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

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the U.S. launch of the book En cuerpo y alma: Ser mujer en tiempos de Franco. In this searching analysis of the role of gender in Francoist Spain, author Aurora Morcillo discusses the symbolic relationship between the dictatorial rule of Franco and the female body as an allegory of the nation.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Join the European and Eurasian Studies Program for a virtual roundtable conversations on Europe: "Locked up: Incarceration Policies & Practice in the US and Europe"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Join the Steven J. Green of International and Public Affairs and the Office of Student Affairs Career and Talent Development Department for an informational briefing on Exploring Internships through The Washington Center.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center (WUC) Theatre

Together with the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and CRI, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center is sponsoring a panel discussion on the current status and future prospects of Cuba's tourist industry.

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

Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs invites you to a Celebration of Life honoring Rebecca “Becky” Salokar.

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

Join the Global Jewish Studies Program for the first Monday at the Museum of 2017 with Dr. Nathan P. Devir, University of Utah.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green School Gallery (SIPA First Floor)

Join us on Tuesday, January 24th for a special reception commemorating the Great War and featuring a presentation by the Honorable William de Baets, Consul General of Belgium in Atlanta.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit

Stop by to learn all about Study Abroad!

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 835

Book presentation "History Will Absolve Me" featuring book author, Dr. Brian Latell. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, and Cuban Research Institute. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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

Join the Department of Politics and International Relations as Dr. Tickner will discuss Critical International Relations scholarship (such as that developed within feminism, postcolonialism and decolonialism), particularly its emphasis on the importance of situated and marginalized knowledges about the world for thinking distinctly about global politics and for making alternative global order.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 100

Join the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center for a conversation by Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House of Foreign Affairs Committee. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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

Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago coordinated a group of five experts to conduct 80 interviews in Cuba on the rapidly expanding "non-state sector" of the economy, including self-employed workers.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC 426

Join the Middle East Studies Program for a lecture by Mitra Ahmadinejad, Ph.D. student and graduate assistant in FIU's Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work as she discusses this growing refugee crisis in the Middle East.

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

This presentation by Robyn Walsh, University of Miami, will discuss the so-called basilica of Elche, Spain and the possibility that the site was, at an earlier stage, a Jewish synagogue.

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

Part of FIU's Holocaust and Genocide Awareness week, join Dr. Oren Baruch Stier on a far-ranging exploration of the most notorious article of Jewish clothing in history.

February

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, 3010 De Soto Boulevard Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join the Florida Grand Opera and the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a special presentation exploring the life and times of Cuban poet and dissident Reinaldo Arenas. The event will feature personal reflections by members the South Florida community who knew Arenas, along with music from the opera Before Night Falls by Cuban American composer Jorge Martín.

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

Lecture by Dr. Richard A. Freund, the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Due to severe weather in the Northeast, this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Join the Middle East Studies Program as Ambassador William Luers contemplates the future of the Nuclear Deal and U.S.- Iran relations.

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

Dr. Michael Berenbaum, 2017 Fishman Scholar-in-Residence at FIU, explores the question: How are we to judge FDR? Was he a catastrophe and an antisemite? Was he indispensable and heroic? Was he both?

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Venue:PG5 Room 155

This panel is designed to share indigenous knowledge about our current political climate, as well as the recent events at Standing Rock.

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

Join the Global Jewish Studies Program for a lecture by Program Director, Dr. Tudor Parfitt on exploring the meaning of the biblical story of Adam and Eve an the Garden of Eden.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 100

Join the Holocaust Studies Initiative for its inaugural Dr. Lawrence and Suzanne Fishman Scholar-in-Residence lecture by Dr. Michael Berenbaum, American Jewish University. Dr. Berenbaum's lecture will probe what appropriate and inappropriate invocations of the Holocaust and provide criteria by which to judge.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Two-Day EU Conference on Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP): Implementations and Challenges. Feb. 16-17, 2017

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Presentation by Damien Levie, head of Trade and Agriculture Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States on "Opportunities and Challenges for the Transatlantic Economic Relationship."

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Venue:Rojas + Rubensteen Projects 8051 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is proud to co- sponsor with Rojas + Rubensteen Projects the first U.S. retrospective exhibition by Saudi-born artist Manal AlDowayan.

