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Diverse Class, New Degree Highlight Fall Launch

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hey arrived from Kazakhstan and Jamaica, Ecuador and Ivory Coast, France and Japan, Ukraine and Australia. They lived, worked, or studied previously in Russia and China, Brazil and Bangladesh, Rwanda and Norway, Dubai and Indonesia. Among their number are cancer survivors, Iraq War veterans, recent college graduates, and parents with children. They are the 386 incoming students who arrived at the Monterey Institute of International Studies this August, and they included citizens of 32 countries, speakers of 25 languages, and nine Fulbright scholars. They are both statistically notable and, in the context of this highly international graduate school, simply more of the same remarkable diversity that has for decades made the Monterey Institute a renowned training ground for future diplomats, nonprofit leaders, U.N. interpreters, and international entrepreneurs. Addressing the incoming class, President Ramaswamy noted “it’s definitely not everywhere that you can go to lunch with a student from Afghanistan, go to class with a teacher from Bolivia, and go to a seminar given by an ambassador from Korea, all in the same day. . . Remember always, though, that what we are providing you with is the tools and the opportunities to fulfill your aspirations. The rest is up to you.”

a regular basis around issues such as Iran’s nuclear program and the threat of bioterrorism. MonTREP conducts in-depth research, assesses policy options, and engages in public education on issues relating to terrorism and international security.

New Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Program Proves Popular

Integration with Middlebury College Brings Change, Growth

Of the 11 degree programs this group of incoming students had to choose from, none has generated more buzz in recent months than the Institute’s new master of arts degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (MANPTS). Announced last October for launch this fall, the MANPTS degree is the only one of its kind in the world, and in the program’s very first year, students seeking an MANPTS degree will make up more than 10 percent of the Institute’s total student body. The program draws heavily for its curriculum on the expertise and resources resident in the Institute’s James Martin Center of Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP). CNS, the world’s largest research center devoted to combating the spread of weapons of mass destruction, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, and continues to attract national media attention on

The new class also arrived this fall as the first to enter the Monterey Institute since it became a graduate school of Middlebury College on July 1, 2010. The visible changes around campus, while widespread, have been largely cosmetic—new campus signage, a modified logo on the letterhead and Web site, and new business cards for the faculty and staff. Less obvious, but of greater long-term impact, have been the underlying changes that have come with the Institute’s integration with one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. After several years of tight budgets, this fall MIIS is making targeted investments in a number of key areas, including restoring past cuts to faculty and staff positions, increasing resources for faculty development, starting a new staff professional development fund, investing in technology and facilities upgrades, boosting recruiting and marketing efforts, and offering new scholarship opportunities. “This fall’s class is a special one,” concluded President Ramaswamy. “Both because they are carrying on a decades-old tradition of international character, commitment to social change, and professional accomplishment, and because they are doing so in the context of a school that has been through a great deal of change in recent years and has come out better and stronger for it. This class will lead the way into the future for the Monterey Institute, and as a group, they couldn’t be better suited for the task.”

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Language of Nuclear Security Q Internships Around the World Q Team Peru in Action Japanese T & I Symposium Q Jones Language Scholarships Q MBA Program Praised


The Language of Nuclear Security Innovative Program Trains Russian Experts

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he Monterey Institute registered another milestone of innovation this summer with a uniquely multi-dimensional training course featuring partnerships between content experts in nuclear nonproliferation and English language educators. Five nuclear scientists and three English language faculty from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Tomsk, Russia, took part in the two-phase program intended to enhance communication between nonproliferation officials in the United States and Russia. After a month of intensive training in the custom-designed English Language and Nonproliferation (ELAN) Program in Monterey, the TPU teams collaborated in a professional development course on content-based instruction. This program featured the crossdisciplinary pairing of content experts from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) with English language faculty from the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Visiting scholars from Tomsk Polytechnic University Education (GSTILE) to model content-based lessons designed to enhance language acquisition, as well as to inspire new approaches to content mastery at TPU. In addition to mastering content and acquiring language skills, the teams enhanced their understanding of pedagogical approaches to teaching students back home and practiced developing their own lessons. The program grew out of a proposal developed two years ago by CNS’s Lisa Donohoe Luscombe (MATESOL ’09) and GSTILE Professor Peter A. Lisa Donahoe Luscombe with students Shaw. “This cross-disciplinary course sought new ways of preparing students to solve the global problem of securing vulnerable materials that could be diverted to weapons use, whether by states or non-state actors,” says Luscombe, who points out that TPU graduates will go on to work in the control and accounting of fissile materials in Russia as well as participate in international cooperation for nuclear security. Only in Monterey could you find such an intriguing crossfertilization of language and content, with such practical Team members collaborate and immediate application.


Summer Internships Around the World

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aking what you’ve learned in the classroom out into the field—a.k.a. immersive learning—is one of the unique and valuable aspects of the Monterey Institute experience. Whether that involves working with local nonprofits on class projects, or spending a semester or summer working for international organizations, students learn to apply their newly acquired skills in real-life situations. What follows are some of our students’ stories of their experiences during summer 2010. Four students spent their summer providing voices for the voiceless as Peace Fellows of the Advocacy Project on three continents. Karin Orr (MAIPS ’11) worked with the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team restoring the identity of the “disappeared” in Peru and helping families of victims in their search for justice. Kate Bollinger (MAIPS ’11) spent her summer in Nepal working with the Women’s Reproductive Rights program, focusing especially on the common problem of uterine relapse. Josanna Lewin (MPA ’11) was stationed in Accra, Ghana, where she worked with Vital Voices Business Women’s Network, helping them provide a forum for women entrepreneurs. Christine Carlson (MPA ’11) was also in Africa, working with the Gulu Disabled Persons Union in Uganda. The fellowship fit perfectly with her overall academic goal to “understand the relationship between social service delivery systems and Elizabeth Romanoff and Jorge Silva government in developing at the World Cup in South Africa countries.” All four women wrote blogs about their experiences where they shared photos and videos. Their blogs can be accessed through advocacyproject.net. Kiersten Andersen (MPA ’11) and Lucy Jodlowska (MPA ’11) spent three months working with the Acholi Bead program in Uganda, through which Acholi women are paid to make beads out of recycled paper. Lucy and Kiersten took their coursework to the field and conducted a comprehensive needs assessment and program evaluation. “It gets to the point where you look around and ask yourself where to start . . . there is so much need everywhere,” said Lucy. Danielle Johnson (MPA ’12) jumped at the chance to help with the clean-up efforts from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico when she was offered an internship with the International Bird Rescue Research Center. Her job involved cleaning the oil off of birds, caring for them, taking part in the euthanasia of those too sick to survive in the wild, and the more joyous role of releasing healthy birds out of captivity. Danielle says this summer provided many valuable life lessons, “but perhaps my greatest insight is about the power, influence, and impact of humans on the world around us.” Elizabeth Romanoff (MPA ’11) and Jorge Silva (MPA ’11) capitalized on their fluency in Spanish and English and built on their studies in international management to land a coveted

Danielle Johnson cleaning oil off birds in Gulf

Christine Carlson with children at St. Jude’s orphanage in Uganda

Lucy Jodlowska and Acholi Beads workers

three-week-long internship with the Mexican Soccer Federation during the World Cup in South Africa. “We had to travel all over the country to see the games, so it was quite crazy since some of the distances were quite large,” said Elizabeth, adding that analyzing the World Cup organizers’ efforts would have been the perfect project for the nonprofit management class she took last semester!

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MAWUOR DIOR A “Lost Boy” Visits His Family in Sudan 20 Years Later

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wo bulls, eleven lambs, three goats and several chickens were slain for the welcoming feast when Mawuor Dior (MAIPS ’10) returned back home to his rural village in Southern Sudan after having been separated from his family for more than two decades. It was in many ways a bittersweet return, because just days before Mawuor arrived in his village, his 22-year-old sister died after a sudden illness. She was eight months pregnant.

Mawuor Dior at MIIS with classmate Elias Shakkour (MACI ’10)

Mawuor is of the Dinka tribe, who greatly value family connections and the ability to track one’s ancestral lineage back many generations. He was separated from his family in the civil war in 1990, becoming one of the thousands of so-called “Lost Boys of Sudan” when he fled by foot to Ethiopia at the age of 12. When Ethiopia and Eritrea went to war shortly thereafter he was forced to return to Sudan and spent four years internally displaced

at the Sudan-Uganda border. In 1995, he made it to a refugee camp in Kenya, where he lived for six years before being resettled to the United States in September 2001. Returning home to see his parents and siblings after all this time brought back many memories and emotions for the softspoken Mawuor. “I have had to fight back the thoughts that this must be a dream,” shares Mawuor, who started reciting the names of trees in Dinka as he drove through the once-familiar landscape to his family’s village. Other family members were also overwhelmed by the reality of the situation. His older sister Cholhok, who almost fainted when she finally got to hug her little brother, said “I feel like this is all happening in my sleep and will turn out to be false when I wake up.” Joining Mawuor for this homecoming were several of his siblings, who have been studying in Kenya with his support for the last eight years. “My coming with the rest of the siblings was of great comfort to my parents in their grief,” Mawuor says. “Things rejuvenated a bit and we tried to move on.” In the days following the homecoming celebration, Mawuor spent time observing and greeting people in his family’s village and being watched over by his family and the whole village subclan. “As often as I was buried in thoughts trying to make sense of the whole thing, they probably were also trying to figure me out.” He adds that spending this time with his family after so many years apart has been invaluable to them all. A footnote to Mawuor’s story provides insight on the impact he has had on the Monterey Institute community during his time here. When the community learned that Mawuor had not seen his parents in 20 years and that they would be unable to travel to Monterey to see him graduate last spring, a long-time staff member launched a fundraising drive that raised enough to enable Mawuor to visit his family in Sudan. Mawuor’s surprise and gratitude for this gift spoke volumes about why the campus community wanted so much to give it to him.

