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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 Avenue, Coral Gables

In the World War I era, veterans fought for a unique right: access to government-sponsored health care. In the process, they helped build a pillar of American social policy. Join author Jessica L. Adler for a discussion about the origins of the United States’ largest integrated health care system.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 220

Shamanism is often imagined to be unchanging, drawing on ancestral knowledge and re-enacting ancient rituals. In this talk, Dr. Juliet Erazo challenges some of these assumptions, while highlighting the ways in which shamanism has remained central in Amazonian cultures and political struggles over the past five decades.

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Venue:FIU-MMC Graham Center Ballrooms

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a timely discussion with leading experts on some of the most critical issues in the world today: security challenges from Russia and China; the fight against terrorism in the Middle East; U.S. policy toward Cuba and Venezuela; and the future of democracy and human rights.

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Venue:FIU SASC 351

Join the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy in partnership with the Division of Information Technology for the first in a series of cybersecurity workshops designed to protect students from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity: Developing Cyber Hygiene examines the most prevailing cybersecurity threats and introduces students to the proper cyber hygiene necessary to maintaining a healthy digital lifestyle.

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Venue:FIU SASC 302

Join the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy in partnership with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering for the third in a series of cybersecurity workshops designed to protect students from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity: Foundations introduces students to technical components and terminology in cybersecurity. More specifically, students will understand key concepts presented in the computer sciences.

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

This pioneering book by Dr. Abigail McEwen offers the first in-depth examination of Cuban art during the 1950s, following the intersecting trajectories of the artist groups "Los Once" and "Los Diez" against a dramatic backdrop of modernization and armed rebellion.

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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:Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami, F

This stellar panel will feature curator Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta, art historians Alejandro Anreus and Abigail McEwen and Hortensia Soriano, Director of the Rafael Soriano Foundation. The panelists will discuss Soriano's place within the abstract art movement in Cuba during the 1950s as well as the changes in his work after moving to the United States in 1962.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

On Loan from the German Consulate, the exhibition presents the portraits of 24 global pioneering women scientists and engineers. Hon. Annette Klein, German General Consul, will introduce the poster exhibition and talk on gender disparities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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

Directed and produced by Carlos Gutiérrez, this documentary film illustrates the story of the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere.

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

Join the Holocaust Studies Initiative for a lecture by Ethan Hollander (part of FIU Holocaust & Genocide Awareness Week).

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Venue:Graham Center Pit

Are you interested in learning more about Study Abroad at FIU? Come to the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the GC Pit.

February

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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 Nathan P. Devir, University of Utah.

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

Professor Leonardo Martín will examine the modernization experience of Uruguay in the early 20th century and its contemporary relevance for the Latin American region, including a future transition in Cuba.

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Venue:FIU MMC SIPA 125

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy welcomes former DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña as they discuss the true story behind the hit Netflix series "NARCOS". Set in Colombia, "NARCOS" chronicles the rise and fall of history's most infamous drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar, and the extraordinary lengths it took to dismantle his cartel. Former agents will discuss the roles they played during the decade-long war to free Colombia from the personal grip of Pablo Escobar.

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Venue:FIU MMC | GC 355

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

Join the Holocaust Studies Initiative at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU for a lecture by the Suzanne R. and Dr. Lawrence M. Fishman Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. John K. Roth, Claremont Mckenna College.

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Feb. 12-13, 2018 - Two-day EU Conference on "Transatlantic policy coordination in the Global Age: security & defense, data & cyber security and climate change & energy policies"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Join the Holocaust Studies Initiative at the FIU main campus for a lecture by the Suzanne R. and Dr. Lawrence M. Fishman Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. John K. Roth, Claremont Mckenna College.

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

Cuban-American poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa will read from his most recent book of poems with Cuban or Cuban exile themes, translated by Dr. Enrico Mario Santí.

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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 video conference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at the University of Pittsburgh and at remote sites in the U.S. and Europe.

Alternative Cinema by Young Cubans

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

Sisy Gómez Peña will reflect on her work as director and scriptwriter of short fiction and documentary films, within the context of a new generation of filmmakers born in Cuba after the 1990s.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, FIU Modesto Maidique Campus

Join AADS and the Department of English on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM in Graham Center 243 of FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus. This year's guest speakers are Dr. Margo Crawford and Dr. Mark Anthony Neal. The panel will be followed by spoken word performances and an art exhibit.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Graham Center - GC 150

The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies & the European and Eurasian Studies Program, in Collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy, Cinema Italy, FIU Wolfsonian, FIU Italian Club, The European Student Association, and the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, are pleased to present the screening of two masterpieces of Italian Cinema at two different venues. The first one will be "Vittorio de Sica's Umberto D".

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Venue:FIU MMC Campus, SIPA 220

Author and Illustrator Dorothy Downs with Lee Tiger, Miccosukee Tribal Member. FIU, Maidique Campus. SIPA 220. For many decades, Dorothy Downs has maintained a close relationship with the Miccosukee and Seminole Indians of Florida. She will discuss her experiences with the people who shared their stories in her new book, Canoe Back in Time. Downs explores the broad spectrum of Miccosukee beliefs, good manners, respect for elders, and the teachings of Breathmaker, or Creator.

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Venue:FIU Green Library (GL) Room 220

Dr. Julio Capó, Jr. of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst will hold a colloquium on "Undesirables: Queering the History of U.S. Immigration Policy, Caribbean Case Studies" on February 22nd at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM in room GL220.