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

Join the Global Jewish Studies Program for a lecture by Noah Lederman.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Join the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for a virtual roundtable Conversations on Europe: "Transgender Europe".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Bookstore

Join the Western Indian Ocean Studies for an Ahmadi Studies Series lecture by Dr. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh as she presents her book "Asian Muslim Women: Globalization and Local Realities."

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

The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars, graduate students, and others interested in the study of Cuba and its diaspora through this conference from February 23rd to February 25th.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Mary Ann Wolf Theater

The Program in the Study of Spirituality is excited to present an evening with Dr. Fred Alan Wolf. Join us for an invigorating, powerful event with Dr. Quantum himself!

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

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a film screening of Cuban director Marcelo Martín's first feature-length documentary takes him on a single-wagon train from Morón to Punta Alegre in the province of Ciego de Ávila in central Cuba.

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

Join the Global Jewish Studies Program for a lecture by Patricia Posner.

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Join the Program in the Study of Spirituality for a lecture by Integrative Law trailblazer, J. Kim Wright!

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Join the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program for the TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series "Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development, 1880-1945." This presentation, on the book of the same name, will explore how Modernist movements all across the Mediterranean basin differed from those of other regions.

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Venue:SASC 160

Join us for the 2017 Hemispheric Security Conference hosted by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Kimberly Green Latin American Caribbean Center. The theme for this year's conference is "Security in the Changing Geopolitical Landscape." This conference is co-sponsored by the U.S. Army War College, the Intelligence Community-Center for Academic Excellence, and U.S. Southern Command.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a public lecture by Dr. Lillian Guerra on the historical significance of the slain Cuban student leader.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Join the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for a virtual roundtable Conversations on Europe: "Nationalism in Contemporary Europe"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 243

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Consulate General of Mexico in Miami for a timely and compelling conversation about current relations between Mexico and the United States.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Produced by Zuzelin Martin Lynch, "Craving Cuba" is a film documentary about the Cuban-American experience and its complicated relationship with Cuba.

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

Despite Puerto Rico's ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. In this book, Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved "Isla del Encanto."

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

Join the Jain Studies Program for its Seventh Annual Mahavir Jayanti Lecture.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | CBC 354

Colombian Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzon will discuss the transformation that has taken place in Colombia and the challenges of implementing the Peace Process and sustaining economic growth.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Join us at the Coral Gables Museum for a night of experimental flamenco and dialogue with Niurca Marquez of NuFlamenco!

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Venue:RB 130

The Gordon Institute invites you to the second of a three part "Intelligence Successes and Failure Series," hosted by Dr. Brian Latell, a Senior Research Associate at JGI and former CIA analyst. Workshop is open to all FIU students, preference given to students in the National Security Studies Certificate. Take the opportunity to hear about history's greatest intelligence successes and failures from the perspective of a former CIA intelligence analyst.

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

In this book, Jennifer L. Lambe charts the connections between the inner workings of Mazorra, the Island's first psychiatric hospital, and the highest echelons of Cuban politics.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | CBC 233

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy for a half-day conference exploring the role of memory in conflict and reconciliation. A distinguished group of scholars and practitioners will articulate diverse perspectives on the nature of memory, its role in public discourse, and the ways it can both feed conflict and promote reconciliation.

The Future of Russian Cyberwarfare

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus | GL 220

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy will be hosting a conversation with Policy Analyst at New America, Robert Morgus. This event is free and open to all FIU Students.

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Venue:SIPA 125

Join the Green School for a conversation with Khalilah Camacho-Ali, former wife of boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who was detained by authorities at the Fort Lauderdale Airport with her son, Muhammad Ali, Jr., and questioned repeatedly about their faith.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | CBC 254

Join the Department of Politics and International Relations for a lecture with Dr. Fernando Lopez-Alves as he demonstrates recent survey data of globalization and nationalism in Urban Latin America.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SASC 160

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Career and Talent Development Department welcomes the CIA to FIU. Representatives will discuss career opportunities available at the world's premier intelligence agency, during a special two-hour event.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 150

Join the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center for special performance by Brazilian musician, Yamandu Costa.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a film screening and panel discussion for the film Severo Secreto, with co-directors Oneyda Gonzalez and Gustavo Perez.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
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Venue:FIU MMC, SIPA Gallery, First Floor

A celebration of the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen featuring Dr. Steven Heine, Distinguished Professor Dr. Tudor Parfitt and UC-Santa Barbara Professor Elliot R. Wolfson along with musical accompaniment.

