Over the past six months, the Department of Justice has been taking action to defeat the gangs that are threatening the U.S. and the battered countries of Central America’s Northern Triangle. Speaking at FIU alongside the attorneys general of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, U.S. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco announced that they have charged over 3,800 MS-13 and 18th Street gang members in Central America and 70 gang members living in the United States since March.
Politics in the U.S. has become increasingly partisan over the years – and the ensuing gridlock in Washington, D.C., too often halts bipartisan collaboration and legislation on major issues. Former Congressmen Patrick Murphy, a Democrat from Florida, and David Jolly, a Republican also from Florida, recently discussed this problem and ways to find common ground.
"Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Yet here in the United States, it seems that Islam has become a topic filled with generalizations and misunderstandings. The events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, not only changed the life of every American, they also dramatically changed the life of every Muslim in America." Click above to read the rest of International Relations Ph.D. student Mohamed Ghumrawi's reflections on Islamophobia and his experience growing up Muslim in the U.S.
This Pre-Law Seminar sponsored by FIU's Pre-Law Advising and Training Office (PLATO), is open for students who have earned 60 credits or more.
The exhibition features the artwork of Turquoise Mountain artisans, which was commissioned by the Green School for this project. This exhibition was produced under the guidance of the Turquoise Mountain Trust and the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
This short documentary directed by Richard Abella examines Ernest Hemingway's life and work in Key West, Florida, and the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. In addition to the director, a panel discussion will include the film's co-writer and narrator Raúl Villareal as well as FIU Spanish professor Ricardo Castells.
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