Tokyo T & I Education Symposium

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he Monterey Institute Translation and Interpretation program in Japanese (TIJ) held its 25th Anniversary Symposium on Translator and Interpreter Education at the International House of Japan in Tokyo on June 20th. The four-hour symposium began with greetings and a presentation by Professor Kayoko Takeda (MATI ’91) entitled “The Future of Translator/Interpreter Training at Higher Education” and included a history of the program. Three different panel discussions followed. The interpreter panel moderated by Professor Takeda discussed the current interpreting markets and what they expect of translator education program. The same issues were also discussed from a different perspective by the translator panel moderated by Professor Tanya Sobieski Pound. Among the interesting subjects considered by panelists was how modern technology such as machine translations, translation tools, and crowd sourcing may affect the profession. Finally, Professor Takeda and a teacher panel pulled together the opinions shared throughout the day in a discussion about the future of translator/ interpreter education. More than 100 people attended the symposium: alumni, faculty members, prospective students, and other guests. “As an educational program for up and coming professionals, it is important for us to stay ahead of the curve,” said Professor Pound, echoing the

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sentiments of many attendees. Some alumni immediately started to discuss the possibility of organizing a TI seminar in Japan. Support from sponsors including Honda Kaihatsu Kogyo USA, Inc., Creer, and Communicators, Inc. helped make the event a big success.

TIJ 25th Anniversary Symposium


From 9/11 to India to Kabul

Karen Smith’s Globe-Trotting Path

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aren Smith (MAIPS ’03) began pursuing her master’s in International Policy Studies at MIIS in September 2001, a week before the terrorist attacks of 9/11. “I think we all realized that the world had fundamentally changed after that day and we had to adapt ourselves to these tectonic shifts,” says Karen, who during her time in Monterey focused her interests on humanitarian work, especially in terms of emergency and disaster relief. Since graduating, Karen has been helping people cope with crisis in the United States, India, Pakistan, and Sudan, working for USAID, the Red Cross and various nonprofit organizations. She has had what she describes as life-altering experiences, such as working with about 90,000 people in a camp in Southern Sudan. The major British organization she was working for at that time was under constant harassment by the government and was eventually thrown out of the country. At one point, Karen and her colleagues were forced to leave the camp and when they were allowed to return, they found that the government militias had killed more than 50 people, mostly women and children. When her organization left permanently, other groups stepped in to help people in the camp, but Karen has heard recently that all foreign aid has yet again been banished from the camp. “I continue to worry about them daily,” says Karen, adding that even though Sudan’s story has faded from the front pages of the international media, the violence continues. Her experiences, while often stressful, have also been amazing. She speaks enthusiastically of “totally cool” experiences such as leading a U.S. Congressional delegation on a tour of Kabul in a Blackhawk helicopter. She also values the opportunity to talk with and share aspects of life with women from around the world: “Once I was surrounded by women from the Dinka tribe in South Sudan after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. They good-naturedly asked about my life and how in God’s name I could be as old as I was and not married with six children. I told them my mother was wondering the same thing! We all laughed.” After leading a somewhat nomadic life, Karen says she has “settled down”—a relative term that for her means taking on several year-long postings with the USAID Foreign Service. Her first post as a program manager is Kabul, Afghanistan and her next posting will be Ethiopia, where Karen is looking forward to meeting up with MIIS friends who are currently living there. Her education at MIIS has been very useful to her career, says Karen,

Karen Smith boarding an Air Force Hercules airplane in Mazar, Afghanistan

Karen Smith working in a refugee camp in Southern Sudan

but “the most valuable thing I gained is the incredible network of friends. My friends continue to astound me with what they have accomplished. We keep up with each other’s lives and careers and it is always comforting to know that I have a Monterey mafia couch to crash on no matter where I find myself!”

MBA STUDENT PRODUCES ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY

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A scene from Paredes’ Apaporis

onterey Institute students don’t just come here from all over the world—they come here with all kinds of unusual and fascinating backgrounds, which often come quickly into play after they arrive. For example: current MIIS student Juan Carlos Paredes (MBA ’12) is an experienced executive producer whose newest film Apaporis opened this summer to very favorable reviews in New York and Los Angeles. The film was chosen to be a part of the International Documentary Association’s 14th Annual Docuweeks showcase designed to qualify films for consideration for an Academy Award. Apaporis was inspired by the epic journey of botanist Richard Evan Schultes, who in 1941 set off on a 12-year research trip down the Amazon. The filmmakers navigated the Apaporis River in the Northwest Amazon and sought out the cultures Schultes had encountered on his original explorations, with surprising results. As Juan Paredes said in an interview with the Colombian news magazine Revista Semana: “We wanted to take the audience to the rhythm, sound, and feeling of the jungle. We wanted to move beyond only criticizing current policies and thought the best way to show why preserving this area is paramount was to show all its glory.” The film illustrates many of the subjects that students at the Monterey Institute grapple with every day, issues such as conflict resolution, international trade, environmental policy, human rights, and cross-cultural communication. Fall 2010

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TEAM PERU IN ACTION “And the whole town showed up . . .”

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ometimes Monterey Institute students inspire others, and sometimes it works in the opposite direction. During summer 2010, a group of MIIS students operating under the banner Team Peru spent two months in the Andes of Peru working on development projects. One of the group’s greatest tasks involved facilitating the construction of greenhouses attached to three schools in the villages of Poques, Choquecancha, and Pampacoral. Low temperatures in the high altitude region, known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, create conditions where it is difficult to grow food without greenhouses. The team first spent several weeks working with the community to gain trust and plan the project. Finally, on July 20th construction was set to begin on the school greenhouse. That morning, at least 50 parents showed up armed with shovels and picks, and by the end of the day everyone was amazed at how much they had accomplished. “The physical accomplishment was

Team leader Aaron Ebner directing the community members

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ishnu Adhikari (MAIEP ’07) was celebrated as the “2010 CHOICE Humanitarian of the Year” at the CHOICE Humanitarian annual gala dinner in September. “Bishnu has literally touched the lives of thousands of people,” says CHOICE Humanitarian board member Sharon Spaulding. CHOICE, which stands for Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Inter-Cultural Exchange, was started in 1982 by Dr. Tim Evans, and is dedicated to ending poverty by focusing on sustainable village development. In 1989 Bishnu returned home to Nepal from Russia where he earned a master’s

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great” says group leader Aaron Ebner (MPA ’11) “but most importantly, the community came together to help their school. It was the definition of community-led development.” The literal fruits of their labor will be enjoyed by schoolchildren in the villages as the greenhouses help them produce fruits and vegetables. Growing the food and harvesting it will be connected to a larger project involving the development of a nutrition and agriculture curriculum. These projects are a cooperative effort by Team Peru and the Becky Fund, a nonprofit organization that has been active in the Peruvian Andes since 2003. The students involved returned to Monterey this fall inspired by their experiences and carrying back with them practical lessons from working directly with communities to develop and implement real-life social change projects. Not to mention the skills it takes to live and work in a foreign country, speaking in a second language while sharing a small house with a large group!

Community members digging the foundation of the greenhouse

Humanitarian Working His Way Out of a Job

degree in engineering. Back in his village, he watched his then 60-year-old mother carry water from a well about a mile from the house. She refused to let him take the load for her. That day Bishnu made the decision to dedicate himself to improving the quality of life for his family and other families like his in Nepal. Bishnu has been true to his word—not only did he build a pipe from that well to his village, but he has been instrumental in completing 21 water projects, and building 33 schools and 900 bio-gas digesters that have had a positive impact on the lives of many Nepalese families. In 2007, Bishnu added a master’s degree in

International Environmental Policy from MIIS to his already impressive resume. He is passionate about eradicating poverty and improving lives while always thinking about the impact of our actions on nature and the environment. His big effort these days involves building a hydroelectric plant project in western Nepal. As the leader of Hydrosavvy in Nepal, Bishnu is working to secure investments to realize plans to generate energy with minimum environmental impact. Bishnu’s vision is to see the need for international aid disappear, and to see that local resources and leadership are fully utilized so that villages

become self-developing. “I hope one day to be out of a job!”

