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

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Dr. Nathan Katz, FIU on "A Tale of Two Exiles: Tibetans and Jews" Part of the Mondays at the Museum - FIU Jewish Studies Colloquium.

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

Join the Jewish Studies Initiatives for a lecture on the return to Judaism for many descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews forced to convert to Catholicism during the inquisition by FIU Sociology Professor Abe Lavender.

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

Join the Jewish Studies Initiatives for the third part of our "Jewish Humor" series with Dr. Ruth Wisse, Harvard University.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

The Jewish Studies Initiatives hosted an event with Dr. Ruth Wisse, Harvard University as the third part of their "Jewish Humor" series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 524

Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance welcomes you to attend an information session to learn more about the MAGG.

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Venue:Books & Books | 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134

The Asian Studies Program is hosting a book presentation by Dr. Steven Heine. He will present on the texts and rites of Zen Buddhism and the contemporary significance of koans. There will be a book signing to follow.

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Venue:FIU MMC - SIPA 125

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Gönül Tol titled, "Turkey in an Age of Upheaval." This event is sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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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.

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

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a Books & Books event with Archibald R. M. Ritter and Ted A. Henken, in this book they contrast the approaches of Fidel and Raúl Castro toward small private enterprises and explore in depth the responses of Cuban entrepreneurs to the new environment.

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Venue:Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami, FL 33132

Dr. Raymond Moody will be holding a seminar on "Life after Life: The Meaning of Near-Death Experiences."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The European Studies Program and Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is hosting a film screening of Kenjac [Donkey, 2009]. This film is in Croatian with English subtitles.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Hall

The Office of Study Abroad is hosting a Study Abroad Fair at the Graham Center (GC) Hall. For more information, please contact the Office of Study Abroad 305-348-1913.

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

In his new book, acclaimed author Gustavo Pérez Firmat revisits America's hometown—as represented in "The Andrew Griffith Show"—to discover the source of its enduring appeal.

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Venue:FIU Downtown Brickell Facility, Suite 204, South Tower

Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance welcomes you to attend an information session to learn more about the MAGG.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Global Energy Security Forum in FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs will present "The Global Energy Outlook to 2040," with Nick Jones, Energy Advisor at ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Planning Department.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Naser Hadian, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran. The title of his lecture is, "Political Islam Today: A Typology."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 835

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a graduate discussion with Dr. Nasser Hadian on "Iran, the U.S., and Europe: The Politics of Nuclear Negotiations".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The School of International and Public Affairs welcomes you to attend a lecture by Dr. Tim Power. This event is sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Center and is co sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Stuart Cohen, who will focus on the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the implications it had on Jewish Law.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC3 - 205

The European Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Luso-American historian, Manuel Rosa. During this presentation Dr. Rosa will reveal the true identity and origins of Christopher Columbus.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms, Modesto Maidique Campus

This is a multi-disciplinary conference. Please click above to access the Call for Papers.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of History and the School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Kate Brown, University of Maryland, on "Plutopia: The Great American and Soviet Plutonium Disaster," as part of the Atlantic Colloquium.

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

Is There Room at the Inn? is a one-hour documentary produced by Red Lotus Films International. The film challenges viewers’ understandings of how the conflict in the Middle East can be solved.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

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

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

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Tova Cohen, Bar-Illan University, as she identifies some of the women pioneers who knew Hebrew in the 19th century.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

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

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Venue:FIU MMC - GL 220

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Andrew Hudson on "The Global Crisis in Water Supply and Sanitation" This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 524
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Venue:FIU Brickell Facility, Suite 204, South Tower
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 524

The Professional MA in Global Governance is hosting several information sessions for the month of February.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The Latin American and Caribbean Center is screening two films as part of its Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Part I of the film screening is "The Rumble of Stones".

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Venue:FIU MMC - SIPA 125

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan on "Beyond Fundamentalism: Islam in the 21st Century." This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The Latin American and Caribbean Center is screening two films as part of its Andean Studies Program in Excellence. Part II is the film "Chocó"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Mohsen Milani, University of South Florida. Co-sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and the Initiative for Muslim World Studies.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, MMC

AADS Director, Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, along with Nicole Gregoire and Mamyrah Prosper, will discuss seven recent book publications regarding the performance of black subjectivities in South Florida. Some of the authors of the texts will also join discussion. Dr. Percy Hintzen, Professor of Sociology, will be the Master of Ceremony.

