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Broad Series Lectures

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 Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. 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 Green School’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, the Green School 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. The Green School 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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January

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Lecture by Tudor Parfitt, Florida International University

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 235

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with Former Governor Jeb Bush. To view the video, visit http://realone-2.fiu.edu/asxgen/jebbush01312013.wmv.asx

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 305

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with Irwin (Yitzchak) Mansdorf.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Cafe

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with the Honorable Gary Doer, the Ambassador of Canada to the United States. To view photos, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/88001022@N02/sets/72157633334159133/

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Cafe

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series lecture with Edwin Black, New York Times bestselling author. To view photos, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/88001022@N02/sets/72157633334175185/

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Venue:The Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with Modreck Maeresera, Lemba Tribal Leader and Dr. Tudor Parfitt on the Jews of Zimbabwe.

March

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church Parsonage, 3131 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables

Join the Program in the Study of Spirituality in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture featuring the Venerable Lama Karma Chötso at the Coral Gables Congregational Church Parsonage.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Cafe

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Jared Genser of Freedom Now speaking on "Advocated for Freedom: Freeing Prisoners of Conscience in the 21st Century".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Cafe

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture series featuring Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the US, lecturing on "Peace-Building & Reconciliation: Gifts to a Troubled World from Mandela's South Africa"

September

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Venue:Marc Pavillion

The School of International and Public Affairs cordially invites you to attend a presentation by former member of Kuwait's Parliament, Dr. Salwa Al-Jassar. Please join us in this Ruth K. Shepard Broad Lecture "Democracy in the Gulf Region and the Role of Kuwaiti Women in the Political Arena." Co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy.

The Syrian Conflict in a Global Perspective

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) Rm 243

SIPA cordially invites you to join us in our panel discussion "The Syrian Conflict in a Global Perspective." As we take an inside look of the actions and ramifications resulting in Syria. We welcome the community to participate in this Teach-In discussion.

October

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The School of International and Public Affairs cordially invites you to the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Lecture featuring Khalil Al-Anani of The Middle East Institute.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

The Geopolitical Summit brings to South Florida some of the leading thinkers in the U.S. and beyond to discuss the urgent issues that face our nation and the world. Keynote speakers are Moisés Naím, Senior Associate in the International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Vali Nasr, Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University,

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

A lecture by Alan Rosen from the International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. In over fifty books, Elie Wiesel has endeavored to counter the enveloping fire of the Holocaust with the visionary fire of the Jewish tradition by becoming a "soul on fire." Alan Rosen's latest book is Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

With Hélène Conway-Mouret, Minister Delegate for French Nationals Abroad, attached to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 235

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture with the William Zarit, Minister for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

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Venue:FIU Modestor A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The School of International and Public Affairs welcomes you to attend a lecture by Mr. Haim Malka on "North Africa after the Arab Spring: Challenges to Regional and Global Security".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Cafe

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture with the Honorable Mohamed M. Tawfik, Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

The classic film by Pierre Sauvage, depicting the remarkable wartime "conspiracy of goodness" in Le-Chambon-sur-Lignon, where a largely French Huguenot town hid several thousand Jews in plain sight. The documentary will be followed by a discussion.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Dr. Frans Viljoen is the Director of Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also serves as the academic co-coordinator for the LLM (Master in Law) on Human Rights and Democratization in Africa, and previously taught International Law at the university.

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Venue:Jewish Meseum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washignton Ave., Miami Beach

Annual Holocaust Studies Lecture with Prof. Mehnaz Mona Afridi. Director of Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. Sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepherd Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Initiatives and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. This lecture is part of the Muslim-Jewish Relations Program Series.