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

Dr. Julio Capó, Jr. of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst will be presenting his new book: "Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940 (2017)" on February 23rd at 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM at the Books and Books store located 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables.

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Venue:FIU - MMC: Graham Center Ballrooms

The highly anticipated event Cool Japan will take place on February 25th from 10am-6pm in the GC Ballrooms. There will be game shows, cosplay contests, Taiko drumming, calligraphy, karaoke, martial arts demonstrations and more!

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

On the 50th anniversary of the film, the Coral Gables Art Cinema is showing the restored version of this classic work, widely regarded as the best Cuban film of all time. Film critic Alejandro Ríos will introduce the film and lead a discussion with the audience.

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Venue:Graham Center 355

FIU’s faculty experts – from political science, law, mental health, public health and public policy – will address the myriad of issues surrounding what many say has become a uniquely American phenomenon – mass shootings on school campuses, in movie theaters and other public spaces. What can be done to prevent such tragedies? And what will it take for the United States to take action?

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

Book presentation by Dr. Ellen Friedman, Professor of English and Holocaust and Genocide Studies at The College of New Jersey.

March

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Venue:Department Of History (Deuxieme Maison) 3rd Floor, Room: DM 370

Lear about the tenets of "applied history," distinction and similarities between historian's work in government jobs and academia, and how to pursue diverse career paths. With Associate professor of History and Director of The John Adams Center at Virginia Military Institute Dr. Bradley L. Coleman, Ph.D as our guest speaker. Thursday March 1, at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, in DM 370

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The Tout-Monde Festival presents contemporary artistic, cultural and intellectual practices of the greater insular, continental and diasporic Caribbean context featuring visual and performing arts including music, dance, theatre, film and literature.

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Venue:FIU MMC | SIPA 502-503

In this talk, Dr. David Clinton explores the work and thought of Reinhold Niebuhr, the twentieth-century public intellectual, religious thinker, and observer of international relations.

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

Directed by Tony Méndez, this short film tells the story of a man trying to escape Cuba during the Mariel boatlift of 1980.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

The annual Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) promotes the research and educational activities of Japan-related scholars in the Southeastern United States. This year’s event will be held in Florida International University’s MMC Campus at the MARC Pavilion on Friday, March 2, 2018.

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

Join us for book presentations on Higher Education & European Rights in Europe by Beverly Barrett and Markus Thiel.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

This 3-day executive certificate program engages participants by placing them in direct contact with public policy and security experts as they discuss, debate, and develop strategic solutions to global security threats in the 21st century. Join an international cohort of policy and security professionals dedicated to advancing their expertise in threat analysis, policy innovation, and decision-making practices.

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Venue:FIU MMC - GL 220

ASGSO will be hosting a small conference where MA Asian Studies students will present research for their thesis and Master's essays on Monday, March 8th, 2018 - please see the flyer for details!

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Lady Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series Polish Conference: “100 years of Polish-American relations.”

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

Lecture by Laura Gómez-Mera, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Miami. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2017-2018 Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the University of Miami.

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Venue:University of Miami, Student Center Complex Senate Room, UM

Lecture by José Miguel Cruz, LACC Research Director and Professor of Political Science, FIU. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2017-2018 Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the University of Miami

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Venue:GC Pit

The Department of Modern Languages invites you to explore the many languages we offer at FIU. There will be games, karaoke, performances, food, prizes and more. Come and try your language skills with us!

El Erotismo y la norma sexual en la poesia cubana de fin de siglo

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Venue:Green Library 220

Please join us for Dr. Camacho's talk on March 8, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Green Library 220 the title of the talk is “El erotismo y la norma sexual en la poesía cubana de fin de siglo”.

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

An open seminar that brings together some of the world’s leading scholars of colonial Latin America to discuss the lately trend by scholars in reconsidering how historical records affect the stories we tell and the lives we and why it matters. Students & Faculty are welcome to join us for this occasion. Friday, March 9, at 12 PM-1:30 PM, GL220

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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 video conference 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:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

K-12 Teacher Training Workshop "Latin America and the Caribbean in the Classroom: Celebrating Student Diversity to Make Social Studies, Reading & Art Meaningful. Featuring Rebecca Hinson

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Venue:Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - Miami Branch

Launched in 2006, Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and the euro. Teams of three to five students are asked to make presentations answering specific questions about the European economy and the single currency, the euro.

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

Dr. Alan West-Durán invites readers to enter Cuban history from the perspective of the island's uniquely creative cultural forms.

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Venue:SIPA

An international conference on translation and interpretation presented by The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida, the Spanish Language Division of the American Translators Association and Florida International University.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

The Seventh Anolis symposium brings together Anolis biologists from throughout the hemisphere to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Anole Annals Organization and the Feeley Lab of FIU’s Department of Biology. For more information please call (786) 365-9273.

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

Join the Green School for a film screening of Nemtsov, a documentary about the late leader of the Russian opposition, Boris Nemtsov. Following the screening, FIU Senior Fellow David J. Kramer will lead a discussion with film director Vladimir Kara-Murza, a noted Russian activist and opposition leader who survived two poisonings in Russia in the past three years. They will discuss the film and the future of Russia after the widely-criticized March 18th presidential election.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 302

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Sadia Mahmood, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for the year 2017-2018 at Champlain College in Vermont. She will lead an analysis of contemporary Hindu caste and schedule caste political discourse in Pakistan.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 355

Lecture with Dr. Paul J. Canali of the EH Institute in Miami. Understand the search for purpose and meaning in life and its drive behind the pursuit of religious and spiritual inquiry.