Bishnu Adhikari


SUMMER PROGRAMS AT MIIS Hundreds of Students from More than 40 Countries Participate

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o matter what time of year you visit the Monterey Institute campus, you will hear voices conversing busily in dozens of languages, and the summer is no exception. For example, this year almost 200 students studied English in seven different programs. Some were preparing to enter graduate schools in the U.S. this fall, while others participated in more specialized programs such as the group of Japanese engineers who came to study “English for Science.” English is hardly the only language being studied, though. The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP), offered here since 1950, provides students with a unique opportunity to gain a solid foundation or increase proficiency in an additional language. More than 100 students spent their summer in Monterey immersed in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish. Summer programs in Monterey extend beyond language study as well. The Development Project Management Institute (DPMI) continues to draw prospective social change agents from around the world to its three-week intensive course designed to prepare students for a career in international development. This summer 80 people participated in two different sessions, in Monterey and Washington, D.C. The business world was also drawn to Monterey over the summer, as in August, the Institute hosted 30 undergraduate students from 14 countries for two sessions of the Global Trade and Development Program, a three-week intensive program combining class work with field exposure to international trade experts working in agriculture and technology industries in California.

“Special program participants ranged from foreign government officials, medical doctors, and mid-career international development practitioners, to international students leaving their home country for the first time,” said GSIPM Special Programs Manager Carolyn Taylor (MAIPS ’05). “The same Monterey Institute motto of addressing global problems with pragmatic solutions applied to each of these programs regardless of how far along the individual participants were in their professional careers.”

Students in Global Trade and Development course reenact China’s accession into the WTO

Betty & David Jones Language Scholarships Announced

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n September, Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute announced a new three-year scholarship program designed to provide supplemental language training to incoming Monterey Institute students. The Betty and David Jones Language Scholarships, named in honor of two of Middlebury and Monterey’s most engaged and generous benefactors, will offer up to 50 scholarships each year in seven languages— Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish—at the Middlebury College Language Schools, the Monterey Institute Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP), or Monterey’s Intensive English Program. Scholarships will be awarded to highly quali-

fied applicants to the Monterey Institute so these students can enhance their language skills prior to enrolling in graduate programs at Monterey. A range of scholarships will be available, from full tuition for students who attend the SILP or Intensive English Program at the Monterey Institute, to full tuition, room, and board for those who enroll in the Middlebury Language Schools. “It’s not surprising that Betty and David, two of our most creative donors, have provided an innovative way to improve access to Monterey’s programs,” said Middlebury President Ronald D. Liebowitz. “They were among the earliest supporters of the Middlebury-Monterey partnership, and we thank them

for making this new scholarship program possible through their consistent philanthropy.” “Betty and David have always viewed language study as a cornerstone of greater cultural and international understanding,” added Monterey Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy. “We know this cause is near and dear to their hearts, and are excited that these new scholarships will help a significant number of future Monterey Institute students.” Betty Jones, an alumna of Middlebury’s School of French, served on the Middlebury Board of Trustees for 15 years and is now a trustee emerita. She and her husband David Jones, a member of the Monterey

Betty and David Jones

Institute Board of Governors, have been strong supporters of collaborative efforts between the two institutions since the schools first contemplated an affiliation in 2005.

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New Affinity Groups Launched The new school year also brought with it two new affinity groups associated with the Monterey Institute. The International Leadership Council (ILC) is made up of international leaders who are active professionals in fields including policy, business, education, language, the nonprofit sector, and government. The ILC’s mission is to support the Institute’s mission and goals through the creation and development of academic and professional opportunities for Institute students in collaboration with the Institute’s academic leadership, and also through participation in efforts to increase the Institute’s national and international profile. The ILC’s initial fall meeting featured a showcase highlighting academic and research programs at the Monterey Institute, as well as an operational overview of the campus, and a brainstorming session with the Institute’s academic deans. Simultaneously, the Institute is launching the eMIISsaries, a locally-focused group working to increase awareness of and interest in the Institute among residents of the Central Coast and beyond. Under the direction of a steering committee composed of local community leaders, the eMIISsaries will host an array of events and activities designed to showcase the Institute’s unique programs and the students and faculty who are preparing to address today’s most pressing issues—locally and globally. For more information about the ILC and eMIISsaries, visit www.miis.edu/about/groups.

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Institute Authors Fill Fall Shelves

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onterey Institute faculty and staff have been busy both inside and outside the classroom over the past year, as evidenced by a trio of notable new books, one each from the Graduate School of International Policy and Management, the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. All three offer fresh insight and perspectives on important issues of our time. International Environmental Policy Program Chair Jason Scorse’s new book What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics is being published on October 26 by Palgrave Macmillan. Scorse set out to provide a conceptual set of tools for approaching environmental issues based on an analysis of economic factors, including incentives, property rights, market failure, supply and demand constraints, and insights from behavioral economics. As Middlebury College Scholar in Residence and 350. org founder Bill McKibben notes, “Environmentalists need to understand how markets work (just as it would sure help if economists had some idea how biological systems functioned). This book introduces many of the themes that environmental economists work with, some of which will need to come

into play if we’re going to deal with catastrophes like climate change.” Using plain language, Professor Scorse fills the book with real-world examples of extremely complex environmental challenges, and attempts to demonstrate that sound economic analysis and reasoning can help the environmental community achieve its goals. Interpreting the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal: A Sociopolitical Analysis, by Associate Professor of Translation and Interpretation Kayoko Takeda (MATI ’91), was published in April by the University of Ottowa Press. Professor Takeda’s work examines the unique three-tiered structure adopted by the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal (1946–1948), the Japanese counterpart to the Nuremberg Trials. During the three-year tribunal, Japanese nationals interpreted the proceedings, second-generation JapaneseAmericans monitored the interpreting, and Caucasian U.S. military officers arbitrated any disputes. In addition to being the first extensive case study on this topic in English, Professor Takeda’s book delves into the historical and political contexts of the trial before going a step further and exploring the social and cultural backgrounds of the linguists through trial transcripts in English and Japanese, archival documents and recordings, and interviews with participants in the interpreting process. Interpreting the Tokyo War

Crimes Tribunal also examines the reasons for the three-tier system, how the interpreting procedures were established, and the unique difficulties faced by the Japanese-American monitors. Senior Research Associate Avner Cohen was already well-known in Middle East policy circles prior to joining the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies this year. His new book The WorstKept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb (Columbia University Press, September 24) is a followup of sorts to his widely praised 1999 book Israel and the Bomb, which detailed the development and deployment of Israel’s policy of “nuclear opacity” or purposeful ambiguity about its nuclear weapons capabilities. The Worst-Kept Secret delves further into Israel’s status as “the only nuclear-armed state that refuses to acknowledge its possession of the bomb” and the implications of that approach for both governmental policy and societal behavior in the Middle East’s only liberal democracy. Along with a thorough appraisal of the bargain’s strategic merits, Cohen critiques its undemocratic flaws, arguing that the policy has become obsolete and undermines both domestic democratic values and international nuclear norms. He points out also the irony that Iran appears to be imitating Israel’s intentionally enigmatic reactions to questions about its nuclear capabilities.


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INDIVIDUALS Founders’ Circle members, those donors whose $2,500 or more, are indicated in bold text. Mr. Bulbul Ahammed, MBA ’10 Dr. Tsuneo Akaha Ms. Lindsay T. Allen, MAT ’06 Ms. Cameron T. Allison-Sadjo, MBA ’95 Mrs. Maureen E. Anda Ms. Hope Anderson, MAIPS ’06 Mr. and Mrs. William S. Anderson Anonymous (3) Ms. Jade S. Anthony, MPA ’08 Ms. Renu A. Arjun, MBA ’07 Ms. Sandi Arnold, BAIS/MAIPS ’99 Mr. Antun Attallah, MATFL ’02 Mrs. Maiko Bacha, MAIPS ’03 and Mr. Joel E. Bacha, MAIPS ’04/MATESOL ’04 Mr. Craig Bacharach, MAIPS ’79 and Mrs. Sheryl Bacharach Dr. Kathleen Bailey Ms. Judy Balint, MBA ’79 Ms. Kathleen Balzer, MPA ’09 Ms. Rawan Bannoura, MPA ’11 Ms. Yuming Bao and Dr. Yuwei Shi Dr. Federica Barbieri Mr. Amer I. Barghouth, MAIPS ’09 Mr. Danny L. Barlow, MAIPS ’05 Ms. Deborah Barrell, BAIS ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baskin Mrs. Margaret Bates † Ms. Kathryn A. Beito, MAIPS ’86 and Mr. John A. Sutherland Ms. Patricia E. Reidlich Bell, MAIPS ’94

Ms. Svetlana Beloshapkina, MATI ’04 and Dr. Gustaaf Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. David J. Benjamin III Mr. Jason A. Bernstein, MAIPS ’98 Ms. Elaine R. Blakeley, MAIPS ’01 and Mr. Michael J. Blakeley, MACD ’01 Ms. Stephanie M. Bobiak, MAIPS ’08 Ms. Lara M. Bollweg, MBA ’03 and Mr. Gary J. Mortensen, MAITP ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Borda Ms. Jenna D. Boyer, MPA ’06 Ms. Christine Bradley, MAIEP ’06 Ms. Ann R. Pschirrer Brandt, MAIPS ’98 and LTC Michael Brandt, MAIPS ’97 Ms. Belinda Braunstein, MATESOL ’93 Mrs. Carolyn T. Brown, MAIPS ’99 Mr. Ed Brzytwa, MACD ’03 Ms. Lucy S. Bunning, MATESOL ’02 Mr. Jason O. Buntin, MACD ’98 Ms. Laura D. Burian, MATI ’98 Barbara L. Burke Ms. Alyssa B. Byrkit, MAIPS ’95 Mrs. Lee Byron, BAPS ’71 Ms. Lori Olvez Cabansag, MATESOL ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Dort A. Cameron III Ms. Joy M. Campbell, MATESOL ’01 and Mr. Kyle Enger John and Alice Carley General and Mrs. Michael Carns Mr. Vladimir Cernavskis, MAIPS ’04 Ms. Margaret Chan Mr. Jim Chan, MAIEP ’03 Ms. Jia Chen, MAITP ’06 Ms. Xiaoxia Chen and Mr. Chuanyun Bao Ms. Yung-Ai Anita Chiang, MATI ’95

