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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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Team Tandem

An intercultural exchange program, connecting Institute Spanish students with English learners in Salinas. 

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