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

Based on ethnographic research, Dr. Mrinalini Tankha will address the socio-cultural and political implications of the currency reform process to show how it partly dissolves economic bifurcation, but also throws into sharp relief over two decades of psychological separations and conflicting expectations of state and market spheres in Cuba.

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Venue:Richter Library, 3rd Floor Conference Room, UM

Lecture by Victor Uribe, Professor, History and Law, FIU. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2017-2018 Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Part of the Women's and Gender Studies Colloquium at UM.

CLAS Tri-University Graduate Student Conference

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Conference featuring colleagues from Florida International University, University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University for the 16th 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. Abstracts submission deadline is February 2, 2018. For additional information or inquiries, please email fiu.maloka16@gmail.com.

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

Dr. Alfredo Rodríguez López-Vázquez will examine the feminine myths of classical Greek theater in the work of several 20th-century Cuban and Puerto Rican playwrights.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library - GL 835

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 video conference 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's Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS)

The 35th annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean will feature a forum for scientists, journalists, scholars and policy-makers to discuss climate change and attend workshops on covering the topic. Sponsored by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and School of Communication + Journalism. Co-sponsored by Knight Foundation and NAHJ. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU - MMC | PC 310

Join us for an international forum delving into the political reality of Latin America and the state of democracy and authoritarianism in Venezuela.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Green Library (GL) 220

This film screening and discussion with Producer Nelson Varas-Diaz is a documentary that sheds some light on three metal scenes in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean; Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. The documentary examines how each island's metal scene has been influenced by history, culture, and political context.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GC 274

Lecture by Dr. António Eduardo Mendonça, Universidade de Lisboa. This event will be presented in Portuguese. It is sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages' Portuguese Program. This event is part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) lecture series and LACC's Migration and Transient Communities Program of Excellence.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - SASC 305

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, in collaboration with FIU Career & Talent Development, is organizing a half-day career event to connect students, FIU alumni and young professionals with European companies, Chambers of Commerce and Consulates present in South Florida.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 314

Third film in the Spring 2018 Brazilian Film Series: LGBTQ Brazilian Films. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages' Portuguese Program and Brazilian Culture Club. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 100

Join us for a special lecture by James Piscatori, professor at Australian National University's Center for Arab and Islamic Studies. In his presentation, Piscatori will consider the reasons for and possibilities of both liberalizing and radicalizing trends in modern Muslim societies.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Graham Center - GC 150

The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies & the European and Eurasian Studies Program, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy, Cinema Italy, FIU Wolfsonian, FIU Italian Club, The European Student Association and the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, are pleased to present the screening of "Federico Fellini's 8 1/2," an Italian masterpiece.

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Venue:Vicky Cafe at the Frost Art Museum

Dr. Mitzi Carter will be giving a Science Cafe talk on Militarized Borderlands: Fieldwork in Okinawa, Japan.

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Venue:CBC 232-235

Please join us for keynote speaker, Dr. Simon Dalby's talk on Crisis, Catastrophe and Complexity.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 140

Our lives are embedded in social media. From frequently posting personal updates and political views to sharing posts made by politicians, we often find a wealth of information on social media sites. Is the information reliable? Are social media messages impacting democracy and our view of politics? To answer these questions and more, join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a discussion on America in the digital age.

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

This talk focuses on the Judaic origins of artificially created beings and the stuff that animates them - golems and the Hebrew alphabet. Lecture by Dr. Rhona Trauvitch, FIU Department of English

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Venue:SASC 160

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 skill-sets required for a career as an intelligence analyst.

Global Cybersecurity Leadership Council Meeting

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Venue:FIU in DC

The mission of the Leadership Council is to guide FIU’s cybersecurity policy, academic programming and global cyber policy capacity building initiatives, and foster collaboration among cyber policy thought leaders in both the public and private sectors. The Council will physically meet twice a year to discuss current and future cybersecurity programming and efforts.

Post-Earthquake Public Support for Code Enforcement in Mexico City: Is It There?

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Venue:Whitten Learning Center Room 160, UM

Lecture by Richard Olson, Professor, Political Science & Director, Extreme Events Institute, FIU. This lecture is part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2017-2018 Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the University of Miami. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

Cybersecurity Leadership and Strategy Executive Certificate Program

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Venue:OAS General Secretariat Building

This two-day executive certificate program sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS) and Microsoft brings together academics, government representatives, and industry leaders to understand current and emerging cybersecurity threats facing the public and private sectors. Participants will be trained on organizational structures to include the intersection between policy and technology, while learning how to develop and effectively implement strategy to counter cyber threats.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Alberto Lalama, Google, New York. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series Ciberseguridad en el periodismo. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Spanish Master's Degree in Journalism Program, and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. To register, click on the title above.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 302

Join us for a presentation by Donna Nevel on Islamophobia from the perspective of a Jewish American partner in the movement to challenge anti-Muslim racism.

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Venue:SASC 160

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 operational skill-sets required for a career as a CIA operative.

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Venue:Green Library

A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. GIS can reveal deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations - helping users make smarter decisions.