Ms. Hyun Mi Choi, MAIPS ’04 and Mr. Eli J. Corin, MAIPS ’04 Ms. Lam Chung-Pollpeter, MACI ’00 and Mr. Kevin Pollpeter, MAIPS ’00 Mrs. Nicole Cisneros, MATESOL ’96 and Mr. Gregorio Cisneros Philip B. Clarkson Trust Mr. and Mrs. William M. Cloherty Dr. Leonard A. Cole Dr. Edgard Coly and Ms. Shirley Coly Mr. Brian Cook, BAIPS ’87 Ms. Nanci Cook-Walker, MBA ’92 and Mr. Jules L. Walker, MBA ’92 Ms. Abigail Lewis Cooper, MPA ’05 and Mr. Amaury T. Cooper, MAIPS ’05 Mary Kay Crockett

Ms. Merrill Csuri, MAIPS ’09 Mr. and Mrs. James S. Davis Ms. Deborah DeLong Mrs. Margaret A. DeMott, MATESOL ’83 and Dr. Louis A. Feldman John C. Deppman and Clara Yu Mrs. Natanya R. Desai, MBA ’01 and Mr. Mrinal Desai, MBA ’01 Ms. Claudine A. Desiree, MAIEP ’10 Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Ned Dewey Mr. Leslie S. DeWitt Mr. Mawuor C. Dior, MAIPS ’10 Ms. Kimberly E. Dixon, MBA ’06 William and Nancy Doolittle Dr. Sandra M. Dow Ms. Anna M. Dudney


Mrs. Grazyna Dudney, MATFL ’93 and Mr. Gary Dudney Mr. Arthur V. Dunn Ms. Nina M. Dutra Mr. Ravi N. Dutta, MPA ’09 Mr. Gregory Dwyer, MAIPS ’01 Ms. Caroline R. Earle, MAIPS ’96 Ms. Kristine Edmunds, MPA ’93 Dr. Jay Eisenberg Ms. Cristyn L. Elder, MATESOL ’00 and Mr. C. Tyler Johnson MATESOL ’01 Ms. Zhila F. Emadi, MAIPS ’10 Mrs. Ann Endress, MPA ’08 Mr. Carl J. Fehlandt, MAIPS ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Ron Felton Susan DiRubbo Fernandois, MAIPS ’83 Mr. Peter B. Fippinger, MAIEP ’01 Capt. and Mrs. Cyrus Fitton Ms. Carol Ann M. Fletcher Mr. Fred C. Flosi Ms. Rebecca Fong, MAIPS ’89 Mr. Edward M. Forsythe, MATFL ’06 Ms. Lynne-Marie Hoskins Frame, MATESOL ’96 Ms. Mindy K. Freedman, MPA ’94 Mr. Gregory S. Freeman, MAIPS ’10 Lois Stalford Freeman Ms. Aven K. Frey, MAIEP/MBA ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Fritz Dr. Carolin Fuchs, MATESOL ’97 Mr. and Mrs. George Fugelsang Ms. Maureen E. Fura, MPA ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Furlong Sara and Jean H. Gabriel Mr. Andrea Gabrielle, MBA ’88 Mrs. Grace Q. Gao-Sheppard, MACI ’01 and Mr. J. Wade Sheppard, MACD ’03 Mr. Gary Gardner, MPA ’91 and Mrs. Sally B. Gardner Ms. Gabrielle Garland-Aroshas, MBA ’94 and Mr. Jack Aroshas Ms. Regina Garner Alison Geballe Dr. and Mrs. Philip O. Geier Ms. Deanna E. Gergich, MPA ’09 Mrs. Cory Giacobbe, MAIPS ’87 and Mr. Nicholas Giacobbe, MPA ’87 Dr. Edward G. Gingold Mr. Michael M. Goble, MBA ’90 Dr. Gigi Gokcek, MAIPS ’97 and Mr. Todd Giedt, MAIPS ’97 Dr. Lynn Goldstein Mr. Colby Goodman, MAIPS ’03 Ms. Shuang Gou, MATESOL ’10 Leah J. Gowron, MPA ’97 Ms. Melanie E. Gray, MBA ’83 and Mr. David N. Rubin Mr. Charles A. Green Jr., MBA ’81 The Green Family Dr. Olaf J. Groth, MAIPS ’93 and Dr. Ann E. Reidy Dr. John Peter Grothe

Mr. John M. Grunder Ms. Kazuko Hamada, MAIPS ’03 Mr. Satoru Hamada, MBA ’89 Ms. Jennifer Hambleton-Holguin, MAIPS ’04 Mrs. Beverly L. Hamilton Mr. Lyman C. Hamilton Mr. Thomas R. Hanschman, MPA ’90 and Mrs. Kim Hanschman Mr. William E. Hartnett Mr. Stephen L. Hayes, MAIPS ’08 Homer Hayward Family Mrs. Hope M. Heaney, MAT ’88 and Mr. Stephen E. Heaney Mr. Clement J. Hearey, MBA ’83 Mr. John Hedgcock Ms. Jessica L. Heilman, MAT ’02 Ms. Virginia A. Heuga Ms. Jennifer C. Hickey, MATESOL ’10 Mr. Robin Hicks and Mrs. Deborah Loker Hicks Mr. Samuel Hinojosa, MAIPS ’89 Mr. Alexander Hoag, MBA ’84 Mr. Tyler Hoffman, MACD ’03 Jean and Larry Horan Mr. Robert J. Horgan Ms. Dana Howng, MAIPS ’07 Ms. Shuo Hu, MATESOL ’85 Mr. Thomas C. Huang, MATLM ’10 Mr. Foy Kum Hubert, MAIPS ’10 Ms. Barbara G. Huth and Mr. F. Robert Huth, Jr. Magdy Francis Ibrahim Dr. Annie Merrill Ingram, MATESOL ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ipson Mrs. Linae Ishii-Devine and Mr. John Devine Ms. Noriko Ito, MACI ’04 Mrs. Janet Sachi Izuno-Hui, MATESOL ’89 Ms. Kristina M. Jackson, MATI ’08 Dr. and Mrs. Albert Bela Janko Professor John R.G. Jenkins Mark Jimerson, BARS ’81 Mr. Haakon Johansen, MBA ’04 and Ms. Shoshana G. Johansen Ms. Julie E. Johnson Mr. Andrew J. Johnson, MAIEP ’04/MBA ’05 Ms. Jill Johnson, MAICC ’82 Betty and David Jones Renée Jourdenais Mr. Lefteris Kafatos, MACI ’10 Ms. Poonam Kapoor, MBA ’05 and Pushpak M. Kapoor Dr. Gisele Kapuscinski Mr. John C. Kastning, MATI ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Katz Ms. Abigail Kehr, MAIEP ’10 Mr. and Mrs. H. William Keland Ms. Barbara Kelley Ms. Rebecca Kersnar, MATESOL ’03 and Mr. Kevin Jepson, MATESOL ’02 Mr. William H. Kieffer III and Mr. James M. May Ms. Paula C. Kirlin, MAIPS ’02

Mr. Piet J. Koene, MATI ’09 Ms. Heather J. Kokesch, MATESOL ’10 Fredric Kropp and Maureen Manning Mr. Joseph A. Krupski Jr., MATFL ’90 Miss Clara Kuo, MBA ’07 Mr. James R. Lambert, MAIPS ’03 Mrs. Jamie L. Langlie, MPA ’91 and Mr. Paul R. Langlie Mr. Joseph Lanternier, MATESOL ’00 and Mrs. M. Lanternier Mr. Sky M. Lantz-Wagner, MATESOL ’12 Dr. Ruth E. Larimer Mr. Noel V. Lateef Ms. Annie M. LaTour, MAIEP ’02 Mr. George C. Lee II Ms. Catherine Lee and Mr. Darius Nassiry Ms. Ha Yeon Lee, MACI ’08 Ms. Heekyeong Lee Ms. Carol W. Leebron Mr. Jonah Leff, MPA ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Leighton Russell and Priscilla Leng Mr. Alexander N. Lesko, MAIPS ’11 Ms. Mary H. Letson, MBA ’04 Mr. Larry V. Levine Beryl and Sam Levinger Carol L. Levitch Ron and Jessica Liebowitz Ms. Ashley Lipps, MATESOL ’10 Ms. Stephanie Litvak, MAIPS ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Liu Ms. Ingrid C. Lombardo, MAIPS ’07 Dr. Abraham F. Lowenthal Ms. Rosemary Luke Mr. Robert W. Lundeen Ms. Adriana Lyles and Mr. William Hayward Valera W. Lyles Mr. David Mackey, MBA ’88 and Mrs. Elizabeth Mackey Ms. Karine-Isabella Macri, MACD ’00 Mr. Terry M. Mallery Ms. Donna Manning and Mr. Larry D. Horner Mr. Regis P. Marcelin-Sampson, MBA ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Marino Joseph A. and Sheila P. Mark Mrs. Charlotte A. Maybury, MATFL ’89 and Mr. Simon P. Maybury Donald J. Mayol and Lois M. Mayol Mr. Brian D. McAllister, MAIPS ’87 Joan Jeffers McCleary and John McCleary Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCullough Ms. Beth E. McDermott Steve and Judy McDonald Ms. Lynn E. McDonald, MPA ’08 Ms. Amy C. McGill Mrs. Melanie McIntosh, MAIPS ’04 and Mr. Garvey A. McIntosh, MAIPS ’03 Ms. Candace B. McNulty, ’02 Dr. and Mrs. C. Irving Meeker Mr. Andrea A. Meneghel, MAIPS ’06 Fred and Phyllis Meurer