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Venue:FIU BBC - WUC 221

Program in the Study of Spirituality welcomes you to attend a lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker on "The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

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

March

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

The Holocaust Studies Initiative will be having a three-part screening and lecture of the Claude Lanzmann film Shoah. All screenings will take place at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Please see more information for all the details.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Atlantic Colloquium and the Department of History are hosting a lecture by Dr. Pieter Spierenburg who will discuss the long-term history of various types of violence throughout the non-Western world.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies is hosting a book presentation by Austen D. Givens, Utica College on his most recent book, "The Business of Counterterrorism," where he will examine how economic principles influence and shape national security decision-making.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

The Department of Public Administration is hosting a lecture by Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Georgi Bliznashki and wife Dr. Polya Katsamunska.

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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. Hana Barouk on "Chassidic Feminism?" Rabbi Menachem M. Schneersohn's approach to the role of Women in Chabad Chassidism. This lecture is part of the Initiative for Global Jewish Communities.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 254

The Department of Public Administration is hosting a lecture by Professor Edoardo Ongaro, Northumbria, Newcastle, UK. His lecture will provide discussion about why the discipline of strategic management may find enhanced applicability in contemporary public services.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

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

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Venue:FIU MMC - GC 140

Program in the Study of Spirituality welcomes you to attend a lecture by Swami Brahmananda on "Leading a Divine Life in the Teachings of Swami Sivananda."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies is hosting a conference on social justice, "Drug Policy Reform and Social Justice Panel Discussion" with Seema Sadanandan, Program Director, ACLU; Rosa Chang, Criminal Justice Faculty, FIU; Nyobee McCall, President, FIU BSU; FIU Dream Defenders; and Florida Student Union Representatives.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies is hosting its SAGGSA 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference: New Climate in Nature-Climate.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies is hosting a lecture by Dr. Paige West. In this talk, Dr. West troubles the idea of "the Anthropocene" - not in terms of the biophysical planetary changes - the term is meant to represent but rather in terms of how it is being used as an accumulation strategy and a tool for dispossession. This lecture is part of the SAGGSA Colloquium Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Politics and International Relations is hosting a Faculty and Graduate Colloquium by Mark Schuller, where he will offer a review, definition, and ethnographic assessment of disaster capitalism.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, WUC 155

The African & African Diaspora Studies Program is hosting a symposium on "Bob Marley at 70: A Critical Look at the Man, the Music and the Message". This panel discussion will explore why Marley's music had such wide appeal across national and cultural boundaries, as well as discuss his motivation and drive in his pursuits.

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

The Holocaust Studies Initiative will be having a three-part screening and lecture of the Claude Lanzmann film Shoah. All screenings will take place at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Please see more information for all the dates.

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

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Samuel G. Freedom, "People of the Newspaper: Jewish Journalism and Its Place in Jewish America". This lecture is part of the Initiative for Global Jewish Communities.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Michael Mann on "Understanding Global Warming and Envisioning Local Impacts." This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Marsha Cohen on "Countdown to Israel's Elections."

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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. Oren Stier on "The Hidden and the Revealed: A God's Eye View of the Landscape of Holocaust Postmemory." In this lecture, he will examine the ways in which art and scholarly research influence each other and shape views of the Holocaust in contemporary life and culture.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC3 - 205

The European Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Beverly Crawford, Professor of Political Science and Political Economy and the Co-Director of the European Union Center at the University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Jeff Pennington, Co-director of the European Union Center and Executive Director of the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is hosting its next Conversation on Europe - Virtual Roundtable Series with "TTIP-Ping Point? The Present and Future of the Transatlantic Trade Agreement".

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Venue:FIU MMC - MARC Pavillion

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The European Studies Program is hosting its next European Film Series screening of "The Monuments Men".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

The Latin American and Caribbean Center is hosting an international conference that explores the evolving status of women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Renowned scholars and activists and civic leaders discuss gender violence, civil society in Cuba, effective grassroots activities and women in positions of political leadership. Keynote speaker Yoani Sanchez and panelists Berta Soler, Marleine Bastien, Anabel Navarro and Miriam Kornblith are among the experts.

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Venue:The Women's Park, 10251 West Flagler Street, Miami
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center (GC) Panthersuite

An international workshop that brings together outcome-focused research on gender equality with a reflection on the substance of gender equality in the context of broader societal changes while also shedding light on local gender equality activism here in Miami.

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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. Jennifer Fluri. This lecture is part of the SAGGSA Colloquium Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 100

The Program in the Study of Spirituality is hosting a film screening of "Awake: The Life of Yogananda". The documentary examines the world of yoga-modern and ancient, East and West-and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Initiative for Latin American & Caribbean Religions is hosting an international interdisciplinary colloquium on "Indigenous Religions and the Building of Multicultural States," where an array of panelist will use religion as the lens of analysis to examine the evolution of cultures.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC 331

The Department of Religious Studies is hosting a lecture by Muhammad Shoaib Pervez, Lahore School of Economics on "The Kashmir Imbroglio: A Trilateral Security Dilemma of Identities."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Daniel Rubinstein, Special Envoy for Syria on "US Department of State Update on Syria." This event is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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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. Derek J. Penslar on "1948 as a Jewish World War". This is part of the Mondays at the Museum and is also part of the Initiative for Global Jewish Communities.

