The goal of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) office at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey is to be a reminder for the Institute’s mission “To educate professionals to advance understanding, promote peace, and drive change in pursuit of a more just world.”

We promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as the Institute’s core values. As we strive to be a welcoming community where differences are celebrated and the complexities of life, both on and off-campus, are navigated with respect, we continuously remind ourselves of our agency and responsibilities. Our approach to DEI has three inter-related parts: commitment, strategy, and action. Therefore, we are deliberate in our efforts to be an institution of higher learning that is known for academic excellence through its diverse student and faculty body and its equitable and inclusive classroom, pedagogy, and curriculum. 

We do acknowledge that our core values may often seem aspirational, but that only means we are always strategizing to be better individuals, a more anti-racist institution, and a deeply committed and caring community. 

                        2024-2025 DEI Office Events

Image from Malcolm X Day celebration at Irvine Auditorium. Dr. Khuram Hussain presented a lecture, “The Muslim Roots of #BlackLivesMatter”.

First Annual Celebration of Malcolm X Day

MIIS celebrated the 99th anniversary of the birth of the visionary Civil Rights icon, Malcolm X on May 19, 2024, with a screening of the Spike Lee biopic “Malcolm X” (1992), followed by a presentation from Middlebury College Associate Professor of Education Studies and VP for Equity & Inclusion, Dr. Khuram Hussain. Click here to access a recording of Dr. Hussain’s lecture titled, “The Muslim Roots of #BlackLivesMatter”.