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

This new bilingual volume, edited by Alberto Sosa Cabanas, compiles critical essays by 21 scholars specializing in Cuban culture, who invite readers to rethink and update their notions of the Cuban nation. The book brings together diverse approaches to Cuba's literary and cultural production inside and outside the island, including theater, documentary film, and the Internet.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church (More Chapel) 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida Grand Opera and Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ for a very special program that explores the poignant themes of Daniel Catán’s critically acclaimed opera, Florencia en el Amazonas. In “Metamorphosis,” spoken word is set against the vibrant and luminous music of Catán’s work to take us to the interior landscapes of the human spirit.

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Venue:FIU-MMC GL 220

This ASGSO workshop will focus on how you can make the papers that you have written publishable.Benefits of publications: Visibility, Credibility, Academic Job Qualification, and Research Experience.Workshop Speaker will be Zenel Garcia, a PhD candidate in the International Relations program at FIU.

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

Join Professor Stier for a thought-provoking discussion of the particularly Jewish aspects of the late Nobel Prize-winning author's religious reflections on the Shoah and beyond.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Dr. Ellen Gough, from Emory University, will present the Eighth Annual Mahavir Jayanti Lecture.

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Venue:GC 274

Lecture on the Brazil's important diplomatic role in ongoing negotiations over the nuclear ban on Iran by Monica Hirst. In Portuguese. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Dept. of Modern Languages' Portuguese Program and the Brazilian Culture Club. Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the Curriculum Program and its Governance and Security Program of Excellence.

PhD Colloquium: Talk by Laurie A. Schintler from George Mason University

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Venue:Conference Room (PCA 254)

Dr. Laurie A. Schintler, Associate Professor at George Mason University, will visit FIU on April 12. Her talk, titled “Big Data for Social Science and Policy Research,” will start at 10:30 am in the conference room (PCA 254).

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Antonio Rubio Campaña, president of the Spanish Association of Investigative Journalists and professor at University Rey Juan Carlos and El Mundo Master's Program, Spain. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series Ciberseguridad en el Periodismo. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Spanish Master's Degree in Journalism Program, and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Ryder Conference Room | Hilton Miami Downtown

Conference to analyze the impact on governance and business of corruption throughout the hemisphere. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and its College of Business. 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:WUC Ballrooms, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Please join us on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 12 PM at FIU's Biscayne Bay Ballrooms for our 11th Annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture! This year's lecture is titled, "On Becoming: A Neo-African Performance Architect" By Dr. S. Ama Wray, University of California, Irvine.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, Main Sanctuary

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a timely conversation with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In her book, Fascism: A Warning, Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat. Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the 20th century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II.

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Venue:Graham Center Ball Room

People of Miccosukee, Seminole, Quechua, Ainu, Carib, student clubs, faculty, community organizations and others join us to share successes, histories, wisdoms and perspectives. Spokespersons and facilitators will lead us in dance, song, storytelling and interactive learning about contemporary issues to keep everyone engaged. Wear traditional attire. Free and welcome to the public, especially tribal members, families, students and faculty.

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

Lecture with Eddy Portnoy and Galit Shashoua

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Venue:FIU - MMC - SASC 302

Changing German Politics By Dr. Roger Stocker, University of Magdeburg, Germany

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, DM 353

This lecture by Yurima Blanco proposes a first approximation to Ernesto Lecuona's score and eventually the analysis, reconstruction, and performance of his unpublished work.

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

Dr. Lillian Guerra draws on her years of research in newly opened archives and on personal interviews to shed light on the men and women of Cuba who participated in mass mobilization and civic activism to establish social movements in their quest for social and racial justice and for more accountable leadership.

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

In this important and timely volume, Dr. Lillian Guerra fills a significant gap in the literature, illuminating how Cuba's sovereign electoral democracy underwent a tumultuous transformation into a military dictatorship.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, Deuxième Maison 353

This lecture by David Virelles González will examine the Cuban "cinquillo," a rhythmic cell that can be found throughout sub-Saharan Africa and in several Cuban styles that emerged during Spanish colonial times.

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Venue:FIU MMC CBC 142

The Jack D. Gordon Institute welcomes you to the second of a two-part "Intelligence Successes and Failure Series", hosted by Dr. Brian Latell. During his 35 years of service in the CIA and National Intelligence Council, he advised the White House and other ranking American officials and members of Congress on Latin American developments.

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Venue:Florida International University | MMC | Graham Center Pit

Dance and musical demonstration of Bolivian traditional Carnival dances. In Spanish. Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Bolivian Cultural Center of Miami (MASIS). Free and open to the public.

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

How can we best understand and account for the “clash of civilizations” in both international relations and selected countries? Most analyses of this topic starts from Samuel Huntington’s treatises in the early to mid 1990s. In the 25 years since then, the “clash of civilizations” has been a hot topic, particularly at the United Nations. Lecture by Jeffrey Haynes, London Metropolitan University

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

Join us for the 2018 Hemispheric Security Conference hosted by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs' Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. This conference is co-sponsored by the U.S. Army War College and the Intelligence Community-Center for Academic Excellence.

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 503

Islamic mysticism, also known as Sufism, is a part of Islam that believes in the interconnected nature of all beings. Join us for a journey into the beautiful history of Islam and how the Islamic faith has contributed to tolerance, understanding and peace for centuries. Lecture by Dr. Iqbal Akhtar, Department of Religious Studies.

