Stanislav Jansta, a member of the steering committee for the Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, has been named Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in South Florida. Hynek Kmonicek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the U.S., inducted Jansta into the office this month. Jansta is an accounting instructor in the College of Business.
In honor of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s 80th birthday, the Embassy of the Czech Republic hosted a gala dinner in Washington, D.C. on May 16. John F. Stack, Jr., founding dean of the Green School, and Martin Palouš, director of the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, attended the gala, hosted by Czech Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček, who recently visited FIU. Palouš, a former Czech and UN ambassador, presented Albright with a bouquet of flowers to commemorate the
Kevin Evans, assistant professor and director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations, co-authored a piece for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog. After hearing that President Trump objected to provisions while signing a bill into law earlier this month, you may be wondering what it all means. This piece explains it and explores how presidents have used signing statements throughout the years. Click the headline above to learn more.
Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the inaugural Dorothea Green Lecture Series, featuring Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Mayor Emanuel will be speaking about the 21st century American city, the challenges they face and ways to forge safe and thriving communities. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-7266.
The Cuban Research Institute will hold a one-day conference and book project that will assess the significance of Cuban and Cuban-American art and delve into the defining moments of Cuba's artistic evolution from a multidisciplinary perspective, including art history, architecture, history, literary criticism, and cultural studies.
Finding Oscar is the feature length documentary about the search for justice in the case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala in 1982. That search leads to the trail of two little boys, Oscar and Ramiro, who were abducted during the slaughter and raised by some of the very soldiers who had murdered their families. These boys offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre.
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