the possible application of this approach to the business world. We will also examine and discuss cross-cultural views of failure and risk-taking.

We will examine how the pace of competitive knowledge offered through modern communication technologies, has caused some of the old, classical methods of planning and managing business risk to be supplanted by more agile methods which incorporate frequent, real-world, testing of scenarios and assumptions – and explicitly incorporating knowledge from “failures.”

We will examine current research on the psychology of failure. Students will participate in diagnostic tests to help them understand their own unique patterns and proclivities to fail. They will also examine their own resilience and paths to recovery and renewal.

IMGT 8655- Tools for Project Management- 9:00A- 12:50P F- March 30- May 18, Instructor: Loomba

This course provides a comprehensive overview of project management, addressing four major issues: culture, principles, management and techniques /tools used in projects. The course reviews the general stages of a project in chronological order and describes how the stages interrelate. The elements of project management critical to the success of a project are also identified and explained. Course Objectives: • To describe, demystify and formalize project management so that students are prepared for the Project Management curriculum and can utilize knowledge and skills in their professions. Real world examples, case studies and anecdotes will be used to illustrate major points. These illustrations will also show that managing projects, while a challenging and rewarding career choice of itself, is a valuable asset in all careers. • To provide a substantive overview of project management in an international context. Working on both international projects and on local projects in international teams will be stressed. Real life hurdles of working in the international environment will be a prime focus of the course. • To enable the immediate practice of project management in any workplace, independent of discipline. Students will learn to use project management processes and discuss them intelligently with colleagues, senior executives, or clients.

IMGT 8676- International Marketing Communications- April 27- 29, Instructor: McGibben

This course offers an integrated marketing approach to the study of the ways in which profit and nonprofit organizations communicate with their audiences in order to accomplish various marketing objectives. Emphasis is placed on understanding the synergies between various communications tools like advertising, sales promotions, public relations, and event sponsorships, within an international context. Case and class discussions will integrate the experiences of a variety of companies from small to large business, with a particular focus in high tech.

We will discuss the basic concept of integrated marketing communications and how to apply the concepts in the context of examples and cases from companies. We will identify the issues involved with designing a marketing communications strategy and campaigns to look at challenges with developing marketing communications programs across rapidly evolving media technologies and across cultures.

IMGT 8691- International Business Negotiation- April 13- April 15, Instructor: Metcalf

This course aims to expand awareness, enhance understanding and facilitate development of a set of perspectives and skills essential to effectiveness in international negotiations. Specific focus is directed toward developing a framework for considering aspects of international negotiations, understanding the development of trust, dimensions of coalitional bargaining and the range of conflict handling modes.

IMGT 8697 – Social Risk and Corporate Value- May 05- 06, Instructor: Dow

This workshop provides a framework for analyzing the social risk of the firm and tries to find any links that may exist to corporate value. We will examine various attempts to measure social risk and work with social risk data from a leading data provider (Risk Metrics). The costs of adhering to high environmental and social standards can translate to higher operating costs that in turn may place the firm at a competitive disadvantage and lead to lower profitability. On the other hand strong social policies can confer a competitive advantage on the firm by stimulating technological innovations, improving the efficiency of resource use and thereby cutting costs, strengthening a firm’s reputation and brand, and reducing the firm’s operational risk. The workshop will be conducted using both lecture and cases and active student participation is both encouraged and required.


IPOL 8588- Water and Conflict- April 6-7 and April 27- May 05 (Time TBA), Instructor: Iyer

Human beings cannot survive without water. Water is a basic need. Scarcity or depletion of water resources, as is the case on our planet today, means there is almost certainly a situation of ‘the haves vs. the have-nots’. Those who exercise their power to control resources use a variety of tools to ensure their access to water and often do so at the cost of depriving others of their basic need and human right. Conflict invariably follows. And while a natural conclusion is that these conflicts will invariably turn violent, the fact is that we have not really had water wars. Why?

