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Languages: English, Spanish, French
Favorite Courses: Policy Analysis (PADMN/POLS 6323) and Fundamentals of International Organizations
Interrest Area: Diplomatic Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
MIAGE STUDENTS FEATURED ON KSL NEWS AT 10 AND ABC4 UTAH NEWS FOR PARTICIPATING IN
Caleb Larkin, Chelsea Joliet, Deba Masterson, Mike Young, Morgan Shepherd and Tyson
Todd represented MIAGE in the annual live-streamed event at the SJ Quinney College
of Law. This year, the event was also covered by two professinal news teams.
ALUMNUS MACOTE AMBROZIO OPENS MACOTE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER IN GUINEA-BISSAU
The inauguration of the Macote Entrepreneur Center in Guinea-Bissau took place on
May 30. The center was featured on Guinea-Bissau's national tv station (TGB), and
will help transform entrepreneurship training and opportunities in the country.
News and Events
MIAGE Alumna Nicole Sherwood Promoted to Director of Grants and Operations for WTC
Nicole Sherwood, MIAGE alumna and formally the Grants Manager for World Trade Center
Utah, has been promoted to Director of Grants and Operations. The World Trade Center Utah leads Utah’s international business development and elevates
Utah’s global status to promote prosperity and build economic resilience. In her new role,
Nicole will take on new responsibilities such as formulating policies, objectives, and strategies to write grant proposals and streamline
grantprograms and administer and ensure compliance of national resources such as the STEP
Grant (SBA), Department of Commerce (DOC), and USAID.
Congratulations and good luck!
MIAGE provides you the opportunity to learn from experts in the field
This Spring semester, MIAGE students have had the opportunity to learn the Fundamentals
of Nuclear Policy by Henry Sokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) and former Deputy for Nonproliferation
Policy at the Pentagon. NPEC is a Washington-based nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to promote a better understanding of
strategic weapons proliferation issues among policymakers, scholars, and the media.
The course focuses on questions central to assessing the merits of any nation’s civil and military
nuclear policies. Course topics include nuclear deterrence, nuclear energy and technology,
the history of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control, energy economics, nuclear
terrorism and intelligence, and future strategic weapons trends.
Intelligence and the Nuclear Proliferation Challange
Henry Sokolski has has authored and edited a number of books on nuclear proliferation,
including Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future, (2016); Best of Intentions: America's Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation, (2001);Should We Let the Bomb Spread?, (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2016); and Moving Beyond Pretense: Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation, (2014). Most recently, Sokolski's article The Nuclear Proliferation Challenge: Improving the Role of Intelligence in Counterproliferation
Policymaking was published as the cover story in the unclassified Studies in Intelligence, Journal
of the American Intelligence Professional, Vol. 63, No. 1 (March 2019). The mission
of Studies in Intelligence is to stimulate within the Intelligence Community the constructive
discussion of important issues of the day, to expand knowledge of lessons learned
from past experiences, to increase understanding of the history of the profession,
and to provide readers with considered reviews of public media concerning intelligence. This
publication is prepared primarily for the use of US government officials, and has
the potential to impact policy developmet.
In his piece, Sokolski presents a report sponsored by NPEC that focused on the following
broad questions: How can the role of intelligence in the making of nonproliferation
policy be improved?; How can the nonproliferation agenda get the priority it deserves?;
and how can the nonproliferation community be sustained and strengthened? To address
these questions, Sokolski and NPEC engaed more than 50 senior, retired and serving
policymakers, intelligence officers, and top academic national security analysts that
helped develop new primary histories of eight nuclear proliferation cases: India,
Pakistan, Israel, Taiwan, South Korea, Libya, and an Argentine and a separate South
African nuclear rocket case. "The purpose of the case studies," he says, "was to identify
when and how intelligence shaped or prompted nonproliferation policy actions and,
if it did not, why."
Henry Sokolski currently teaches as an adjunct professor at The Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. And is a visiting professor at the Master of International Affairs and Global Enterprise program at the University of Utah. From 1989 to 1993, Sokolski served as the Deputy
for Nonproliferation Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, for which he received the Secretary of Defense's Medal for Outstanding Public Service.
Prior to this, he worked in the Secretary of Defense's Office of Net Assessment on strategic weapons proliferation issues.
In addition to his Executive Branch service, Sokolski worked on the Hill from 1984
through 1988 as senior military legislative aide to Senate Armed Services Committee
member Dan Quayle and from 1982 through 1983 as special assistant on nuclear energy matters to TVA
Subcommittee Chairman Senator Gordon J. Humphrey. He also worked as a consultant on nuclear weapons proliferation issues to the Intelligence
Community's National Intelligence Council; received a Congressional appointment to the Deutch Proliferation Commission, which
completed its report in July 1999; served as a member of the Central Intelligence Agency's Senior Advisory Panel from 1995 to 1996; and was a member of the Commission on
the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, which operated
until 2010. Sokolski has been a resident fellow at the National Institute for Public Policy, the Heritage Foundation, and the Hoover Institution. He also has taught political science courses at the University of Chicago, Rosary College, Georgetown, and Loyola University. Sokolski attended the University of Southern California and Pomona College and completed his graduate studies in political science at the University of Chicago.
You can read Henry Sokolski's piece The Nuclear Proliferation Challenge: Improving the Role of Intelligence in Counterproliferation
Policymaking by following this link.
MIAGE students Brock Mays and Chris Rigby have made it to the Fullbright semi-finals!
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored
by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the
people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source
of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress
to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating
governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries
and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright
grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well
as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over
160 countries worldwide.
Brock is a second year MIAGE student and is a semi-finalist for a Fulbright Research
award to Lithuania. Brock would like to examine the effects of Russian misinformation
and disinformation on Lithuanian society and Russia’s campaign has negatively impacted
trust in the national government.
Chris is also a second year MIAGE student, and is a semi-finalist for a Fulbright
English Teaching Assistant award to Kenya. He intends to implement programs in the
classroom to help the students to effectively communicate in English.
Congratulations to them both!
International Person of the Year — David Utrilla
Presented by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, the annual Utah Global Forum on Nov. 8, 2018, convened
national experts, diplomats from Utah’s largest international trade markets and more
than 400 Utah business leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges for Utah
to increase its global trade and investment. Now in its fifth year, the forum offers
an innovative space for leaders and industry experts to come together and share their
ideas to expand beyond local boundaries and excel in the global marketplace.
Member of the MIAGE Practicioner Board and founder and CEO of U.S. Translation Company, David Utrilla won "International Person of the Year" at the Fifth Annual Global Forum
for his outstanding work as an outsatnding internationall business leader. Utrilla
has previously been awarded multiple awards including Utah’s Best of State, listed six times in the Inc. 500/5000
for fastest growing companies in America, Mountain West Capital Network’s top 100
fastest growing companies in Utah, and the Small Business Person of the Year by the
SBA. In 2014 he received the Weber State University Distinguished Alumnus Award, the
2015 Utah Valley University Atlas Award, the 2016 Quixote Award by the Utah Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce, and the 2018 International Person of the Year Award by the World
Trade Association of Utah.
You can read the whole article about the Fifth Annual Utah Global forum here.
Most Recent MIAGE Foundations Class Featured Industry Experts and Ended with Top-Notch
We are excited to announce the completion of another semester of the MIAGE course
MIAGE 6800 “Foundations of International Affairs and Global Enterprise.” Erin Moore,
a MIAGE alumna and co-teacher of the MIAGE Foundations class, shared “MIAGE's interdisciplinary
curriculum is unquestionably one of the program's greatest strengths, but taking on
so many new fields of study can also be intimidating. In the new Foundations class,
our goal was to better prepare students for that breadth of study and help them see
it as yes, a challenge, but also a tremendous opportunity for personal and professional
growth.” Throughout the semester students studied subjects such as business, economics,
political science, public administration, and law, in order to prepare them for the
interdisciplinary approach of the MIAGE program.
