The Middlebury Institute attracted a record enrollment of Peace Corps participants this fall, reflecting the common values underlying their long partnership, which was recently renewed for another five years.
The Government Accountability Office has named the Middlebury Institute a partner school, ensuring targeted outreach and recruiting of Institute students for internships that frequently result in job offers after graduation. The designation came about after extended collaboration with MIIS and Middlebury alumni employed at GAO.
The immersive seven-week symposium offered 15 enrolled fellows the chance to hear from and interact with an extraordinary panel of experts on Russian identity and U.S.-Russia relations, from former New START treaty negotiators to the current Russian ambassador to the U.S.
Welcome Week at the Middlebury Institute saw the school’s fall 2021 class of 330 students from 33 countries get to know the Middlebury Institute both virtually and in-person through a range of sessions and activities designed to give each student the tools they need to be successful at MIIS.
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.
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.
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.
A new memorandum of understanding with UNICEF reserves internship slots at the UN agency for two Middlebury Institute students each year, offering an accelerated path into the international development field.
Bryce Bray MAIEP ’18 has been awarded a Boren, a Fulbright, and most recently an Institute of Current World Affairs fellowship, all of which are helping him continue to develop expertise and expand his professional network in his chosen field of climate policy.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace recently presented Dr. William Potter with its Thérèse Delpech Memorial Award. Potter founded the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute and was instrumental in the establishment of the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies.