At the Human Rights Forum held at the Institute in October, language studies students, speaking in their nonnative languages, presented their research on current human rights issues, while teams of student interpreters relayed the presentations into multiple languages.
To gain a better appreciation for the important role that language can play in intercultural communication and partnership-building, we spoke with Dr. Netta Avineri, TESOL and Teaching Foreign Language Associate Professor and Intercultural Competence Committee Chair.
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.
The fifth annual Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) concluded after seven weeks of immersive study that brought together 15 fellows with 58 experts to engage in bilingual analysis and discussion of Russia-West relations.
The Institute has established a new scholarship fund in honor of Professor Edgard Coly to support African students and students planning to pursue careers in Africa. Professor Coly, who passed away in March, was from Senegal and taught courses in French language and African issues for nearly 20 years at MIIS.
The Middlebury Institute community is mourning the loss of beloved long-time faculty member Edgard Coly, who is remembered as an exceptional educator, and a patient and generous mentor whose influence transcended the classroom.
My name is Casey Mahoney, and I am a graduate of the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program. I worked at the Department of Defense as a Fellow in Threat Reduction and Arms Control. My Russian language skills were integral to my success in this role.
The Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies (MIRS) congratulates 2019 and 2020 Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) experts Jon Finer and Jake Sullivan on their appointments to the Biden administration, and welcomes renowned Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya to MSSR 2021.
What is the social impact of language learning apps? What is the role of technology in the classroom? Middlebury Institute Professor Gabriel Guillén publishes research on challenges and benefits of incorporating the digital world into the language class.