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Venue:Miami Beach - MISO Wall

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU, in collaboration with Miami Beach Culture and Economic Development, the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, and the Consulate General of France, Italy, and Spain, and the Honorary Consulate of Poland, is pleased to premiere a series of European Films during the European Month from May 10th to 31st. Join us for this extraordinary European journey every Thursday evening!

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Venue:Hyatt Regency Miami 400 SE 2nd Ave, Orchid Room, Miami, FL 33131

MetroForum: South Florida's Next 20 Years — Facing Critical Issues, Answering Hard Questions Join the FIU Metropolitan Center’s lead researchers and national experts as we present hard data and a “no-holds barred ” discussion on the four critical issues and challenges defining Miami’s economic future, and what to do about it: Economic Opportunity and Wage Dynamics The Economy and Affordable Housing Economic and Environmental Resiliency

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Venue:Miami Beach Urban Studios

A panel discussion and opening reception for an exhibition commemorating the first fifty years of One Hundred Years of Solitude with a special edition crafted with etching.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC 3rd Floor

Join the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy in partnership with StartUp FIU for the sixth in a series of cybersecurity workshops designed to protect students from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity: Blockchain and Emerging Technologies introduces students to Blockchain technology and how it can be utilized outside of its original purpose to advance societal practices.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Florida International University

The International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) fosters collegial exchange and educational development around the topic of thinking as interpreted across disciplines and cultures. The conference is co-sponsored by Florida International University, Visible Thinking South Florida and the Association for Thinking and Learning, with the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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

This collection of essays by Jorge Sanguinetty focuses on the misery of political economy and the institutions that have managed recent changes in Cuba's economy, as well as provides glimpses of future solutions based on solid realism.

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

The Lummi Nation of Washington State will come to Miami to end their 23-day journey transporting a 16-foot totem pole to bring attention to their kin relationship with killer whales. It is a journey about the trauma and resilience of the killer whale, their unique place in the cosmology of the indigenous peoples and their importance to the natural order. This event is organized by the FIU student club, the Global Indigenous Group.

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Venue:Student Academic Success Center Auditorium

A one-hour documentary, inspired by the book ‘Resilience-The Ultimate Sustainability’ and featuring FIU Extreme Events Institute Director Dr. Richard Olson, communicates what ordinary people around the world can do to make their homes safe and hazard-resilient. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Olsen; former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate; Julie Rochman, former CEO of Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety; and Aris Papadopoulos, EEI Expert in Resilience.

June

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Venue:Graham Center 243

According to Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran from God to the Prophet Muhammad, through the angel Gabriel. This communal breaking of the fast welcomes Muslims and non-Muslims alike to come together in a celebratory meal. It will begin with a short lecture on the history of Ramadan and fasting within Islam, and will go on to discuss the many variations of fasting within different religious communities. RSVP at FIUIftar2018.eventbrite.com

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida

Two-week intensive workshop for K-12 teachers focuses on tropical botany, ecology and natural history and is designed to increase teachers' knowledge and understanding of the importance of plants, plant uses, and habitat conservation. MPP credits are available for MDCPS teachers. To register, please visit https://www.mylearningplan.com. For more information, contact: (305) 667-1651 or e-mail Kiki Mutis, kmutis@fairchildgarden.org.

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Venue:TBA

The XXIV Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities will focus on “Building Better Communities, from Economic Development to Sustainability.” The conference is sponsored by the Government of Miami-Dade County, the Center for Democracy and Good Governance, the Institute for Public Management and Community Service, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University and the World Bank.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

The NSSI enriches the academic knowledge of high school students by providing a rigorous understanding of contemporary domestic and global security threats facing the U.S. The NSSI is open to all South Florida high school students with a minimum un-weighted 3.0 GPA.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, Deuxième Maison 353

This lecture by Jorge Camacho will assess Carlos Ripoll's contributions to our understanding of José Martí, and how Camacho's research project has led him to publish more than 50 previously unknown chronicles that Martí wrote while living in New York in the 1880s.

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Venue:Florida International University Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Ctr, 10910 SW 17th St.

Choral and orchestral presentation of Jesuit-composed baroque music hidden for 300 years in N. Bolivia. Performance by the Sacred Mission Baroque Orchestra of Chiquitos, Bolivia and FIU's Camerata Choir and Baroque Trio. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's School of Music, and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Made possible by the support of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. More information at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Washington DC

2nd Annual Transatlantic Symposium on ICT and Policy: Leverage People, Technology, and Information for a Smart and Connected society. June 18-19, 2018

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Haiti

Now entering its 21st 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. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxième Maison 353

Fulbright Scholar Dr. Anna Kaganiec-Kamieńska will focus on the linguistic situation and cultural identity in Puerto Rico.

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

CRI Visiting Scholar Estíbaliz Santamaría Cadaval will showcase one of the most important examples of the visibility achieved by the Galician song: "Cántiga, Unha noite," composed by the Galician poet Curros Enríquez and musicians Alonso Salgado and José Castro "Chané."

July

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Venue:Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Workshop for K-12 teachers. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Cuban Research Institute and Miami Dade County Public Schools'Division of Academics, Visual and Performing Arts. Registration required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2856.

August

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Venue:FIU MMC - MARC 335

From very humble beginnings in a rural indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Andes, Lourdes Tibán Guala managed to obtain a Doctorate in Law, and a master’s degree in social sciences. She eventually became an Assemblywoman in Ecuador's National Parliament as well as a Member of the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). She represents Latin America and the Caribbean at the UN, while continuing her active participation in the Ecuadorian National Indigenous Confederation

September

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

In this richly illustrated book, Emilio Cueto and Julio Larramendi document the long, broad, and profound presence of the largest island of the West Indies in the United States.