Experts in each of these areas visited the class to share their knowledge. A few of
these guest speakers included Eric Hutchings, Joe Saba, and Erika George. Representative Eric Hutchings, from the Utah State Legislature, visited the
class and presented on career planning. Joe Saba, current Senior Advisor for the World
Bank Conflict and Fragile States Practice and former U.S. diplomat in Iraq and Afghanistan,
visited twice and discussed international business, international health, as well
as the refugee crisis in the Middle East. Erika George, current Co-Director of the
Center for Global Justice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and former member of
the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of State Public-Private Partnership
for Justice Reform in Afghanistan, visited the MIAGE Foundations class and discussed
the importance of international law. Other visitors include Dr. Karin Fladmoe-Lindquist,
Dr. Stephen Bannister, Dr. Eun Bin Chung, Dr. Steven Ott, Connie White, and Dr. Rebecca
In addition to these renowned guest speakers, the final presentation was a highlight
of the semester. Students had the flexibility to share an IPE approach to subjects
that were important to them. Some of the subjects that students presented on are listed
below (all given with student permission):
"The War in Syria, Health Care's Worst Nightmare"
How the war in Syria has impacted Syria's and surrounding countries' health care systems
"What's Fishy About the TPP?"
The tuna fishery industry in American Samoa
Saolo Manumaleuga Utu
"How Singapore and Hong Kong approached encouraging entrepreneurship for growth"
"Exploring the Causes and Effects of Rape & Sexual Violence During Armed Conflict"
The political, social, economic, cultural, and legal factors that contributed to high
levels of rape and sexual violence before, during, and after the armed conflicts in
Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Sierra Leone.
"Sink or Swim in the Rising Tide"
An economic, political and social perspective on globalization
"Protecting the Unprotected: Honor Killings in Pakistan"
The cultural and political factors that lead to unfathomable numbers of honor killings
in Pakistan; the international, political, legal, and NGO/INGO pressures that lead
to the 2016 bill change to crack down on the practice; and what can be predicted for
the future in Pakistan based on similar legal changes elsewhere.
Saolo described her experience in the MIAGE Foundations class, “It has been a rewarding
opportunity to be able to analyze global issues while also integrating my interest
in the pacific region--especially as many pacific island nations transition from localized,
political, and social systems.” Other students felt the same way as they discussed
and analyzed issues from an IPE perspective specific to their region of study. Regions
represented included almost every continent.
Erin further explained, “Capturing so much content in a single semester was a huge
challenge, but I'm very pleased with what we accomplished together. I think that students
came away with more confidence in their ability to be successful in different types
of courses, as well as an increased understanding of the many cool things you can
do with a MIAGE degree.” We are excited to share the great success of the MIAGE Foundations
class and can’t wait to see what next year brings!
LINA SVEDIN AS GUEST SPEAKER FOR BREXIT SEMINAR
Lina Svedin, University of Utah's Director of Public Affairs Programs (MPA, MPP &
MIAGE) and MIAGE elective professor, was honored to participate as a guest speaker
for the recent World Trade Center Utah "Brexit Seminar." The seminar discussed the
impact Brexit might have on Utah business and international trade. If you missed the
event, you can listen to the recording here.
ARTICLE BY STEVE OTT, LINDA SVEDIN AND YANGI YONG, FEATURED IN PA TIMES
MIAGE's Interim Program Director, Steve Ott, Director of Public Affairs Programs,
Lina Svedin, and Yanqi Tong, published an article that was featured in the PA Times. The article, titled, Learning MPA Core Competencies across Cultures: Insights from China and the United
Arab Emirates, discusses how MPA knowledge can be shared and applied successfully across cultures.
Read the article here.
Dylan Woodrow Finishes Successful Summer Internship with Camara Education
Dylan Woodrow just finished up an incredible internship withCamara Education, a non-profit located in Dublin, Ireland. While at Camara, Dylan was part of a two-person
team in the fundraising/development department. He managed fundraising communications
with past and prospective donors and several aspects of Camara’s database software,
plus he gathered volunteers and gave volunteer presentations. In addition, he had
the opportunity to represent Camara at some local conferences.
Here is what Dylan shared about how some of his MIAGE classes prepared him for finding
success in non-profit work:
MGT 6790 – International Management: “International Management proved useful when helping my coworkers in dealing with
the challenges that come naturally with working in far-away countries whose cultures
are very different from that of the country the organization is based in.”
