Archive for Faculty Accomplishment

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

GSIPM Professor Jeff Dayton-Johnson Publishes 2 Articles on Latin America

The following articles by Professor Dayton-Johnson and colleagues appeared online:

Are the “commons” a metaphor of our times?. Jesús Antón, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate, and Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Monterey Institute of International Studies

The Process of Reform in Latin America, Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Monterey Institute of International Studies; Juliana Londoño, Paris School of Economics; Sebastián Nieto-Parra, OECD

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Professor Gordon M. Hahn was interviewed in the leading Russian democratic newspaper Novaya Gazeta

Professor Gordon M. Hahn’s interview can be read here.


Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Prof. Gordon Hahn Interviewed By Terra Amerika; Publishes Articles on Russian Elections

Professor Gordon M. Hahn was interviewed on the Russian election results, demonstrations and the Siloviki and any transition to democracy or revolution in Russia by the Russian website ‘Terra Amerika.’  Read the interview in Russian.  Professor Hahn has also written the first in a series of two articles on the Russian election results and their implications.  It can be accessed at the website ‘Russia – Other Points of View’ .  


Background on Prof. Hahn
Dr. Hahn is author of the well-received books, Russia’s Islamic Threat (Yale University Press, 2007) and Russia’s Revolution From Above, 1985-2000 (Transaction Publishers, 2002), and numerous articles in academic journals and other English and Russian language media.  He has taught at Boston, American, Stanford, San Jose State, and San Francisco State Universities and as a Fulbright Scholar at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.  He has been a fellow at the Kennan Institute and the Hoover Institution.  Dr. Hahn writes and edits the bimonthly Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report for the Center for Strategic and International Studies archived at

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Dr. Laurance Presents on the Impact of Armed Violence on Development

Professor Ed Laurance made a presentation on the impact of armed violence on development, at the Annual Forum of the Parliamentarians for Global Action(PGA) in Colombo , Sri Lanka, 28-30 October 2011. He also assisted the PGA in developing a plan of action for the next year which will find the PGA promoting several global instruments whose goal is reducing armed violence throughout the world. One of these instruments is the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons, the draft of which was written by Professor Laurance for the UN in 2001.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Bailey Speaks at English Teachers’ Conference in Guatemala

Dr. Kathi Bailey (GSTILE) was a keynote speaker at the National Teachers of English Conference in Guatemala City earlier this month.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Prof. Mahabat Baimyrzaeva Shares Research and Training Activities

Prof. Mahabat Baimyrzaeva just returned from Kyrgyzstan where by the invitation on the OSCE Academy in Bishkek she conducted a five-day policy analysis training on Oct. 17-21 for government civil servants and policy analysts from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.   She also conducted a half day policy analysis training for the staff of the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan on October 15.

Her publications this year include:

  •  Baimyrzaeva Mahabat, (2011).  Kyrgyzstan’s Public Sector Reforms: 1991 – 2010. International Journal of Public Administration, volume 34, issue 9, pp. 555-566
  •  Baimyrzaeva, Mahabat, (2011).  Analysis of Public Administration Reforms in Kyrgyzstan in Light of Its Recent Governance Crises. International Public Management Review. Volume 12, issue 1. Pp. 22-46.
  •  Baimyrzaeva, Mahabat. (2011).  Book review, Public Administration in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Macao by Evan Berman (ed.).  Public Organization Review (forthcoming).


Friday, November 4th, 2011

Hahn presents paper on the Caucasus Emirate Mujahedin

Professor Gordon M. Hahn delivered a paper titled “The Caucasus Emirate Mujahedin:  A Strategic Assessment” at the international conference ‘Russian National Security Issues’ held under the auspices of the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute on September 26-27, 2011.  His paper will be published in an edited volume to be published by AWV SSI.

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Accomplishments, Updates and Events!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

MonTREP Director Jeff Bale Interviewed About Recent Terrorism Incidents

Dr. Jeffrey Bale, Monterey Institute professor and director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program, has been in high demand by media outlets in Europe and the United States recently.

Dr. Bale was interviewed by America’s Radio News Network, Morten Bertelsen of Dagens Næringsliv, the leading business daily in Norway, Josefin Pehrson of Svenska Dagbladet, the third largest newspaper in Sweden, and by Damian Trujillo of KNTV – NBC Bay Area News for an hour-long special that will be aired on September 11, 2011.

Click HERE to read the full press release.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Article by Professor Ed Laurance Published in Arms Control Today

Professor Laurance’s article entitled, “1991 Arms Trade Control Efforts and Their Echos”, has been published in Arms Control Today, the monthly publication of the Arms Control Association.  The ACT is known as the major arms control publication in the United States.

The Arms Control Association is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding and support for effective arms control policies.

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

MIIS Faculty and Student Accomplishments

MIIS Faculty Featured in Local Gentrain Series

Recent Graduate Sabina Khan Regular Op-Ed Contributor to NY Times Affiliate in Pakistan

Centre for Conflict Studies Established by MIIS Professor

Alumnus and Adjunct Professor Russ Howard Widely Quoted in National Media

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Recent Student and Faculty/Staff Accomplishments

Recent Accomplishments:

CNS Staff Speak at Stanford

Centre for Conflict Studies Established by MIIS Faculty Member

Prof. Burns Elected President of AESS

Prof. Akaha Reports Two Speaking Engagements

MIIS Students Share Stories of Summer Adventures

6 Languages, 150 Students, 8 Weeks = MIIS Summer Intensive Language Program

NPR’s Morning Edition, the National Journal Feature CNS Experts

Tatiana Ivanova: First Translated Book Published Weeks after Graduation

IIPER Nos. 40 and 41 published

CNS Leaders Quoted on EU Meeting on Middle East WMD

Prof. Akaha to speak on Japan’s earthquake and its aftermath

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

MIIS Accomplishments

Dr. Wil Burns elected as President-elect of the Association of Environmental Studies and Science (AESS)

Dr. Burns is a visiting  professor of International Environmental Policy at MIIS and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Wildlife & Policy.  At MIIS, Dr. Burns teaches law and policy courses, with a focus on ocean law, climate change, and the interface of trade and environment.

Prof. Moyara Ruehsen publishes article on Legarde IMF candidacy

read about it here

Author and Activist Reza Aslan to Lead Executive Training Course on Social Media

read about it here

Six MIIS Alumni Currently on UN Interpreting Staff

read about it here

Professor Wei Liang Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

read about it here

MIIS Students Dominate Field of Candidates Selected for Prestigious UN Fellowship

read about it here

NPR’s Morning Edition and the National Journal Feature CNS Experts

read about it here

Professor Sharad Joshi Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered

read about it here

Graduates Embrace Challenge to “Leave the World a Better Place”

read about it here

Seven Students Chosen for Internships Sponsored by Center for the Blue Economy

read about it here

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Dr. Wil Burns Delivered Keynote Address

Dr. Wil Burns, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy and Monterey Institute Professor, delivered the keynote address (via Skype) on January, 20 2011 for the annual International Environmental Law moot court competition, taking place at Stetson University’s College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.

The title of the presentation was: “The International Maritime Organization’s Ballast Water Convention: Have Invasive Species Met their Match?”

Congratulations Dr. Burns!