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Venue:FIU Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center - Concert Hall

"WAY OF THE NINJA" delivers an authentic NINJA performance with the use of actual weapons such as a Shuriken, kusarigama, and Japanese swords. TOMONOSUKE, a descendant of the ancient IGA NINJA clan, has performed all over the world. Audiences will also learn more about the background of NINJA in JAPAN in this exciting display. Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami. Morning show begins at 10:45AM at the FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Graham Center, third floor Panther Suite

Sharing the memories and histories of countries that have transitioned to democracy is crucial for supporting democratic development across the world. Join us for a conference exploring the Romanian and Russian transitions to democracy. Featured speakers include Stefano Bottoni of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Nikita Petrov of the Memorial Research Centre in Moscow.

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Venue:Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

Dr. Bina Sengar, a Fulbright Fellow from India affiliated with the FIU Global Indigenous Forum will be the facilitating narrator of the exhibition ‘Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India’ explaining details about the communities who created the art in the exhibition. The exhibition in itself is an unparalleled opportunity for audiences to view rarely seen contemporary art from four major indigenous artistic traditions in India, Many Visions, Many Versions

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

Historically rich and engrossing, this book by Lisandro Pérez analyzes the major forces that shaped the Cuban community in New York, but also tells the stories of individuals and families that made up the fabric of a little-known immigrant world that represents the origins of the city's dynamic Latino presence.

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Venue:Various Locations at FIU-MMC

Join the Student Government Association at Modesto A. Maidique Campus and the Florida Students Association to learn more about civic engagement. Featured events include a Tostada Tuesday event on service, a workshop on writing letters to elected officials and a community involvement fair.

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

This lecture by Dr. Ileana Pérez Drago will center on constructions of Havana's late colonial period and their relationship with European exponents of ironwork via a comparison of catalogs from England, Germany, France, and Spain.

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Venue:Graham Center West Ballroom

Professor, politician and diplomat Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, immediate past president of Costa Rica and present Distinguished Visiting Scholar at LACC, offers his unique insight into the currents in motion across the Americas. In LACC's 2018-2019 Distinguished Lecture Solís will address the region's internal and external relationships, economies, politics and vulnerabilities. Click on the title to RSVP.

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Venue:GC 287A

Want to teach English in Japan? The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Information Session is scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2018 from 9:00-9:50 AM (Location: Graham Center 2874-A). Questions? Contact Lauren Sorondo, JET Program Coordinator, at JET@mi.mofa.go.jp

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - 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

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

The Tuesday Times Roundtable (TTR) is FIU’s weekly series of moderated conversations on The New York Times articles from the multiple viewpoints of students, faculty, and staff. This week "The Myth of Cosmopolitanism", moderated by Professor Erika Kern and Vanessa Rodriguez-Galindo. Open to all students and staff, no need to RSVP. Tuesday, Sept 18 at 12:30 PM in GC 150. Click for more Information.

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

The Cuban-American Studies Association (CASA) invites you to its welcoming reception for fall 2018. An opportunity to meet and greet. Drop by and keep in touch! Cuban and Hispanic refreshments will be provided.

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Venue:GL 140

In its 22nd year, The Brazilian Film Festival of Miami launches its University Series Program at FIU with the films Euller Muller entre dois mundos (Euller Miller Between Two Worlds) and Canastra Suja (Wildcard).In Portuguese with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages, the Brazilian culture Club and BRANFF. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305)348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

20th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium offers a discussion on Blooming Brown Macroalgae in the Caribbean and the Multidisciplinary Responses Required. Speaker is Ligia Collado-Vides, Senior Lecturer, Marine Sciences and the Discussant is Joel Heinen, Professor of Biodiversity Conservation Policy. LACC faculty members and graduate students are invited to RSVP by calling (305) 348-2894 or clicking on the title above.

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Venue:Historic Hampton House Cultural Center 4240 NW 27th Ave

Historic Hampton House in partnership with FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora Studies present the UNITY BOULEVARD FILM SERIES, a new film and discussion series happening every third Friday at the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center! Join us for a screening of Julie Dash's extraordinary independent film Daughters of the Dust and a discussion with Dr. Hilary Jones, FIU Associate Professor of History & African and African Diaspora Studies. Thursday, Sept 20th, at 6:00 PM.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus - Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Room 105

Join us as Debra Diamond, curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, places Jain aesthetic expressions of perfected beings in the broader context of artistic expressions of divine bodies across the courtly and religious artistic traditions of India.

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Venue:Graham Center 243

Since April of this year, Nicaragua has been engulfed in political instability as a result of the government's extreme and violent response to demands for changes in the political system. Former Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera will join Richard Feinberg of the Brookings Institution, Jose Miguel Cruz, research director of LACC, and Frank Mora, LACC director, for a discussion of the origins of the crisis and the consequences for democracy and stability in Central America.

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

Directed by Ernesto Fundora Hernández, "Lezama Lima: Speaking Freely" ("Lezama Lima: soltar la lengua") surveys the life and work of one of the most complex and interesting writers in the Spanish language.

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

The third centenary of the publication of Don Quixote was celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, but the Cuban commemoration was particularly problematic because of the social divisions that remained on the Island following the recent War of Independence. Dr. Ricardo Castells analyzes how the speeches of four of the University's professors reflected an early optimism about the young Republic's boundless opportunities, even as they dealt with the Island's recent colonial history.

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

Cuban musicologist Eurydice Losada will present a project, developed by musicians, creators, and promoters of art and culture, to integrate Hispanic children into U.S. society through music.

October

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus - Wolfe University Ballrooms

A multi-agency Gambian delegation will visit the United States in October 2018. It has for mission to explain why and how the New Gambia is open for renewed business investments and partnerships with Gambian/African Diaspora communities, and U.S. Public, Educational, and Business Entities.

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

Leonardo Falcón, a Ph.D. candidate in History, presents the latest findings of his doctoral dissertation research in Mexico, Chile, Spain and Cuba, which has determined the efforts to establish an Inquisition Tribunal in Havana to counteract the English establishment of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607.

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

This book by Dr. Robert Ceresa studies civic organizations as the heart of the story of the social and political power and influence of Miami's Cuban community.

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

A Rabbi, an Imam and a Pastor Tell Us How. Longtime friends Rabbi Steven Engel of the Congregation of
Reform Judaism of Orlando, Senior Imam Muhammad Musri
of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, and the Rev. Bryan
Fulwider, formerly of the First Congregational Church of Winter
Park, take a religiously inclusive approach to improving our
world.

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

Book launch and reception presented by the FIU English Department, Holocaust Studies Initiative, and Center for Women's and Gender Studies

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Venue:TBA

Events will recognize the contributions, cultures, and perspectives of indigenous peoples. The week's activities and events are organized and sponsored by the student club, the Global Indigenous Group (GIG) and the FIU Global Indigenous Forum (GIF).

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Venue:RB 120

In this lecture, we'll be discussing the Rohingya and their current political situation.

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Venue:FIU - College of Law - Courtroom 1000

On Oct. 9th - one day before Oct. 10th-World Day Against the Death Penalty, join the European Consuls General in Miami, and FIU College of Law experts to discuss European and International Perspectives on Capital Punishment.

Hispanic Heritage: The Significance of the Marginalization and Erasure of Indigenous Identities

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) - School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) 220

This talk focuses on agency and Indigenous identity through music performance in Peru and the United States. Presented by members of the Kuyayky Foundation. Hosted by the Global Indigenous Group and co-sponsored by the Global Indigenous Forum.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) - College of Business (CBC) 254

Panelists will lead a discussion on the many challenges facing Indigenous women globally with topics such as disparate rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women compared to other ethnicities, social status, political influences, positions in academia, roles in society, and roles in the economy.

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Venue: Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. CBC 254

Brazilian author and political commentator Luiz Ruffato shares his observations and views on the current political situation in Brazil and urban life there. In Portuguese. Co-sponsored by LACC, The Department of Modern Languages and the Brazilian Culture Club. Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the curriculum Lecture Series (FLAC). For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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

This presentation by Dr. Don E. Walicek discusses the infractions on freedom that have taken place within and around Guantánamo Bay since it was seized by U.S. troops in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

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Venue:Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Auditorium (SIPA 125)

Join us for a half-day conference bringing together leading scholars and practitioners from FIU and throughout the community, to explore the current landscape and future possibilities of immigration and immigration reform, particularly as it relates to South Florida. The event will feature panel discussions on topics such as the local realities of immigration, the criminalization of immigration and immigrant status.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus -School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) Room 220

Join us as Maalik Papasimbi takes us away from the mainstream idea of "Voodoo" misconstrued by mainstream religion and media giants as an evil magical religion and into traditional Haitian Voudon which is composed of elements from Western African, Haitian and Taino traditional knowledge and cosmology, the true form of Voudon.

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

This book, edited by Don E. Walicek and Jessica Adams, explores the humanities as an insightful platform for understanding and responding to the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, other manifestations of "Guantánamo" and the contested place of freedom in American Empire.

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

Repeatedly and powerfully throughout Cuban history, the mulata, a woman of mixed racial identity, features prominently in Cuban visual and performative culture. Tracing the figure, Dr. Alison Fraunhar looks at the representation and performance in both elite and popular culture.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami

"Relational Undercurrents" is the first major survey of twenty-first century art of the Caribbean, including Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. The exhibition opens after a panel discussion featuring curator Tatiana Flores, artists Adler Guerrier and Charo Oquet, and anthropologist Dr. Andrea J. Queeley.

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

The well-known pianist will play from his extensive repertoire of Cuban and international music, accompanied by the singer Cristy Arias, the Duo Contraste, and dancers Darcy and Odaray.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - 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.

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Venue:FIU MMC | SIPA 100

Join us for a special presentation by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Economist Francesco Grigoli for a discussion of the global financial situation and the role of central banks in emerging economies.

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Venue:GC 355

The Jaffer Center will be co-sponsoring an event led by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at FIU. The annual Hijab-A-Thon event gives all women who are interested in an opportunity to wear a hijab for the day. The event will conclude with a Banquet style dinner in the evening where participants can reflect on their experiences of wearing a hijab.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Part of Kreyol Month Celebration. In Haitian Creole. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian Student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), FIU French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International , Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO Club, Creole Trans. Free and open to the public. Please call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 280

Donna Nevel, a Jewish American partner in the movement to challenge anti-Muslim racism, will discuss the multiple manifestations of Islamophobia in the US, as well as U.S. domestic and foreign policy and the relationship between Islamophobia and Israeli politics.

