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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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture with Mr. Edwin Black, New York Times Bestselling Author, for a lecture on "American Eugenics: From Long Island to Auschwitz". This lecture is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

MEUCE Videoconference with the Univ. of Pittsburgh Conversation on Europe

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Venue:DM 323

Faculty Spotlight: Whitney Bauman Workshop (4:00-5:00): How to Write a Conference Paper Proposal (that will get accepted!)

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Venue:Online

The Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance is hosting an Adobe Connect Session that will feature a presentation on the various aspects of the MAGG. To connect, please go to https://connect.fiu.edu/magg

Latin American Forum: "Facilitating Business Travel: The Role of Airports"

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Talk by Emilio Gonzalez, Director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, on "Facilitating Business Travel: The Role of Airports."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

On January 17, 2014, the Gordon Institute will begin its Spring semester PINSS Mentors Seminar for students interested in national security issues.

Seminar: Thomas Davidoff

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(Title TBA), by Thomas Davidoff, University of British Columbia

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Venue:FIU Downtown Brickell Facility 1101 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131 Suite 217 South Tower

Start your application process early and joins us for the Professional MAGG Meet with an Advisor on January 18th, 2014 at the FIU Brickell Facility. This will be a great opportunity to visit the facility and meet the recruiting team. Classes start in August 2014! To RSVP and for more event details, please visit magg.fiu.edu/events. Parking will be validated.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 140

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.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232/233

The Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy is sponsoring a lecture with Raul Moas, Executive Director of Roots of Hope, on "Cuba in Transition: The Role of Technology in Societal Transformation". This event is co-sponsored by Roots of Hope, the Cuban Research Institute and is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables

A special presentation by FIU Jain Studies faculty.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Henry Green, University of Miami.

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Venue:MAR-JCC Scheck Family Gymnasium

Please join us for the second annual Seder Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day Seder).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture on "The European Parliament and the Enlargement of the EU" by Geoffrey Harris, Deputy Head, European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 5th Floor

Come and join the Professional MAGG Recruiting team for one of our Information Sessions at the FIU Main Campus on January 28, 2014. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes to the recruiting and admissions team. The MAGG Program is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Fall 2014 term. To RSVP for this event and for upcoming events, please visit magg.fiu.edu/events.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Hall

The Office of Study Abroad is hosting a Study Abroad Fair.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture with Dr. Claire Oueslati-Porter is Visiting Instructor of Sociology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, who will speak on "Work, Gender, and Socioeconomic Power in the Final Years of Tunisia's Neoliberal Dictatorship."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a Graduate Talk with Dr. Claire Oueslati-Porter is Visiting Instructor of Sociology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, who will speak on "Symbolic Violence and Worker Resistance in a Tunisian Export Processing Zone"

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Venue:Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta—Miami Branch

The 2nd Euro Challenge Teacher Orientation will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where two experts in economy, Gloria Guzman, Economic and Financial Education Specialist, and Marycela Diaz-Unzalu, Economic and Financial Education, FED will help and prepare the teachers for the Euro Challenge Competition.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

In this extraordinary documentary, Lisandra Alvarez pulls back the veil to reveal significant changes in Cuba that are impacting public opinion, government policy, and the economic system.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

The Latin American and Caribbean Center is hosting an event with Former Peru President Alan Garcia. He will share an analysis of the global challenges facing the hemisphere, the trials of governance and security.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Modern Languages is hosting a lecture with Idelber Avelar of Tulane University on analyzing Brazilian literature and representations of masculinity in the context of military dictatorship.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture on "Making Sense of the Jewish Revival in Contemporary Poland" by Dr. Geneviève Zubrzycki, Director of Polish Studies, Center of Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan.

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Venue:GL 220, MMC

Federico Pita, Founding President of the Afro-Argentine organization called the Diáspora Africana en la Argentina (DIAFAR) will be giving his lecture "Black Political Activism in Argentina: A Contemporary Perspective from the DIAFAR Experience" on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5 PM in GL 220.

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Please click here to see the list of upcoming Spring 2014 Events.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

On Wednesday, February 5th, 2013, the Global Energy Security Forum in FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs will present "The Global Energy Outlook"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

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.

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Venue:GC 283 A

On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of Asian Studies, will be giving a lecture based on his book "Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Academic Health Center 2 655

Sundaravadivel Balasubramaniyam (Medical Univ. of South Carolina) will present an introduction to Yogic Breathing, recent advances in the understanding of medical science behind the Yogic Breathing techniques, and how Yogic Breathing is useful as an integrative medicine approach in alleviating multiple disease conditions.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

The Southern Japan Seminar this year will take place on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the MARC Pavilion. Please click here to see the flyer.

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Venue:Pérez Art Museum of Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

In partnership with Miami Dade County Public Schools, FIU's Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and Cuban Research Institute (CRI) and the Pérez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM) will sponsor a two-day workshop for public school teachers led by Aldo Menéndez and featuring demonstrations by Ivonne Ferrer.

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Venue:GC 276

Dr. Morten Schlütter (University of Iowa) will be speaking on the topic of "Chinese Zen Meditation: Kōan Contemplation versus Silent Sitting" on Friday, February 7th at 1:00PM in GC 276.

