West Cliff Drive, like all of the California coastline, is threatened by continuing erosion. Erosion is expected to significantly increase as sea levels rise and storms intensify. One challenge to adaptation planning is the uncertainty associated with the rate and elevation of sea level rise at future points of time, critical to the question of what to do and when. What to spend on what strategy for the best return on investment? A recent report published by the Center for the Blue Economy and partners has some answers.
The new Cyber Collaborative at the Middlebury Institute will serve as a hub for cybersecurity activity across disciplines and degree programs and is led by Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Professor Philipp Bleek.
Building on the successful outcomes of earlier partnerships on advancing women in STEM, the Middlebury Institute’s James Martin Center on Nonproliferation Studies and AFRICSIS held a virtual intensive course on WMD Nonproliferation and Security for Womenin STEM from January 25–February 5, 2021.
Dean of the Institute Jeffrey Dayton-Johnson is leading a book discussion group in the context of Black History Month. The featured book is Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination (2019), by University of Chicago political scientist Adom Getachew.
February is Black History Month. As events of the past year have demonstrated, it is as crucial as ever that we face up to and address our nation’s racial past. Last winter brought calls for reflection about our history and how we include the stories of enslaved peoples.