In this course, students will explore a variety of social issues that are intertwined in conflicts over water. Through case studies, students will further their understanding of water conflicts and the reason behind how and why potential water wars are transformed through various dispute resolution and conflict management processes.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Upcoming Workshops

Still looking to take some interesting courses? Need a few more credits? The following is a list of upcoming workshops that are still available for the second half of the semester.

WKSH 8523- US Nuclear Weapons History and Cost- March 30- April 1, Instructor: Schwartz

This workshop explores how and why the United States spent more than $7 trillion to build 70,000 nuclear weapons during the Cold War, conduct more than 1,000 nuclear tests, and deploy and maintain a worldwide network of delivery systems, sensors, and communications assets capable of unleashing (or defending against) unimaginable destruction. Key developments and turning points in the history of the U.S. nuclear weapons program will be discussed, and the substantial human health, environmental, and economic costs of the testing, production, and deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons will be quantified and assessed, along with the effectiveness of efforts to keep secret large parts of the program. The ongoing and anticipated future costs of U.S. nuclear weapons will also be discussed. Basic knowledge of nuclear weapons and the Cold War is helpful but not essential.

WKSH 8526- Fundamentals of International Trade and Shipping-April 27-29, Instructor: MacLellan

The purpose of this workshop is to explain fundamental principles and implications of international trade transactions which require goods movement. We will explore key relationships between the commercial agreement, the financial aspect of the transaction and the physical movement of the goods (international air and sea freight). An important focus will be risk minimization through the pragmatic use of international terms of sale, intermodal bills of lading, surveys and insurance. In addition, other current areas of concern in the field of international logistics will be reviewed, including shipping markets, non-tariff barriers, security, foreign trade zones, and currency fluctuations.

WKSH 8538- Nonproliferation, Disarmament and Peaceful Uses- April 14- 15, Instructor: Wijewardane

The Non-Aligned Movement is the principal partner of Western states and the Nuclear Weapons States in multilateral negotiations relating to nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. This Workshop will introduce the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in its historical and current contexts, and will focus on the role NAM has played in the global nuclear debate. The Workshop will examine relevant material from the NAM intergovernmental process including its Head of State Summit Meetings, as well as the contributions made by NAM in multilateral fora, such as the NPT, the UNGA, the First Committee, the Conference on Disarmament, the UNDC as well as international Organizations such as the IAEA.

WKSH 8542- Counterterrorism- March 28- May 18, Instructor: Howard– ONLINE COURSE

The Counter-Terrorism Workshop is designed to address the challenges of terrorism in the current and future global security environment in a participatory seminar format. Specifically, the workshop briefly reviews the threat terrorism poses to liberal democratic states, citizens and policymakers, then explores how liberal democracies can best predict, prevent, preempt and, if necessary, directly combat terrorism. The workshop leverages the instructor’s counter-terrorism experience, which spans nearly three decades in various operational and academic assignments. The workshop assumes a baseline understanding of terrorism (prior completion of a basic terrorism course is recommended) but will review the “new terrorism” briefly to ensure that all workshop members have a common frame of reference. Students will then explore numerous facets of counter-terrorism strategies, policies and operations. Special attention will be given to addressing terrorist threats in a democratic society. Three case studies (Mumbai, the Times Square Bomber, and a case of the student’s choosing) will illustrate the real challenges of countering terrorism in democratic countries. Students will conduct a graded group exercise that pits their skills and ingenuity against counter-terrorist forces.

WKSH 8549B- Human Trafficking- March 28- May 18, Instructor: Vanek– ONLINE COURSE

This workshop will examine human trafficking as an emerging public issue, while focusing on the real-world challenges to identifying and rescuing victims, prosecuting traffickers, while also addressing the socio-economic and cultural dynamics that are leveraged by traffickers. This course will focus heavily on the multi-disciplinary, victim-centered approach promoted through international and domestic anti-human trafficking protocols and policies, including the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and the subsequent reauthorizations.