Ms. Cynthia E. Meurling, MPA ’06 Mr. Elan Mevasse, MBA ’06 and Mrs. Renu Mevasse Judith Brown Meyers and Michael Meyers Victor and Elise Micati Mr. Tate Miller, MACD ’98 Ms. Maureen A. Minnes, BAIPS ’94 Jay Mirsky and Maria Mirsky Mr. Benjamin W. Mitchell, MAIPS ’10 Mr. Kenneth J. Modde, MAIPS ’04 Mr. Robert E. Montgomery Ms. Marta E. Montoro, MAIEP ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Moody Dr. E. Philip Morgan and Dr. Maria C. Morgan Ms. Erin M. Morita, MAIPS ’85 and Mr. Douglas B. Rodda R. Mukundan Ms. Constance Murray Mr. Michel Nasr, MATFL ’89 and Ms. Roene Nasr Cary and Debbie Neiman Mr. John R. Nelson Ms. Lauren C. Newhouse, MAIPS ’04 and Mr. Eric A. Bachhuber, MAIPS ’04 Brad and Laura Niebling Ms. Mariko Nishida, MBA ’90 Ms. Alice Norris and Mr. Christopher P. Norris Tony O’Brian Mr. Andrew S. Offenbacher, MAIPS ’01 and Ms. Elena A. Shulgina Mr. Pablo Oliva Professor Barry S. Olsen, MACI ’99 and Mrs. Julieta Olsen Ms. Tracey Osborne, MBA ’90 Ms. Junko Ozaki, MATI ’00 Ms. Patty Pai, MATI ’05 and Mr. Michael Grimmer, MATI ’05 Ms. Jane Parker, BAECON ’77 and Mr. Christopher Fitz, MAIPS ’87 Mr. Bradford J. Parker, MAIPS ’05 Thomas S. Pattison and Sarah F. Pattison Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Peak Ms. Sarah M. Percoulis, MPA ’09 Ms. Celine Petipas, MACI ’99 and Mr. Peter Hyllekve-Baker Dr. William Potter and Dr. Anna B. Vassilieva Mr. Victor Rabinovich, MBA ’01 President Sunder and Mrs. Varna Ramaswamy Ms. Krithi Rao, MATESOL ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Rawding Ms. Wendy J. Raynor, MBA ’04 Mr. William R. Reinecke, MBA ’10 Mr. Alex Rhinehart, MACI ’10 Ms. Diana Rhudick, MAT ’88 Ms. Jessica R. Roach, MBA ’10 D.C. Roberts Ms. Frances Roberts, MAIPS ’75 and Mr. Richard B. Levine Mrs. Marion P. Robotti Mrs. Gayle Roehm, MBA ’79 and Mr. David A. Roehm

Mr. Michael D. Roffman, MAT ’97 Ambassador Felix G. Rohatyn and Mrs. Elizabeth Rohatyn Ms. M. Alexandra Rosen Ms. Hana E. Rubin, MAIEP ’00 Ms. Paulien Ruijssenaars, MBA ’96 and Mr. Thomas Wiedemann Ms. Paula Ryan, MBA ’83 Dr. Edward J. Salazar, BAIS ’78 and Dr. Maria Vass Ms. Julia Yulissa Salinas, MBA ’10 Clement L. Salvadori, MAPD ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Sanders Amy Sands Ms. Seda Savas, MAIPS/MBA ’10 Dr. David T. Savignac, BARS ’69 and Mrs. Nancy C. Savignac Dr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Scalberg Mr. Thomas J. Schaefer Gretchen Schnabel, ICC ’81 Ms. Jennifer L. A. Schneider, MBA ’09 Mr. James M. Schneiderman, MAITP ’06 and Mrs. Danielle D. Schneiderman Mr. Bernard Schulte Mr. Stephen I. Schwartz and Ms. Lynn Ann Hornig Fran and Roger Schwartz Ms. Corinna D. Seibt, MBA ’87 Mr. Enkh-Amgalan Sengee, MAIPS ’01 Ms. Christina Sever, BARS ’87/MATI ’90 Mr. Andy Shaindlin, ’88 Dr. and Mrs. William Sharpe Victor M. Shaw Ms. Kym Shenton and Mr. Prashant Gupta Ms. Cariad L. Shepherd, MPA ’10 Ms. Anne M. Shimko, MPA ’02 Ms. Kayo Shiraishi, MACI ’08 Dr. Deborah J. Short, MATESOL ’86 and Mr. Richard N. Mott Mr. Nathan T. Sidley Ms. Finayon Gbogbolola Simpson, MATI ’10 Mr. Surjit Singh, MAIPS ’10 Mr. James A. Slutman, MAIPS ’86 and Mrs. Belinda B. Slutman Mr. Douglas Niven Smith Ms. Candice B. Smith, MBA ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Jed A. Smith Ms. Miryoung Sohn Ms. Anne Sparks, MBA ’89 Ms. Dijana Spasojevic, MAIEP ’99 Ms. Patricia Spaulding, BAIS ’99 Mr. Lars Stenberg Berg, MBA ’10 Mr. Ferry Stepancic, MACD ’04/MPA ’05 Maggie Stern Esq., BAIS ’00/MPA ’01 Ms. Jill S. Stoffers, MACD ’00 Dr. Karen A. Stolley and Mr. David J. Littlefield, Jr. Mrs. Nancy Kaeslin Stone, MATESOL ’74 and Mr. Robert K. Stone Mr. and Mrs. Dean C. Storkan Ms. Ong-On Taechamahaphant, MBA ’90 Mr. Jianrong Tan, MAIPS ’99 and Mrs. Zhehong Shen

Mrs. Alice Tao, MACS ’75 and Dr. Tien Tao Mr. David Tardio, MBA ’03 Ms. Carolyn Taylor, MAIPS ’05 and Mr. Christian Meyer, SILP ’98 Mr. Harold Teng, MATI ’10 Mr. Frederick W. Thielke, MBA ’10 Ms. Toni M. Thomas, MBA ’00 Ms. April D. Thompson Miller, BAIS/MAIPS ’01 Mr. and Mrs. J. Daniel Tibbitts Ms. Masako Toki, MAIPS ’00 Breck and Nancy Tostevin Mr. Joseph C. Traini, MACD ’03 and Mrs. Elizabeth Traini Ms. Lisa A. Molle Troyer, MATI ’06 and Mr. Max Troyer, MAT ’09 Dr. Jean L. Turner Ms. Jennifer S. Ullman, MAIPS ’93 and Mr. Jeremy L. Azif Ms. Ayse Uygur, MAITP ’05 and Mr. Andrew W. Hay, MAIPS ’05 Ms. Janette M. Valentino, MATESOL ’98 Ms. Marlene P. Van, MBA ’86 Ms. Mimi Brian Vance, MAIPS ’87 Dr. Dennis Vanden Bloomen, MBA ’82 Ms. Amber Vanderwoude, MATESOL ’10 Ms. Thurese M. Vialovos, MBA ’01 Mr. Robert A. Volkman, MAIEP ’10 Ms. Julie K. Vorholt, MATESOL ’00 Kate Walker Mr. Cameron Walker, MAIEP ’10 Jason and Karen Warburg J. Harvey Watson and Lois Watson Josephine and George White Ms. Marcia Whitmore, MAT ’81 Dr. Marna Whittington and Mr. Thomas Whittington Mr. and Mrs. Phillip H. Wilhelm Kathi and Bill Wojtkowski Ms. Susan M. Wolfe and Mr. Jean Du Preez Mr. Jeremy N. Wolff, MAIPS ’98 Dr. Glynn L. Wood and Mrs. Suzanne Wood Jeffrey and Katherine Wood Mr. Robert Woodhead Ms. Renée Vizzard Worthington, MAT ’86 and Mr. Samuel Worthington, MAIPS ’84 Mr. Futoshi Yamamoto, MAIPS ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Cyril J. Yansouni Mr. Peter K. Yap, MBA ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Yenkowski Ms. Jennifer Bradley Young, MBA ’95 Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson Young, MAIPS ’09 and Mr. Mark A. Wilson Mr. Scott A. Yusman, MAT ’03 Mr. Antone A. Zeuli III, MATFL ’10 Mr. Bradley Zeve and Ms. Jeanne Howard Dr. Xi Zhao-Wilson, MBA ’98 and Mr. Brien Wilson Dr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Zilinskas

