JD Yuan has published an op-ed article in the Asia Tmes entitled “New US tone, same old issues,”  in which he comments on Hilary Clinton’s Asia trip.  Read it here.

W-2s, by the Numbers

February 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

This year, the Instiitute issued a total of 890 for MIIS faculty, staff and students. 771 paper W-2s were printed and 119 electronic W-2s were issued.   (This is a great response for our first effort to save paper, postage and time with an electronic distribution.  Thanks to all who participated!) On the downside, 78 W-2s […]

The Fisher Graduate School of International Business has been profiled by The Aspen Institute in their recently published “Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs:  2008 – 2009.”  The Fisher School is currently ranked 40th among the Global Top 100 schools for demonstrating significant leadership in integrating social and environmental issues into its MBA curriculum. Since […]

Pizza Process 2009

February 24, 2009 | Leave a Comment

It’s back!  The process that brought us the Digital Media Commons, CNS Second Life and DELCAT has resurfaced.  It’s back with the hope of finding innovative ideas to help shape the institute.  The kickoff event will be an innovation pizza party on March 3rd, 12 – 2 PM in CF 434.  Please RSVP. People always […]

CNS staff members Liviu Horovitz and Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova wrote a letter to the editor of the International Herald Tribune regarding the West’s negative response to Tehran’s recent launch of its first domestically developed satellite into orbit. Horovitz and Mukhatzhanova cite President Obama’s pledge to “extend a hand to hostile nations if they are willing to […]

–Founder of MideastYouth.com Harnesses Internet to Promote Human Rights– The Monterey Institute of International Studies will host award-winning activist and writer Esra’a al Shafei beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Institute’s Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building at 499 Pierce St., Monterey.  The event is being co-sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate […]

Seventy faculty staff and students met on Friday morning at La Playa hotel in Carmel to discuss ideas for ensuring academic excellence through the merger of the policy and business school, and their collaboration with a new office of advising, career and student services.  They were joined for lunch by an additional 50 faculty, staff […]

As the M2 integration process has unfolded over the last two years, we at MIIS and our Middlebury colleagues have focused our attention on the legal and infrastructural issues – finance, HR, information systems, advancement, and communications – that need to be resolved in order for our two institutions to become one on June 30, […]

For the last few months, we have focused our discussion about the reorganization of the Institute on the creation of two new graduate schools and a new dean of advising.  However, several other changes are occurring to facilitate a better flow of communications and services to our faculty, staff, students, and the external community.  In […]

The Office of International Services at MIIS and the Tax Office at Middlebury College provide support and resources to all international students and scholars in F, J, or H-1b who were employed in the U.S. in 2008. California State Income Tax Workshop The Office of International Services will hold a workshop on California State Tax […]

Pushpa Iyer has published an article in the WIP (Women’s International Perspective) that reflects on the role of empathy in peace-building, drawing on her recent experiences in Cambodia. Prof. Iyer traveled to Cambodia during January ith a group of MIIS students. You can read about their experiences in depth on their class blog.

With the incoming deans of the Institute’s new Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education (GSTILE) and Graduate School of International Policy & Management (GSIPM) now identified, our new leadership team has turned to its first major task: determining how the substructures of the two new schools will be organized. After reviewing several conceptual […]

The un book club met to discuss My Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Dr. Taylor is a brain scientist who went through a stroke that impaired much of the left hemisphere of her brain.  Her story of the stroke and complete recovery was rich in detail and provided us with much to […]

On February 10-11, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, conducted a training seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, a  measure intended to strengthen national export control systems around the globe. The U.S. Department of State provided […]

CNS staff member Kenley Butler was the luncheon speaker at this week’s meeting of the Salinas Rotary Club where he briefed approximately 80 in attendance on recent global initiatives to move towards nuclear disarmament. In recent months, Kenley has spoken to several local groups, including the Carmel Foundation, the Sons in Retirement of Pebble Beach, […]

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