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Venue:Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Join us for the Miami premiere of Vestido de Novia, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers at the Coral Gables Museum (across the street from Coral Gables Art Cinema).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

This panel discussion, including Drs. Alejandro Portes, Lorenzo Cachón Rodríguez, and Richard Tardanico, will focus on how the children of immigrants are coping with the challenges of adaptation to Spanish society.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Join the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for a virtual roundtable Conversations on Europe: "Tourism and Identity"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

Join the Cuban Research Institute for a lecture by Dr. Melissa Fuster, as she discusses the differences in traditional Hispanic Caribbean cuisines from countries such as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic and how they are defined and experienced in New York City.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SIPA 125

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy welcomes former DEA Agents Alex Murphy and Javier Peña to discuss the true story behind the hit Netflix series "NARCOS."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | Graham Center Ballrooms (GC)

Join FIU's Global Indigenous Community as they host a celebration of indigenous culture, sharing their heritage, roots, stores, dances, music and bring the indigenous voice and awareness to the FIU community.

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Venue:FIU MMC | CBC 233

Join the Green School for U.S.–Russia Relations: Is This Cold War 2? - Presentation by Mark Medish and Ralph S. Clem, Moderated by Markus Thiel. Mark Medish is CEO of The Messina Group International, a strategic consulting firm dedicated to global advisory services and investments. He was special assistant to President Bill Clinton during his presidential term.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | CBC 142

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center for a book presentation by Craig A. Deare on his book "A Tale of Two Eagles."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | DM 353

This lecture by Dr. Elaine Acosta González will address several issues of the feminization of migration and its impact on the social organization of care for older adults in Cuba.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC Pit and Room 243

Join The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center for a Bolivian carnival featuring a costume exhibit, typical dances and panel discussion.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 286

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence for a presentation by Symbi Roots, female only rara musical group.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and Coral Gables Congregational Church–United Church of Christ for a special celebration of Earth Day, featuring an interfaith conversation from a Native American perspective.

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

Lecture by Michael Berkowitz, Professor of modern Jewish history at University College London and most recently author of Jews and Photography in Britain (University of Texas Press, 2015).

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 243

Recognition Award Ceremony for FIU students who obtained their Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates in European & Eurasian Studies in Spring 2017.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 156

The Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and Florida International University have joined together with the European Union Studies association to assemble a panel of experts to explore the state of transatlantic relations after the first one hundred days fo the Trump Presidency.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SIPA Language Lab, 230

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center for a 2-day workshop designed for Haitian-Creole instructors, led by Marlene Johnshoy, Online Education Program Director and web manager at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition.

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Venue:O Cinema - Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave

Film screening of Toussaint Louverture during the Haitian Heritage Month launch. Sponsored by Miami Book Fair Miami Dade College and Ayiti Images. Co-sponsored by the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Consulate General of Haiti in Miami, and Miami Film Festival, among others. Tickets available for purchase. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894

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Venue:Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center | 111 SW 5th Ave, Miami, FL 33130.
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Venue:Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center | 111 SW 5th Ave, Miami, FL 33130.

The Eco-Theater Lab is a creative workshop for artists and environmental experts to confront pressing questions about humanity's relationship to our planet through the lens of theater. Produced by Siren Arts and facilitated by Jeremy Pickard of Superhero Clubhouse in NYC, the laboratories will take place in partnership with FIU's Eco-Humanities project at the Department of History and the Green School of International and Public Affairs.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Cuban Research Institute for a lecture by Dr. Enrico Mario Santí, where he will discuss Carlos Ripoll's research on José Martí, his legacy and what Ripoll called repeatedly "the falsification of José Martí in present-day Cuba."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Cuban Research Institute for a lecture by Dr. Marta Hernández Candelas, where she will discuss the repertoire of children's songs from Cuba and other Caribbean countries.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Cuban Research Institute for a lecture by Vicky Jassey, as she reflects on the lived experiences of professional Cuban musicians consecrated to the batá drums and the changing landscape of their world.

