As the federal government shutdown dominated news headlines, attendees of State of the World 2019 were treated to an insiders’ view of the chaos in D.C. by some of the top names in political journalism. It was a riveting start to the second annual event of the Dorothea Green Lecture Series, hosted by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, along with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and The American Interest.
Green School students were among a group of FIU students whose drive to solve issues facing the Western Hemisphere was on full display during a recent Washington, D.C. fly-in.These students met with appointed and elected officials and presented solutions for the region's needs. During the trip, the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center also released two reports and led a stakeholder discussion of the trends facing the region.
According to the 2018 FIU Cuba Poll, the longest-running research project measuring Cuban-American public opinion, Cuban-Americans in Miami are now evenly split on support for the U.S. embargo of Cuba – a striking contrast to the 2016 poll, where only 37 percent of those surveyed expressed support for the policy. This is the first Cuba Poll conducted since the midterms and the first since President Donald J. Trump took office.
Join us for a special lecture presented by Jappanese Pottery Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI and a Tea Ceremony demonstration by Urasenke. In his lecture, Ohi will discuss ideas behind Japanese pottery art and how spirituality and culture influence Japanese craftsmanship "KOGEi" as well as the tea ceremony. Sponsored by the Consulate of Japan in Miami.
Featuring Dr. Alex Galarza. In 2005 a collection of documents in decay was discovered in Guatemala. The files belonged to the National Police and tell the story of abuses during the civil war (1960-1996). Haverford College and the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo is digitizing, preserving and providing access to the records. Dr. Galerza leads the project team at Haverford. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Free and open to the public. (305) 348-2894.
Screening and talk. The documentary Ciudad Deportiva is based on the research of Dr. Alex Galarza and tells the story of Boca Juniors' attempt to build a massive neighborhood complex revealing the links between soccer, politics, consumption and urban transformation. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant.
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