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The Green School hosts events during the Fall and Spring semesters which are offered to students and the community. Additionally, the Green School archives as many of its events by having them recorded and photographed. To view the videos and photos, please click here

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January

Buddhist Meditation

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, AC1-194

with Dr. Nathan Katz. According to a recent Pew study, 24.1% of American describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious." What does this claim mean? What is spirituality, and can it truly be separated from religion? From historical, psychological and neuroscientific perspectives, Katz answers with an emphatic "Yes." Hear why.

Contemporary Global Spirituality

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Venue:Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 137 NE 19th St., Miami

with Dr. Nathan Katz. According to a recent Pew study, 24.1% of American describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious." What does this claim mean? What is spirituality, and can it truly be separated from religion? From historical, psychological and neuroscientific perspectives, Katz answers with an emphatic "Yes." Hear why.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series by Tudor Parfitt on "Let My People Go: African Americans and the Hebrew Bible"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 235

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with Former Governor Jeb Bush.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 305

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with Irwin (Yitzchak) Mansdorf.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Café

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with the Honorable Gary Doer, the Ambassador of Canada to the United States.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Cafe

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series lecture with Edwin Black, New York Times bestselling author.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, DM 193

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming GSS Event led by Dr. Hugh Gladwin.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Modern Languages is holding a lecture by Dr. Jo Lobanyi on The Multiple Temporalities of Memory: The Contested Memory of the Spanish Civil War in Contemporary.

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

The Department of History is hosting a lecture titled Empires and Global History: Extending Time and Extending Space led by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper.

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

Tudor Parfitt will be at Books & Books giving a lecture about his book: "Black Jews in Africa and the Americas".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The presentation explores the global energy context within which the world will implement new energy policies and measures to address global warming. In addition, the presentation will cover renewables, the growing demand for power generation and transportation, and reduction of CO2 emissions.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Ziff Education Building (ZEB) 120

a lecture with Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, Jagiellonian University.

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

Join the School of International and Public Affairs in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with Modreck Maeresera, Lemba Tribal Leader and Dr. Tudor Parfitt on the Jews of Zimbabwe.

Jewish Meditation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

with Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz. Part of "Global Meditation" series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC 416

This is a great opportunity to participate in the publishing processing, see an academic manuscript as it is being formed and to become a reviewer for an academic manuscript and you can put this on your CV.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

with Dr. Lakshmi Reddi. Seeking truth in any field of knowledge necessarily happens within the framework of Perceived-Perceiver-Perceiving. The play of mind within this framework, and the constraints of time and space, as presented in the spiritual tradition of Patanjali's Raja Yoga, are the subject of this talk. Dr. Reddi is Dean of the University Graduate School.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the Department of Modern Languages in a lecture by Dr. Maria del Carmen Simon Palmer.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Join the College of Arts & Sciences on this symposium for online teaching.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 193

SAGGSA presents The Resilience Dispositif.

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

The Cuban Research Institute is holding a lecture led by Emilio Bejel on Jose Marti.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Politics & International Relations is sponsoring a lecture featuring Patrick Thaddeus Jackson on "A Pluralist (Social) Science".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ZEB 120

Join the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence for a lecture with Tom Ewing on "Global News Reporting on the Russian Flu, Circa 1889-1891"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Documentary and Panel Discussion Location: GC 140 Time: 6 pm Date: March 5, 2013 Co-Sponsored by Herbet Wertheim College of Medicine.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence for a lecture with Peter Hans Reill on "The Hermetic Imagination in the High and Late Enlightenment"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 190

"From Mosquitoes to Marx: The Changing Dynamics of State & Social Mobilization in Brazilian Land Reform" lecture by Dr. Wendy Wolford, Cornell University.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum 107

The Jewish Studies Program invites you to a lecture by Dr. Marta Zarzycka on Remembering the Holocaust through Photographs.

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Venue:GL 100B

Join the Latin American and Caribbean Center for a panel discussion by FIU faculty experts about the consequences of the death of President Hugo Chavez for Venezuela and the region.

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

This lecture explores the relationship between Sephardi identity, Zionism and nationalism in Argentina from the 1940s-1970s through the spectrum of competing Purim contests and Ashkenazi and Sefaradí versions of Queen Esther.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom, Room 224

Full-day conference examines news coverage of the region with a particular focus on femicide, human trafficking, domestic violence, child sexual abuse and cyber sex crimes. Led by FIU professors, policy experts and media professionals including Univison's Teresa Rodriguez, Judith Torrea and Mirta Rodriguez Calderon.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 110

The Department of Politics and International Relations along with the University Graduate school and College Arts and Sciences is hosting a lecture with Nicolas Onuf on "Ethics for a Straitened World".

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

Negotiating Intellectual Smugness from the Meta-Narrative of Orientalism to the Alternative Strategies of Hispanic and Self-Orientalism: Edward Said via Severo Sarduy by Dr. Julia Kushigian

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 193

Lecture by Dr. Gamburd

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Law Hall

Join the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies for this upcoming panel discussion.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus DM 323

Join Religious Studies in their Coffee hours. Starting Thursday, March 21 and Thursday Apr 18. Come and get together from 3:30 pm to 5 pm on DM 323.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus MARC Pavilion

You are invited to attend a two-day conference on conference (March 21-22) sponsored by the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, the European Studies Program, and the School of International and Public Affairs, discussing "Comparative Regional Perspectives on Innovation in Single/Common Markets" The event is free and open to the public.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GC 140

Join the FIU Chinese Club as they present the film "Warriors of the Rainbow:Seediq Bale."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum 107

Graphic design is a neutral frame and typography a neutral vessel for ideas of all kinds. When used by the Nazis both became weapons of mass delusion. This talk surveys the various ways design contributed to the rise and perpetuation of Nazism from the 1920s to the present.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus PCA 340A

Join Evelio Enrique Astra-Caneda III's Dissertation Defense, as he lectures upon the topic "Hazard Mitigation Element Quality in Coastal Comprehensive Plans in a State with Strong Requirements for Hazard Mitigation Plan Elements."

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Venue:Mariott Miami Biscayne Bay, 1633 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132

To learn about the "Gas Revolution" and what it means for you in your business and personal life, plan to attend this conference to learn how the gas revolution is changing the global geopolitics of energy as well as the outlook for global warming and climate change.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1100

You are invited by the Cuban Research Institute of FIU to attend a lecture by Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova, Associate Professor of Spanish at Western Connecticut State University as she tells the influential story of "The King of Rumba."

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Venue:Jungle Island - 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) - South Florida Chapter invites you to the 10th Annual Women's History Month Reception honoring outstanding community servants in South Florida. The 2013 Honorees are: Gwen Margolis, State Senator; Rebecca Sosa, Chairwoman, Miami-Dade County Commission; Yolanda Cash-Jackson, Esq., Becker Poliakoff, P.A.; Cindy Lederman, Circuit Court Judge; Marlene Bastien, Community Activist; and Valerie L. Patterson, Professor, FIU.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

You are invited to attend a symposium on "The Cuban Diaspora in the World," hosted by the Cuban Research Institute(CRI)at FIU.

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

Join the Department Global and Sociocultural Studies in an upcoming Books & Books presentation featuring Dr. Adriana Premat on her book "Sowing Change: The Making of Havana's Urban Agriculture".

Discovering Genuine Communication Using the "Middle Way"

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church Parsonage, 3131 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables

Join the Program in the Study of Spirituality in this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture featuring the Venerable Lama Karma Chötso at the Coral Gables Congregational Church Parsonage.

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Venue:TBA

Come join Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joyce Tolliver on the symposium on Iberian and Latin-American Literature. Sponsored by Department of Modern Languages, MOL Graduate Students Association, the Latin American and Caribbean Center and Women Studies, and participation from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Miami.

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Venue:TBA

Lecture by Joyce Tolliver, Associate Professor of Spanish at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

April

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

Public lecture by Cuban blogger and independent journalist Yoani Sánchez.

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

Join the Cuban Research Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs through live stream featuring Cuban blogger and independent journalist Yoani Sánchez. All available tickets to this event have been distributed. The event will be webcast live in English and Spanish on http://sites.fiu.edu/yoani/. The lecture will also be broadcast live on Univisión America stations throughout the nation, including 1140 AM in Miami. Follow the conversation on Twitter via #FIUyoani.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Cafe

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Jared Genser of Freedom Now speaking on "Advocates for Freedom: Freeing Prisoners of Conscience in the 21st Century".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GC 140

Join the FIU Chinese Club as they present the film "Mongol."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 110

GSS & SAGGSA presents

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GC 243

You are invited to join the African and African Diaspora Studies program in their Gray Memorial Lecture. This lecture serves as formal opening of the AADS conference, "Tourism and Pro-Poor Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean: Comparative History and Policy Analysis."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GC-243

You are invited to attend this three day conference hosted by the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. The conference builds on initiatives developed and being developed by FIU’s AADS, which will use the Caribbean as a focal point to examine new global and inter-regional formations organized around South-South and diasporic connections. The meeting is inscribed in an initiative aimed at developing a partnership between tourism studies specialists from FIU and colleagues from v

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GC 140

Come join the FIU Chinese club as they present the film "War of the Arrows" (set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younder sister Ja In). Free and open to all students. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 193

SAGGSA Colloquium Series

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

with Nalini Balbir. Third Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture - Dinner.

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Venue:Horizon Arts - Contemporary Art and Design 2143 NW 1st Ave, Miami, Florida 33127

Join us at Second Saturdays in Wynwood this April 13th for a Food and Wine reception at the Horizon Arts Gallery. Horizon Arts will be hosting the exclusive, one night unveiling of this raw collection on human behavior, social design, and strength.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Cafe

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this upcoming Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture series featuring Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the US, lecturing on "Peace-Building & Reconciliation: Gifts to a Troubled World from Mandela's South Africa"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 193

SAGGSA Colloquium Series

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GC 140

Join the FIU Chinese Club as they present "Spirited Away" from acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. This whimsical animated tale tells the story of Shihiro, a sullen ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters an alternate reality inhabited by spirits and monsters and then has to find a way to free herself and her parents and escape to the human world.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Cafe

The Master In Global Governance Information Session will be on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Cafe.

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Venue:University of Miami, Wesley Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida

You are invited to attend this year's conference, "Visions of Latin America and the Caribbean: Engaging Interdisciplinary Angles" featuring interdisciplinary research conducted by graduate students from FIU, FAU and UM. Presented by Maloka, LACC's Graduate Student Association and co-sponsored by LACC, FAU's Latin American Studies, UM's Center for Latin American Studies and CSO at FIU. Event is free and open to the public.

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59 Terrace, Miami

Co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation and LACC, you are invited to come celebrate Haitian heritage and culture featuring live music, food, art and entertainment featuring a live concert by Haitian superstar songstress and Queen of Haitian Song, Emeline Michel. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus SIPA Bldg., Room 240

You are welcome to join in taking the CELPE-Bras certification exam. Administration of exam for CELPE-Bras certification. CELPE-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official Portuguese language proficiency exam, serves to verify language competency at the intermediate, superior intermediate, advanced and superior advanced levels. FIU serves as 1 of only 4 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is March 8, 2013. Contact Profes

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Politics and International Relations is sponsoring an event with Dr. Paul S. Herrnson for a lecture on "The Impact of Message, Milieu, and Technology on Voting"

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GC 150

You are invited to join a screening of up to thirty European short films about laugh in Europe from May 6th to 10th at Florida International University. During European Week, the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies is partnering with Eurochannel Inc. and Dish for the European Short Film Festival.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GC 150

Come join this week long celebration for "Europe Day" on May 9th. The Miami-Florida European Union of Excellence is organizing different events from May 6th-May 10th.

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

You are invited to join the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, FIU, the European Studies Program, and the European Students Association, as they host a European film series on the topic of European politics. Come watch "Nous nous sommes tant hais" (How we hated each other!), a Franco-Austrian film, where the action takes place in France and Germany in 1950, which re-enacts the birth of the European Union, will be screened on Europe Day - May 9th.

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Venue:Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

You are invited to attend the International conference that brings together Latin Americanist scholars and students for an interdisciplinary study of the region from Wednesday, May. 29 2013-Saturday, Jun. 1, 2013. The 2013 theme is: "Toward a New Social Contract?"

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

The Cuban Research Institute of Florida International University continues its tradition of convening scholars engaged in the study of Cuba and Cuban-Americans by announcing its 9th Conference.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballroom

CRI invites you to a screening and discussion of the classic film about the Cuban diaspora, "El Super" (1979), directed by León Ichaso and Orlando Jiménez Leal, based on a play by Iván Acosta.

June

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Venue:University of Bern, Switzerland; Instituto Cervantes and Colegio de España, Paris, France

The Universities of Bern in Switzerland and Cergy-Pointoise in France will hold an International Colloquium to honor the Cuban writer and artist Severo Sarduy on June 5-8, 2013.

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Venue:TBA

Summer 2013: New NCTA Workshop for K-12 teachers, “Introductory Chinese Language & Culture.” Please click here for details.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

You are invited to participate the 16th year of the Haitian Summer Institute for its six-week program designed for anyone interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and also for those students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language training at the intermediate and advanced levels.

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Venue:University of North Florida - Jacksonville, FL 32224

The 1 day workshop (from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), "Understanding and Teaching the European Union: Hemispheric, Transatlantic and Global Perspectives", is sponsored by the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence at Florida In...

July

"Tell Our Stories"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Internationally renowned Haitian writer, memorist, essayist, anthologist, editor, documentary filmmaker, educator and human rights activist, Danticat will speak to LACC’s Haitian Summer Institute in Haitian Creole, sharing her experience in “Telling our Stories.” This conference will be held in Haitian Creole. Free and open to the public.

Cultural Industries of Haiti by Anaise Chavenet

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Anaise Chavenet, Founder and President of Communication Plus, Haiti. Prior to founding Communication Plus, Chavenet served as the editor of Haiti's leading newspaper, Le Nouvelliste and also served as a member of the board of Le Matin. Lecture in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 16th Annual Haitian Summer Institute and part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.

"Konpa" by Yvan “Kapi” Andre of Tabou Combo

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

As a member of the superstar band Tabou Combo since 1968, Kapi serves as front man, drummer, composer, and all around instrumentalist. He visits FIU to talk about “Konpa,” Haiti’s infectious and indigenous rhythm that his group has made popular around the world. Lecture in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 16th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, VH 100

The Africans who were brought to Haiti in 1503 as slaves came with their religion, culture and traditions. A celebration of this culture is expressed through dance, songs and drumming rhythms. Master class in Haitian dance and Haitian storytelling by Louines Louinis Dance Theather. Part of LACC's 16th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.

August

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Venue:Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd.

Preliminary Program of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy on August 1-3, 2013.

September

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Venue:FIU - Marc Pavillion

The School of International and Public Affairs cordially invites you to attend a presentation by former member of Kuwait's Parliament, Dr. Salwa Al-Jassar. Please join us in this Ruth K. Shepard Broad Lecture "Democracy in the Gulf Region and the Role of Kuwaiti Women in the Political Arena." Co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy.

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Venue:FIU MMC-Graham Center (GC) Room 150

"L'Auberge Espagnole", a French film, where the action takes place in Spain, is the story of a strait-laced French student who moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.

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Venue:FIU - MMC, SIPA 103

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for an information briefing on internships, fellowships, scholarships, and graduate schools options.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The School of International and Public Affairs cordially invites you to join us in our panel discussion "The Syrian Conflict in a Global Perspective." As we take an inside look of the actions and ramifications resulting in Syria. We welcome the community to participate in this Teach-In discussion.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, GC 1235

Majid Sharifi, the author of Imagining Iran: The Tragedy of Subaltern Nationalism, will speak about the paradoxes of nationalism in Middle East, with a focus on Iran.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library, Room GL 220

After analyzing the Spanish migration process in Cuba, Dr. Consuelo Naranjo Orovio will focus on the main economic activities of this community, as well as the creation of regional centers and mutual aid associations, and the Spanish casinos founded by the immigrants in various provinces of the Island.

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Venue:Resources Center Library - Conference Room GL 156

CONVERSATIONS ON EUROPE: “The German Elections: Outcomes and Impact” Virtual Roundtable with the EUCE at the University of Pittsburgh

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Venue:FIU MMC- Green Library (GL) Conference room 156

Top experts on Germany will join specialists on the the German Elections via videoconferencing across several sites. Speakers: TBA

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Venue:Modesto A. Madique Campus, CBC 232

LACC’s “A Conversation with…” series launches at 6pm on Sept. 26 with Director Frank Mora moderating a discussion on whether there is an opportunity to thaw relations between Venezuela and the U.S. Discussants are Ambassador Patrick Duddy (Ret.) and Dr. Javier Corrales, Amherst University.