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Venue:webcast.fiu.edu

Conference featuring FIU's President, Mark B. Rosenberg, Frank Mora, LACC, José Miguel Cruz, LACC, and Jonathan Rosen, JGI. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy (JGI) and El Salvador’s National Development Foundation (FUNDE). Free and open to the public. Please call (305) 348-2894 for more information. Event will be broadcast live at http://webcast.fiu.edu/

June

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Venue:Hilton Miami Downtown

Since 1996, IPMCS has worked with Miami-Dade County to organize the Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities, which annually brings to Miami more than 600 mayors and city council members from all over Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall (College of Law)

Panel discussion and Q&A featuring experts in the region. Co-sponsored by Alianza Americas, American Friends Service Committee, Catholic Legal Services of the Archdiocese of Miami, FIU's College of Law Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic and Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Kids in Need of Defense, among others. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call contact Juan Gomez at jcagomez@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall - Room 1100

Kevin Hill, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 29, 2017. The Department of Politics and International Relations will host a Celebration of Life on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

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Venue:FIU Frost Art Museum
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Venue:FIU Frost Art Museum

The Cuban Research Institute will hold a one-day conference and book project that will assess the significance of Cuban and Cuban-American art and delve into the defining moments of Cuba's artistic evolution from a multidisciplinary perspective, including art history, architecture, history, literary criticism, and cultural studies.

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Venue:Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables

Join the Green School for a lecture featuring Dr. Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Art History and Head of the Department of Art & Art History & Discourse of Art at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute. Part of LACC’s US Department of Education Title VI-Funded Distinguished Speaker Series. This event is free and open to the public.

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Venue:FIU MMC, SIPA 524

The MAGA program prepares students to tackle some of the world’s toughest security challenges including transnational crime, cyber security, human rights, surveillance and intelligence gathering, religious conflict, immigration and refugee flows, global terrorism, business risk and more.

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Venue:Online at http://webcast.fiu.edu/

Join FIU in DC for a non-partisan dialogue on how the rise of fake news, talk of alternative facts, and concerns over free speech are shaping the way national media outlets report news. Representatives from across the political spectrum and major media will be represented.

July

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Venue:FIU MMC | GL 220

Lecture and Q&A featuring Carl Juste, Photojournalist, Miami Herald and Iris Photo Collective. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series, LACC’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series, and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

This workshop focuses on the the future of Cuba and examines the role of Cuban exiles and U.S. politicians in the 21st century. This workshop is a collaboration between Florida International University (FIU) Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).Registration required.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

Lecture and Q&A in Haitian Creole featuring Dr. Herns Marcelin, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Miami. Lecture part of LACC’s 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series, LACC’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series, and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call LACC at (305) 348-2894

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Venue:FIU MMC | CBC 155

Finding Oscar is the feature length documentary about the search for justice in the case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala in 1982. That search leads to the trail of two little boys, Oscar and Ramiro, who were abducted during the slaughter and raised by some of the very soldiers who had murdered their families. These boys offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | VH 100

Master class in Haitian Dance and Folklore featuring the Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater. Conducted in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Sponsored by LACC. Event is free and open to the public. Call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SIPA 502-03

Lecture and Q&A featuring Rodny Estéus, Member, The Academy of Haitian Creole, Republic of Haiti. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series, LACC’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series, and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

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

Presentation by author Ruth Behar, with commentary by Richard Blanco. Ruth Behar's novel is a multicultural coming-of-age narrative—based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s—as a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl in New York City.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus | AC2 212

Workshop featuring discussions, hands-on activities and field work for K-12 teachers. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, The Education Effect, The Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Digital Library of the Caribbean-dLOC, and Miami Dade county Public Schools. Made possible through LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

August

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Venue:MARC Pavillion

FIU hosts the six annual EMEP welcoming teachers, professors, translators and researchers of Portuguese.

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Venue:FIU-MMC SASC 160

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Career and Talent Development Department welcomes the CIA to Florida International University. Representatives will discuss career opportunities available at the world’s premier intelligence agency, during a special two-hour event.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join Asian Studies for its Fall 2017 Reception! All faculty and students are welcome. At 2:30 p.m., Dr. Steven Heine will be announcing the new recipient of the Omar K. Carrion Scholarship. Food and Refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact Asian Studies at 305-348-1914 or asian@fiu.edu.

September

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

Written in verse, with excerpts from José Martí's seminal "Versos sencillos," Emma Otheguy's bilingual book is a beautiful tribute to a brilliant political writer and courageous fighter of freedom for all men and women.