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Venue:FIU Downtown Brickell Facility, 1101 Brickell Ave., Miami 33131

The Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance is hosting an Advisor Meet where prospective and future students can learn about the MAGG Program and tour the facility.

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

A day of celebration, scholarship, and theater commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Israel Zangwill.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC3 205

The Department of Politics and International Relations is hosting a lecture by Dr. Nicol Rae of Montana State University, who will speak on "The Diminishing Oddness of American Parties"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Lecture on "The Politics of Protest in a Dual Manadate System: A Thermidorian Reaction to the Orange Revolution" by Dr. Vicki Claypool, Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting an event with Ambassador Maen Rashis Areikat, Chief Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization on February 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Tudor Parfitt.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Tudor Parfitt.

The Continuing Significance of Exile in American Politics

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Lecture by Nicol Rae, PhD, Dean, Montana State University & Professor, Political Science will examine how America has been uniquely receptive to exiles and exile political mobilization. Part of the FIU Exile Studies Program. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Department of English, Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, Cuban Research Institute, College of Arts & Sciences, School of International and Public Affairs, Department of Politics and International Relations and Sigma Tau Delta.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Roundtable on "A Comparison of Sacred and Secular in Northern Europe and Japan"

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Venue:GL 220

Lectures by Dr. Jeffery Cox (Professor of History, University of Iowa) and Dr. Steven Heine (Professor and Director of Asian Studies, FIU). Please RSVP by January 30th at calyc@fiu.edu or call 305-348-5949. Event co-sponsored by Asian Studies Program, European Studies Program and the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence (MEUCE).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Cuban Research Institute will hold a half-day seminar with a group of experts from FIU and profesional organizations such as the Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 5th Floor

The Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance is hosting a 'Meet with an Advisor' event for all interested students and those would like to learn more about the MAGG program.

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

Part of LACC's Affiliated Faculty Interdisciplinary Colloquium Series.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, MMC

Please join us for a very interesting talk by Erick Cedeño will be share with us his trip retracing the underground railroad from New Orleans to Niagara Falls on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM in Graham Center 243 at the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a lecture by Dr. Cinta Ramblado Minero which will examine the repressive strategies of the Spanish dictatorship against women in terms of gendered state violence and exclusion.

Latin American Forum: "Energy in Latin America: Challenge or Drama?"

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Talk by Jorge Rosenblut, Chairman of the Board INDESA-Chile, on "Energy in Latin America: Challenge or Drama?"

Violence and Crime in Latin America

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Venue:Herbert Ammons Middle School - 17990 SW 142nd Ave, Miami, FL 33177

Join us for a lecture by Jose Miguel Cruz, Ph.D., Director of Research, LACC. Part of the Herbert Ammons Middle School’s Global Speaker Initiative. Co-sponsored by LACC, Herbert Ammons Middle School and Miami Dade County Public Schools.

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

Featuring: Sharlene Mollett, Assistant Professor of Geography, Dartmouth

A 9th-Century Shipwreck and Its Implications for the History of Tea (UM Event)

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Venue:Lowe Art Museum

"In 1998, a shipwreck was discovered by fishermen just off the coast of Belitung Island in the Gelasa Strait between Sumatra and Borneo. The wreck dates to around 830 and constitutes the single most significant collection of archaeologically recovered materials from the Tang Dynasty."

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Venue:Littman Theater 17011 NE 19 Ave. North Miami Beach

Please join us for this two hour seminar with Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, former Harvard professor of "Positive Psychology- The Science of Happiness."

2000 Years: The Jews of Greece

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Please join us for a lecture by Professor Annette Fromm, Florida International University.

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Venue:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ACJS 51st Annual Meeting: “Perceptions of Crime and Justice” February 18-22, 2014 Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Top experts on Technology and Europe will join specialists on the subject via videoconferencing across several sites.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus,Center for Leadership (College of Business)

Dr. Brown is the author of 8 books including Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death, Inspired Jewish Leadership, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, Spiritual Boredom, and the forthcoming Leadership in the She writes regular columns for the JTA, New York Jewish Week and blogs for Psychology Today. She earned degrees at Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University Co-sponsors: Center for LEadershjip, Jewish Studies Program.

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Venue:GC East Ballroom

In this lecture, Leonardo Padura reflects upon the origins of his last novel, Herejes (Heretics, 2013). The novel's point of departure is the tragic episode of the SS St. Louis, a German ship with 937 Jewish refugees, which arrived in Havana harbor in 1939, but was never allowed to disembark. Padura traces the roots of his novel to his travels in Amsterdam and his interest in Rembrandt's painting, as well as his readings on the history of the Jewish diaspora.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 5th Floor

The Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance is hosting an information session for interested individuals to learn more about the MAGG program.

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

Dr. Brown is the author of 8 books including Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death, Inspired Jewish Leadership, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, Spiritual Boredom, and the forthcoming Leadership in the She writes regular columns for the JTA, New York Jewish Week and blogs for Psychology Today. She earned degrees at Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University. Co-sponsors: Center for LEadershjip, Jewish Studies Program

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Venue:DM 323

Faculty Spotlight: Steven Heine Orientalism: Fact or Fiction Workshop (4:00-5:00): How to Complete the IRB (or, How I learned to stop worrying and love filling out forms)

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables

Leonardo Padura presents his most recent novel, "Herejes" ("Heretics," 2013), and "The Man Who Loved Dogs" (2014), the English translation of "El hombre que amaba los perros" (2009).