PADMN 6550 – Nonprofits & NGOs: “The lessons I learned from Nonprofits & NGOs came up very often . . . That class gave
me a strong theoretical understanding of the management and operation of a nonprofit,
which proved useful all the time at Camara. If I had to pick one thing from that class,
though, it would be the importance of remaining sustainable in pursuing the mission
of a nonprofit . . . While I was not managing Camara’s operations abroad, the understanding
provided by these classes helped me work more effectively together with the parts
of Camara that did manage those operations, and also was extremely useful when advocating
Camara’s operations to volunteers and potential donors. Because of this, volunteers
were more likely to return in the future, and donors could feel more secure in trusting
Camara to use their funding effectively.”
Dylan just graduated from the MIAGE program in August. He shared this his favorite
class while in the MIAGE program was either Middle East Law or Global Perspectives
on Counterterrorism. Dylan plans to either continue work with non-profit organizations
or go on to work with the government, especially the State Department. Congratulations,
Dylan, on your great accomplishments in MIAGE!
MIAGE Welcomes New Interim Director, Dr. Steve Ott
Steven Ott is Professor of Political Science/Public Administration and Director of
the Institute of Public and International Affairs. He was Director of the Master of Public Administration
(MPA) program from 1992 to 2000, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science
from 2000 to 2009, and has been Director of the Institute of Public and International
affairs since 2004.
Internationally, Ott is leading the University of Utah's partnership program with
Zayed University, a national university of the United Arab Emirates with campuses
in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in their creation and instruction of their Executive MPA program.
He also has been a member of the U's leadership team on the partnership with Hainan
Province China, including lecturing at Hainan University. In 2013, he chaired the
site visit for Tsinghua University's (Beijing, PRC) application for accreditation
of its MPA program by the U.S. accreditation body and is working toward accreditation
of the National Institute for Development Administration's (Bangkok, Thailand) MPA
program in 2015.
Click here for more information on Ott's research, publications, and education.
Cory McClellan Finishes Successful Summer Internship with American Express
Whether you are just beginning the MIAGE program or have been graduated for many years,
there is something to be learned from Cory McClellan’s summer internship experience
about how you can apply your MIAGE skills in real life business situations.
This summer, Cory helped head up a project moving many of the Canadian American Express
centers and support teams to reside under the management of Victor Ingalls, Cory’s
direct leader; Cory, who is graduating this month, works as a strategy assistant to
Ingalls and was extensively involved in helping make this move an incredible success.
Below, are highlights on how Cory was able to stand out by applying his knowledge
and skills from specific MIAGE classes to this project:
International Law (LAW 7910): “ . . . my course in international law was crucial to help decipher and
understand the nuanced Canadian law surrounding regulations and requirements for French
servicing. Using my knowledge of treaty law, I was able to ascertain that American
Express would need to comply with Quebec’s laws mandating that all goods and services
be in French. These laws also state that service in French must match the quality
and availability of English servicing. Because we offer 24 hour English service, however,
we had to also offer 24 hour French.”
Methods in Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 6140): “Extensive research was required to know where to look for French-Canadian
speakers in the US. An important issue that we had to take into consideration was
the fact that Parisian French is significantly different from Québecois French, to
the point that Canadian French speakers are put off by receiving service in Parisian
French . . . I was able to create detailed maps and visuals highlighting the exact
areas in the US to market the French servicing job posting. Using these maps, I was
able to estimate the average geographic incentive multiplier that would be used to
determine base pay for the newly hired service representatives. This allowed me to
accurately assess the cost vs benefit of hiring the representatives in the virtual
US environment or in the brick-and-mortar Toronto environment.”
International Monetary Policy (ECON 6510): “I was able to understand the variables that cause exchange rates to
fluctuate, and also to identify and offer solutions to the scenario at hand, such
as looking into exchange rate futures to hedge against volatility. After accounting
for the currency conversion rate, it was determined that hiring the representatives
would cost less in Canada due to the strength of the US dollar relative to the Canadian
dollar. The gap was so big the benefit of exiting the Canadian labor market could
not be justified.”
