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.

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Spring 2014

American Eugenics: From Long Island to Auschwitz

Lecture by Mr. Edwin Black, New York Times Bestselling Author
January 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243
Sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy.
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Cuba in Transition: The Role of Technoogy in Societal Transformation

Lecture by Raul Moas, Executive Director of Roots of Hope
Jan. 23, 2014| 2:00 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232/233
Sponsored by the Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy and Co-sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series, Cuban Research Institute, and Roots of Hope.
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Insights and Perceptions

Lecture by Former President Alan Garcia of Peru
Feb. 3, 2014| 4:00 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballroom
Co-sponsored by LACC's Andean Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Student Organization and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.
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Palestine and Israel: Shared Future or Perpetual Conflict?

Lecture by Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, Chief Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the US
February 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Middle Ballroom
Co-sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and the Middle East Studies Program.
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Twenty-First Century Security

Lecture by Admiral James Stavridis, Dean of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
March 24, 2014 | 2:00 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion
Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center and Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship Studies
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The EU and Russia: Competition and Conflict in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus

Lecture by Hannes Adomeit, Fellow of German Academic Exchange Service.
April 8, 2014 | 3:30 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502
Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.
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