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“My family runs a roadside breakfast stand in Taiwan, so it is only through scholarships that I could pursue my dream of becoming an interpreter.” — Ya-Chiu, T & I student and scholarship recipient

ORGANIZATIONS

GIFTS-IN-KIND

*denotes Matching Gift company

Mr. Axel B. Allen, MAIPS ’09 Dr. Kathleen Bailey Beija Vu Salon

Abbott Laboratories Fund* Ainsley-Hicks Foundation Alan and Marcia Baer Foundation Language Specialists Foundation for Monterey County Cannery Row Company Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Community Foundation for Monterey County ConocoPhillips, Inc.* Creer Corporation Dayton Foundation Depository, Inc

Genentech, Inc.* GlobalGiving Foundation Goldman Sachs Gives Honda Kaihatsu Kogyo USA, Inc. Howard’s Global Solutions Inc. HSBC IBM Corporation* Ward D. and Mary T. Ingram Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Language Services Associates, Inc. Lingua Legis GMBH Loker-Hicks Foundation Manitou Fund Max Kade Foundation, Incorporated McElvany Family Foundation Meyers Charitable Family Fund Victor and Elise Micati Foundation Moley Family Foundation Howard and Anne Morgens Foundation Motorola Foundation* Neptune Web, Inc.

Foundation St. Jude Medical Inc.* Verizon Foundation* Whittington Seven Oaks Foundation

Britannia Arms Carbone’s Bar and Grill Cat’s Meow Earthbound Farm First Awakenings Dr. John W. Frost, MAPA ’67 and Dr. Helena Frost, MARS ’68 Dr. John Peter Grothe Ms. Kris L. Hardin Hewlett-Packard Employee Product Giving Program Mrs. Linae Ishii-Devine and Mr. John Devine Islands Restaurant Jamba Juice of Monterey Dr. Gisele Kapuscinski Dr. Nuket Kardam Mr. Todd Lueders Ms. Amy C. McGill Monterey Bay Kayaks Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Mr. John Palmer, MBA ’98 and Mrs. Kristi Palmer Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant Pierce Ranch Vineyards Safeway Mr. Karl-Heinz Schulz † Taste of Monterey Trader Joe’s Company Ventana Vineyards Winery, Inc. Whole Foods Market Dr. Raymond A. Zilinskas

LEGACY SOCIETY Members of our Legacy Society provide support to the Institute through a bequest or life income gift. This type of long-term giving provides for generations of students and their teachers by building endowment and lasting funding sources. Mr. and Mrs. William S. Anderson Dr. Steven J. Baker and Dr. Robert G. Pucci Mrs. Margaret Bates † John C. Deppman and Clara Yu William and Nancy Doolittle Leah J. Gowron, MPA ’97 Mr. and Mrs. William D. Grant Dr. John Peter Grothe Mrs. Beverly L. Hamilton Mrs. Kim Hanschman Magdy Francis Ibrahim Ms. Ann Jones-Weinstock Mr. James M. May Mr. Robert W. Lundeen Joseph A. and Sheila P. Mark Judith Brown Meyers and Michael Meyers Dr. E. Philip Morgan and Dr. Maria C. Morgan Ms. Maureen A. Minnes, BAIPS ’94 Tony O’Brian Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Peak Mrs. Mary Shaw Ms. Nancy Kaeslin Stone, MATESOL ’74 and Mr. Robert K. Stone Dr. Ana Maria Velasco and Dr. Roberto Barahona Dr. Janet Wall and Dr. Robert Gard Ms. Mildred P. Whitt Dr. Glynn L. Wood and Mrs. Suzanne Wood † deceased


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n November 12, the California Central Coast will observe National Philanthropy Day, a day of recognition created 25 years ago to acknowledge the ways philanthropy and donors improve and enrich our lives and communities. At this year’s celebration, the Monterey Institute will recognize an extraordinary couple—Dr. Robert G. Gard, Jr., President Emeritus of the Monterey Institute, and his spouse Dr. Janet Wall—as our organization’s Philanthropists of the Year. Bob Gard’s accomplishments on behalf of the Institute

Robert Gard and Janet Wall

are formidable. During his nearly 11 years as president, the Institute experienced the most rapid growth and development in its 55-year history. Enrollment increased by 62 percent and the resident faculty grew by 120 percent. His administration renovated all the physical structures and tripled the size of the campus. He supported the establishment of the world-renowned Center for Nonproliferation Studies and initiated new majors, including the first-ever master’s degree program in international environmental policy, and the first American advanced-degree programs in translation and interpretation in Chinese and Japanese. Dr. Gard retired in 1998 and remains a vigorous advocate for the Institute in his role as president emeritus. Dr. Wall, an extensively-published authority on career development and educational assessment and testing, was a firm supporter of the Institute during her husband’s tenure as president. She continues to contribute her expertise, most recently advising the Institute on its Yellow Ribbon program to offer advanced career training for returned military veterans. Together, they have donated generously to two endowed scholarships: the Robert Gard Scholarship and the Gard ‘n’ Wall Scholarship in Nonproliferation Studies. The first was initiated by board members and friends to honor Dr. Gard for his exemplary service upon the occasion of his retirement. Drs. Gard and Wall established the second fund to help support top-notch candidates in the critical field of nonproliferation studies. Each year they meet with the scholarship recipients to encourage the students in their studies and offer invaluable career advice. Regarding the value of giving to scholarships, Drs. Gard and Wall agree: “There is nothing more important than doing what we can to ensure that Institute students, who are tomorrow’s leaders, are educated to be well-informed and ethical criticalthinkers and decision makers.”

MIIS in the Media The spring and summer months were anything but quiet for the Monterey Institute and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), at least in terms of mentions in the media. Between May 1 and September 15, either MIIS or CNS (or both) was mentioned in publications including the Asia Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Fortune, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Orange County Register, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Both MIIS and CNS received a number of prominent mentions on television and radio, including two appearances on PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer—a May 4 interview with CNS Deputy Director Leonard Spector regarding Iran’s nuclear program, and a June 29 interview with Professor Anna Vassilieva regarding the Russian spy ring uncovered in the United States. On May 7, Monterey-area NBC affiliate KSBW featured Professor Moyara Ruehsen in a live segment regarding the previous day’s stock market plunge. Professor Ruehsen was also interviewed on National Public Radio on June 28 regarding corruption in Afghanistan. NPR also broadcast interviews with Leonard Spector on May 17 and September 9, as well as a July 7 interview with CNS Senior Research Associate Avner Cohen regarding Israel’s nuclear program. TIME magazine quoted CNS Director Bill Potter twice in recent months; in a June 2 assessment of the Nonproliferation Review Treaty Conference, and a September 11 story about a unique program that converts material from decommissioned Russian nuclear warheads into fuel for U.S. power plants.

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We note with sadness the passing of two very special friends of the Monterey Institute, Peggy Bates and Homer Hayward. Margaret Pardee Bates spent nearly 70 years campaigning tirelessly as a caring and dynamic advocate of education in the Monterey Bay area. While a number of local educational institutions and school districts benefited mightily from her focused attention and wise counsel, the Monterey Institute was fortunate to claim Peggy as an enthusiastic supporter from its earliest days. Over the course of more than four decades of involvement with the Institute, she served numerous terms as a trustee, many of which saw her leading the academic affairs committee and influencing the growth and curricular progress of the school. Homer Hayward grew Hayward Lumber into one of the pillars of the Central Coast economy and community. For decades, he and his wife Nancy were members of the Monterey Institute’s inner circle of donors, and their support grew into a family affair. The Hayward Family Foundation has contributed significantly to projects to “green” our campus structures, and their son Bill Hayward is actively engaged with the Institute today and has served on the Institute’s board. Homer’s legacy of innovation and investment will be sustained at the Institute through the Hayward Environmental Speaker Series and the Hayward Scholars in Business and the Environment. Fall 2010

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New Signs Sprout Across Campus Of all the changes that gave the Monterey Institute campus a shiny, new look this fall—resurfaced parking lots and fresh landscaping among them— none made a more obvious and lasting impact than the new signs that sprouted all across campus over the summer. The Institute’s integration with Middlebury College meant new campus signs were needed, bearing our new logo with its tagline identifying MIIS as “A Graduate School of Middlebury College”. With the new signs came three new campus map stations to help visitors and new students find their way around. It’s a new look for a new era!

The new James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies sign with flags flying high above.

Each building received its own identifier sign, like this one in front of the Samson Student Center.

The McGowan Building received new “marquee” signs as well as street-level identifiers.

Large “gateway” signs were installed at the northwest and northeast entrances to campus, at Franklin and Pacific, and Franklin and Van Buren.

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The map station by the Admissions adobe helps visitors navigate the campus.


