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Friday, April 25th, 2014

Cuba Presentations – Wednesday April 30!

Join the students from the Spring Break Cuba trip and hear their presentations on their experiences in this fascinating country! Public welcome.

Wednesday, April 30 in the DLC.

Cuba Practicum Digital Sign

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Team El Salvador Leadership Applications – Still time to apply! –

– Application deadline EXTENDED to April 29 – 

Team El Salvador Practicum 2014-2015 Call for Leadership Applications

Team El Salvador (TES) is seeking three student leaders to lead the Team El Salvador 9 Practicum during its 2014-2015 program year.

Do you want to gain skills in leadership? International Development? Environmental policy and natural resource management? Survey creation? Improving your Spanish proficiency and communication?

TES leadership is open to all MIIS students, from all departments and fields of study!

How to apply? Please send resume and cover letter to: by Tuesday, April 29th. Visit us at:

Team El Salvador provides a unique, professional opportunity for MIIS students to develop and apply practical skills and enhance language proficiency and multicultural competency in a dynamic international setting.

Team leaders will cultivate a variety of professional skills while gaining real world experience. The ideal candidate has a passion for international development, strong leadership skills, and a willingness to facilitate and manage a variety of program elements, including communication and outreach, program development, fundraising, updating and developing website content and social media sites, event scheduling and management, meeting planning and travel logistics and community engagement.

Ideal Candidates will:

• Speak, write and read Spanish at a 400 level
• Understand the mission and goals of Team El Salvador and
El Salvadoran history and culture
• Have strong communication and organizational skills
• Have experience living and working in rural communities of Latin America (or other developing
• Have a lucid understanding of the unpredictable nature of development work
• Be personable, dynamic, patient, flexible and adaptable to changing program and project
• Have experience with fundraising
• Develop and deliver compelling presentations to MIIS faculty, prospective team members, etc.
Executive management and staff

Friday, April 11th, 2014

TODAY: Amnesty International Executive Director to Speak at MIIS – 6:00pm

Tonight at 6:00pm Steve Hawkins, the Executive Director of Amnesty International, will speak to MIIS students. Don’t MIIS this amazing event! Reception to fallow in the McCone Atrium

“Bringing Human Rights Home”

Before joining Amnesty International USA as its Executive Director, Steven W Hawkins was the Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer of the NAACP. He is a nationally renowned attorney and grassroots advocacy leader at the forefront of social justice issues, including death penalty abolition, criminal justice reform and defending civil liberties. As an attorney, he brought litigation that led to the release of three teenagers wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death row in Tennessee. He was also a law professor in South Africa during apartheid, teaching black lawyers who faced discriminatory treatment in the courts. Steven obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and New York University.



Thursday, July 14th, 2011

MiddLab: A Platform for MIIS Research

To find out more about MiddLab, click HERE and HERE.

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.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Middlebury Announces Online Language Education Venture

Who: All Students
What: Online language programs!
When: Beginning summer 2010
Where: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

The New York Times has announced a new agreement between Middlebury College and K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, to create and market innovative, high-quality online foreign language programs for pre-college students.

Building on Middlebury’s long history of leadership in language teaching and K12’s expertise in online education, the new company will create and distribute online language learning courses.  It will also expand the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, a language immersion summer program for middle and high school students established by Middlebury and the Monterey Institute.

The new joint venture between Middlebury and K12 will be called Middlebury Interactive Languages. The first courses, beginner French and Spanish for high school students, will be available in late summer 2010.  Read more about this exciting initiative on the Middlebury website.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

The Risky World of Private Military Contractors

Who: Kateri Carmola, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College
What: The Risky World of Private Military Contractors
When: Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 pm
Where: McGowan 100

As part of the “M2” Monterey/Middlebury Lecture Series, Prof. Carmola will give a public lecture on the topic of private security contractors on Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00pm in McGowan 100.  Prof. Carmola will also speak at TEDx Monterey on Friday, April 16.

For a brief preview of our upcoming M-squared lecturer, watch Kateri Carmola: Security Contractors as the Face of the Military from Stephen Diehl on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Applications now accepted: Intro to Humanitarian Assistance & Engagement

All MIIS students may sign up for this course without applying.
Non MIIS Students must apply for the course through the instructor before they can be admitted to the course.

“Introduction to Humanitarian Assistance & Engagement”
A Complex Humanitarian Response Simulation

Introduction to Humanitarian Assistance & Engagement is a large-scale simulation exercise designed to replicate program operations involving non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations (IOs), the military (national and international), national and local offices of government, beneficiaries, the corporate sector, and the media. The exercise is directed at mid-level managers engaged in program operations in the field and at headquarters. This simulation will challenge participants’ knowledge and understanding of the complexities of program management during response to natural or manmade disasters.

Practicum Background:

Click here to read more

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Welcome Middlebury Professor Rich Wolfson to MIIS

Help us Welcome Middlebury Professor Rich Wolfson to MIIS

Middlebury physics professor Rich Wolfson will visit Middlebury on
November 11 and 12. Please join us on Wednesday November 11, for the
following events:

4:45-5:15 – Book signing (Rich has published several books: Nuclear
Choices: A Citizen’s Guide to Nuclear Technology; Energy, Environment,
and Climate; Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified). Books will be
available for purchase (cash or check only – no credit cards)

5:15-6:00 – Reception – Faculty, staff and students are cordially
invited to welcome Rich at a community reception in the McGowan Lobby.

6:00 -7:30 pm – Lecture – “Nuclear Power: One Environmentalist’s
Perspective” – McGowan 100

Pro- or anti-nuclear? To this environmentalist, nuclear power is too
complex for a simple “pro” or “anti” stance. On the one hand, nuclear
power is decidedly dangerous, with its deadly radioactive waste,
potential for accidents and terrorist attacks, and its connection to
nuclear weapons. On the other hand, nuclear power provides a
significant fraction of the world’s electricity, and does so with
minimal carbon emissions. The nuclear option is one of only two
long-proven, large-scale alternatives to fossil fuels for electric
power generation. And the very thing that makes nuclear power
dangerous-its high energy density-also means that the nuclear option
uses far fewer resources and generates far less waste than fossil
fuels. So how should an environmentalist view nuclear power? This talk
gives one environmentalist’s nuanced answer.

The lecture is part of the M-squared Lecture Series, Global Vision-
Global Reach, and is co-sponsored by the Middlebury and MIIS M-squared
program committees.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages, Middlebury College

(For Students in the US)

Summer 2010

Full Scholarships for Intensive Language Study at Middlebury Summer Language Schools in:
Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian

Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. These 100 fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from Kathryn Davis to address today’s critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.

For the fourth year in a row, 100 Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.

The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above

One summer of intensive immersion language at Middlebury is the equivalent of a full year of language study taken during the regular academic year. (Applicants who are interested in transferring academic credit should check with their home institution regarding transferability.)

The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies, international politics and economics, peace and security studies, and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

There are additional Davis Fellowship opportunities available through Middlebury’s affiliate, the Monterey Institute of International Studies. For more information please visit
To qualify for consideration for one of the Davis Fellowships, please submit,

Fellowship Deadline February 2, 2010 (but language school applications should be submitted earlier)

• The attached application (see attached) and three copies of the application essay.
• A completed application to the Language School to which you are applying. In some cases (Arabic) the deadline for admission to the School is earlier than the deadline for the Davis Fellowship. Interested applicants must meet all school-specific deadlines in order to be considered for a Davis Fellowship. Applications for the summer language programs can be found at