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Venue:FIU MMC- Green Library (GL) Room 220

Lecture on "LGBT Politics in Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean" by Dr. Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College

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Venue:FIU MMC-Graham Center (GC) Room 150

FIU students will talk about the experience they had in Europe this summer during their study abroad: France, Germany, Brussels, Spain, Italy...

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Venue:The Wolfsonian–Florida International University

For its Fall-Winter 2013 exhibition season, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University will present "Rebirth of Rome," a program of interrelated exhibitions that examine the aesthetics of dictatorship in interwar Italy.

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

Four Perspectives on Food in Our Lives

October

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

Dr. Ricardo Salvatore will be our first guest in this year's Atlantic Symposium series. His lecture on "Imperial Revisionism: US Historians and the Question of the Spanish Empire in America" will be held on October 3, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. in DM 370.

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Venue:Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami

The Cuba Study Group and Miami-Dade College, in association with the FIU Cuban Research Institute, cordially invite you to this conference, which will explore Germany's experience with reunification at the end of the Cold War and consider how its lessons may be applied to an eventual process of reconciliation among Cubans.

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

with Madhurai G.S. Mani (Carnatic Vocal Legend & Composer). Co-sponsor: College of Architecture & the Arts

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Venue:FIU MMC- Green Library (GL) Room 220

Roundtable on “The German Elections 2013: Continuity or Change?” Panelists: Dr. Louise Davidson and Dr. Markus Thiel.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Drive, Coral Gables

Jean Muteba Rahier's book examines the racial, sexual, and social complexities of Afro-Ecuadorian culture, as revealed through the annual Festival of the Kings.

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Venue:Modesto A. Madique Campus, GC 340

Ms. Riman Barakat is the co-CEO of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information. She will lead a graduate talk on the role of religion in the peace process.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, U.S. Bank Arena Room 121

The Middle East Studies Program is sponsoring an event with Riman Barakat of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information. She will lecture on "The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Current Assessment and Prospects for Peace".

U.S. Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Please join us for the presentation of the latest book by CRI affiliate, Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas. Cosponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

This lecture will examine the main currents in the Cuban poetry of Alfonso Camín, his contributions to "Criollismo" during the first half of the 20th century, and his fundamental role as the father of Afro-Cuban poetry.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Bahamian author Deshon Fox distills his book, The Middle Theory, in his interactive Spheres of Balance talk.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

FIU's Frost Art Museum will host a major exhibit on Cuban art since the nineteenth century.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Cuban-American artist Humberto Castro executes an artistic journey across the Antilles in an ever transforming exhibition that conceptually circumnavigates the islands of the Caribbean.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Afro-Cuban works from the Frost collection highlight the rich symbolic legacy of the syncretism and rituals born of traditional Yoruba religion and Catholicism in Cuba.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

"1 From 10 Leaves 0, 10 to 1 Is Murder: Eric Williams, The Mighty Sparrow, and the Arithmetic of Caribbean Self-Definition", by Professor Rawle Gibbons from the University of West Indies, and performative illustrations by The Mighty Sparrow.

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Venue:TBA

Conversations on Europe: "Does Turkey have a future in Europe?" - Virtual Roundtable with the EUCE at the University of Pittsburgh

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Venue:FIU MMC- Green Library (GL 156) Conference room

Top experts on Turkey will join specialists on the the Turkey's future in Europe via videoconferencing across several sites. Speakers: TBA

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Venue:FIU MMC- Green Library (GL) Room 220

A teacher orientation on the Euro Challenge Competition 2014 will take place at Florida International University. FIU faculty will answer high school teachers questions on the competition. FIU Faculty will give an introduction to the European Union, the Euro, and the European economy. A video conference with the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington D.C. will take place during the orientation.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Dr. Khalil al-Anani is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. He is a leading academic expert on Islamist movements, Egyptian politics, and democratization in the Middle East. He has also served as a scholar of Middle East politics at the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, UK, as a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and as a senior scholar at Al-Ahram Foundation in Cairo.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique, SIPA 524

Please join the Middle East Studies Program and the School of International and Public Affairs in a graduate lecture by Dr. Khalil al-Anani.

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

In this book, based on her own experiences and her brother's letters, Mercedes Sarduy pays homage to Severo Sarduy and to the families that were involuntarily separated.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, Room 243

Lecture by FIU Haitian Creole instructor and novelist, Nicolas Andre. In celebration of International Creole Month. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC, Consulate General of Haiti in Miami and the FIU Haitian Student Organization. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus- Graham Center Ballrooms

Keynote Speakers: Moisés Naím, Senior Associate in the International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Vali Nasr, Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University,

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

This lecture will present the results of a historical research project designed to identify the structural and organizational components of African thought present in the way of making and conceiving music in Cuba and the Americas.

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Venue:GL 220

Conference given in French on literary creation and the aesthetic, linguistic, and social stakes. Co-sponsored by the AADS, LACC Conférence sur la "La création littéraire : enjeux esthétiques, linguistiques et sociaux"

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

In over fifty books, Elie Wiesel has endeavored to counter the enveloping fire of the Holocaust with the visionary fire of the Jewish tradition by becoming a "soul on fire." Alan Rosen's latest book is Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

With Hélène Conway-Mouret, Minister Delegate for French Nationals Abroad, attached to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 235

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture with the William Zarit, Minister for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

The Second Annual Mahavir Nirvan Lecture with Dr. Manoj Jain, M.D.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Organized by FIU's Cuban Research Institute and cosponsored by the Department of Politics & International Relations, this symposium will bring together scholars, pollsters, and elected officials to examine the changes and continuities in Cuban-American voting patterns.

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Venue:FIU Modestor A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Lecture by Haim Malka, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of Asian Studies, will be giving a book presentation on his latest book "Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism" at Books & Books in Coral Gables.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Middle East Studies Program invites you to this upcoming lecture with Dr. Mohamed M. Keshavjee of the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London on "Islamic Law: Myths and Realities".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1000 (College of Law)

With Dr. Mohamed M. Keshavjee (Author), The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London and Scott M. Bernstein (11th Judicial Circuit Judge).

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

This film tells the dramatic story of Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha's courageous mission to rescue Jews in Nazi Europe during World War II. The film screening will be followed by a discussion.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Cafe

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture with the Honorable Mohamed M. Tawfik, Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S.

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

Panel discussion with Professor David Wasserstein, Vanderbilt University. Part of the Muslim-Jewish Relations Program Series/ https://www.facebook.com/events/705356729494180/

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Venue:TBA

Following the tradition of the 24 and 48 hour film festival, 305 Stage & Screen Festival offers screenwriters, playwrights and directors 305 hours to write, cast, rehearse, produce and submit a10 minute film or play.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture on "Biotrade/Green economy experiences in the EU & Latin America" by Yovita Ivanova, Lecturer and Research Fellow, PUCP, Department of Economics, Master Program at Biotrade and Sustainable Development (La Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Hall

The Office of Study Abroad is hosting a Study Abroad Fair. For more information, contact 305-348-1913.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 309

Please join us for Dr. Khalil Muhammad's presentation, Conducting Research at the Schomburg, where he will discuss the Schomburg Center, available resources, and much more!

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

The classic film by Pierre Sauvage, depicting the remarkable wartime "conspiracy of goodness" in Le-Chambon-sur-Lignon, where a largely French Huguenot town hid several thousand Jews in plain sight. The documentary will be followed by a discussion.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The 4th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon, Rastafari Then and Now: Caribbeanist Anthropology, Gender Relations, and Global Dimensions, will feature lectures by Dr. Robert Hill from the University of California, Los Angeles titled "The Ras Tafari Movement in Kingston, Jamaica: Political Breakthrough or Academic Betrayal?" and Dr. Michael Barnett from the University of West I ndies, Mona, Jamaica Indies titled “Rastafari in the New Millenium”.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

This exhibition is a multi-faceted effort that explores Manuel Mendive's visual and performance work while delving into the themes of religion, nationalism, and memory.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Panther Suite

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a workshop for students interested in applying for the Rangel or Payne Fellowships.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

Haitian music superstars RAM treat the FIU community to a lecture on campus following a thrilling performance at Big Night in Little Haiti.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Dr. Frans Viljoen is the Director of Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also serves as the academic co-coordinator for the LLM (Master in Law) on Human Rights and Democratization in Africa, and previously taught International Law at the university.