MIIS–Midd Connection

Fisher MBA Program Praised in Business School Guide

Craig Scholars Follow Path of Former President

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ho was captain of Middlebury College’s football team during its undefeated 1936 season? Who served as president of the Monterey Institute of International Studies from 1980 through 1988? The answers to those two questions are one and the same. The leadership that William G. Craig, a member of Middlebury’s Class of 1937, demonstrated on the field was just an early glimpse of a characteristic that would propel him through a career dedicated to education and service, including the presidency of the Monterey Institute. Craig came to the Monterey Institute after serving as chancellor of both the Vermont State Colleges and the California Community College system, as well as in senior positions at Stanford University,

Kansas State University, and Washington State University. He directed training for the Peace Corps in the early 1960s. Craig passed away in 2005. In one of their first conversations, President Emeritus Steve Baker reminded current President Sunder Ramaswamy of Craig’s transition from Middlebury to Monterey, from the Green Mountain to the Golden State. “When reminded of the many accomplishments of President Craig, I felt it was important to honor the man who first forged the Middleburyto-Monterey path from one coast to another that I have now followed.” Ramaswamy consulted with Craig’s family, and the William G. Craig Scholars program was born. The Craig Scholars are students who, like Craig himself, have demonstrated a commitment to service in their

William Craig

own professional and personal endeavors. They also must have attended one of Middlebury’s other programs, including the undergraduate college, Language Schools, and Schools Abroad. In 2010, 16 first-year students will be honored as Craig Scholars.

Sierra Leone Research Published Online

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his spring, The Women’s International Subsequently, the Women’s International Perspective worked with Professor Iyer and Perspective (The WIP) published 12 her students to prepare the articles for publicaarticles authored by Monterey Institute tion. The subject matter ranged from personal students that grew out of Professor Pushpa accounts and comparisons to other countries Iyer’s course “Challenges to Peacebuilding in recovering from conflict, to reflections on the Sierra Leone.” Based in Monterey, The WIP is social indicators of motorbike riders. This was “a worldwide collective of women writers” that the second time Professor Iyer had collaborated utilizes its Web site at thewip.net to report news with the WIP and she has plans to continue and publish global opinion and commentary doing so: “It’s wonderful for our students to have highlighting the unique perspectives of women. their articles published. It is great both for their Professor Iyer’s course, which was offered self-confidence and for their resumes!” as part of the J-term curriculum in the interim period between the fall and spring semesters, brought 12 Monterey Institute students and two students from Middlebury College to spend two weeks with Professor Iyer in the wartorn West African nation of Sierra Leone. Students conducted numerous interviews with individuals and organizations who are working to build the foundations for a stable civil society and lasting peace. They also visited locations and monuments with historical significance to the brutal 11-year Members of the “Challenges to Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone” course civil war that ended in 2002.

Net Impact’s annual Business UNusual is a guide for prospective MBA students who want to get the “inside scoop” on various graduate schools. It is a combination of a qualitative description from Net Impact student leaders and results from an online student survey. The words most often used by Fisher International MBA students at the Monterey Institute to describe their program were “enterprising,” “innovative,” and “active.” Students participating in the survey praised the Institute’s commitment to social and environmental change as well as the wide variety of courses offered to deepen their understanding of the interaction between traditional business management and environmental stewardship in our world today. Among programs mentioned were the dual-degree International Environmental Policy and MBA program and the two-week intensive Conservation Leadership Practicum offered to the outside community, as well as to MIIS students. Students additionally lauded career services at the Monterey Institute in the survey and talked about the unique intercultural aspect of belonging to a body of students from over 70 countries. Net Impact is a more than 20-year-old international nonprofit organization with a mission to “inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.” The Monterey Institute chapter of Net Impact is—like the Fisher MBA Program—very active. Fall 2010

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MIIS IN BRIEF s Congratulations to Matthew Levin (MAIPS ’84), who was recently appointed Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba in August. Mathew taught at the University of Milan and worked with Amnesty International after graduation from MIIS, before joining the Canadian Foreign Service in 1986. In 2005, he was appointed ambassador to Colombia. He also served as director of operations with the Foreign and Defense Policy Secretariat at the Privy Council Office prior to his current appointment, which will see him join several fellow alumni in the ambassadorial ranks.

Education.” The Forum will take place in Monterey on April 8 and 9, 2011; watch the Forum’s Web page at go.miis.edu/montereyforum for more information in the weeks ahead.

s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Director Dr. William Potter had a full plate when he visited Japan in August. First he presented a paper on “The Power and Promise of Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education” at the 2nd United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues in Saitama. Then he chaired a panel at the same conference on Regional Nuclear and Conventional Arms Issues. And then it was off to Tokyo, where Dr. Potter was a featured speaker on “Lessons from the 2010 NPT Review Conference” at a symposium at Hitosubashi University. s The theme for the 2011 Monterey Forum—a semi-annual conference hosted by the Monterey Institute’s Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education—has been announced: “Innovations in Translator, Interpreter, and Localizer

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s In July, the article “Cultural Values Reflected in Theme and Execution: A Comparative Study of U.S. and Korean TV Commercials”— published in the Journal of Advertising (1999, 4, 59-73) and co-authored by our own Professor Fredric Kropp—reached the milestone of being cited 100 times by other researchers. Congratulations to Professor Kropp!

For the first time, this year participants in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) will be able to select the Monterey Institute for their charitable contributions. The CFC is the world’s largest annual workplace philanthropic campaign; pledges made by federal civilian, postal, and military donors support eligible nonprofit organizations throughout the world. The Monterey Institute’s CFC campaign number is 44979, and the annual campaign for 2010 runs through December 15.

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and security issues in his home country of Afghanistan. Along with Matthew C. DuPee, Waheed analyzed the socio-economic ramifications of the poppy industry in an article published in June and the security threat of a significant shortfall in wheat production in another article published in September. s Monterey Institute TESOL graduates Jaala Thibault (MATESOL ’07) and Tara Bates (MATESOL ’07) are the only two people to be sent to Afghanistan this year as part of the U.S. State Department’s English Language Fellows program. According to TESOL Director Kathi Bailey, being selected as an English Language Fellow is “one of the most prestigious positions a recent MA graduate in TESOL or TFL can achieve. They represent their school, their profession, and their country as they train students.” Thibault and Bates will be teaching at two different universities in Kabul.

the BP oil spill on communities in the Gulf region and the secondary impact on California’s Central Coast. Calvert traveled to the Gulf this summer, spent time in coastal towns and interviewed numerous people. Back home in Monterey, another region with a strong and vital relationship with the Ocean, she noted increased awareness among Californians of the high stakes they have Jaala Thibault (right) with Afghan guard in protecting their marine environment.

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s Professor Anna Vassilieva has accepted a new appointment as LS/ IPM Curriculum Coordinator. With this appointment, Professor Vassilieva assumed responsibility for coordinating ongoing discussions between Language Studies faculty and faculty in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management regarding the language requirements for GSIPM students. Over the last year the Institute has been discussing ways to strengthen language studies at MIIS to ensure that they are both relevant to a student’s career interests, and flexibly defined enough to meet the needs of individual students and programs. “Anna has taught in both programs for many years and accepted this appointment with great enthusiasm,” commented Provost Amy Sands. “She will be a catalyst for effective solutions that will help the Institute retain its leadership in content-based language learning.”

s In a September cover story in the Monterey County Weekly, Professor Kelley Calvert (MATESOL ’06) explored the long term effects of

s The M-Squared Lecture series will continue this spring. Professors Pushpa Iyer and Barry Olsen (MACI ’99) will be traveling to Middlebury to lecture and meet with colleagues in Vermont. In turn, two Middlebury professors will visit Monterey. On February 17 Professor Sarah Stroup will give a lecture titled: “There’s No Place Like Home: The National Roots of International NGOs,” and on April 19 Professor Jessica Holmes will speak about “The Economics of Sin: What can Economists tell us about the Inner Workings of Underground Markets?”

s Ewandro Magalhaes (MATI ’08) is the new Head of Interpretation at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva. ITU is the leading UN agency for information and technology issues. One of Magelhaes’s first projects was to lead a team of 73 interpreters at a major Plenipotentiary Conference in Mexico, working in six different languages. In a letter to MIIS Career and Academic Advisor Jeff Wood, Magelhaes said “This is the direct result of my education at MIIS, and I can’t tell you how proud I am to be an alumnus of the Institute.”

s The Asia Times has published two articles co-authored by Ahmad Waheed (MAIPS ’09) about economic

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Market Study Highlights Interpretation Profession

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nterpretation is a high-pay, high-growth profession, according to a recent national study conducted by independent research and analysis firm Common Sense Advisory. The study was commissioned by InterpretAmerica, a nonprofit association that recently hosted the 1st North American Summit on Interpreting in Washington, D.C., and was co-founded by MIIS Conference Interpretation Program Chair Barry Slaughter Olsen (MACI ’99). The first-of-its-kind independent study of the interpreting profession found that interpreters play a vital role in both the public and the private sector, enabling thousands of courts, hospitals, schools, and businesses—not to mention international organizations and heads of state—to bridge language barriers daily. It also found that interpreters earn between $43.14 and $65.96 per hour on average, and that although many interpreters work only part time, more than a quarter of the 1,135 surveyed earned more than $50,000 per year. This makes interpreting “an attractive profession,” according to the study’s lead author, Nataly Kelly. “Our research has shown that the interpreting market is growing at a fast pace, fueled by legislation and increased awareness of the need for interpreting services.” In addition, the study found that interpreters are a highly educated group. Nearly half of survey participants had a graduate degree, although only 28.9 percent of respondents reported having a degree in interpreting and 7.6 percent said they had no formal training in interpreting. “Training and education for interpreters are critical regardless of where or how they work, and the core skills of interpreting are quite similar across all sectors,” said Professor Olsen. “This is one of the primary reasons we decided to gather leaders from all areas of interpreting at the summit, to discuss these common interests.”

Interpretation student at work

Prior to the summit, interpreters from the diverse areas represented in the field—including sign language interpreting, court interpreting, medical interpreting, educational interpreting, and military interpreting—had rarely joined forces. InterpretAmerica‘s mission is to provide a national forum for the interpreting profession. Says Professor Olsen: “It is our hope that by making the interpreting market survey results available free of charge to interpreters, agencies, and end users of interpreting services, we will encourage a productive dialogue among the many stakeholders of this growing profession. It’s a starting point and may well become a benchmark against which future growth and development in the field of interpreting will be measured.”

Military Friendly MIIS Offers Advantages for Veterans

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he Monterey Institute was recently once again named one of the “Top Military Friendly Schools” in the country according to the popular Web site G.I. Jobs. MIIS earned its spot for, among other things, scholarships for veterans, support for the Yellow Ribbon Program (28 veterans are currently enrolled at MIIS through the program), and flexibility of academic programs to accommodate veteran and current service members and their spouses. Marcos Medina (MAIPS ’12), one of the founders of the MIIS Veterans Organization, believes the recognition is well deserved. For one thing, the student body at the Monterey Institute is made up of people with a wide range of experiences, of all different ages and from numerous countries and so for many veterans, “it becomes easier to fit in.” Others feel the best part about the graduate program at the Monterey Institute is the opportunity to develop marketable, practical skills. Marcos started his studies at the University of California, Berkeley immediately after finishing active duty. Although he liked his chosen subject of political economy, he soon started to worry where that degree would take him. At a career fair in San Francisco he met Monterey Institute recruiters Devin Luedekke and Rob Horgan, and found that “it felt like MIIS would be the perfect fit for me, and it has been.” Marcos is enrolled in the new Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program and is spearheading the Institute’s Veterans Organization, founded in March of last year. The group intends to host events and to search for opportunities for increased coop-

eration with the other military schools in the area, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Defense Language Institute. “We also hope to help each other get through the difficult transition to civilian life, make everyone aware of the services offered to us in the area, and encourage each other to share experiences in the classroom,” says Marcos, adding that talking about those experiences in class is a great way to connect the dots—which is what graduate school is all about.

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MIIS MATTERS THEODORE KARASIK

How Watching Soviet TV Launched a Career

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heodore Karasik (MAIPS ’87) landed a job at the RAND Corporation immediately after graduating with a specialization in Soviet Studies. “At the MIIS Soviet Center, we were using Soviet TV as a research tool. RAND was starting that too around the same time.” Access to satellite television broadcasts from the Soviet Union had just become available, and experience in analyzing its contents was a valuable asset. So began a 20-year career with RAND where Theodore researched and published a plethora of papers and reports about global security issues, acquiring a PhD in Russian History at the University of California, Los Angeles along the way. Theodore is still an expert in Russia and Central Asia, but in the aftermath of Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, he shifted his main area of focus Theodore Karasik to the Middle East. Today,

Theodore is the head of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA), a Middle Eastern think tank based out of Dubai and Beirut. “After 20-plus years at RAND I wanted to work in an environment where I could pick and choose the topics to research,” says Theodore who leads a team of 20 experts conducting risk analysis, threat assessments, and other types of analysis. The group is contacted by institutions, corporations, and governments alike working on a range of issues, from evaluating the risk for an oil company looking to go into a Central Asian country, to advising governments on defense-related topics. This fall, Theodore traveled to Azerbaijan to brief the Office of the President and present a report (”Gulf Littoral Security and Implications for Azerbaijan: A View from the UAE”) comparing and contrasting the threat of Al Qaeda in the Middle East and Central Asia. “Over my long career in this field I have collected so much information and on-the-ground experience that I am sought after as an authority on transnational security issues,” says Theodore. This is true not just in terms of clients, but in terms of the international media. Over one week in September, Theodore was quoted in over a dozen different media outlets including the Financial Times, Reuters, Agence France Presse, the Jerusalem Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Business Week.

ANNIE MERRILL INGRAM Where Literature and the Environment Meet

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he shortest distance between two points might be a straight line, but the road less traveled can be a lot more interesting. Certainly, the route from earning a degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to becoming a professor of Environmental Studies might not be obvious to most, but for Annie Ingram (MATESOL ’85) her career path stands as “testimony to how we never stop developing intellectually.” As a teenager, Annie spent a year as an AFS exchange student in Denmark. Later, the offer of scholarships for AFS returnees drew her to the Monterey Institute’s TESOL program. The Monterey Peninsula still holds a particu-

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lar draw for her and she is glad that she now has an excuse to come visit regularly since her parents have retired to the area. After earning a PhD in 19th century U.S. literature, Annie was attracted to the newly-formed Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE). A nature-lover from a young age, Annie joined the rising movement for appreciating the insights different types of literature offer about the relationship between humans and nature. For those who wonder just what “environmental literature” is, there are a couple of distinct ways to look at it, according to Annie. On one hand, there are examples of naturalist writings such as Henry David Thoreau’s

Annie Merrill Ingram

Walden or nature poetry, and on the other hand there is literary criticism that analyzes and promotes works of art that examine our interactions with nature. Annie is the current

president of ASLE and is especially gratified to see the genre of “eco-criticism” spread and be recognized outside the U.S., throughout Europe, and across Asia.


Alumni Profiles JASON GIFFEN

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fter a long, grueling selection process involving more than 80 applicants, San Luis Obispo County officials selected Jason Giffen (MAIEP ’99) to be the County’s new planning and building director. Beginning this fall, he will steer a department of 90 employees in a region where land use can often be a complex and highly political issue. Jason brings 11 years of experience working for San Diego County, most recently as land use chief, and is excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead. “I am very happy to be returning to the Central Coast, so close to Monterey where I have such fond memories, and to get to work on local environmental and land-use issues in one of the most picturesque settings in the state.” Jason was born in Pennsylvania but grew up

The Lasting Allure of the Central Coast in Australia, a.k.a. “The Lucky Country.” He moved back to the U.S. as a teenager and attended college in Pennsylvania where he majored in business, marketing, and languages. After graduation, he longed for some sun, sea, and perhaps most of all the lifestyle he was used to Down Under. When he started to search for a graduate program in public administration in California, he was drawn to MIIS for its interdisciplinary approach to the subject, and found his passion in the International Environmental Policy program. His enthusiasm for Monterey was not limited to the classroom, either, for it was here that he met his wife, Elizabeth Tormanen Giffen (MAIEP ’99). After graduation, the couple moved to San Diego and embarked on diverse careers in local envi-

Left to right: Melissa Royael Capria (MAIEP ’99), Terra Grandmason (MPA ’00), Rosa Grossman Vasquez (MAIEP ’00), Lina Lesmes (MAIEP ’99), Jason Giffen (MAIEP ’99), Ryan Binns (MAIEP ’99), Elizabeth Tormanen Giffen (MAIEP ’99)

ronmental policy that sometimes involved cross-border collaboration with Mexico. Elizabeth has worked on watershed planning in the Tijuana River, and has done specialized translation of environmental documents. “We were part of a really tight group in Monterey,” says

Jason of his classmates, “people that we have continued to have a relationship with, not only on a personal level but also professional.” They even had a quasi-reunion of friends from MIIS last spring at their home. It’s true—the Monterey mafia is everywhere. Even just down the coast.

EDO FORSYTHE Teaching Travels Lead to Japan

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fter a career specializing in language teaching—mainly Russian—Edo Forsythe (MATFL ’06) retired from the Navy last March. At the same time, his dream of mov-

Edo Forsythe getting ready for the Neputa Festival

ing to Japan to teach English came true when he was offered a job as English lecturer at the Hirosaki Gakuin University. “I love it here,” says Edo, who fell for both the country and the culture while stationed there for 12 years. Hirosaki also happens be the hometown of his wife Mayumi, so the couple and their three daughters now enjoy living close to family. For Edo, the best part about the Monterey Institute was the relationships he forged with his professors, in particular with Professor Jean Turner: “She really mentored me throughout the program.” He has kept in touch with Dr. Turner, who reviewed an article he wrote for a language magazine. “I just know that I can always look to my old professors for help if I need it,” says Edo. He has also kept up with some of his fellow students, mostly through Facebook, which he says is very useful tool when you have friends all around the world. Edo is now taking the next step in alumni relations by exploring the possibility of starting a Japan chapter for MIIS alumni. He has plans to set up a informal table or gathering at the annual Japanese Association for Language Teaching conference in Nagoya on November 19-22 and welcomes any support from, or contacts with, fellow Monterey Institute alumni in Japan (contact Edo at edosan@gol.com).

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