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

An FIU Faculty Discussion on the striking exhibition "Evil: A Matter of Intent", now on view at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU through October 1, 2017.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Sister Jenna is a spiritual leader, author, radio and TV personality, renowned speaker and founder of the Meditation Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland and McLean, Virginia. She serves as one of the Evolutionary Leaders in service to conscious evolution and was selected by Empower a Billion Women 2020 as one of 100 Most Influential Leaders of 2015.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Inaugural Keynote Address by Dr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, endowed professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, and a member of the Peruvian Academy of Language. This event will be presented in Spanish.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The symposium will explore the social and religious movements of the twentieth century that led to the Liberation Theology boom in Latin America. Its final objective is to build a hemisphere-wide digital archive encompassing all of these movements. This event will be presented in Spanish.

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Venue:Altamira Libros

This event will feature book presentations by Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Edgar Beltran Acosta, renowned pastor and theologian. It will be presented in Spanish.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

This K-12 teacher workshop will provide the opportunity for teachers to converse with Dr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., Founder, Liberation Theology Movement. Gutiérrez is the endowed professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Peruvian Academy of Language.

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Venue:Coral Gables Art Cinema | 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

In director Fernando Pérez's latest film, Havana is a crumbling dowager-in-waiting whose lover has overstayed his absence beyond expectation. Pérez is Cuba's greatest living filmmaker and "Last Days in Havana" is his finest film to date.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Conversations On Europe connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship. Using both personal and institutional videoconference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at the University of Pittsburgh and at remote sites in the U.S. and Europe.

Official Launch Hemisphere 2017: Perpetual Resistance and Violence in Latin America

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Venue:FIU in Washington D.C. | 440 1st Street NW, Suite 860

Hemisphere magazine's launch featuring LACC's Director, Frank Mora and Research Director, José Miguel Cruz, as well as magazine contributors Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera and Eduardo Moncada.

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Venue:FIU MMC | CBC 233

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs in welcoming delegations from the five Nordic countries - Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland - as they discuss Nordic Green economy and sustainability. This event is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU MMC - GC 140

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs as we welcome former FIU faculty and research fellow, the Hon. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of the Republic of Costa Rica. President Solís will be presented with the FIU Presidential Gold Medallion, the highest honor the university bestows upon heads of state and other high ranking public officials. Following the presentation, President Solís will join us for an open discussion about Costa Rica.

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

In conjunction with the previous event on green economy, this book presentation will explore Nordic Ways. The book is composed of short insightful essays written by distinguished authors from all five countries. The ultimate goal of the book is to provide a long-term platform for what it means to be Nordic in business, as environmental stewards, in the arts, culture, innovation, education and in commitment to democratic values.

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Venue:FIU-MMC SASC 100

The Jack D. Gordon Institute and the Career and Talent Development Department welcomes the CIA to Florida International University for an interactive, intelligence-based simulation. Students will have the opportunity to learn analytic skillsets required for a career as an intelligence analyst.

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Venue:FIU- MMC SASC 305

The Jack D. Gordon Institute and the Career and Talent Development Department welcomes the CIA to Florida International University for an analytic and critical-thinking writing workshop. Students will have the opportunity to learn analytic skillsets required for a career as an intelligence analyst.

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Venue:Green School Auditorium

This Department of Defense workshop will expose minority institutions, their faculty, staff, administrators and students to business and career opportunities within DoD.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Panel discussion on the 2016/2017 AmericasBarometer Regional Release featuring key experts on democratic governance. Panelists include FIU's Department of Politics & International Relations Astrid Arrarás and Associate Professor Barry Levitt, among others.

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

In this book, Dr. Danielle Pilar Clealand analyzes racial ideologies that negate the existence of racism and their effect on racial progress and activism through the lens of Cuba.

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

Book Presentation featuring Dr. Sharon Milagro Marshall, award-winning journalist and corporate communication professional from Barbados. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, and the African & African Diaspora Studies Program. Free and open to the public. To RSVP and for more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:SIPA 125

Alumnus Anthony Faiola is The Washingotn Post's South America/Caribbean bureau chief. At this event, Faiola will discuss his return to Latin America during the age of Maduro.

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Venue:Webinar

The PICASSO project is organizing a policy webinar that will discuss and refine policy recommendations designed to improve EU/US ICT-orientated collaborations – specifically in three technological domains: 5G networks, Big Data and the Internet of Things/Cyberphysical systems (IoT/CPS).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC Ballrooms

Due to hurricane Irma, this event has been postponed. A future date will be announced soon. Acting U.S. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco, Attorney General of El Salvador Douglas Arquimides Melendez Ruiz, Attorney General of Guatemala Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernandez and Attorney General of Honduras Oscar Fernando Chinchilla Banegas will visit FIU.