Seminar: John Wilson

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(Title TBA), by John Wilson, Michigan State University

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Venue:Miami-Dade Main Library Auditorium, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130

The Transportation Summit Community Forum will feature the Report on Proceedings, which details the outcome of the 2013 Transportation Summit. The purpose of this gathering is to solicit comments from the public on the Report and the future of public transportation in Miami-Dade County.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Rabbi Capers Funnye. He will speak on the subject of African American Jewry. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion.

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

Seminar featuring guest speaker, Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary for Political Affairs, Organization of American States and former Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy and Second Vice-President of Costa Rica and Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz, Director of Research, LACC. Moderated by Dr. Frank Mora, Director, LACC. Part of LACC's Latin American and Caribbean Elections Series. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

University Collaboration for Amazon Conservation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Strategic planning meeting of leaders from LACC, FIU College of Arts & Sciences, FIU College of Law and Universidad Javeriana from Colombia aims to develop a new initiative related to the role of universities in research and training for Amazon bio-diversity conservation. Sponsored by LACC. By invitation only.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Hussein Rashid of Viginia Theological Seminary. He will talk about "Everyday Art: Islamic Contribution to American Arts". This event is co-sponsored by the Aga Khan Council for Florida.

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Bambi Ceuppens, Researcher at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) in Belgium, will be giving her lecture "Matonge on the Move: Congolese Looking for a Home in Belgium" on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 4 Pm in the Panther Suite at FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus.

A Conversation About the Creation of the New Permanent Exhibit with Bambi Ceuppens and Jean Rahier

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Venue:Panther Suite, Modesto Maidique Campus

Belgium's Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) Researcher Bambi Ceuppens will discuss the process of creation of the new permanent exhibit on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the Panther Suite at Graham Center of the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 254

The African & African Diaspora Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. William F.S. Miles who will speak on Religion and Development in Africa.

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

This lecture by Marina Pignatelli (University of Lisbon) will focus on the memories of the Jews that sought refuge in Portugal after World War II.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Tudor Parfitt, Distinguished Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs, FIU.

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Venue:Green Library 220, MMC

Belgium's Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) Researcher Bambi Ceuppens will discuss the process of creation of the new permanent exhibit on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the Panther Suite at Graham Center of the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta—Miami Branch

The 3rd Euro Challenge Teacher Orientation will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta-Miami Branch

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies is hosting an event with Jeremy Kuester, Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Intelligence Analysis (OIA).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 301

The African & African Diaspora Studies is hosting a "Works in Progress" event with Dr. Eric Bishop-Von Wettberg of FIU's Biological Sciences. This Works-in-Progress will focus on population genetics.

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

The Department of Politics and International Relations is hosting a lecture by Dr. Eric Lob, Brandeis University. Dr. Lob will examine Hezbollah's dual status as a political party and independent militia and its future. Co-sponsored by the Extreme Events Institute and the Middle East Studies Program.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Eloísa Echazábal will share a brief film and heartfelt personal testimony of the ordeals she and others as herself endured as children who arrived alone in the United States.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 283A

The Department of Religious Studies is hosting a lecture by Dr. Teena Purohit to talk about "The 'Heresy' of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad According to Muhammad Iqbal". This is part of the Islamic Civilization Series.

March

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Venue:Modesto A. Madique Campus, AHC2 170

Please join us for a lecture by John D. Loike, Columbia University.

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Venue:Modesto A. Madique Campus, AHC2 170

Please join us for a session with John D. Loike, Columbia University.

Sivananda Yoga Ashram Study Abroad for March 8-15, 2014 on Spring Break

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Venue:Yoga Retreat in Nassau Bahamas

On-campus: February 15, 2014-April 1, 2014 Selected dates and times: TBA Abroad: March 8-15, 2014 For more information email: seidela@fiu.edu

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Miami-based Lama Karma Chotso (Kagyu Shedrup Choling) is a popular Dharma and meditation teacher who is also an accomplished photographer and a fine singer and songwriter. This programs explores the unique traditions of Tibetan sacred music.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 220

In this lecture, Dr. Nancy Regal analyzes the less known aspects of rural Cuba, including free labor, small-scale agriculture, small and medium-size land proprietorship, the internal market, and immigration movements to non-sugar regions.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Initiative for Spanish & Mediterranean Studies is having a poetry reading by Victor Puertodán on Alfonso Camín. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute. The event will be in Spanish.

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

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting an event with lecture by J. Arthur Heise, Author of the book "Das Haus: in East Berlin". Part of the FIU Holocaust Studies Initiative.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

Richard Kearney, Boston College, will address the question of the possibility of re-imagining religion after the death of God. It will look to movements in philosophy, literature and art which suggest ways in which we can return to God after letting go of god. The talk charts the implications of a new poetics of the sacred.

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Venue:Sivananda Yoga Resort-Bahamas

Dr. Eben Alexander, Dr. Raymond Moody, Samani Unnata Pragya, Samani Dr. Chaitanya Pragya. Rabbi Dr. Arthur Seltzer, Dr. Nathan Katz/ For details: http://www.sivanandabahamas.org Co-sponsors: Sivananda Yoga Retreat-Bahamas and PSS.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Local Florida Euro Challenge Competition 2014 will take place at Florida International University.

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Venue:SIPA 125

The Chinese Speech Contest will be held on March 15th, 2014 at 8 AM in SIPA 125

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

This lecture by Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova will explore the history and consequences of Hershey's involvement in Cuba and it impact back home.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Conversations on Europe: "The Thorn & the Thistle in Europe's Side?: : English and Scottish Nationalism & the Future of the EU"

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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.

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Venue:DM 323

Faculty Spotlight: Iqbal Akhtar Medieval conversion of the Perso-Indian corridor to Islam

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Venue:Panther Suite, Graham Center, MMC

The 7th Annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture will be in the Panther Suite located inside of the Graham Center on the Modesto Maidique Campus of FIU at 3:00 PM. The keynote speaker will be Hannah Forster, Executive Director of the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) based in Banjul, The Gambia.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The School of Environment, Arts and Society is hosting an event "Alternative Energy: Invest in a Girl, Change the World" featuring Annie Griffiths, National Geographic Society. Part of the Out Common Future Series lectures.

Latin American Forum: "Update on Security Issues in the Americas"

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Talk by David Lessard on 'Security Issues in the Americas." Dr. Lessard is the former Senior Defense Intelligence Officer for Latin America and currently Senior Fellow of Western Hemisphere Research Initiative.

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Venue:Coral Gables

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence at FIU will host the Annual EUCE network meeting. This meeting will bring 10 centers of excellence from North America, where Directors and Associate Directors will exchange experiences and share ideas with the Delegation of the European Union to the US in Washington D.C.

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

The Department of Politics & International Relations is hosting a lecture by Ken Kersch, Boston College who will talk about "Constructions of Law in Contemporary American Conservatism".

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Venue:Coral Gables

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is organizing a “Practical Workshop” on recent developments concerning the European Framework Program, including tentative changes that will appear when Horizon 2020 calls begin in 2014.

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Venue:FIU BBC Kovens Conference Center

Please join us for a day of Jewish learning and exploration with Miami’s diverse Jewish community.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Tudor Parfitt, a SIPA Distinguished Professor and the President Navon Professor in Sephardi-Mizrahi Studies

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Admiral James Stavridis, Dean of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on "Twenty-First Century Security". This event is co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center and Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship Studies and is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC4 203

The Department of Politics and International Relations is hosting a lecture by Professor Anthony Lang, University of St. Andrews. He will be speaking on "Global Constitutionalism: Bridging the Divides".

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

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a SIPA at Books&Books event with author, Ediberto Román who will present his book, "Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Recent events in Ukraine – from the crowds of people pouring onto Kiev’s Maidan Square, to Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Crimea – have caused alarm across Europe, the United States and beyond. The days ahead remain tense as the EU, US, Ukrainian and Russian politicians, diplomats and members of civil society attempt to resolve the conflict while pursuing their own interests. Please join us for a roundtable discussion with a number of SIPA experts.

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

A presentation of the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's pioneering collection of Latino art.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Religious Studies is hosting a lecture by Taha Shaikh, Director of Social Services of the AMC-Miami and Khalid Minhas, Interfaith Coordinator of the AMC-Miami. This event is part of the Islamic Civilization Series and is sponsored by the Ahamdiyya Muslim Community.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 5th Floor

The Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance (MAGG) is hosting an information session. For more info, please contact 305-348-4113 or magg@fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballroom and The Sofitel Miami Hotel

Register Today To Save The BioFlorida Latin America & Caribbean Life Sciences Conference in Miami will bring together pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device professionals from the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean for the opportunity to explore research, development and commercial business collaborations. The Conference will take place at The Sofitel Miami Hotel and the Graham Center Ballroom at Florida International University (FIU).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

This lecture by Dr. Phillip M. Carter will present data from a social-psychological and sociolinguistic study conducted in Miami, which sheds light on the role of deep perceptions in the cross-generational loss of Spanish in the U.S.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General at the Consulate General of Israel in New York. This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Studies Initaitve and the Middle East Studies Program and is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Venue:DM 358

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Steven Heine. Topic: Orientalism: Fact or Fiction (no workshop) Location: DM 358

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

The Department of History is hosting a lecture by Geoff Eley, Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan. He will speak on "Placing the Holocaust in History: Shifting Perspectives, 1960-2010".

Topics in Us-Japan Relations

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Dr. Yoneyuki Sugita, visiting scholar from the University of Osaka, will be speaking on US-Japan relations on March 27, 2014 at 7:50 PM in the Charles Perry building, room 213.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Miami-Florida and Wisconsin EU Centers of Excellence are co-sponsoring an academic workshop March 28-29 2014 at Florida International University on questions of Gender and Generation in Europe.

Japanese Speech Contest

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Venue:GL 100, GL 100A

The Japanese Speech Contest will be held on March 29, 3014 at 8:00 Am in GL, rooms 100 and 100A.

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Venue:FIU Downtown Brickell Facility 1101 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131 Suite 204 South Tower

The Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance is hosting an Information Session at the Downtown Brickell Facility, South Tower Suite 204.

