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    Warning on Domestic Terrorism

    | by Muchadei Zvoma

    Professor Jason Blazakis, director of the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, recently wrote a piece for the Washington Post warning that the next 9/11-scale event in the United States is likely to stem from domestic terrorism.

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    The Power of Open-Source Intelligence

    | by Muchadei Zvoma

    The Economist recently explored how open-source intelligence (OSINT) can challenge governments’ monopolies on information, with insight from Middlebury Institute professor Jeffrey Lewis of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. The article is behind a paywall but you can watch a video interview we conducted with Jeffrey Lewis on OSINT.

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    Virtual Reality Enhances Sea Level Rise Planning and Community Engagement

    | by City of Santa Cruz

    Researchers from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Virtual Human Interaction Lab and the Lemann Center at Stanford University, in a partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the City of Santa Cruz, and Virtual Planet Technologies announced today the publication of a groundbreaking study about the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in sea level rise planning and community engagement. The study is part of the special issue of Water, a peer-reviewed journal on water science and technology, dedicated to “Adaptation to Coastal Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise” which will be released on May 13, 2021.

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    NBA Top Shot customers can't get their money out. Experts are confounded

    | by WENY News

    NBA Top Shot is the hottest NFT marketplace on the planet. It’s also got a big problem: customers are complaining about exceptionally long wait times to get paid from sales of digital tokens that can often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. “You don’t really know what something is truly worth,” cautioned Professor Moyara Ruehsen who oversees the Financial Crime Management program at the Middlebury Institute.

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    2021’s Greenest States

    | by WalletHub

    In order to highlight the greenest states and call out those doing a poor job of caring for the environment, WalletHub compared each of the 50 states on 25 key metrics. For more insight into eco-friendliness at the household, government, and global levels, they asked several questions to a panel of environmental and economic experts including Jason Scorse, program chair of the MA in International Environmental Policy and director of the Center for the Blue Economy. Please note that this article is only available in the U.S.

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    Where is Angela Knippenberg Now?

    | by Cinemaholic

    Netflix’s ‘The Serpent’ is an eight-part true-crime drama series that profiles the life and actions of French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who targeted tourists throughout the Hippie Trail between 1975 and 1976. Angela Knippenberg, now Kane, played a crucial role in translating all of Marie-Andrée Leclerc’s diary entries for evidence against Sobhraj. In fact, as seen on ‘The Serpent,’ she was the one who cataloged everything. Angela has an honorary doctorate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

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    Biden Administration asks for volunteers to help place migrant children

    | by Kion546

    As the number of migrant children in the U.S. surges, the Biden Administration is asking for federal workers to help care for and place unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the southern border. “Today we have a crisis in which the treatment they are receiving is not the treatment they deserve,” said Professor William Arrocha of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.