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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The twentieth anniversary of the "balsero" crisis is a propitious occasion to reexamine several key issues raised by the contemporary Cuban diaspora. The Cuban Research Institute has invited a distinguished group of scholars, artists, and professionals who were directly involved with this crisis.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for two panel discussions that explore the conflicts in Iraq and Gaza. Faculty experts will discuss the origins of these current conflicts and the ramifications for regional security.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

In collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Miami, and in order to commemorate the century of World War I, the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, and the Europe Student Association, will screen 5 historical documentaries of World War I entitled "Apocalypse - 1ere Guerre Mondiale"; The 1st episode will be "Fury"

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

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Marina Pignatelli, University of Lisbon, who will share the memories of Jewsish refugees that faced dual challenges of culture and politics in Portugal.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a book presentation "Writing Secrecy in Caribbean Freemasonry", written by Dr. Jossianna Arroyo, analyzes the Masonic, literary, and political writings of Spanish Caribbean intellectuals who lived in the decades of anticolonial struggle in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola (1860–1898).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Rafael Díaz Balart Hall, Room 1000

The Cuban Research Institute and the FIU College of Law will sponsor a panel discussion of the implications, relevance, and future of U.S. legislation that allows Cuban immigrants to become residents of the U.S. after one year of arriving in the country.

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

Former Honorary Consul of Finland in S. Florida, Dr. Cami Hofstadter, will be giving a lecture on the role each Scandinavian country played during the Holocaust. Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Two of President Obama’s closest advisors will discuss their experiences at the center of Latin America/Caribbean policy making in the White House, and take questions from the audience. Frank Mora, LACC Director and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, will be joined by Daniel Restrepo, former principal advisor to President Barack Obama on issues related to the Americas. Brian Fonseca, ARC Operations Director, moderates.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This bilingual volume, edited by CRI Director Jorge Duany, gathers a selection of the papers presented at the Ninth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at FIU.

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Venue:New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach

The Knight Foundation and History Miami present "World War I: A Century Later - Origins and Legacies" symposium with keynote speaker Michael Neiberg, Ph.D., Army War College There will also be a panel discussion with featuring FIU Department of History professor Jessica Adler, Ph.D.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is having a lecture by Raúl Rubio and Christian Larsen, they will parlay both the theory and praxis of a wide range of topics concerning Cuban material cultures, collecting and curating Cuban things.

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

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Dr. Tudor Parfitt, who looks at the way both Judaism and Islam have been co-opted into the ethnic and political struggle between Jews and Arabs in Palestine/Israel. Part of the Mondays at the Museum series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting an event with Daína Chaviano, Cuban writer. She will give an overview of her work that reveals that fantasy can be socially subversive and a personally risky tool.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Honorable Mohamed Ezzine Chelaifa is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Tunisia to the United States will lecture on "Tunisia and the Post Arab Spring". This 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 Cuban Research Institute is hosting a lecture with Zeila Frade, who will analyze the relationship among children's literature, ideology, and cultural identity in Cuba.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Faculty Club

The Cuban Research Institute is having a lecture by José Ruiz Elcoro, who will provide a historical overview to assess the Cuban "danzón," from its origins in the 19th century to contemporary times.

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

The 16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture will feature a lecture by the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Honorable Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Historian Gerald E. Poyo considers the idea of exile and how this identity influenced the formation of Cuban communities abroad dedicated to transforming conditions in their homeland.

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Venue:FIU

International conference commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Acharya Tulsi.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Initiative for Muslim World Studies is hosting a lecture with Peter Lewis, John Hopkins University, on "Nigeria and Boko Haram". This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The 5th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon, LEGACIES: Black Cultural Transnationalisms, Remembering Nelson Mandela and Amiri Baraka, features keynote lectures from three renowed scholars, Dr. Yvette Christiansë, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Barnard College; Dr. Chérif Keïta, Director, African/African American Studies, Carleton College; and Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Founder and President, Third World Press, leading poet and one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Faculty Club

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a lecture by Cecilio E. Tieles Ferrer, who will discuss the development of Cuban music during the 19th century, particularly the "contradanza."