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SIPA Newsletter - Summer Edition


The summer edition of the newsletter is now available for viewing.

FIU signs memorandum with Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar


The FIU African and African Diaspora Studies Program and the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar in Quito, Ecuador have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop collaborative programs in African diaspora studies and Latin American cultural studies.

SIPA student wins grant to attend energy seminar in Baku, Azerbaijan


On July 5, 2014, 40 students, professionals and policymakers across the country will be attending a prestigious, two-week energy seminar in Baku, Azerbaijan. Among the many who applied and the few who were accepted is FIU’s very own Melisa Balos, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Upcoming Events

The Urban Insurrection against Batista: The Life and Times of José Antonio Echeverría

08/27/2014 07:30 PM

The Cuban Research Institute has convened a symposium to commemorate the historical context of José Antonio Echeverría's life and role in the anti-Batista insurrection in Cuba during the 1950s.

Contemporary Cuban Culture: Notes on Alternative Thinking

08/28/2014 12:30 PM

The Cuban Research Institute is having an event with Madeline Cámara Betancourt, Associate Professor of World Languages at the University of South Florida. She will lecture on the cultural, political, and literary events as "crossroads" that have generated alternative thoughts in the quest for a Cuban identity after 1959.

Book Presentation: "Cartografía corporal"

08/28/2014 08:00 PM

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a book presentation of Dr. Lillian Guerra's new book of short stories. The book seeks to understand the experience of exile as a complex mixture of different cultures.

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