Watch recordings of online discussions with Middlebury Institute experts on a wide range of topics.
- Snooping on North Korea from Monterey
- Wanted: Japanese Language Professionals
- Finding a Career in the $40 Billion Language and Technology Industry
- Russia on the Eve of 2018 Elections
- The World of Financial Crime
- Latest Advancements in North Korea's Nuclear Program
- Living with Climate Change: How Innovative Initiatives Could Save Our Coastal Cities
- The Intersection of Technology, Translation, and Business
- International Student Mobility: Why Student Exchange is More Important than Ever
- Development Practice and Policy on the West Coast
- The Culture of Innovation at the Middlebury Institute
The Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute has been heavily featured in the news recently for their groundbreaking work, analyzing North Korea’s nuclear program. Jeffrey Lewis, Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the CNS and faculty member in our MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, explains how we use language skills, satellite photographs, and 3D models to monitor North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, all without ever leaving the splendor of the Monterey Peninsula.
The demand (and earning potential) for professionals with Japanese language skills is significant. Top companies such as Honda, Netflix, Salesforce, Nintendo, and AFLAC are desperately seeking professionals trained in Japanese translation, interpretation, and localization management. Winnie Heh, Career Advisor, and Professor Tanya Williams of the Japanese Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Management programs will discuss this growing career field that can lead to high-earning and fulfilling career opportunities for individuals with the right language skills and training.
Localization is the process of adapting a product or content to a specific locale or market. The language services industry recently surpassed the $40 billion mark and is projected to continue its rapid growth. There is a great need in this industry for localization professionals who are proficient in translation, technology, and business skills. Middlebury Institute alumna and career advisor Winnie Heh shares information about how to prepare for these new career opportunities in this webinar.
Dr. Anna Vassilieva speaks about contemporary Russian politics and society through the lens of the presidential elections in spring 2018. The discussion addresses what unites and divides Russians today, stories missed by U.S. mainstream media, what needs to be done in order to normalize relations between the United States and Russia, and more.
Professor Moyara Ruehsen explains the new Financial Crime Management specialization (available in all degree programs) and the exciting careers it opens up—from investigative units at private banks to the FBI to compliance at tech companies like AirBnB.
North Korea has had five nuclear tests and dozens of missile launches in the last few years. Senior Research Associate with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies Melissa Hanham shows how we can learn about North Korea's capabilities using open source information available online.
Recent extreme weather events—including Hurricane Irma—have starkly revealed human vulnerabilities to climate change, especially in large coastal cities. What can be done—and what is being done—to increase resilience? Professor Lyuba Zarsky is spearheading research on new approaches to climate resilient coastal infrastructure. In this online discussion, she outlines and assesses initiatives by city governments, community groups, and businesses to increase resilience through investment and governance strategies.
Employers across the globe rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for localization managers. Professor Max Troyer, chair of our Translation and Localization Management program, elaborates on this exciting industry and our new specializations.
Dr. Anne Campbell has done extensive research on the intersection of international development and education. She discusses the current political climate for exchange programs, and why she encourages the U.S. to increase funding for international student scholarships.
Many of our students are planning to work in Washington D.C. after they graduate. Our large and influential alumni network in the capital highlight how well we prepare you for this step. Join Dr. Beryl Levinger, chair of Development and Practice Program, which includes the MPA and International Policy and Development degrees, as she explains why the Middlebury Institute is an excellent place to launch your career, whether your path leads to D.C. or another center of international activity.