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

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a special presentation by Dr. Tudor Parfitt, Director of the Global Jewish Studies Program, followed by a tour of the exhibition “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage,” currently on view at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232 - 235

Tunisia’s fragile post-revolution democracy was strengthened by the work of a “Quartet” made up of the Tunisian League of Human Rights, the Tunisian Order of Lawyers, the Tunisian Labor Union, and the Tunisian Trades Association. Mr. Ben Moussa will describe the successful strategies used by the Quartet to mediate between politicians and members of civil society organizations. He will also address the ongoing need to seek justice and democracy in the broader Middle East and N. Africa

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the Green School for a lecture by Ambassador Gentry Smith on "Diplomacy in the 21st Century." As the Directory of the Office of Foreign Missions, Ambassador Smith will share his experiences and insights for future of diplomacy.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Join the Green School for a lecture by Dr. Will Reno on "The Changing Character of Rebel Fragmentation in Civil War." He will present his field research and data, acquired from Somalia and Iraq, on the ideological strains that rebel group leaders and recruits encounter.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Every major religion has peaceful and violent tendencies. In this talk, Robert Eisen will analyze how this is possible, focusing on inherent ambiguities in a number of major doctrines in the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Rafael Diaz Balart Hall 1100

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs proudly invites you to a Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture series event, "Israel and the United Nations", with the Honorable Danny Danon.

March

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, 3010 De Soto Boulevard Coral Gables, FL 33134

"By the Rivers of Babylon: Music of the Iraqi and Indian Jewish Diasporas" The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and Coral Gables Congregational Church--United Church of Christ present a special performance by George Mordecai with accompanying musicians Sam Thomas, Rajneesh Bandhari, Eylem Basaldi and John Murchison.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 140

Join the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment as it cosponsors the annual Provost Life of the Mind Lecture, "Photographing War in the 20th Century," by Professor Jay Winter. In lecturing on war photography in the 20th century, Professor Winter underscores for us the threat to our humanity made by such organized, institutional violence.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1100

Please join Florida Grand Opera and the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a poignant exploration of Memory and the Holocaust. “Ghosts of the Holocaust” highlights the themes of Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera The Passenger with excerpts from Holocaust memoirs, underscored by music from the work performed live by Florida Grand Opera young artists.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy presents a timely discussion by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Pavel Bělobrádek. He will be presenting the current Czech perspectives on international relations and will be joined by Hon. Ondřej Benešik, member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and chairman of the European Affairs Committee, and the Hon. Pavel Svoboda, member and chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, 3010 De Soto Boulevard Coral Gables, FL 33134

The Green School is hosting its Annual Interfaith Lecture "Protecting Our Religions from Extremism" by Rabbi Moshe Thomas Heyn, Temple Israel.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Join the Green School for its upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture "Innovating a Security Paradigm for the 21st Century" A Conversation with Ian McPherson and Bill Zizic, KPMG.

June

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 135

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a teach-in on Britain, Brexit and the EU with FIU faculty experts and special guest, British Consul General of Miami, David Prodger, on the historic decision of the U.K. to leave the European Union. Our panel of experts will explore the factors that led to the divisive vote and its implications for Europe, the EU and the world.

July

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs as FIU faculty experts answer questions surrounding the anti-Trump movement, possible Republican candidate, the Republican party in the long run and more at a teach-in on the 2016 Presidential Election and the Republican National Convention

September

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the Green School for a lecture by Dr. Paul S. George on "Gentrification and the Magic City: Change and Challenges"

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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 conversation with Dr. Ivan M. Havel, brother of Czech writer, dissident and statesman Václav Havel on the struggle for freedom in totalitarian Czechoslovakia.

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

Join the Green School for the co-sponsored Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished lecture by Former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, as part of the Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture.

October

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Join the Green School for a lecture by Mark Medish, CEO of The Messina Group International and Former Senior Director of Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council, on "The EU, Eastern Europe and Russia".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Join the Green School for a lecture by Oscar Melhado, Resident Representative for Guinea-Bissau, IMF, on "West Africa: Development Challenges of Fragile States".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1000

Join the Green School and the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for a panel discussion with the Australian Federal Police Commander and FIU College of Law Faculty Experts.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Join the Green School and FIU Honors College for an interactive discussion with FIU Faculty experts as they analyze the 2016 election.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

The 2016 presidential election will come to an end soon but what happens next? Join FIU faculty experts and officials in Washington, D.C. to discuss the ramifications of the 2016 election results, both in the U.S. and abroad. What changes can we expect to see – in terms of policy, politics, Supreme Court nominations and more.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 135

Join the Green School for a Book Presentation by Dr. Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University and President of PEN American Center, on his recent book "Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change"

December

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the FIU School of International and Public Affairs for the first in a series of roundtable discussions on the impact of Fidel Castro's death on the internal dynamics in Cuba, including economic impacts, political freedom and social relations.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the second in a series of roundtable discussions on Cuba in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era. This session will focus on how Castro's death will impact Cuba's relationships with the rest of the world, including Latin America and the U.S., particularly how a Trump presidency will affect diplomatic relations with the island nation.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the third in a series of roundtable discussions on Cuba in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era. This session will focus on how Castro's death will impact Miami and the Cuban-American community, including effects on inter-generational relations, immigration and the Cuban Adjustment Act.