The course will include an examination of relevant existing data, types of trafficking, legal definitions, domestic and international efforts to combat trafficking, challenges faced by law enforcement, the nexus between trafficking and other transnational crime, the role of traditional NGOs and social entrepreneurs, and corporate social responsibility. Finally, we will examine potential career opportunities related to combating human trafficking and the leadership, collaboration and consensus-building skills necessary for success, whether working in the global arena or for a local agency.

WKSH 8580- Renewable Energy- April 13- 15, Instructor: Williams 

WKSH 8597- Trade Migration and Risk Mitigation- May 04- 06, Instructor: MacLellan

The purpose of this course is to review compliance issues for international trade. Since 9/11, import controls have been steadily increased by Homeland Security, CBP, the FDA and other Federal agencies. Additionally, since the recent transfer of responsibility for export regulation from the U.S. Department of Census to CBP, export controls present a greater obstacle for U.S. businesses than in other nations, despite Government policy to increase exports through the National Export Initiative. To provide an understanding of these challenges to trade, this course shall provide an overview of these key issues;

Regulatory rules for both imports and export, to and from the United States. Proposed reforms to export controls will also be reviewed.

Security issues arising from current U.S. Government policies will be explored, with specific reference to the Bureau of Industry & Security as well as other Federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, State Department and U.S. Department of the Treasury.Best practices for internal corporate controls to ensure compliance will be discussed in the context of international commercial transactions. For the purpose of enabling a successful trade transaction, the merits of comparative risk mitigation approaches to compliance will be analyzed.


Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Frontier Market Scouts Adds Short Training and Summer Field Program

This February the Frontier Market Scouts program announced that it will offer a five-day training program followed by a July-August internship/field post in conjunction with the regularly scheduled two-week training and six-month field program. Similiar to the longer training and field program, this new shorter option will be open to Monterey Institute students as  well as graduate students, professionals, and career-changers from other schools and organizations.

Applications for both the short and longer programs (that start May 29) are due by April 1, 2012.

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 serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world.

Click here to read more

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

The NPTS Honors Thesis

The NPTS Honors Thesis is a highly selective program through which students will be challenged to design and conduct an independent research project of professional scope and quality with the guidance of a thesis advisor. Only a limited number of students will be selected to participate in the Honors Thesis program each academic year.

Application and Selection

Applications for the honors thesis program will be accepted in the spring semester of each academic year. Students in their second or subsequent semesters in the NPTS MA program who are currently maintaining a GPA of 3.7 or higher may apply to be admitted into the Honors Thesis program. Application forms are available from the GSIPM front desk and are due to the GSIPM Dean’s Office by March 30. Applications require a proposal for the thesis, academic transcript, sample of research writing, and endorsement from a member of the faculty or research staff. In endorsing a student for the honors thesis, a faculty or staff member agrees to serve as the student’s thesis advisor if the student is selected for the program.

Students will be selected for the honors thesis on the basis of GPA, demonstrated proficiency in research and analytical writing, and any other relevant criteria as determined by a selection committee composed of NPTS faculty. Students selected for the program will be notified and will receive approval to enroll in IPOL 8662 NPTS Honors Thesis in the subsequent Fall semester. IPOL 8662 will count as a seminar toward fulfilling the requirements of the NPTS MA degree.

Thesis Preparation and Review

Throughout the Fall semester, thesis advisors will provide students enrolled in IPOL 8662 with individualized supervision of their thesis projects. Thesis advisors will set a schedule for research and writing of the thesis and will meet with students as needed to review progress and provide comments and advice.


Students will be required to present and defend their Honors Theses before the MIIS community in a public symposium. During the symposium, students will receive comments from discussants chosen from faculty and research staff at MIIS and other institutions, nonproliferation and counterterrorism practitioners, and/or distinguished alumni. Students will be expected to respond to questions and comments in a professional manner and to incorporate their comments in the final version of their theses as appropriate.

Finalization and Grading

Students will submit final versions of their honors theses to their thesis advisors after the symposium. Thesis advisors will grade final submissions and determine whether or not they meet the standards of quality necessary for designation as an honors thesis.


Please contact NPTS Program Chair Dr. Fred Wehling.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Conservation Management and Leadership Workshop: February 18th and 19th with Professor Langholz

This coming weekend Professor Langholz will be teaching a workshop on conservation management and leadership. This course delivers key skills and knowledge required to lead implementation of field-based conservation programs and projects. It includes lectures, discussions, and role plays, as well as meetings with practitioners who share lessons learned and tips for success. A visit to a project site will supplement the classroom learning, offering “real world” complexities and best practices. Participants will gain proficiency in media relations, cultivating major donors, developing mission statements, and avoiding ethical pitfalls, as well as learn several leadership principles and lessons.

This workshop will be a great learning experience for all who participate.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

WKSH 8535 Negotiation and Mediation for Environmental Professionals This coming weekend. There is space available!

WKSH 8543         Negotiation and Mediation for Environmental Professionals

Few, if not any, environmental issues can be solved without input and agreement from numerous stakeholders with differing values, education and background. Communicating effectively with these stakeholders is a skill that everyone cannot only learn, but master. This course introduces the theory and practice of negotiations, highlighting which negotiation technique fits each individual. Students will learn the various stages of negotiation, from pre-negotiation to negotiation proper to post-settlement negotiation. Students will also learn the skills it takes to properly mediate disputes. At the end of this course, students will be able to: succeed even when they think they are short of bargaining power; counter hardball tactics and tricks without compromising their personal ethics; build trust in working relationships; and decide when to compromise. Most importantly, through lectures, case studies, and role playing, students will become more comfortable practicing negotiation and mediation.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Team Peru: Now Accepting Application for J-Term 2012

 Team Peru:  Now Accepting Applications for  J-Term 2012 Practicum 
Interested in traveling to Peru for a J-Term Practicum with Team Peru?  We are now accepting applications. Applications are due Oct. 31st and interviews wil follow. Please find the link to the application here:  
For more specifics, review our presentation and our summer report. If you have any questions, contact  or find any of the Team Peru crew on campus. Happy applying!
Summer Report:

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Policy Writing Workshop

Upcoming workshops:  November 18th through 20th, Taught by Adjunct Professor Eve Connell, MIIS alumna . Equipped with degrees in French literature, philosophy, and linguistics, and a professional background rooted in teaching undergrads and grads, coaching business professionals and teams, launching an art gallery, and serving as board chair for two nonprofit arts organizations, Eve Connell currently spends most billable hours writing, editing, and training for and with a variety of clients. Her specialties include training professionals of all walks of life in communication skills with particular focus on business writing, public speaking, and leadership development.


WKSH    8554       Policy Writing                     1 credit

Writing Skills for Policy is an intensive workshop created to provide students a foundation for writing common policy documents both in academic and professional venues. This workshop will offer practice and feedback for continuation and development of solid writing skills.

In order to promote effectiveness as a communicator via writing, students will be called upon to participate in various writing activities and assignments that require critical analysis of current policy problems and issues. Students will also be required to participate in discussions, peer review sessions, and self-critique, all in order to promote better policy writing skills. By the end of the workshop, participants should have a greater understanding of how to write some basic documents required of policy students and professionals, including an op-ed article, a policy memo, and a press release.

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

January 2012 Practica and Trainings

This January the Monterey Institute will offer practica in Chile, Egypt, Nepal, and El Salvador as well as two intensive on-campus training programs (FMS and DPMI).

Learn more about these opportunities.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

New IEP Workshop: Negotiation and Mediation for Environmental Professionals (WKSH 8535) with Adjunct Professor Lindsay Carr

Few, if not any, environmental issues can be solved without input and agreement from numerous stakeholders with differing values, education and background. Communicating effectively with these stakeholders is a skill that everyone cannot only learn, but master. This course introduces the theory and practice of negotiations, highlighting which negotiation technique fits each individual. Students will learn the various stages of negotiation, from pre-negotiation to negotiation proper to post-settlement negotiation. Students will also learn the skills it takes to properly mediate disputes. At the end of this course, students will be able to: succeed even when they think they are short of bargaining power; counter hardball tactics and tricks without compromising their personal ethics; build trust in working relationships; and decide when to compromise. Most importantly, through lectures, case studies, and role playing, students will become more comfortable practicing negotiation and mediation.