October

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Venue:TBA

Congressman and Democrat Patrick Murphy, a businessman and accountant who served as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 18th congressional district from 2013 to 2017, and Congressman and Republican David Jolly, an attorney and former U.S. Representative for Florida's 13th congressional district, will visit FIU to discuss the state of the republic in the U.S.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

This roundtable panel discussion will feature Hon. Annette Klein, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Jeff Maslanik, PhD student in International Relations. The moderator will be Markus Thiel, Director of the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence as well as European & Eurasian Studies.

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

The FIU Global Indigenous Forum creates a place for talking, listening and learning about Indigenous issues, perspectives and world views. Join FIU students and faculty for our fifth annual celebration with Indigenous speakers, performers, music and dance. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL

The renowned Cuban pianist will play songs from the Cuban, Spanish, Latin American and international repertoire. His performance guests will be singer Cristy Arias, guitarist Juan Areco and dancers Darcy and Odaray.

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan on Islam and Muslims in today's world. The lecture is part of this year's Geopolitical Summit.

Poetry and the Arts in the Age of Exile

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

The Exile Studies Program, together with the Cuban Research Institute, invites you to a panel discussion with Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, the Betsy/FIU Scholar/Writer-in-Residence during the fall semester of 2017.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SACS 160

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and its African and African Diaspora Studies Program for the 19th Annual Eric Williams Lecture. Pedro A. Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA, will speak on the topic, "Do Black Lives Matter in the Age of Trump."

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Venue:TBA

As the World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Carlos Vegh oversees a team of economists charged with providing intellectual leadership, economic analysis and advice on the development issues facing that region. He has taught economics at Johns Hopkins University and UCLA. This lecture is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Conversations On Europe connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship. Using both personal and institutional videoconference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at the University of Pittsburgh and at remote sites in the US and Europe.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

In his work, the Cuban-American artist Humberto Calzada often explores the themes of loss, decay and rebirth. This documentary, directed by Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, endeavors to explain how Calzada's personal and spiritual loss, as remembered or imagined from afar, has affected his art and imagery.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

This short documentary directed by Richard Abella examines Ernest Hemingway's life and work in Key West, Florida, and the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. In addition to the director, a panel discussion will include the film's co-writer and narrator Raúl Villareal as well as FIU Spanish professor Ricardo Castells.

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Venue:Altamira Libros, 219 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

Through the format of the graphic novel, Anna Veltfort offers a glimpse into a chapter of Cuban history that has never been told before, as she recounts the years she and her family spent in Havana during the 1960s and early 1970s.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum, Modesto A. Maidique Campus

An unprecedented examination of Rafael Soriano's work. This exhibition curated by Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta focuses on the multiple influences that nurtured a style where, in Soriano's words, "the intimate and the cosmic converge."

The Contemporary Cuban Post-Documentary

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban film critic Dean Luis Reyes will discuss the recent trend among young Cuban filmmakers toward more critical and reflexive approaches to social reality.

November

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

The Balfour Declaration, a single paragraph in a letter dated in 1917, impacted the entire world. The declaration expressed the British government’s support of establishing a home in Palestine for the Jewish people. This led to the modern Middle East, with both its challenges and its promises. Learn more about this historical declaration at a retrospective marking 100 years of the Balfour Declaration.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

Danny González Lucena's documentary focuses on the Harvard Summer School for Cuban Teachers, which brought nearly 1,300 Cubans to Cambridge in 1900. The goals of the program were to provide educational and cultural enrichment for the teachers and to forge closer ties between Cuba and the United States.

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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 and Lady Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series is pleased to premiere "Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge," a fascinating story of Madame Curie, a courageous woman, legendary Polish physicist and chemist and the only two-time Nobel Prize recipient.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 156

Conversations on Europe: "European Integration through Study Abroad? 30 years of the Erasmus Program"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

This panel will explore the role of social movements in the pursuit of social justice in the EU with Dr. Peter Funke, Associate Professor of Politics from the University of South Florida, and Dr. Markus Thiel, Associate Professor of Politics & International Relations and Director of the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence.

December

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

The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the 13th installment of its annual concert series. This year's concert will be dedicated to Latin jazz, in honor of the renowned Cuban saxophonist and former FIU music professor, Carlos Averhoff, Sr.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 156

Conversations on Europe connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship.