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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, SIPA 125

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Gönül Tol titled, "Turkey in an Age of Upheaval." This event is sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

SIPA and LACC are honored to welcome former FIU Professor Timothy Power to inaugurate the 2015 launch of LACC’s Brazilian Program of Excellence. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2894. Part of LACC’s Brazilian Program of Excellence Lecture Series and SIPA’s Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of History and the School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Kate Brown, University of Maryland, on "Plutopia: The Great American and Soviet Plutonium Disaster," as part of the Atlantic Colloquium.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

Lecture by Dr. Tova Cohen, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and Jewish Studies Initiatives

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Andrew Hudson on "The Global Crisis in Water Supply and Sanitation" This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan on "Beyond Fundamentalism: Islam in the 21st Century." This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus - SIPA 125

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Mohsen Milani, University of South Florida. Co-sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and the Initiative for Muslim World Studies.

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Michael Mann on "Understanding Global Warming and Envisioning Local Impacts." This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU MMC - MARC Pavillion

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Howard W. French on "China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa" This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Daniel Rubinstein, Special Envoy for Syria on "US Department of State Update on Syria." This event is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Dr. Derek Penslar, University of Toronto. Dr. Penslar will talk about the Dreyfus Affair and the story of the Jewish military officers based on their own writings and the evidence left behind in the French military archives.

April

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, Moye Chapel, 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting its Annual Interfaith Lecture and Breakfast by Amanullah De Sondy on "Judaim, Christianity and Islam: Following God in Love...and War?". Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus - SIPA 125

The Initiative for Muslim World Studies is hosting a lecture by Dr. Reza Hasmath, University of Oxford, UK.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502-503

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Houman Sadri, University of Central Florida, on "The Caucasus Region and the Clash of Civilization Idea: Myth and Reality".

June

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center

Every two years, LAJSA organizes conferences that bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions whose work focuses on the lives, experiences, cultural production, and representations of Jews in/from Latin America.

August

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A collaboration between the FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (G-SIPA) and FIU’s College of Architecture + the Arts brings this exhibition to the Miami Beach Urban Studios, “Photo 51: Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?”

September

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Green School is hosting a panel discussion with FIU Faculty Experts and Ernesto Sagas, Colorado State University, on Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The Green School is hosting a lecture by Chicesche Mibenge, Lehman College, on "Sex and Gender in the War Story." This event is co-sponsored by the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of Politics and International Relations, and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

October

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 100

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a conversation with US Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar and Steven J. Green, former US Ambassador to Singapore. The discussion will focus on Singapore’s role as a global financial hub, as well as the country’s role in the broader economy and geopolitics of the Southeast Asia and East Asia. The event will be moderated by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is screening the documentary film "A Day's Work". There will be an introduction and commentary by executive producer Dave Desario and FIU Professor George Gonos. This is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a conversation with Director Arnold A. Chacon, US Department of State. He will talk about the role of the State Department, career opportunities at State, and share insights on life in the Foreign Service and the rewards of public service.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Dr. Paul George, Miami Dade College for a lecture on "Race, Migration, and Inequality: Salient Themes in Miami History".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is screening the film "Leviathan" with commentary by Rebecca Friedman. Co-sponsored by the College of Architecure and the Arts, European and Eurasian Studies Program and Miami Beach Urban Studios.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a frank and objective conversation with former Haitian Prime Minister the Honorable Laurent S. Lamothe. Mr. Lamothe will discuss the challenges and promises of Haiti today, including economic development, social issues, current political landscape and international relations. The event will be moderated by Dr. Frank O. Mora, director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a conversation with Kenneth Marc Strzepek and FIU Experts on "Water Wars: Conflict over the Nile River and Prospects for Cooperation"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a conversation with former President of the Dominican Republic the Honorable Leonel Fernández. Dr. Fernández will discuss the effects of globalization, approaches to governance and the progress of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will be moderated by Dr. Marifeli Pérez-Stable, Professor of Sociology in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies.

Seventeenth Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center

The African and African Diaspora Studies Program is hosting its 17th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture, "The US-Cuba Accord: How the Caribbean Paved the Way" by The Honorable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC West Ballroom

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by William Lietzau, former Dept. Assistant Secretary of Defense, Deputy Legal Council to National Security Counsel on "The Future of International Law". Co-sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for a panel discussion that explores the conflict and crisis in Syria. FIU faculty experts will discuss the origins of the crisis, its domestic and societal impact on Syria and the Syrian people, and the geopolitical impact of the crisis on the region and the neighboring world.

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Venue:Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440

Co-sponsored between the Green School of International and Public Affairs, the European & Eurasian Studies Program, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and UC Berkeley, this lecture by Joy Neumeyer reflects on the relationship between politics and images of the past in Russian everyday life.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a presentation on the contemporary international relations of Ukraine, with special emphasis on the country’s relationship with Russia and the European Union. On October 15, 2015, Ukraine was elected to the UN Security Council, adding a new dimension to the country’s foreign policy agenda.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 142

Join the Green School for a lecture by Jeff Soloway, Executive Editor of Facts on File, who will be discussing how his company, Facts On File, has survived publishing’s digital transformation, how publishers in general have had to adapt to survive, and how the new economics of publishing affects scholars’ research practices and publishing opportunities.