The Central Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey are co-sponsoring a lecture on February 20 by Dr. Neil Boothby, an expert on the effects of armed conflict and violence on children. Dr. Boothby is the Director of Mailman School of Forced Migration and Public Health at Columbia University. He served as the special adviser for children in adversity for President Obama’s administration and was UNHCR’s senior adviser for children for several years.
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Organizers from CSUMB will be on campus to orient students on how to sign up and compete in the "Start-up Challenge," a competitive acceleration process that teaches, coaches, mentors, networks, and connects entrepreneurs to the knowledge and resources they need. The Challenge provides workshops and mentoring to support the founding, funding and growth of new and innovative businesses in the Monterey Bay region. The Challenge empowers entrepreneurs to communicate their ideas effectively to investors, customers and employees.
We will be discussing how to conduct genealogical research, as well as our own cultural identities. For people who have already taken DNA tests, this is the chance to share your findings and any surprises you may have encountered.
MITA speaker series: Our guest speaker Bryan O'Bryne will discuss the Role of Small Business Administration (SBA) vis-a-vis International Trade as well as a practitioner's perspective. This is a bi-coastal video conference, connecting Monterey with Washington DC. It will be a great opportunity for students in Monterey, and I would like to make it available to all MIIS students.
"A Life of Service"; An interview with Dr. William Green, Minister Counselor (retired), US Dept. of State, Office of Medical Services hosted jointly by TSC and WIIS Club. Recipient of the Diplomatic Security Service Director's Award (2001) for contribution to the development of the WMD Program used worldwide to protect US Embassies and domestic diplomatic facilities. Dr. Green served with the US Dept. of State from 1999-2015 in locations such as Nigeria, Serbia, Austria, Afghanistan, and Washington DC.