International Management (MGT 6970): “I did some analysis between the US and Canadian working cultures using
the Hofstede model . . . I found that for all intents and purposes, the working cultures
were identical, which would ultimately make the transition more logistical than cultural
. . . In the class taught by Prof. Lee Boam on international management, we learned
that the best market with which to experiment or expand first is that which is closest
to home. In the case of American Express, this advice has been proven correct . .
. As we began to transfer knowledge and expertise to the Canadian market, their success
in value generation rose accordingly.”
As Cory has demonstrated in his summer internship, MIAGE classes can help students
meet the demands of a highly competitive and fast-paced international marketplace.
We thank Cory for sharing his experience and wish him continued success as he progresses
forward as a great asset to American Express.
Congratulations to our 2016 Spring and Summer Graduates!
L to R: Dylan Woodrow, Nicole Sherwood, Gloria Castenada, Erin Moore, and Anbes Tekie
Not Pictured: Samuel Albornoz and Sofiya Mykhalska
Dr. Rebecca Utz Receives Distinguished Mentor Award
Dr. Utz, a MIAGE core faculty member, received the Graduate School's Distinguished
Mentor Award for 2016. Dr. Utz teaches our core class Methods of Social Research.
She summed up her mentoring philosophy upon receiving this prestigious award: "To me, being a mentor is synonymous with being a professor and is about fostering
environments and opportunities for each student to reach his or her potential and
to meet his or her goals." Congratulations, Dr. Utz! Read her bio.
Sam Albornoz Develops High Tech Soccer Ball with Inside Coach
Fourth semester MIAGE student Sam Albornoz is the Co-Founder and Business Developer
for Inside Coach. His company develops smart technology embedded into soccer balls which tracks data
including the force of impact, trajectory, and spin. Data is stored in an app which
provides real time coaching cues to the player. His company recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to assist with their project development.
Digitaltrends.com, Gizmag.com, Slashgear.com
Students Lynette Kimotho and Casey Adams Attend Governor's Holiday Party
First year students Lynette Kimotho and Casey Adams had the unique opportunity to attend the Governor's
annual holiday party, an exclusive event held at the Governor's Mansion and attended
by many important state and national government officials. Pictured above L to R: Governor Gary Herbert, First Lady Jeanette Herbert, Lynette
Kimotho, Casey Adams, Abby Cox, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox.
The University of Utah frequently hosts visiting scholars, government officials, and
other notable guests. Here are a few of the recent highlights:
- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet (2016)
- Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of the Peace Corps (2016)
- Wendy Davis, Former Senator of Texas (2016)
- Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts and Repulican Presidential Nominee (2016)
- Justice Sonia Sotomayor, United States Supreme Court Justice (2015)
- Ambassador Husain Haqqani, Former US Ambassador to Pakistan, journalist, academic, and diplomat (2015)
- Nicholas Kristoff, New York Times reporter, activist, and Pulitzer-Prize winning co-author of Half the Sky (2015)
Franz Kolb Visits MIAGE program
Franz Kolb joined the MIAGE Foundations class for a special presentation on international
networking. Franz currently serves as the Director of Diplomacy and International Protocol in
the Governor's Office of Economic Development. He has worked with GOED for over nine
years and is a well-respected expert in management consulting, entrepreneurship, networking, and expanding into foreign markets.
Andrea Soleta Presents at Conference on the Muslim World
First semester MIAGE student Andrea Soleta traveled to Manila this month to present at
the fourth annual Conference on the Muslim World. Andrea has worked as a senior researcher
for AidData, a research lab that analyzes international development funding to maximize
outcomes. Andrea delivered a very well-received presentation on AidData's geocoding
of international aid. Congratulations, Andrea!
Dylan Woodrow Receives FLAS Award for Arabic
Fourth Semester student Dylan Woodrow has received a very prestigious scholarship
known as "FLAS," or "Foreign Language Area Scholarship," for studying Arabic while
at the University of Utah. Dylan is the third MIAGE student to receive a this impressive
accolade which awards students studying less-commonly spoken languages. Though Dylan
is already fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he decided to add Arabic to his repertoire
to make himself a more marketable and globally-minded individual.
