April at the Monterey Institute is packed with conferences on international trade, human rights, and cyber security, lectures by world-renowned speakers, and celebrations of culture, ideas, and the environment.
In its eighth year, the Monterey Institute’s development project partnership in El Salvador continues to offers students what one called the chance to “contextualize” her graduate studies so that she has “more to offer” when she graduates.
Twenty-five Monterey Institute students are taking part in a year-long development practicum experience that includes a fall semester course on policy analysis and project design, a research trip to Peru in January, and a spring semester course focused on data analysis and crafting a final report.
Five students from the Monterey Institute of International Studies who are looking to make a difference will compete March 7-8 in the regional finals for the Hult Prize, “the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.”
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.
Monterey Institute alumna Maureen Fura, an activist fighting for awareness and help for women suffering from perinatal and postpartum mental health issues, is thankful for the support she has received and to MIIS for giving her the tools to further this project.
Monterey Institute student Wesley Laine (MAIPS ’14) was selected to present his sustainable clean water project in Haiti as a positive example of aid that works at the Clinton Global Initiative’s star-studded annual meeting.