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

Please join us for a book event with Sandra Lansky and William Stadiem.

Panel on Brazilian Military Golpe, 50 years later

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

Presentations by FIU faculty professors (from Modern Languages, Journalism and History) and a keynote speaker, TBA. Presentations will be in English and Portuguese and will be followed by a Q & A.

“Accessing Unconditional Love as a Force for Social Change: Meditations from Tibet”

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FIU Program in the Study of Spirituality Lecture Series: Lama John Makransky (Boston College) will speak on "Accessing Unconditional Love as a Force for Social Change: Meditations from Tibet” in the Graham Center 243 at 6 p.m. on March 31, 2014.

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Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Nathan Katz, a Distinguished Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs. He will lecture on the Jewish community in Cochin, South India.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

In this informal presentation, Dr. E. Carmen Ramos will reconsider the career of Landaluze, the Spanish painter, caricaturist, and illustrator who spent most of his life in Cuba.

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The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a lecture by Carme Chacón, Former Minister of Defense, Spain on "Women and Politics: How to Reach a Better World". This event is co-sponsored by Iberia Foods, Delicias de España, Alhambra Guitars, 100 Montaditos, Mahou and Gazpacho Alcaraz.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

CFP: The Department of History Graduate Student Association (DOHGSA) is hosting its annual conference on April 4, 2014, “Conversations in History: Currents in the Atlantic World.” Proposals due 1/15. More information at http://dohgsa.fiu.edu/?page_id=234

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 150

This international conference will commemorate the work and life of the Cuban writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, as well as the emergence and consolidation of a national literature in Cuba during the nineteenth century.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

This conference will commemorate the work and life of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, as well as the emergence and consolidation of a national literature in Cuba during the nineteenth century. Keynote address by Maria del Carmen Simon Palmer.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Emanuela Trevisan Semi, a professor of Modern Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Ca'Foscari in Venice.

Human Responsibilities vs. Human Rights: An Islamic Perspective

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Religious Studies is hosting a lecture by Dr. Bashir Datoo on "Human Responsibilties vs. Human Rights: An Islamic Perspective". This is part of the Islamic Civilization Series and is co-sponsored by the Mohsin & Fauzia Jaffer Foundation.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Emanuela Trevisan Semi, a professor of Modern Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Ca'Foscari in Venice.

Celpe-Bras Exam: Certificate of Portuguese as a Foreign Language

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

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 10, 2014. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

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Dr. Shenggao Wang, Chinese Language and Culture Instructor, will be moderating a Roundtable discussion on April 8th titled "Shanghai Students Again Top Global Test" as part of the Global Learning for Global Citizenship series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Hannes Adomeit, Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service. He will be discussing on "The EU and Russia: Competition and Conflict in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus". Co-sponsored by the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

This presentation by Dr. Andrea Queeley analyzes the revitalization of community institutions by the descendants of black immigrants from the Anglophone Caribbean in Cuba.

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

Fourth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture with Paul Dundas (Edinburgh University). His talk will explore the use of allegory as an imaginative and didactic mode in the Sanskrit and Prakrit writings of the Svetambara monk Hemacandra Maladharin.

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Venue:WC 130

Dr. Haruo Shirane and Dr. Tomi Suzuki from Columbia University will be coming to FIU to discuss traditional and modern Japanese literature. The event will take place on April 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM in WC 130.

SAGGSA Colloquium April 11, 2014

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

Featuring: Michael Hathaway, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Simon Fraser University.

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

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a book presentation by author Reina María Rodríguez. This event will be in Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC4 101

The meeting will bring together leading FIU experts in health-related fields.

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

Whitney Bauman, Department of Religious Studies, will be giving a book presentation on his book "Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic". Dr. Bauman builds a planetary politics that better responds to the realities of a pluralistic world. Part of the Books & Books series.

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Venue:DM 323

Faculty Spotlight: Steven Vose "How is a hagiography like a fish story?" Workshop (4:00-5:00): How to Turn Your Paper/Thesis Chapter into an Article (that will get accepted!)

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, Moye Chapel, 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables

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, SIPA 502-503

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture with Mustafa Akyol who will speak on "Islam and Democracy: State of the Middle East".

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

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a Books & Books presentation featuring Juliet S. Erazo, Professor of Anthropology. She will be presenting her book, "Governing Indigenous Territories: Enacting Sovereignty in the Ecuadorian Amazon", where she illuminates a paradox of modern indigenous lives.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502/3

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies is hosting an event with Dr. Michael Hathaway , Simon Fraser University. This is part of the SAGGSA Colloquium Series.

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

The FIU School of Music, together with CRI, WDNA, and the Cuban-American Student Organization (CASO), presents Grammy Award-winner Ignacio Berroa in concert.

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is organizing several events for this year's "Europe Day".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is having a film screening of "Nous Nous Sommes Tant Hais", which is part of the European Film Series

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Venue:Biltmore Hotel, Laguna Room, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables

The Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy is hosting a special presentation on “Economics of Transition” from the Central European perspective, presented by Dr. Jan Švejnar, the eminent American-based, Czech-born economist who currently serves as the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of Columbia University’s Center for Global Economic Governance.