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Venue:Ferre 126, University of Miami. Coral Gables

Lecture on "European Security and Foreign Policy: From The Arab Revolution to the Syrian Crisis" by Maxime Larive, Research Associate, European Union Center/Jean Monnet Chair, University of Miami.

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Venue:FIU MMC- Green Library (GL) Conference room 156

Top experts on France will join specialists on globalization and leadership via videoconferencing across several sites. Speakers: TBA

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Venue:Green Library—Resource Center - GL 156

Top experts on France will join specialists on globalization and leadership via videoconferencing across several sites.

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

Annual Holocaust Studies Lecture with Prof. Mehnaz Mona Afridi, Director of Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. Co-sponsored Ruth K. and Shepherd Broad Distinguished Lecture Series, Jewish Studies Initiative and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Part of the Muslim-Jewish Relations Program Series. https://www.facebook.com/events/1403948363163647/

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL422

In this lecture, José I. Ramírez discusses his experiences as a 15 year old arriving in the United States via Operation Pedro Pan, the challenges and defining moments he faced until reunited with his family four years later.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 150

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is presenting the Polish play "Radiation: A Story of Marie Sklodowska Curie". This event is part of Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

The Open House provides you with a great opportunity to meet FIU's graduate faculty, program directors, staff and administration. The Graduate Open House is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP early in order to attend.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, FIU, the European Studies Program, and the European Student Association, organize a European film series on the topic of European politics. "Good Bye Lenin" , German film, where the action takes place in East Germany in 1989, during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of capitalism.

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Venue:Graham Center - GC 150

"Good Bye Lenin" , German film, where the action takes place in East Germany in 1989, during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of capitalism.

December

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Venue:LC 110, MMC

These will be first year AADS MA students, Education graduate students, students getting graduate certificate in AADS and/or LACC presenting an early draft of their research proposals or term papers. They are enrolled this fall semester 2013 in the courses AFA 5005 "African & African Diaspora Studies Theory" and/or AFA 6920 "African and African Diaspora Studies Graduate Colloquium." AADS Faculty will attend and provide feedback.

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Venue:Wolfsonian FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco will discuss her recent work as well as trends in the contemporary art world.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

In this lecture, Michael E. Parmly will challenge audience members to consider for themselves what are the current U.S. interests in retaining the status quo in Guantánamo, against the background of evolving Cuban nationalism.

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

Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam, teaches a heart-center approach to the Divine and affirms all true faiths as vehicles to Truth. It has produced some of the world’s greatest music and poetry, presented by an eminent Middle-Eastern performer and an accomplished New York actor. Their first three programs at FIU have enchanted audiences. https://www.facebook.com/events/560781387312137/

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Venue:FIU MMC Graham Center Building (GC) Room 243

Students and teachers from 15 high schools will be attending this orientation. These schools will be participating in the Euro Challenge Competition 2014. An official from the Delegation of the European Union in Washington D.C., Valerie Rouxel-Laxton, First Secretary, Economic & Financial Affairs Section (TBC), Delegation of the European Union to the USA, Washington, DC, will lecture on different topics.

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Venue:FIU MMC Graham Center Building (GC) Room 243

Students and teachers from 15 high schools will be attending this orientation. These schools will be participating in the Euro Challenge Competition 2014. An official from the Delegation of the European Union in Washington D.C., Valerie Rouxel-Laxton, First Secretary, Economic & Financial Affairs Section (TBC), Delegation of the European Union to the USA, Washington, DC, will lecture on various topics.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Barnes and Noble

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a book presentation by Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez on his recent autobiography "Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill".

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

This year, CRI is pleased to present its concert in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the prolific Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona.

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Venue:The Shul, 9540 Colline Ave., Surside

Tenth Miami International Conference of Torah and Science “BEGINNINGS, ENDINGS, AND RENEWALS: Conversations between Torah Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge about the Universe, Human Life, and the Mind” RSVP for the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/668578639838812/ View the official website here: http://www.torahscienceconference.org/

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Japan Immersion Day 2013. Musical performances and workshops. Registration required, deadline is Nov. 20, 2013