The awards recognize faculty and staff who have surpassed their normal professional responsibilities to support and connect with students in ways that build a more engaged and inclusive Middlebury community.
The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) sponsored the participation of three Middlebury Institute students in Red Horizon, an immersive global crisis exercise hosted by the Negotiation Task Force at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) funded four Middlebury Institute students to attend the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) annual convention on November 5-8 and November 14-15, 2020.
Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker Vladimir Pozner spoke with students in 400- and 500-level Russian courses about the development of mass media in Russia, the deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations, and the changing nature of how information is received through technology.
Three Middlebury Institute faculty members, Netta Avineri, Gabriel Guillen, and Thor Sawin, share their experiences cultivating mobile mindsets in courses designed to rely heavily on personal interactions, partnerships, and travel, but had to be reimagined due to Covid-19.
Middlebury Institute students share experiences completing immersive professional programs via remote learning. These positions connected students with professionals as near as Monterey and, domestically, as far as New York, NY. Internationally, students worked with clients in Switzerland and Malawi.
In the fall semester of 2020, 34 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey students will participate in semester-long immersive learning programs, working virtually with organizations around the country and the globe.