Twenty-three students conducted field research into a variety of topics related to their interests during a spring break trip to Tokyo and Beijing as part a semester-long Middlebury Institute seminar on East Asia’s foreign policy, trade, and security issues.
At a time when relations between Russia and the United States are at their worst, the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) has identified new pathways for academic cooperation, knowledge-share and expert analysis between MIIS graduate students and Russian scholars and experts.
The annual meeting of James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies’ International Advisory Council addressed relations with Russia, initiatives to foster diversity in the national security field, and the challenges of radiological weapons, among other themes.
The MIIS International Trade Association is hosting it annual bicoastal TRADETalks Conference on November 30th. The student-run conference will feature panel discussions on the most pressing issues related to international trade.
The Middlebury Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism and Counterterrorism (CTEC) launched its first speaker series with Duncan Jepson of Liberty Global | Asia who talked about measures to counter illicit trafficking of people and wildlife.
Close to forty Middlebury Institute faculty, students and alumni from the international education management degree program participated in the recent regional Association of International Educators (NAFSA) conference in Reno, Nevada.
The Middlebury Office in Washington DC recently hosted two professional development seminars for interpreter trainers in collaboration with the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC).