Monterey Focus

A Glance into the MIIS Community…

Institute Stories, Old & New

Back on Saturday December 6th, the African Club and Conflict Resolution Club co-sponsored an afternoon conference entitled “Recovering Mauritania,” which examined the political-economic situation of Mauritania in the aftermath of the August 6th military coup. Monterey Institute students had the pleasure of speaking via Skype with the democratically elected President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, at that time confined to house arrest in Lemden, along with his son Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, a Monterey Institute alumnus. For more current information on Maurtania from BBC News, click here.

Photos from “Recovering Mauritania:”
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In other news, two Monterey Insitute students’ have participated in a film project called The Green Dragon, headed by filmmaker Caroline Harrison, about China’s emerging green movement and its ongoing environmental responses to rapid industrialization. To read more, click here.

For more coverage of J-Term Practicum experiences, check out the Cambodia students’ blog here.

Enjoy!

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