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Presenting the Panel Discussion: “Leadership in a Time of War”

The Monterey Institute of International Studies in partnership with the Defense Language Institute proudly presents a Panel Discussion entitled “Leadership in a Time of War” on Wednesday, November 19th from 6:30PM-8:00PM in Irvine Auditorium. The distinguished panelists include:

* LTC Danial Pick, former Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Amman, Jordan and Iraq Policy Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

* Bill Murphy Jr., author of In a Time of War: The Proud and Perilous Journey of West Point’s Class of 2002 and a former Army JAG office who reported from Iraq for The Washington Post.

* Mike Cerre, an Emmy-award winning journlits for ABC News in Iraq who served as an USMC officer in Vietnam.

* CPT Fergal O’Reilly, a former platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan and Iraq, and is now assigned to the Defense Language Institute.

The discussion will be moderated by Capt DJ. Skelton, who was wounded during U.S. combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq in Nov 2004. He is one of the leading U.S. Army advocates for Wounded Warriors, playing a key role in strategic policy development and analysis regarding care for wounded servicemen and who currently serves at the Defense Language Institute.

For more information on these speakers visit the Student Services blog here.


Dialogue for Peace in Israel and Palestine

Jointhe Monterey Institute, the Friends of the Middle East, the Conflict Resolution Association, and the Arabic Language Club from November 15th to 17th for a “Weekend for Peace in Israel and Palestine.” Celebrate diversity, advocate dialogue, and actualize resolution with us at the following events!

Saturday, November 15th @7:00pm
United Nations Film Festival
Film Screening: The Iron Wall
@ the Golden State Theater
FREE for Students with ID

Saturday November 15th @8:00PM
Israel and Palestine Cultural Night
Casa Fuente Room #434
Food, drinks, and dance music!

Sunday November 16th @5:00PM
One Voice Speakers
McGowan Room #100 (MG-100)
Israeli and Palestinian youth peace activists share their stories and experiences.
Reception before the speaking event @4:30PM in the McGowan Lobby Area!

Monday, November 17th @12:00PM
Letter Writing Campaign
Samson Center Patio, MIIS Campus

Staying in Tune with Podcasts!

Part of a new initiative from the Digital Media Commons, all members of the MIIS community can participate in campus-wide speaking events via podcasts! Read below to learn how!

To catch up on missed events please visit the Monterey Institute’s iTunes U site. You will need iTunes on your Mac or PC to access these files. iTunes is a free download from the Apple site here:

Current Episodes include:

Irvine Speaker Series
Recorded 10/30/08 Panel Discussion – Presidential Election Candidates and Issues Forum
Recorded 10/28/08 Panel Discussion – From Wall Street to Main Street: Deconstructing the Financial Crisis
Recorded 10/22/08 Dr. Pablo Frost – Robinsons Jeffers and Poetry

Environmental Speaker Series
Recorded 10/08/08 Dr. Jon Isham – Carbon Offsets: The Good the Bad and the Ugly