“This semester has blown my mind so far,” says Middlebury Institute student Anna Wohlrab, who is adding a certificate in conflict resolution to her degree in interpretation with an eye on combining her love for languages with a passion for social justice.
Human rights activist, poet, former Black Panther and political prisoner Ericka Huggins gave an inspirational and interactive keynote address to kick off the Middlebury Institute’s Center for Conflict Studies fourth annual conference.
The Monterey Institute’s Center for Conflict Studies hosted a well-attended roundtable discussion on law enforcement relations with communities of color that won praise both from participants and from a local reporter covering the event.
The Monterey Institute celebrated another great year in 2013, highlighted by wonderful student achievements, strong employment numbers for graduates, and visits by the UN Secretary-General and the former president of Kyrgyzstan.
Dr. Rosa Otunbayeva, past president of the Kyrgyz Republic, shared with Monterey Institute students her experiences leading the first peaceful transition from an authoritarian state to a parliamentary democracy in Central Asia.
Reflecting back to her first days as a student at the Monterey Institute, alumna Miriam Fugfugosh says the warm and welcoming atmosphere extended “from orientation to graduation.” She remains part of this welcoming community as an active member of the robust international MIIS alumni network.
Eleven Monterey Institute students witnessed history at the UN during spring break when they were able to listen in on the negotiations of the first global conventional arms treaty and interact with numerous stakeholders.