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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

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 also addressed the ongoing need to seek justice and democracy in the broader Middle East and N. Africa

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Dr. Laura Hobgood of Southwestern University will shares her knowledge on the spiritual connections between humans and their canine companions.

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February

Rafael Adamuz, together with Flamenco guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez presented Mr. Adamuz's latest publication "La Memoria Varada" at Books & Books Coral Gables.

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Join the European and Eurasian Studies Program for its Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland "Eastern Europe: Between the Past and the Future." Presentation by Former President of Poland and Solidarność Leader, Lech Wałęsa.

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The Green School hosted a lecture by Dr. Will Reno on "The Changing Character of Rebel Fragmentation in Civil War." He presented 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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The Green School sponsored a lecture by Ambassador Gentry Smith on "Diplomacy in the 21st Century." As the Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, Ambassador Smith will shared his experiences and insights for diplomacy.

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The Global Energy Outlook to 2040 explores global energy, from oil and gas to alternative, clean energy sources, and what industry is doing to address the twin issues of global warming and climate change. Ken Golden, speaker from ExxonMobil, presented an assessment of energy supply and demand through 2040. The speaker will discuss the link between economic progress and energy consumption and examine the underlying factors shaping energy supply and demand challenges around the world.

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Holocaust Studies Initiative Scholar-in-Residence Roger Grunwald presents two special performances of The Mitzvah Project, both performaces are free and open to the public.

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The Middle East Studies Program hosted a lecture by Ambassador William H. Luers, Director of the Iran Project on "The Back Story on The Iran Deal: What Happened and Where It Is Headed".

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March

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy hosted its Hemispheric Security Conference: Emerging Threats. The full-day conference featured a series of panels where experts from the public and private sector discussed on topics ranging from cyber security, violent non-state actors and climate change among others.

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The Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program hosted a lecture by Professor Frank D. Bean, University of California, Irvine.

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The The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy presents a timely discussion by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Pavel Bělobrádek.

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The Florida Grand Opera and the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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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The Jain Studies Program hosted its Sixth Annual Mahavir Jayanti Lecture "Locating Jainism in Maharastra" with Dr. Whitney Kelting.

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The Middle East Studies Program and the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy hosted a roundtable discussion that analyzed the Iranian Nuclear Deal. Dr. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council and FIU experts explored the origins and impact of the deal on Iran, the U.S., Europe and the world.

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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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The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Dalia El-Shayal, Cairo University, on "Landmarks in the Art and Culture of Egypt". This talk will mainly concentrate on 20th century Egypt using the Pharaonic history as a backdrop to explore language, architecture, music, films and festivities to unfold different facets of the Egyptian society.

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"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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FIU’s fifth Geopolitical Summit will convene thought leaders from government, business, academia and law to discuss policies and actions that could mitigate cyber threats in an increasingly interdependent globalized world.

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The Program in the Study of Spirituality hosted a lecture by Deborah Nathan on Artsbridge, which focused on promoting dialogue and partnership between youth in the Middle East and the US.

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The Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Ambassador Danny Danon, gave a presentation on Israel and the United Nations.

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April

The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy is hosting a lecture by Dr. Jacques Rupnik, Centre de Recherches Internationale (CERI) at Sciences Po, Paris, on "Where is Cuba Going? A European Perspective," and also hosted a photo exhibition by Czech photographer, Hana Jakrlova.

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The Program in the Study of Spirituality hosted an interactive lecture by FIU professor, Dr. Andrea Seidel on "Capturing the Art and Spirit of Isadora Duncan."

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The Green School hosted 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.

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The Global Indigenous Forum hosted an event for "The Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian (OPIAC) Amazon Adapts to Climate Change and Preserves Traditional Culture for a Post-Conflict Colombia," featuring Bernardita Remuy Capojo and Claudino Pérez Torres are native members of the Muruy (Uitoto) peoples of the Colombian Amazon, as they presented their work preparing for climate change and preserving traditional indigenous culture in a post-conflict Colombia as leaders within OPIAC.

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The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy hosted a panel discussion with Cuban Opposition Leaders Rosa Maria Payá and Orlando Gutierrez on President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba and its implications for political evolution on the island.

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June

Hispanics will comprise more than 27 million eligible voters in the U.S., and likely influence the outcome of the 2016 general election. As the primaries come to a close, insiders from both sides of the aisle explored current Latino voting patterns at the FIU in DC launch this week. Watch the entire discussion at the link above.

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From critical infrastructure to individual liberties, security and prosperity in the 21st century will depend on our ability to mitigate cyber threats and maintain an open and secure Internet. Global demands of the business and civic sectors require transformational thinking. To that end, FIU is driving policy innovation through its international cybersecurity forum. Join the Green School as we discuss the policies and strategies needed to mitigate cyber threats and defend national security.

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FIU presence in the last two decades has reached this Next Horizon thanks to the tenacity and support of our alumni chapter founders and critical partners. This was a salute to those partners and alumni donors that laid the groundwork and those who are critical to ensuring that our future generations have opportunities in Washington.

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July

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted a teach-in with a panel of experts who explored the failed coup and the impact and consequences of Erdogan's response on Turkey's domestic society and its regional and global relations.

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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted a teach-in with FIU faculty experts who answered 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.

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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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. The panel of experts explored the factors that led to the divisive vote and its implications for Europe, the EU and the world.

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September

Florida International University welcomes the artists of Espacio 08. The group was formed in Havana at the prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) by four professors as a collaboration between the academic and the artistic. A vision of interaction and participation, the project and its exhibitions revealed art at the forefront of the most global trends. Today, two of the artists remain at ISA and two live in Miami.

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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted a very special event celebrating the Islamic heritage of Spain and the wider Mediterranean Basin. Panelists explored what is perhaps one of the highest forms of visual expression of Muslim civilization—the art of the Islamic garden.

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The Program in the Study of Spirituality and P.A.W.S held a special lunch and learn with full-time yoga teacher Jeska Brodbeck of Be Light Yoga

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The FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs' Cuban Research Institute's Drs. Guillermo J. Grenier and Hugh Gladwin presented the results of the latest edition of the longest-running research project tracking the opinions of the Cuban-American community in South Florida.

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The FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted a lecture by Dr. Paul S. George on "Gentrification and the Magic City: Change and Challenges."

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October

The Middle East Studies Program hosted a lecture by renowned journalist and commentator, Mehdi Hasan, examines the role of Muslims in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. Mr. Hasan explored what the Muslim vote is and why it matters in an age of rising Islamophobic hysteria.

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The Green School and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence hosted a panel discussion with Commander Grant Edwards, Australian Federal Police and FIU College of Law Faculty.

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The Program in the Study of Spirituality hosted a town hall with Dianne Collins and Alan K. Collins.

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

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The Green School hosted a panel Discussion with FIU Faculty Experts and Mark Medish,Former Senior Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council.

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November

The Program in the Study of Spirituality hosted a lecture by Dr. Paul J. Canali, D.C., on the "Unified Theory of Everything Human."

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The Green School hosted 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"

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FIU faculty experts and officials in Washington, D.C. to discussed 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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The Green School's Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program and TotalBank hosted an evening of exploring the Sephardic experience through art, music and personal reflection.

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The Green School and FIU Honors College hosted an interactive discussion with FIU Faculty experts as they analyzed the 2016 election.

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December

The FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs' Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy hosted an engaging presentation and dialogue focused on Human Rights, Cuba and the international community. Distinguished member of the European Parliament Pavel Telička and three distinguished figures of Cuban democratic opposition, Rosa Maria-Payá, Pedro Fuentes-Cid and Orlando Gutierrez.

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A solo exhibit by Jonatas Chimen on identity, cultural hybridization, and their consequent nostalgia will be on display in the Green School gallery until December 10.

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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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.

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The FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs hosted 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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Join the FIU School of International and Public Affairs hsoted the first of 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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