FIU to host 2014 PAT Net Conference

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Venue:FIU Downtown on Brickell

The Department of Public Administration will host the 2014 Public Administration Theory Network (PAT Net) Conference from May 15-19, 2014 at FIU Downtown on Brickell.

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Venue:FIU Downtown on Brickell, 1101 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

The Department of Public Administration will host the 2014 Public Administration Theory Network (PAT Net) Conference from May 15-19, 2014 at FIU Downtown on Brickell.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

This forum will explore the history of the Jewish diaspora to Cuba as well as the resettlement of Cuban Jews in Miami after the Revolution.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU

Please join us for a lecture and discussion with Mr. Scott Miller of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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

The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum presents A Green Critics' Lecture and book signing by "The Smithsonian's History in 101 Objects" author Richard Kurin.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

The Program in the Study of Spirituality, in partnership with Kriya Yoga Institute, is hosting a conference featuring a series of interfaith speakers.

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

A sparkling collection of stories by a new crop of Cuban writers largely unknown outside of Cuba depict a world that veers from a hyper-real Havana in decay, against a backdrop of oblivious drug-toting German tourists, to a land where vigilant Cubans bar the door to zombies masquerading as health inspectors. Sex and knife-fights, stutterers and addicts, losers and lost literary classics captivates the reader to a raw and genuine island universe closed to casual visitors.

June

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:Little Haiti
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

LACC is proud to kick off its 2014 Haitian Summer Institute and welcome twenty-one students from across the US and Germany to FIU for the launch of the 17th year of LACC's flagship program. The 2014 cohort includes graduate students, K-12 educators and professionals with diverse interests in Haiti, its language, culture and society. Participants complete four weeks of intensive Haitian Creole language training in Miami and the program culminates with a two-week study abroad in Haiti.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy is hosting a seminar that will bring together a small group of experts from academia, civil society and diplomacy to discuss the issue of international human rights and Cuba from two perspectives: the “theoretical” perspective of political thinkers and the “practical” perspective adopted by those whose habitat is the realm of political action.

July

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:Little Haiti
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

LACC is proud to kick off its 2014 Haitian Summer Institute and welcome twenty-one students from across the US and Germany to FIU for the launch of the 17th year of LACC's flagship program. The 2014 cohort includes graduate students, K-12 educators and professionals with diverse interests in Haiti, its language, culture and society. Participants complete four weeks of intensive Haitian Creole language training in Miami and the program culminates with a two-week study abroad in Haiti.

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Venue:The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend Simon Ma's "Heart Water Ink" World Exhibition Tour at the Frost Art Museum.

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Venue:The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to meet the artist behind the "Heart Water Ink" exhibit, Simon Ma.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

This lecture by Professor María Elena Cobas Cobiella will explain the most significant aspects of civil law in Cuba in the past, present, and future.

August

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting an information conversation with Eliécer Ávila, who will share his experiences and impressions about the year since his first visit to Miami and his direct interaction with Cubans throughout the island.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 132

The Department of Religious Studies is having a symposium, "The First Symposium: Religions, Human Rights, and Global Ethics". For further information, please contact Dr. Erik Larson.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The Cuban Research Institute has convened a symposium to commemorate the historical context of José Antonio Echeverría's life and role in the anti-Batista insurrection in Cuba during the 1950s.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is having an event with Madeline Cámara Betancourt, Associate Professor of World Languages at the University of South Florida. She will lecture on the cultural, political, and literary events as "crossroads" that have generated alternative thoughts in the quest for a Cuban identity after 1959.

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

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a book presentation of Dr. Lillian Guerra's new book of short stories. The book seeks to understand the experience of exile as a complex mixture of different cultures.

September

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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, SIPA 100

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this WWI Film Series Screening of "Joyeux Noël" (Merry Christmas, French with English subtitles). In collaboration with the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Program, Consulate General of France in Miami, La Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Department of Modern Languages, European Student Association, Council for Student Organizations and the Middle East Studies Program.

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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, GC 150

In order to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising, the MEUCE and Polish consulate in Miami are screening a Polish Documentary "The August Sky: 63 Days of Glory", followed by a presentation on "Warsaw "44: A Legacy of Sacrifice" by Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz.

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Venue:The Bookstore at the Grove, 3390 Mary St Miami, FL 33133

Join the Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights & Diplomacy for a Book Presentation and Signing by Timothy Phillips on "Beyond Conflict:The Project on Justice in Times of Transition".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for a lecture by Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, on "Drugs, Security, and Latin America: The New Normal for the 21st Century?"

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

The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies is hosting a lecture by Dr. Juliet Pinto and Kate MacMillin on "Sea Level Rise in South Florida". This is part of the SAGGSA Colloquium Series.

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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 "Governance and Democracy in Tunisia". This is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

October

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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 140

Lecture on "The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall" by Hon. Jürgen Borsch, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Cafe

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for a faculty panel discussion on the First World War, which began hundred years ago in 1914.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for a lecture by Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps National Director, on "The Role of Environment in Global Development". This event is part of the official launch of the FIU Peace Corps Prep Program and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Law Room 1000

On Oct. 10th-World Day Against the Death Penalty, The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, FIU College of Law, and the Consulate General of Italy will welcome the European Consuls General in Miami, the US Coordination Washington Team of the British NGO-Reprieve, and FIU College of Law experts to discuss European and International Perspectives on Capital Punishment.

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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:Fountain in front of Primera Casa, MMC

"Poetry for the People" is a series of poetry events that will be held at FIU and other colleges in the South Florida area to voice our concerns about the recent killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford in Ohio, Eric Garner in New York, and to link those deaths with historical violence against Black and Brown bodies and communities.

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

This lecture by Jorge A. Hernández will allow the audience to discover more than 100 sculptures, monuments, murals, and art installations created by Cuban artists that grace the visual landscape of the city of Miami. More information

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

Please join us for a lecture by Sam Edelman (American Jewish University).

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Venue:Green Library 220, MMC

Dr. Oscar Melhado, International Monetary Fund Resident Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will deliver his talk "Democratic Republic of Congo: Development Challenges in a Fragile Country" on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Green Library room 220 of the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Join the School of International and Public Affairs for a lecture by Adam Michnik and Elzbieta Matynia on "Conversations Between Václav Havel & Adam Michnik". Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:Casa Bacardí, University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Avenue, Coral Gables

This book by Emilio Cueto is based on a meticulous, intensive, and prolonged investigation of the role of the Virgin through time and her artistic representations by hundreds of authors of various genres.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 155

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a screening and commentary of "All Quiet on the Western Front" as part of its WWI Commemoration Film Series. This event is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, the European Studies Program and the Department of History.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Ziff Education Bldg 110

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Isa Afacan, assistant professor of International Relations at Turgut Özal University in Ankara, Turkey, on "Turkey, ISIS and the "New" Middle East".

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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:The Palace Suites

Gerald E. Poyo, Professor and Chair of the History Department at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, will present a lecture entitled "The Cuban Exile Tradition: The Case of Key West, 1869-1899" on Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Palace Suites. Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by FIU's Department of History. For information, contact 305 348-1991 or write cri@fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

This talk by Dr. Alexis Jardines Chacón will pose the question of the concertation of all ideological trends in a multi-party opposition movement capable of filling the void, both of ideology and power, left by a post-totalitarian regime.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Miami, The MEUCE and European Student Association are screening a documentary on Italy where you will discover its twenty regions.

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

Please join us for a lecture and discussion with Meri Jane Rochelson on the literature of Israel Zangwill.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is continuing its Conversations on Europe series with “1914 Revisited? The EU-US-Russia Triangle". Top experts on World War I will join specialists on the subject via videoconferencing across several sites

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Venue:Frost Art Museum

Come join us in watching several films about inspiring French women in the 19th century!

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

During French Weeks - Oct. 21-Nov.11, in collaboration with different Departments and Oranizations at FIU, the Consulate General of France, The French American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, the MEUCE will be organizing different events at FIU.

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

In this informal presentation, Juan Carlos González Leiva will share his experiences as an activist for human rights in Cuba.

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

Please join us for this movie showing and discussion with original Ritchie Boy, Guy Stern.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 155

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this WWI Film Series Screening of "Gallipoli". In collaboration with the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Program, the Middle East Studies Program, the Initiative for Muslim World Studies and the Department of History.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Conservatory 130

The Program in the Study of Spirituality is hosting A lecture and performance with Dr. Andrea Seidel.

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Venue:PC-113

The National Security Education Program awards scholarships to U.S. students for study of world regions and languages critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East)

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Mehmet Gurses, associate professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. He will lecture on "Chaos in Iraq: Implications and Opportunities for the Kurds and the Region".

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Venue:Fountain in front of Primera Casa, MMC

"Poetry for the People" is a series of poetry events that will be held at FIU and other colleges in the South Florida area to voice our concerns about the recent killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford in Ohio, Eric Garner in New York, and to link those deaths with historical violence against Black and Brown bodies and communities.

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Venue:FIU - Green Library -GL 220

"FIU Students' Experience in France: What they learned" is a panel discussion with FIU students who went to France this summer.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

FIU students will discuss about their experience they had in France this summer

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 155

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this WWI Film Series Screening of "Lawrence of Arabia". In collaboration with the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Program, Consulate General of France in Miami, La Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Department of Modern Languages, European Student Association, Council for Student Organizations and the Middle East Studies Program.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms and Jain Center of South Florida

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

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus

Hybrid course design, podcasting, active learning, and student engagement are just a few of the flipped classroom concepts that will be discussed at this year’s online teaching symposium.

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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, CBC 155

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this WWI Film Series Screening of "Paths of Glory". In collaboration with the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Program, the Middle East Studies Program, the Initiative for Muslim World Studies and the Department of History.