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Venue:Balcony Theatre at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

Join the Florida Grand Opera and the FIU School of International and Public Affairs for an afternoon of personal reflections on the experience of leaving home and traveling to a strange, new land.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Dr. Derek Penslar, University of Toronto. Dr. Penslar will talk about the Dreyfus Affair and the story of the Jewish military officers based on their own writings and the evidence left behind in the French military archives.

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

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC East Ballroom

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

April

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

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting its Annual Interfaith Lecture and Breakfast by Amanullah De Sondy on "Judaim, Christianity and Islam: Following God in Love...and War?". Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Department of Religious Studies is hosting a lecture by Imam Uddin, DHA Suffa University, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Politics and International Relations is hosting a lecture by Sebastián Royo on the global financial crisis that hit Spain in 2008. This presentation seeks to explain this economic collapse, and examines how domestic policy choices and existing institutional frameworks sharply influenced, both the impact and the responses, to the 2007 global financial crisis in Spain.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Crisis, war, state of emergency, catastrophe: these terms have become increasingly recurrent in contemporary debates on the state of the planet. Join us for a conference with 22 panelists and special lectures by Dr. Mihoko Suzuki, Dr. Joshua Landy, and Dr. Tracy Devine Guzmán.

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Venue:FIU - CBC 155

Guest speaker, Dr. Wang Chuanxing, will be giving a lecture on "Recent Development in China’s International Relations Studies."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Bruce Bagley and Magdalena Defort, UM, present published works on ALBA (Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América) as the trade bloc celebrates 10 years. Bagley and Defort analyze trade trends and the changes brought by ALBA over the past decade. Part of LACC’s Andean Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. Call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 314

The Global Indigenous Group, a FIU student club, invites you to this 2010 documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film taking the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

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

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

In this lecture, Dr. Ramona Oviedo Prieto will discuss the richness of Cuban flora and the wide diversity of its endemic species in various habitats on the island.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CB140

LACC's MALACS student organization hosts colleagues from University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University for the 13th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference. The event features research and papers, from all disciplines, by graduate students whose work is tied to Latin America or the Caribbean. Submission of abstracts at sfsconference2015@gmail.com by March 20, 2015

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

This book by Dr. Jesús E. Jambrina explores the poetics of the Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera, in dialogue with the cultural and historical tensions of the context in which he lived.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

MEUCE Conversations on Europe: "Before there was Ebola: European Responses to diseases in Africa - Past and Present"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

A talk on the achievements and hindrances in international cultural cooperation in Latin American societies and the perspectives for the upcoming resources with impact in regional development. Part of LACC’s Andean Studies Program of Excellence. This lecture is in Spanish and it is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has long been known for its public opinion surveys of Americans' views on foreign policy. In February, the Council released its first survey on views held by US Latinos. Here they will join FIU experts to share their findings with the South Florida community. Free and open to the public. RSVP (305) 348-2894

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus - MARC Pavillion

Latin American and Caribbean Center invites you to attend a lecture by former president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez Reyna titled "Building a Strategic Partnership: Dominican Republic and the State of Florida."

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

Marilyn Fernández Pérez and Salvador Gomila González will present the results of a large-scale study of the housing situation in Cuba, supported by UN-Habitat and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies is hosting a colloquium on border security which will include topics on Transnational Organized Crime, Kidnapping, Piracy, Migration, Narcotics and Supply Chain Security.

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

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | Academic Health Center 3 - 205

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. European Studies Program is sponsoring a lecture by His Excellency Yuriy Sergeyev, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations. This lecture is titled, "Ukraine in the Beginning of 2015: Challenges and Hopes". This event is co-sponsored by Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence and Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights & Diplomacy.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 835

The Department of Politics and International Relations is hosting a lecture by Dr. Ines Valdez, Ohio State University, on "Saving Latinas? The Organization of Public and Private Violence in the US Immigration Regime".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall (WPAC 150)

Join musicologist Dr. Miriam Escudero on a journey through some of Cuba's most beloved 18th-century musical works by composer Esteban Salas.

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

This revised and updated edition by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut explores the economic, political, spatial, and linguistic aspects of immigration; the role of religion in the acculturation and social integration of foreign minorities; and the adaptation process for the second generation.

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

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a Books & Books presentation by author, Kathryn DePalo on her book, "The Failure of Term Limits in Florida".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Room 306

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 524

Join the Professional MA in Global Governance for an information session to learn more about the program.

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

On the occasion of Europe Day, May 9th, the Miami-Florida European Union of Excellence is organizing different Education and Cultural events from May 4th to 22nd.

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Venue:Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne

The Duo Clavitarre: Jolanta Ziemska, piano; and Maciej Ziemski, Guitar will perform a wonderful program work from tango to mazurka (In the program: Astor Piazzolla, Claude Debussy,Fryderyk Chopin)

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

During European Week, 4-6, The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies is partnering with Eurochannel Inc. and Dish for the European Short Film Festival. We will screen twenty seven European short films about young people in Europe from May 4th to 6th at Florida International University.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Jack Strong is a 2014 Polish political thriller film directed by Władysław Pasikowski, starring Marcin Dorociński, Maja Ostaszewska, Dagmara Dominczyk and Patrick Wilson. The film is based on the true story of Ryszard Kukliński, a Polish Army colonel who spied for the American Central Intelligence Agency during the height of the Cold War. The title of the film, Jack Strong, was Kukliński's secret agent pseudonym

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ECS 349

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is organizing a “Practical Workshop on EU Research and Innovation Fundings - Horizon 2020".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The European Students Association is hosting a film screening of Andrea Bocelli's "Love in Portofino".

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

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a book presentation by Michael Barnett on "Rastafari in the New Millennium: A Rastafari Reader."

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Venue:Webinar

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University invite you to participate in US Department of Education Title VI-funded Webinar Series- Latin American Journalism: Ahead of the Curve on Digital Transformation but Behind the Times on Press Freedom? This webinar is conducted by Catalina Botero, Former Rapporteur for Press Freedom, IACHR.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Recognition Award Ceremony for FIU students who obtained their Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates in European Studies in Spring 2015; and the High School students who participated in the Euro Challenge Competition 2015.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

European Film Screening: “Nous nous sommes tant hais” (How we hated each other) which re-enacts the birth of the European Union

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Venue:Online: https://connect.fiu.edu/jainstudies/
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The Jain Studies Program at FIU welcomes you to the inauguration of the Online Lecture Series on Jain Texts.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 233

During this EU Consuls’ Information Panel on "European Identity and Intercultural Communication", two European Consuls will present their country, their own culture identity and personal experience to the students

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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 by co-authors, Frank O. Mora and Michael J. LaRosa on their book, "Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in the U.S.-Latin American Relations".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Faculty Club

This lecture by Emilio Cueto will illustrate the various ways in which women have played leading roles in Cuban music—as educators, directors, and performers, as well as contributors to musicography.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Room TBA

FIU serves as 1 of only 4 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is April 18, 2015. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

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

In this lecture, Michael E. Parmly will argue that the new stage of normalized relations between the United States and Cuba opens a whole new perspective for mutually beneficial economic and societal cooperation.

June

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Venue:Online: https://connect.fiu.edu/jainstudies/
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The Jain Studies Program at FIU welcomes you to the inauguration of the Online Lecture Series on Jain Texts.

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

According to the author, Dr. Rafael Rojas, the great egalitarian project of Cuban socialism, through the universalization of basic social rights, had as its background the Soviet subsidy and the restriction of civic and political rights.

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

One of the main goals of this lecture by Dr. María Elena Cobas Cobiellas is to establish a comparison between current Cuban legislation and the precedent Cuban law, with special reference to property law.

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Venue:Nova Middle School – 3602 College Ave. - Media Center - Davie, FL 33314

The European Studies Program at FIU and the University of California, Berkeley, are organizing a one-day workshop on “Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe in Historical Context” for high School teachers.

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Venue:Hilton Hotel Downtown Miami

The XXI version of the Conference will take place from June 15, 2015 to June 18, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel Downtown Miami. Registration for the Conference will open in February.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center

Every two years, LAJSA organizes conferences that bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions whose work focuses on the lives, experiences, cultural production, and representations of Jews in/from Latin America.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Haiti

Now entering its 18th year, the Haitian Summer Institute is a six-week program in Miami and Haiti designed for those interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language and Haitian culture training at the intermediate and advanced levels.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Bay Vista Ballrooms, Room 221

Anthropologist and filmmaker Dr. Ruth Behar will screen excerpts of her film "Adio Kerida," reflecting on the changes that have transpired in Jewish Cuba, offering updates on the protagonists in her film, and presenting her new research on Jews in Cuba and Sephardim.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is hosting a lecture on "In Search of Movement: Food, Environment and New Political Imaginaries in Contemporary Europe" by Michal Osterweil, lecturer, UNC Chapel Hill

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

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a book presentation by Alexander D. Barder on his recent book "Empire Within: International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance". The books explores the reverberating impacts between historical and contemporary imperial laboratories and their metropoles through three case studies.

