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Muslim World Studies sponsors exhibit of world-acclaimed Saudi Arabian artist Manal AlDowayan


World-acclaimed Saudi Arabian female artist Manal AlDowayan is set to unveil her first solo exhibition, "I Am Here," at Rojas + Rubensteen Projects, a contemporary art gallery and community hub in Little River. Comprising photography, installation, and mixed media, the show is a collaboration with the Green School's Initiative for Muslim World Studies and continues through March 26.

Oscar winning filmmaker named FIU Holocaust Studies Scholar-in-Residence


Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Berenbaum, a writer and scholar who oversaw the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and later led a visual history project of survivor testimony with director Steven Spielberg, is the inaugural Fishman Holocaust Studies Scholar-in-Residence at FIU. Miami physician Lawrence M. Fishman and his wife Suzanne R. Fishman donated $100,000 to the university’s Holocaust Studies Initiative to expand Holocaust education in the region.

GSS professor's film on heavy metal nominated for Best Documentary award


Dr. Nelson Varas-Díaz, professor in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, has released a documentary, "The Metal Islands: Culture, History and Politics in Caribbean Heavy Metal Music," based on his research with heavy metal communities in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba. The film explores how music, identity and politics shape communities. It is nominated for Best Documentary at the 2017 World Music & Independent Film Festival. View trailer at link above.

Upcoming Events

A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for his Family's Holocaust Secrets

02/20/2017 07:00 PM

Join the Global Jewish Studies Program for a lecture by Noah Lederman.

Conversations on Europe: "Transgender Europe"

02/21/2017 12:00 PM

Join the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for a virtual roundtable Conversations on Europe: "Transgender Europe".

Asian Muslim Women: Globalization and Local Realities

02/22/2017 05:00 PM

Join the Western Indian Ocean Studies for an Ahmadi Studies Series lecture by Dr. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh as she presents her book "Asian Muslim Women: Globalization and Local Realities."

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