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

Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández's book is the first in more than three decades to offer a complete and chronological history of revolutionary Cuba, including the years of rebellion that led to the revolution and bringing the reader to the present-day transformations initiated by Raúl Castro.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Featuring Professor John Chasteen, cultural historian of Latin America at UNC, Chapel Hill, a specialist on the elements that contribute to the evolution of national identities. His talk focuses on the significant role played by the forms and varieties of Andean music through a combined musical performance and chronicles. Angela Moncada, premier Andean folklore musician accompanies Chasteen in this narrative concert.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Cafe

The School of International and Public Affairs cordially invites you to attend a Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series event titled, "Perspectives From the Incoming EU Presidency of Latvia" by Ambassador Andris Razāns, Latvian Ambassador to the United States of America.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Roundtable on the 10 Year Anniversary on the big-bang enlargement to CEE

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

The Program in the Study of Spirituality is hosting a lecture by Emily Leah Silverman, San Jose State University, who will speak on "The Spiritual Resistance of Edith Stein and Regina Jonas".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 503

Interested in a position in the US Department of State? Want to have graduate school paid for? Come learn about these exciting scholarship opportunities.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Initiative for Muslim World Studies is hosting a book presentation by Dr. Robert G. Rabil on "Salafism in Lebanon: From Apoliticism to Transnational Jihadism".

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Venue:FIU - Modesto A. Maidique Campus | AHC 3 - 205

The School of International and Public Affairs welcomes you to attend a Department of Religious Studies sponsored event, "Islam and Authority in the Global World: Karim Aga Khan and the Ismaili Community" by Professor Michel Bovin.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a conversation between Miguel Barroso and Carlos Alberto Montaner on "The Spanish Transition 35 Years Later: Lessons for Cuba". This event is co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute and the Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Please join us for an interfaith panel

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Venue:FIU MMC - GC 243

Miami-Florida European Center of Excellence will be hosting a panel discussion with students that went to Europe followed by a documentary on Europe.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Hall

The Office of Study Abroad is hosting its Study Abroad Fair in GC. For more information, contact the Office of Study Abroad at 305-348-1913 or visit studyabroad.fiu.edu

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is continuing its Conversations on Europe series with “Displaced: The Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean Basin". Top experts will join specialists on the subject via videoconferencing across several sites

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Venue:FIU - MMC, GC 140

The European Studies Program is hosting a Film Screening of "The Pianist". This event is part of the Polish Film Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a lecture by Antonio Ramírez Almanza on "La Obra en Prosa de Juan Ramón Jimenez: Platero y Yo” ("A Prose Piece by Juan Ramón Jimenez: Platero and I”). This event will be in Spanish.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Amanullah De Sondy on "The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities and Femininities: A Historical and Contemporary Exploration". Where he will connect the study of religion to the key themes of gender, ethnicity, race and pluralism.

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Venue:FIU MMC - AHC 3 - 205

The Department of Religious Studies is hosting an lecture by Qasim Rashid on "Extremist: A Response to Geert Wilders & Terrorists Everywhere." This event is part of the Islamic Civilization Series and sponsored by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 524

A Presentation and Q&A with Dennis Lloyd, Deputy Directory, University Press of Florida on an honest, practical assessment of issues facing scholarly publishing today.

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

In this presentation, Dr. Catalina Quesada will interview Mercedes Sarduy, Severo Sarduy's sister and president of the nonprofit organization, the Severo Sarduy Cultural Foundation.

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Venue:FIU MMC - GC 150

The Miami-Florida European Center of Excellence is hosting a film screening of "Nous nous sommes tant haïs" ("How much we hated each other"). The movie will have Spanish subtitles. This event is part of the European Film Series.

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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."

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Venue:FIU MMC - GC Ballrooms

Welcome to students interested in learning more about graduate opportunities.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 220

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies and Politics and International Relations is sponsoring an event by William M. LeoGrande & Peter Kornbluh titled "Back Channel to Cuba".

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Venue:FIU MMC - GL 220

Department of Modern Languages invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Lilian Manzor on "Rewriting Latino Theater History in Miami".

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

Please join us for a lecture by Annette Fromm, FIU

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

In this lecture, Dr. Michael Connors will lead attendees on an unprecedented tour in Havana of the stunning and architecturally important private homes and buildings that have been meticulously preserved, previously unphotographed, and mostly inaccessible to visitors.

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

Please join us for Part I of the Jewish Humor Series with Eddy Portnoy, Rutgers University.

December

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 220

The Atlantic Colloquium along with the Department of History is hosting a lecture by Edward E. Baptist, Cornell University, on his latest book "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism".

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

Please join us for a lecture by Henry Green, University of Miami.

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Venue:FIU MMC - GC 140

The Miami-European Center of Excellence is sponsoring documentary on "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", part of the WWI Film Series. This event is co-sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU MMC - MARC Pavillion

The Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy is hosting a panel discussion that will look at the question of international solidarity for Cubans working to set their country on the path to democracy.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Barnes & Nobles

The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a book presentation by Diego López Garrido on an exciting new approach to the global economic crisis.

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

The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the tenth annual installment of "Classically Cuban," with the renowned pianist Enrique Chía.

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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. Galit Shoshoua on "Messianic Religious Zionism and the Lost Tribes: The Case of the Bnei Menashe," part of the Mondays at the Museum - FIU Jewish Studies Colloquium.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit

The Asian Studies Program is hosting its annual Japan Immersian Day. A great time to enjoy Japanese culture, meet other Japanese students, learn more about Japan, and more! Presented by the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ).

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

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Rabbi Sholom Dovber Lipskar on "Kabbalah and Science." Part of the Mondays at the Museum - FIU Jewish Studies Colloquium.

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

Please join us for Part II of the Jewish Humor Series with Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, Temple Beth Zion