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Posted April 24, 2009

On Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, the Monterey Institute of International Studies will celebrate both our traditional Spring Commencement and the inauguration of Sunder Ramaswamy as the 13th president of the Institute.

A schedule of events follows below. Students, family members, invited guests, alumni, faculty, and staff are welcome at all listed events. The general public is invited to attend the May 15 Inauguration Symposium and the May 16 Commencement and Inauguration.

At the Commencement ceremony, honorary degrees will be awarded to U.S. Congressman Sam Farr of Monterey, and former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy. Congressman Farr is a Monterey Institute graduate, and Ambassador Fahmy is both the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement, and the Chair of the new Middle East Nonproliferation Project at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Friday, May 15

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Inauguration Symposium -- “Being The Solution: Building Leadership From Monterey To Mumbai”
Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building
499 Pierce Street, Monterey
Public event

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Graduation Garden Party*
Holland Center Courtyard
442 Van Buren Street, Monterey
*Graduates and invited guests only

Saturday, May 16

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Commencement and Inauguration
Colton Hall Lawn
570 Pacific Street, Monterey
Public event

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Commencement Reception*
Samson Student Center
453 Van Buren Street, Monterey
*Graduates and invited guests only

For More Information

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