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Event Video and Photo Archive

The Video Lecture Archive is the collection of recorded and photographed events that the school and its units host during the semesters. Not all events are recorded and/or photographed.

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January

The School of International and Public Affairs held an event with 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.

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February

The Middle East Studies Program is hosted 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.

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The School of International and Public Affairs hosted a lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan. This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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The School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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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The Middle East Studies Program is hosted a lecture by Dr. Stuart Cohen. He will address the issues that the IDF faces as they draw officers from the 'national religious' segment of the Jewish Israeli population.

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The Middle East Studies Program is hosted a lecture by Dr. Tova Cohen, Bar-Ilan University, as she traces the changes in the spread of feminist thought and identifies those that are affecting communities that adhere to a religiously observant Jewish lifestyle.

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The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies hosted a book presentation and panel discussion on "Juan Ponce de León, The Adelantado, Discoverer of Florida" with Juan Gil, member of Royal Spanish Academy; Ernesto Montes, Circulo Cientifico, S.L.; Noble David Cook, Department of History, FIU; Sherry Johnson, Department of History, FIU; and Aurora Morcillo, Director of the Initiative.

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The Global Energy Security Forum held its annual Global Energy Outlook. This year, Dr. Nick Jones, Energy Advisor in ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Planning Department, gave some insights as to the energy outlook to 2040.

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March

The School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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.

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The Jain Studies Program hosted the Fifth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture, "Jain Ethics in Philosophical Perspective", by Jayandra Soni, Innsbruck University, Austria. Dr. Soni's lecture will reflect on the Jain story of the person trapped in a well to discuss questions of predicament, purification, salvation and liberation.

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The School of International and Public Affairs hosted a lecture by Howard French titled, "China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa." This event is sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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The School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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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The Middle East Studies Program is hosted a lecture by Dr. Marsha Cohen on "Countdown to Israel's Elections."

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The Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights & Diplomacy is hosted a panel discussion where four distinguished scholars will examine important dimensions of Cuba’s current foreign relations and what these mean for human rights and the process of democratization on the island.

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The School of International and Public Affairs, in collaboration with FIU Division of IT, hosted a Cybersecurity Conference, "Rogue Nations, Hackers and Hollywood: The Sony Affair and its implications for business, national security and public policy."

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Photos and video from the Program in the Study of Spirituality lecture by Deborah Nathan on the wonderful work she does for children in the USA, Israel and Palestine.

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April

The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosted a lecture by Juan Carlos Lerida on "The Bodies of Flamenco: Equilibrium Between Tradition and Vanguard."

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The Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights & Diplomacy is hosting a panel discussion on "Democratic Transitions in the World of Today: Cuba after the 2015 Summit of the Americas". The panel discussion will lay out the international context in which current transitions are taking place, highlighting elements which are supportive and those which block progress.

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

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The Florida Grand Opera and the FIU School of International and Public Affairs held an event where individuals shared personal reflections on the experience of leaving home and traveling to a strange, new land.

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

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The Middle East Studies Program hosted a lecture by Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi, Institute of Ismaili Studies.

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The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a lecture by José Varela Ortega, President José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón Foundation, on "The Image of Spain Abroad: History of a Stereotype".

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September

The Green School is hosted 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.

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The Program in the Study of Spirituality is hosted a lecture by Diane Dunn,Paz y Luz Hotel and Healing Center in Pisac, Peru on "Peruvian Shamanism: Gateway to Inner Wisdom". This lecture is part of the Dianne Collins and Alan K. Collins Distinguished Lecture Series.

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October

The Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted a panel discussion that explored the conflict and crisis in Syria. FIU faculty experts will discussed 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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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted a conversation with former President of the Dominican Republic the Honorable Leonel Fernández. Dr. Fernández discussed the effects of globalization, approaches to governance and the progress of development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted a conversation with former Haitian Prime Minister the Honorable Laurent S. Lamothe. Mr. Lamothe who discussed the challenges and promises of Haiti today, including economic development, social issues, current political landscape and international relations.

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

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Pavel Telicka, current EU Parliament Member from the Czech Republic, discussed the on-going negotiations about a new bilateral treaty between the EU and Cuba and focuses especially on the most sensitive aspect of this diplomatic process: the place of human rights and the role of Cuban civil society in it.

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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosted 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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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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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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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The Middle East Studies Program hosted a lecture by Dr. Samira Alayan, Hebrew University, Jerusalem on "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in History Textbooks in Palestine".

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

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November

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy hosted a conversation with Ambassador Michael Žantovský, who is an accomplished diplomat, serving as ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom from 2009-2015, as the Czech Ambassador to the United States and to Israel, as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security of the Senate, as well as President of the Civic Democratic Alliance.

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The Middle East Studies Program for a lecture by Daniel F. Rivera, Research Fellow of the Middle East Studies Program at FIU on "Islam and Arabs in Cuba: A Historical and Contemporary Overview".

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Dr. Tara Sethia of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona delivered this Fall's annual Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvan Kalyanak Lecture on Applied Jainism.

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The Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program hosted a presentation by scholar Aurora Morcillo and artist Rufina Santana that explored the intellectual and artistic effort to historicize the seas as spaces of human interaction, self-recognition and reinvention.

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The Green School was at Books & Books for a presentation by Dr. Oren B. Stier on his latest book, "Holocaust Icons: Symbolizing the Shoah in History and Memory". In this volume, Dr. Stier offers new insight into symbols and the symbol-making process as he traces the lives and afterlives of certain remnants of the Holocaust and their ongoing impact.

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FIU was honored to host Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev on November 3rd. The Ambassador spoke to students and faculty on the current situation in Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the role of the UN, NATO and the international community on the issue and encouraged everyone to work towards a peaceful and just world.

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December

The Program in the Study of Spirituality hosted a lecture by Alex and Allyson Grey on "Psychedelic Culture".

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The Middle East Studies hosted a lecture by Kerim Balci, journalist and the editor-in-chief of Turkish Review, as he speaks on lessons for prospective dictatorships on controlling the media.

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