Broad Series

About the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

The Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series is the flagship speaker series of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in FIU’s College of Arts & Sciences. Generously supported by a gift from the Shepard Broad Foundation Inc. and a match from the college, the series provides students, faculty and the community with insights into the events and forces shaping contemporary global affairs.

By enriching the school’s academic programs and strengthening its outreach initiatives, the series actively supports SIPA’s mission. Every semester, the series brings notable speakers to the FIU campuses, including Michael D. Kennedy, the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University; Jeffry A. Frieden, the Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University; and John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, among others.

Taking inspiration from the legacy of Ruth and Shepard Broad, whose lives and works transcended the boundaries of states and societies, SIPA strives to be a premier institution for research, education and training in the fields of international and public affairs, as well as an essential resource for analysis and consulting. The school brings together many of FIU’s internationally oriented disciplines and houses many of the university’s most prominent international centers, institutes and programs. SIPA provides cutting edge perspectives, worlds ahead faculty, and the analytical skills necessary to comprehend and compete in the globalized world of the 21st Century.


Fall 2014

Scandinavia During the Holocaust Years

Lecture by Dr. Cami Hofstadter, Former Honorary Consul of Finland in S. Florida
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014 | 6:30PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Initiatives, the European Studies Program, and the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence. For more information, click here