Jordan Greene Wins Georgetown University Global Futures Essay Contest on Ending Extreme
First semester student Jordan Greene was awarded first prize from Georgetown University
for his essay on ending extreme poverty by 2030. Jordan's essay is available to read online
and focuses on collaboration between governments, non-profits, and private enterprises
to empower individuals and facilitate increases in human capital and human security.
Nicholas Kristof Visits University of Utah
New York Times reporter, activist, and Pulitzer-Prize winning co-author of Half the Sky
visited the University of Utah to kick-off the 2015 Extreme Affordability Global
Health Conference. Read more
Carissa Bradley and Kirk Galster Receive Foreign Language Area Scholarships
FLAS has helped me immensely as I finish my graduate studies here at the U. It has
allowed me to specialize in Brazilian/Latin American culture, economics, and the Portuguese
language. These are opportunities I may have missed had it not been for the FLAS stipend and requirements. The prestige of the fellowship, courses, and language proficiency
exams will also help me immensely as I seek post-graduation employment.
~ Carissa Bradley, fourth semester MIAGE student
The FLAS has been instrumental in allowing me to continue my Arabic studies while
finishing my masters. The FLAS program is top notch in that it requires that you to
be tested and certified in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
at the beginning and end of your coursework. This certification is recognized worldwide
to verify language ability, and it gives you confidence in your language level. I
intend to use my Arabic to work in the nonprofit sector in international business
development, such as microfinance. I also plan to develop my own foreign direct investment
consulting service and impact investment fund. إن شاء الله (Inshallah, God Willing).
~Kirk Galster, fourth semester MIAGE student
For information on applying for FLAS, visit this link for Asian languages and this link for Latin American languages.
MIAGE Students Join Study Abroad Trip to Cuba
March 2015; Photo courtesy Gloria Castenada
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visited the University of Utah earlier this
year. Sotomayor discussed her childhood, career, and the burdens of sitting on the
highest court in the land. Read more.
Alum Spotlight: Stella Booth, Owner and Designer of Peony by Stella
With a background in importing and exporting good, MIAGE alumna Stella Booth began
a bridal wholesale business and one year later joined the MIAGE program with the purpose
"understand[ing] the big picture of world economics" and the environment in which
international business operates.
Courses including International Management, Multinational Firms, China and the Global
Economy, International Trade Policy, and Japanese Society have assisted the growth
of her business.
Originally from China, Stella designs the dresses in Salt Lake City, manufactures
them in China, and sells them in the US. She is currently researching expansion to
niche markets in China, England, and Japan.
Alum Spotlight: Casey Coombs, Freelance Journalist in Yemen
YEMEN’S STATE-SANCTIONED HUMAN TRAFFICKING EPIDEMIC. Human Rights Watch documentary
produced by MIAGE alumni, Casey Coombs.
7th Annual Counter-Terrorism Simulation
MIAGE and law students, of Professor Guiora’s Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism
course, will work through real-time scenarios in the 7th Annual Counter-Terrorism
Simulation, Friday, April 4th. The Simulation is designed to test each student's crisis
management skills through realistic replication of current events. The course interspersed
four mini simulations during the semester to develop skills relevant to the final
Friday, 4 April 2014, 9am – 4pm
MIAGE students spent spring break in Peru and Costa Rica working on market-based alternatives
to poverty and community-based efforts in international development.
Peru: Students participated in Professor Jay Barney's Entrepreneurship & Poverty course, in which they learn about previous attempts to alleviate poverty, the benefits
and limitations associated with these efforts, and the potential market based alternatives
to poverty. These alternatives are all based on the assumption that poverty alleviation
efforts must be consistent with the operation of competitive markets and include:
Micro-finance and micro-enterprise, infrastructure development, establishing and maintaining
property rights, and embedded entrepreneurial activities among the abject poor.
Costa Rica: Central to Community Development in the Global South is the interdisciplinary and
collaborative nature of community-based efforts in international development, specifically
in rural areas in lesser-developed countries of the Global South. This challenging
and exciting political science course introduces students to situations and topics
that highlight international aid over the decades, fair trade agriculture; sustainable
and ecological tourism; cooperative management; conservation biology; and the role
of community, sustainability, appropriate technology, scale and women in development.