Lindsay Carr, Esq. is a California licensed attorney currently working for a Fortune 500 company in the Bay Area. Lindsay has worked on numerous business litigation and negotiation matters. Lindsay attended Tulane University Law School where she was elected to be Senior Notes and Comments Editor for Tulane’s Environmental Law Journal. She has handled numerous ex parte application hearings throughout California. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science, Systems, and Policy from California State University at Monterey Bay. Lindsay is dedicated to solving problems with creativity and professionalism, resorting to litigation only as a last resort.

WKSH 8535, one credit.
No prerequisites.

Friday November 18th, 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday November 19th, 9:00a-5:00pm
Sunday November 20th, 9:00a-3:00pm

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

New Workshop – Negotiation and Mediation for Environmental Professionals

A new workshop in Negotiation and Mediation for Environmental Professionals is being offered this fall, November 18th-20th.  Please check out the details below.

WKSH    8535      Negotiation and Mediation for Environmental Professionals                       

 1 credit                 adjunct professor Lindsay Carr

For a complete description and to enroll, please visit BannerWeb

Monday, August 8th, 2011

UN mandated University for Peace to host a six-week online course on “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change”

” The worlds of ‘working for the betterment of society’ and ‘private enterprise’ are often seen as incompatible. This online course will attempt to break-down that perception in order for participants to see the social sector as a place of opportunity, both to ‘do good’ but also to innovate and build a financially sustainable social enterprise.”

The course is slated to begin on August 15. Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Executive Education Course Led by Reza Aslan RESCHEDULED for February 17th-18th, 2012

The Executive Education course led by Reza Aslan on Social Media, Youth Movements and Dynamic Markets has been rescheduled for February 17th-18th, 2012.

Click here to learn about the new guest speakers!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

NEW Student Rates for Reza Aslan’s 2-Day Training on Social Media, Youth Movements, and Dynamic Marketing! APPLY NOW for Early Bird Specials!

Limited Spots Available! Apply by July 1, 2011 for Early Bird Specials! Apply now!

The Monterey Institute of International Studies’ Executive Education program has added a two-day intensive course in “Social Media, Youth Movements and Dynamic Markets” led by the renowned author and activist Reza Aslan of Aslan Media to its line-up of courses.

The course will be held at the Monterey Institute on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, and content covered will include:

  • How to increase public discourse in the United States on news and issues often overlooked by mainstream media.
  • How to leverage social media, digital media, and other technology to engage, inform, and educate on what matters to your organization.
  • How to increase your organization’s capacity for action and change.
  • Information on the ever-increasingly dynamic Middle East markets, and youth movements, as potential markets for your organization.
  • The business and marketing issues that matter the most to entrepreneurs, and what knowledge can ensure sustainable success.

When: Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2011, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (with an hour provided for lunch)

Where: Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California

Who: This course is geared towards professionals who want to gain a better understanding of the role of social media in youth movements and its political, social and economic implications.  Participants hail from the private, educational and government sectors with particular focus on social media, international development, governance building, and Middle East fields.


General (applications received after July 1): $2400.00

General Early-Bird (application received by July 1): $2000.00

Non-Profit, Education, and Group Rate (of 2 or more) for $1500.00

Peace and Collaborative Development Member Rate: $900.00

Student Rate: $500.00

For more information or to apply, visit,email, or call program manager Carolyn Meyer at 831.647.6417.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Call for Participation/Applications: Fourth Round of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute- Deadline: July 31

The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), in cooperation with its partners the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and the Network of East-West Women (NEWW), and in cooperation with representatives of the Euroregional Center for Public Initiatives (ECPI) are announcing their Call for Applications for the Fourth Round of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI), 2011-2013. Deadline for applications: July 31, 2011.

For more information, click on the following link: