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The Institute is home to a number of innovative and forward-thinking centers and initiatives whose faculty, staff, and graduate students research and develop original approaches to pressing international issues.

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James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Devoted to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and dedicated exclusively to graduate education and research.

One World Trade Center

Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism

Researching terrorism and other forms of extremism to inform private, government, and multilateral understanding.

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Center for the Blue Economy

Promoting a sustainable ocean and coastal economy (the “Blue Economy”) through leadership in research, education, and analysis. 

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Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies

Enabling students with advanced Russian language skills to professionalize their interest in Russia and Eurasia.

Program Director: Philipp Bleek, Fullbright: Robert Siudak, Graduate Assistant: Elle Zesky

Cyber Collaborative

The Cyber Collaborative is a focal point for activities at the Middlebury Institute that explore the implications of the cyber domain for national and international security and other policy concerns. 

Phil Murphy talks to students

Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Training, and Analysis (META) Lab

The META Lab offers expertise in program evaluation and a range of data analysis tools and applications, meeting the growing need for evidence-based evaluation. Our team provides support, advice, and opportunities for collaboration.

Aerial view of Monterey town

CoLab

CoLab cultivates relationships between neighboring universities and communities to collaboratively address complex local problems through research, professional development, resource mobilization, and joint action.

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    Dr. Jason Scorse, Director of the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, is quoted in this article.  He emphasizes that the blue economy as a concept must adopt a sustainability-focus by definition, rather than being co-opted into the historical extract-consume-discard model.