MIAGE Alumni, Tara Kisow, Assists with Inauguration of Ghana's First Eye Hospital
MIAGE alumni, Tara Kisow, International Program Coordinator for the Moran Eye Center, assists with the inauguration of Ghana’s first eye hospital at the Komfo Anoke Teaching
Hospital in Kumasi. Moran doctors have worked hard to train subspecialty eye surgeons
through the international education program. The Minister of Health came to the inauguration
to honor all of the contributors to the hospital - it was a great success!
Photo by MIAGE alumna Tara Kisow who traveled on a medical mission to Nepal in her role as International Program Coordinator
with the Moran Eye Center.
Prospective Students: Open House Tues, Oct. 29th
MIAGE is hosting an open house on Tuesday, October 29 in the University of Utah's
OSH Building, room 214. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn
more about the program as well as meet administration and professors. The doors open
at 12:00 pm with pizza and cookies so feel free to stop by for a free lunch. General
information will be presented immediately after and from approximately 12:20 - 12:45
you will get to hear directly from professors involved in the MIAGE program. Several
current MIAGE students will also be in attendance to discuss their career paths as
well as answer an other questions you may have.
Entrepreneurship and Poverty: Cusco, Peru. from Kyle Gray on Vimeo.
Take a look at MIAGE students in action working on a social entrepreneurship project
Posted: 6 September 2013
Congratulations to MIAGE student Alaa Ameen, recipient of a 2013 Don and Sue Lewon
MIAGE Students Participate in S.J. Quinney School of Law, Counter-Terrorism Simulation
Congrats to Tyler Dunn, Matthew Woodin and Preston Nilsson for their hard work and
participation in S.J. Quinney College of Law's 2012 Counter-terrorism Simulation.
Information on the simulation can be found at http://simulation.law.utah.edu/.
MIAGE Student, Austin Becker, tells of his internship with Utah's International Trade
& Diplomacy Office
MIAGE Student, Jacob Brinkerhoff, was recognized as the Hinckley Institute of Politics
intern of the week.
Newly graduated MIAGE student, Kelli Swan, tells about her internship with the U.S.
Foreign & Commercial Service
MIAGE student, Casey Coombs, interviews Palestine's UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour.
His article, Fast-Track to a Palestinian State, can be read online at Real Clear World.
Casey also writes for the Diplomatic Courier. World Policy Blog, published by the World Policy Institute.
MIAGE Alumni News:
MIAGE Alumni, Tara Kisow, has recently traveled to Peru to meet with President Ollanta
Humala and other Peruvian officials.
Tara, who took a position with University of Utah's Moran Eye Center after graduation,
is assisting with the expansion of the Moran Eye Center's international education
and outreach programs which strive to eradicate curable blindness.
Posted: 19 August 2013
Student Matthew Woodin receives award for Outstanding Veteran
Veteran and Student Dane Sawyer reports on his experiences as a Civil Affairs Officer
Student Robert Higgins published in 2 scholarly journals
Daily Utah Chronicle discusses MIAGE program
Student Shawn Moore reports on DC Internship with National Defense University
City Weekly interviews student Nick Holland: "Impressions from Inauguration"
Student Ariel Briggs reports on internship with Utah's International Trade and Diplomacy
Salt Lake ranked among top 15 US cities driving the future
Forum on Fulbright Fellowship
Student Anna Fletcher published in SIR Journal of International Relations: "Human
Trafficking in the Global Supply Chain"
Screening of Unfortunate Brothers: Korea's Reunification Dilemma
Alumni Tara Kisow travels to Peru with the Moran Eye Center to discuss treatment of
curable blindness with President Ollanta Humala (Aug 2013)
Alumni Megan Hillyard promoted in Mayor Ben McAdams Office
Program Manager Kristy Reese receives Patriot Award for assisting student-veteran
Dane Sawyer following his 1 year deployment to Afghanistan
Student Robert Higgins gives presentation to World Bank
MIAGE joins University of Utah's Global Pathways Program for interational students
Daily Utah Chronicle recognizes new MIAGE program