July

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Labor Center

The Center for Labor Research & Studies is hosting a training and networking event. Participants will have the opportunity to attend various workshops and sessions on the latest economic, social and political trends affecting labor and women.

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Venue:Holeyland Florida Everglades

KID FRIENDLY EVENT!!! We will provide food, drinks, food and snacks for kids, garbage bags, and cleaning tools.... We will also have many free raffle items for the people that come. HELP US HELP THE EVERGLADES July 11th 3:30 - 7:30 pm.

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

The institute, entitled "Art, Culture, and Identity: Picturing Cuba through the Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection at FIU," seeks to make more widely accessible the valuable resources of Florida International University.

August

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Venue:Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Love The Everglades Movement SUMMER SYMPOSIUM 2015: "THE RIGHTS OF THE WATER".

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Venue:Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440

A collaboration between the FIU School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and FIU’s College of Architecture + the Arts brings this exhibition to the Miami Beach Urban Studios. “Photo 51: Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?”

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, West Ballroom

The purpose of this panel discussion is to examine the key role of the Catholic Church as the leading nongovernmental organization in Cuba and its efforts to promote understanding and reconciliation among Cubans on the Island and abroad.

September

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

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

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

Rufina Santana’s exhibition “Cartographies of Water” speaks of travel, memory and the fluidity of the human experience. Travel isn’t so much literal as symbolic, the result of the creative process that unfolds throughout one’s personal journey. The artist recreates a map—or cartography—of this phenomenon using powerful seascapes rendered in striking hues of blues in varying intensity.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The European and Eurasian Studies Program, in collaboration with the European Students Association, is pleased to premiere a series of European Films during the semester. The first of these is a French film: "L'Auberge Espagnole".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CP 145

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by former Foreign Minister and Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH), Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

As LACC’s 2015 Latin American and Caribbean Distinguished speaker, Carlos Fernando Chamorro offers an overview of the political situation in Nicaragua and analyzes the complexities and contradictions of the Ortega regime. Event is free and open to the public. Made possible with support from FIU LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant and co-sponsored by FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. For more information and to RSVP please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a lecture by Emilio Cuetoto trace the origins and development of the devotion to the Virgin of Charity of Cobre among Cubans on the Island and abroad.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CP 145

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Claire Oueslati-Porter on "Terrorism in the Birthplace of the Arab Spring: Sociopolitical Challenges in Contemporary Tunisia".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The Green School is hosting a lecture by Chicesche Mibenge, Lehman College, on "Sex and Gender in the War Story." This event is co-sponsored by the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of Politics and International Relations, and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Building

Meet with Seminole Tribe representatives in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) building first floor foyer, Thursday, September 24 from 3:00 to 4:30, and in a meeting of the FIU student club, the Global Indigenous Group from 4:30 to 5:30 in the Green School first floor Café area.

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Venue:Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 500 S.W. 177th Avenue, Miami, FL 33194

Each September, The fourth Friday of each September is set aside to honor and celebrate all Native Americans, the first Americans who resided in the United States. At the Miccosukee Tribe Celebrates American Indian Day Event, you will discover that the focus of this wonderful celebration is to learn the way of life, appreciate the heritage and customs of the Miccosukees and of other Native American Tribes who will be joining us from around the country.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center is screening the documentary film "In the Eye of the Spiral." In the Eye of the Spiral (Dans l’oeil de la spirale), BAF Best Feature Documentary, captures the cultural and creative resilience of the Caribbean region through the eyes of Haiti's most prominent artists.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a lecture by Eurydice Losada will discuss the results of her research on the development of musical skills among Cuban children from 8 to 11 years old.

October

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Ziff 100 (Education Building)

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Samira Alayan, Hebrew University, Jerusalem on "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in History Textbooks in Palestine".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 305

The Global Indigenous Forum is hosting a presentation by Masako Kubato on “Legacy of Fuchi: Why and How Japanese Ainu Elderly Women Maintain their Roots.”

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 100

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a conversation with US Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar and Steven J. Green, former US Ambassador to Singapore. The discussion will focus on Singapore’s role as a global financial hub, as well as the country’s role in the broader economy and geopolitics of the Southeast Asia and East Asia. The event will be moderated by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is screening the documentary film "A Day's Work". There will be an introduction and commentary by executive producer Dave Desario and FIU Professor George Gonos. This is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and FIU College of Law will welcome the European Consuls General in Miami, 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 140

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a conversation with Director Arnold A. Chacon, US Department of State. He will talk about the role of the State Department, career opportunities at State, and share insights on life in the Foreign Service and the rewards of public service.

