Professor Moyara Ruehsen, head of the Institute’s Financial Crime Management program, shares how she became an expert on money laundering, how it’s evolving, and how careers in money laundering investigation are fighting it.
Since studying conflict resolution at the Middlebury Institute 20 years ago, Nykeesha Damali Peterman MAIPS ’02 has gone on to a successful career as a corporate attorney and now CEO of her own mediation and arbitration firm. Her work was recently recognized with an invitation to join JAMS, considered a global leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
Ten billion dollars in funding to restore beach dunes and dune grass, salt marshes and estuaries, oyster and coral reefs may seem unrelated to the rebuilding of America’s crumbling roads, bridges and sewer plants. But restoring and expanding natural coastal barriers — or living infrastructure — is actually a practical cost-effective way of reducing the growing impacts of sea-level rise, intensified storms and “sunny-day flooding” associated with the rapidly worsening climate emergency. And those impacts will be devastating to the U.S. economy if we don’t act now. While vulnerable coastal counties comprise less than 10 percent of the nation’s landmass, they generate 46 percent of its GDP.
Dr. Jan Knippers Black, professor emerita and a well-known Latin America scholar and human rights activist, passed away at home in Monterey on Sunday. She will be missed deeply by colleagues and friends, as well as the generations of MIIS students whom she mentored.
After so many months studying and working from home, we are excited to re-open our doors this Monday, August 16. To ensure the health and safety of our community, please remember to do your part by following these guidelines below.
The U.S. Department of State has awarded one current Middlebury Institute student and two recent graduates Critical Language Scholarships for the study of languages considered vital to national security and economic prosperity.
Campus is starting to buzz with activity as our facilities and information technology services teams get us ready to reopen. The first day of fall semester is just one month away, and we look forward to seeing more of you on campus as we open our doors on August 16.