This year’s Department of History Graduate Student Association’s Fourteenth Annual History Conference took place on April 4, 2014, at Florida International University. The conference theme, “Conversations in History: Currents in the Atlantic World,” aimed to connect the scholarship of a wide variety of topics and disciplines and explored the multifaceted currents shaping our Atlantic World.
Rather than spending Spring Break on the beach, FIU student Barbara Ruiz, a international relations and political science major, decided to spend her time this semester pursuing her interest in politics and government. She landed a position as an intern for U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford and describes it as a highlight of her career at FIU.
This summer FIU will host 25 young fellows from sub-Saharan nations in a public management institute as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). FIU is the only university in Florida selected this year for a $100,000 grant to host the fellows and is among 20 U.S. universities selected to participate.
The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies is hosting an event with Dr. Michael Hathaway , Simon Fraser University. This is part of the SAGGSA Colloquium Series.
The FIU School of Music, together with CRI, WDNA, and the Cuban-American Student Organization (CASO), presents Grammy Award-winner Ignacio Berroa in concert.
The Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy is hosting a special presentation on “Economics of Transition” from the Central European perspective, presented by Dr. Jan Švejnar, the eminent American-based, Czech-born economist who currently serves as the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of Columbia University’s Center for Global Economic Governance.
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