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Venue:St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3700 Garden Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Lecture and concert performance of Misa Tango featuring the FIU Choir and String Orchestra, Composer Martin Palmeri at the piano and Emmanuel Trifilio on bandoneón. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU School of Music, SIPA, CARTA and St. Patrick Catholic Church. Part of LACC’s Latin American and Caribbean Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Tickets are required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3700 Garden Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Lecture and concert performance of Misa Tango featuring the FIU Choir and String Orchestra, Composer Martin Palmeri at the piano and Emmanuel Trifilio on bandoneón. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU School of Music, SIPA, CARTA and St. Patrick Catholic Church. Part of LACC’s Latin American and Caribbean Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Tickets are required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Dr. Paul George, Miami Dade College for a lecture on "Race, Migration, and Inequality: Salient Themes in Miami History".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is screening the film "Leviathan" with commentary by Rebecca Friedman. Co-sponsored by the College of Architecure and the Arts, European and Eurasian Studies Program and Miami Beach Urban Studios.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a frank and objective conversation with former Haitian Prime Minister the Honorable Laurent S. Lamothe. Mr. Lamothe will discuss the challenges and promises of Haiti today, including economic development, social issues, current political landscape and international relations. The event will be moderated by Dr. Frank O. Mora, director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy for an informative conversation on EU̶–Cuba relations. Pavel Telička, an experienced European representative will discuss the on-going negotiations for a new bilateral treaty between the EU and Cuba, including the most sensitive aspect of this diplomatic process: the issue of human rights and Cuban civil society.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Global Indigenous Forum is hosting a screening of the film "Rhymes for Young Ghouls". The talk of Indian Country when released in 2014, this full length drama tells a story of mental and physical abuse of boarding school children and its effects on individual lives and Indigenous communities.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Join the European and Eurasian Studies Program for the third conversation will be on contemporary anti-Jewish sentiment in Europe and what sorts of responses we are seeing from the Jewish community there.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting an illustrated lecture, with Cuban dancer and coreographer Irene Rodríguez, who will discuss how her company is blending flamenco with Cuban rhythms, and is bringing together tradition and modernity to an international genre.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 140

Join the Global Indigenous Forum for its Indigenous Author Reading: "Women's Lives in the Pacific" with Sia Figiel an Indigenous Samoan novelist, performance poet, and artist. Everyone is welcome to hear Sia Figiel a guest speaker for the course “Global Women’s Writing: Gendered Experiences Across Societies and Cultures” taught by Dr. Michaela Moura-Koçoglu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PG5 Room134

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence is hosting a lecture on "The Swedish domestic & International Politics" by former Swedish Ambassador Christer Persson

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 305

FIU N.O.W Presents "The F-Word Forum: Indigenous Women", which will be a discussion on the experiences of indigenous women and the need to talk about them.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a conversation with former President of the Dominican Republic the Honorable Leonel Fernández. Dr. Fernández will discuss the effects of globalization, approaches to governance and the progress of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will be moderated by Dr. Marifeli Pérez-Stable, Professor of Sociology in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies.

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

The African and African Diaspora Studies Program is hosting its 17th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture, "The US-Cuba Accord: How the Caribbean Paved the Way" by The Honorable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a Green School at Books & Books featuring authors Guillermo Grenier and Corinna Moebius trace the history and growth of this Latino epicenter in the first in-depth portrait of a world-renowned neighborhood.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

Join the Global Indigenous Forum for it's Third Annual Indigenous Celebration. This year's theme, “Circle of Good Living,” aims to connect and engage with our Indigenous roots and all our relations. Activities include Seminole Flute and Storytelling, Miccosukee Environmental Efforts, Quechua Songs of Harmony by Kuyayky, Japanese Ainu Life Stories, Art, Music and Dance Performances.

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

Join the Global Jewish Studies Program and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU for a lecture and reading by Ellen G. Friedman, The College of New Jersey on the WWII memoir and family saga, "The Seven: A Family Story". The story tracks seven people, related by blood, love or friendship through killing times and exotic geographies.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC West Ballroom

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by William Lietzau, former Dept. Assistant Secretary of Defense, Deputy Legal Council to National Security Counsel on "The Future of International Law". Co-sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of History is hosting a lecture by Dr. K. Stephen Prince, who will explore the ways that African-Americans in and around New Orleans remembered Robert Charles in the years after the 1900 race riot in New Orleans; focusing on themes of race, violence, citizenship and power in the Africa-American community.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a lecture by Zoé Valdés, one of the most famous Cuban writers, will discuss recent literary trends, works, and authors of Cuban origin living outside the Island.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for a panel discussion that explores the conflict and crisis in Syria. FIU faculty experts will discuss the origins of the crisis, its domestic and societal impact on Syria and the Syrian people, and the geopolitical impact of the crisis on the region and the neighboring world.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The 6th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon: Theorizing the African Diaspora: Going Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology will feature Dr. Michelle Wright, Professor of African American Studies & Comparative Literary Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the European and Eurasian Studies Program for a panel discussion that will focus on FIU students' experiences in France. They will speak about their perception prior to the trip and the reality they encounter while in France. The students visited Angers, the French Alps, the Loire Region, Lyon, Paris, Strasbourg, Mont St Michel, Normandy Region.

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Venue:Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440

Co-sponsored between the Green School of International and Public Affairs, the European & Eurasian Studies Program, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and UC Berkeley, this lecture by Joy Neumeyer reflects on the relationship between politics and images of the past in Russian everyday life. Topics under discussion include the surge in TV shows about the late Soviet era, the tremendous popularity of Internet memes, and the persistent attraction/repulsion to “the West.”

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a lecture by Zoé Valdés as she chronicles her personal history of the city of her birth, from an especially sensitive perspective, that of exile.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The European and Eurasian Studies Program, in collaboration with the European Student Association, is screening the film "Midnight in Paris".

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

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Mariel boatlift, the Cuban Research Institute has convened several experts from various disciplines to reflect upon the significance of this historic event, both for the United States and for Cuba.

November

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

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a book presentation by Jesús J. Barquet and Virgilio López Lemus is the first to offer a mosaic of contemporary Cuban poetry dealing with the homoaffective or homoerotic impulse.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a presentation on the contemporary international relations of Ukraine, with special emphasis on the country’s relationship with Russia and the European Union. On October 15, 2015, Ukraine was elected to the UN Security Council, adding a new dimension to the country’s foreign policy agenda.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the FIU Green Library for an examination of the Cuban influence in Florida, from traditional "Cuban" cities like Miami to lesser-known areas like St. Augustine with guest lecturer, Juan L. Riera.

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

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 142

Join the Green School for a lecture by Jeff Soloway, Executive Editor of Facts on File, who will be discussing how his company, Facts On File, has survived publishing’s digital transformation, how publishers in general have had to adapt to survive, and how the new economics of publishing affects scholars’ research practices and publishing opportunities.

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

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Join Dr. Siraj Soomro of Shah Abdul Latif University in Pakistan for a lecture on Sindhi Nationalism and it's influence on Pakistan historically and moving forward.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 241A

In an informal setting, learn about student internships, how to obtain either the Rangel or the Pickering Fellowship and careers with the U.S. Department of State. Ask questions about what you need to do to see how you can serve your country by living and working in any of more than 265 U.S. embassies, consulates or missions overseas, or in Washington, D.C. Career opportunities include Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Service professionals and student internships.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 254

Dr. Sergio Fernandez from Indiana University will be visiting FIU this Friday. His research presentation is scheduled for 2 pm in the conference room (PCA 254). His meeting with the doctoral students starts right after the seminar at 3:30 pm. His paper will be circulated as soon as it is made available.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502

Join the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies for a lecture by Dr. Benjamin Smith on the effects of landscape in shaping the cultural economy, specifically of the Arab Gulf Cities.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PG5 - 134

The European and Eurasian Studies Program is hosting a lecture on "25 Years of German Unity - The 26th Anniversary of Germany's Reunification" by Hon. Jürgen Borsch, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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

The FIU Student Government Association and FIU Center for Leadership & Service will have a unique opportunity to connect students to federal, state, and local officials and discuss issues such as higher education, advocacy and career aspirations. They will engage in a discussion that will make them aware of their role as citizens and help them decipher what is happening in the sphere of governmental relations.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Join the Jain Studies Program for its Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvan Kalyanak Lecture, "Nonviolence: An Education Imperative" by Tara Setha, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In the context of increasing forms of violence around us, especially on school and college campuses, Dr. Tara Sethia underscores the need for education about nonviolence and nonviolent social change.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Addressing the ongoing refugee and migration crisis in Europe, this panel debates attempts by the European Union and its member states to develop a cohesive and responsible refugee and immigration policy consistent with humanitarian obligations. Scholars from a variety of disciplines analyze how the refugee crisis evolved, what the issues of concern are, and what can and should be done to produce sustainable solutions to the European refugee and migration crisis.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the African and African Diaspora Studies Program for a lecture by Dr. Erica Lorraine Williams, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Spelman College will deliver this talk on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM in Green Library 220 of FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CP 145 (Chemistry & Physics)

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Western Indian Ocean Studies, part of the Department of Religious Studies, is hosting an all-day workshop that will explore religious and social transformations that occurred as a result of migration and cosmopolitanism, such as transformative cosmologies and transnational endowments.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 254

Join the Department of Public Administration for a lecture by Dr. Gregg G. Van Ryzin, Rutgers University, as he presents on the growing trend of experimental research in public administration.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a lecture by Dr. Patricia Price who will report on her interviews with Cuban exile individuals and groups to gain a better sense of how they make a home in the world.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Join the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center for a panel discussion on the upcoming Venezuelan elections. LACC Director, Frank Mora will lead a group of experts as they examine the state of the nation and its ruling party.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232 - 235

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

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

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a Global Jewish Studies Program sponsored event with speaker, Tudor Parfitt, on Anuism, The Lost Tribes of Israel and the Jewish State.

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Venue:National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair and LIVESTREAM

The National Defense University in Washington DC will host an event titled “The Changing Western Hemisphere”. Speakers will include General John Kelly, Commander of U.S. Southern Command, His Excellency Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, and Gordon Institute’s new Director, Brian Fonseca, who will present on U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America. You can livestream this event by clicking more information

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 482

Katie and Brad met while studying chemical and environmental engineering at Oregon State University. After graduating, they tied the knot and decided to serve in Peace Corps together as Community Health Volunteers. They served in Paraguay from 2013-15. Katie and Brad will be participating via Google Hangouts from Oregon.

Washington Center Internship Informational Briefing

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 409A

Join the Washington Center’s Vice President of College and University Relations, Dr. Ricardo Ortegon, for an opportunity for students to learn about this internship.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

The Office of Study Abroad is hosting its annual Study Abroad Fair in the Graham Center Ballrooms. For more information please call (305) 348-1913 or edabroad@fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a lecture by Professor Elizabeth Santana Cepero will analyze the historical and sociolinguistic characteristics of spoken Spanish in Cuba, including the use of Cubanisms in different dialectal zones on the Island.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ZEB 120

Join the Department of Politics and International Relations for a lecture by Dr. William Reed, University of Maryland as he examines why rebel groups make large demands of governments that are inconsistent with their fighting capacity.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join the Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment for a panel discussion by Holli Levisky, Professor of English, Loyola Marymount University; Liesl Picard, Associate Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU; Laura E. Boudon, Director of the Office of Study Abroad, FIU; and Li Ma, Senior Instructor of Chinese, FIU.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL Breezeway

Languages help people connect. We're having a Language Family Reunion to help you connect with other people at FIU who speak your language! All faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to attend. Let us know the languages you speak and how to contact you. We'll reply with the exact time and place to meet your language family members!

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 241

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from current Volunteers. Join us to learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments from a panel of two current Peace Corps Volunteers. Both are currently serving in Panama and will be in Miami for this special event. Have your questions answered and find out what service is like right now. Peace Corps recruiters will also be there to help guide you through the application process.

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

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a book presentation by photographer Cynthia Carris Alonso captures, with an insider's access and a visitor's sense of wonder, two starkly different worlds contained within Cuba: the luxurious realm where foreigners flock and the unseen corners where ordinary citizens dwell away from tourist's eyes.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 241 A

Looking for adventure and the career of your lifetime?Committed to public service? Join the U.S. Department of State. Career opportunities abound. Recruiting all majors for a wide variety of positions

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

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

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Room 105

Join the Program in the Study of Spirituality for a talk by Alex & Allyson Grey as they traverse the rainbow bridge of Psychedelic Culture from pre-historic cave art, through ancient temples and Mayan codices to contemporary festivals featuring the international visionary art movement.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502

The Sociology, Anthropology and Geography Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the third colloquium of the semester with FIU History Professor, April Merleaux. Her research focuses on the 20th century United State in international context. She studies the intersections between cultural studies and political economy, and is particularly interested in race, environment and power.

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Venue:FIU Downtown Brickell, SLI Office 203, 1101 Brickell Avenue, Miami FL

Join the Strategic Language Institute for its Open House. Come learn some new languages as workshops will be offered in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. Please register by Thursday, December 3rd by emailing mfournie@fiu.edu or call 305-779-7887.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

LACC hosts students and faculty of the Inter-American Defense College (IADC) for a discussion on state of democracy in the Americas. Part of LACC's Security and Governance Program of Excellence. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxieme Maison (DM) 353

Dr. Jorge Gutiérrez will discuss a project led by the National Botanic Garden of Cuba to revise and update a previous study of the Island's flora, produced between 1946 and 1969.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CP 151

Teacher Training Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean in Africa. Presented by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and African & African Diaspora Studies Program at FIU and co-sponsored by Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Made possible through the support of the US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-4156.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 835

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence is hosting its next "Conversations on Europe Videoconference Series: The Climate for Climate Change Negotiations". It will feature panelists Professor Michael Aklin, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Dr. Will Burns, Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC

Join the Asian Studies Program for 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:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Book presentation by coauthors Jorge Salazar-Carrillo and Andro Nodarse-León. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute at FIU. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

Concert featuring the Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist, Albita Rodríguez. The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the 11th annual installment of its "Classically Cuban" series. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. For more information, call CRI at (305)348-1991.