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Venue:Historic Hampton House Cultural Center 4240 NW 27th Ave Miami, Florida 33142

Join us for a screening of Finding Fela, directed by Alex Gibney, followed by a discussion led by Dr. Hilary Jones, FIU Associate Professor of History & African and African Diaspora Studies. In partnership with FIU Department of History, African and African Diaspora Studies, and the Historic Hampton House. Thursday Oct 18, at 6PM at the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center. Click for details.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. SASC 100

Former President and CEO of the National YoungArts Foundation, Carolina García Jayaram discusses the future of arts education, her leadership role and how her choices made her career possible. Free and open to students and faculty from MDC, FIU and the general public. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Humanities Edge, and Miami Dade College. More information at merary.nieves@fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 355, 10955 SW 15 St., Miami

Sonia Fritz's documentary "Después de María: Las 2 orillas" is a look at Puerto Rico eight months after the passing of the hurricane. It explores several grassroots inititives around the island and the stories of families who emigrated to Orlando after the hurricane, as well as the important contribution of the diaspora in the reconstruction of the island.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

21st Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium on politics and race in Puerto Rico. Presentation by Professor Danielle Clealand followed by comments by Discussant Dr. Jorge Duany. Open to faculty and graduate students. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - GL 220

Roundtable on 'The EU-China Relations'

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Venue:Labor Center LC 309

Join us for a work-in-progress session with History Professor Dr. Daniel Royles, who will share his working draft on "Nurturing Growth in Those Empty Spaces:" Blackness and Multiculturalism in AIDS Education. Followed by a discussion with Drs. Mark Padilla, Jessica Adler and Valerie Patterson.

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Venue:Vizcaya

"Building urban resilience through networks and communities: lessons from Athens, Greece"

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) - Graham Center (GC) 118

Lecture by Dr. Sultan Somjee. Religious Studies Alumni Dinner Lecture. Former head of Ethnography at the National Museums of Kenya. Founder of the Community Peace Museums Programme and Foundation, and the Asian African Heritage Trust in Kenya.

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

"Havana Habibi" looks at the cross-cultural exchange and intermigration between Africa, Cuba, and the United States. It examines what it means to be a Cuban belly dancer in revolutionary Cuba as well as the diaspora; and it travels through time, geography, and space to tell a human story of healing, transformation, empowerment, liberation, and identity through the sensual metaphor of belly dancing.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 150

Part of Kreyol Month Celebration. In Haitian Creole. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian Student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), FIU French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International, Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO Club, Creole Trans. Free and open to the public. Please call (305) 348-2894 for more information

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Join us for a discussion about the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI and its consequences for the Middle East. We will explore the post-war partition of the Middle East by European colonial powers, the formation of a new state system in the region and how these events still reverberate to this day. The keynote presentation by Dr. Juan R.I. Cole will be followed by a conversation with FIU faculty experts, including Professors Eric Lob, Thomas Breslin, Naisy Sarduy and Carlos Grenier.

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Venue:Koven Center @ FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

The annual conference of the NAAHP includes the participation of FIU's Haitian Student Organization and Association members. In Haitian Creole. Part of FIU's Kreyol Month Celebration. Co-sponsored by LACC, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian Student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), FIU French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International, Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO Club, Creole Trans. Information at info@naahpusa.org.

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Venue:Deuxieme Maison, Room DM 370

Join us for the Atlantic Colloquium on "Disruptions in Time: Historical Reflections on Disaster, Revolution, and the Digital Humanities". Presented by Cindy Ermus, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Lethbridge in Canada. Friday, Oct 26th at 3:30PM - 5:00PM, in DM 370. Free and Open to all FIU students.

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

What is African Diaspora sociology and how is it being used to transition African Diaspora Studies into its own disciplinary approach? Lecture by Alexandra P. Gelbard

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Venue:Islamic Center of Greater Miami, 4305 NW 183 St. Miami Gardens

Middle East expert Juan Cole will discuss his new book "Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires" where he takes us back to the origin story of Islam and Prophet Muhammad. In his book, Dr. Cole highlights the story of how peace is the rule and not the exception for one of the world's most practiced religions.

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

In this illustrated lecture, researcher and music collector Ramón Gómez will review the artistic life of the Cuban singer Celia Cruz, focusing on her role as a performer of bolero music, and sharing images and boleros recorded by Celia throughout her glorious career.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GL 835

Panel Discussion featuring Féquière Vilsaint, Angie Bell, Fedo Boyer and Nick Andre. In Haitian Creole. Part of Kreyol Month Celebration and LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.

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

This comparative analysis by Drs. Elaine Acosta González, Florencia Picasso Risso, and Valentina Perrotta González examines the public policies and social programs toward the aged population in three different countries.

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Venue:GC 140

With the rise of corruption, populist movements and authoritarian regimes across the world, the liberal international order and democratic systems of government are being challenged across the board. Concerns about these trends extend from the United States to every corner of the globe. Join us for a special discussion exploring these questions with FIU students.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The publication of "Obispos de la Patria Grande. Pastores, profetas y mártires: is the fruit of last year's Symposium on Latin American Socio-Ecclesial Movements of Liberation: History and Continuity (1968-2018. This event launches the book and offers discussions tied to the ongoing research as well as an homage to Saint Romero of the Americas. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by LACC, Religious Studies, History, and the Latin American and Caribbean Interdisciplinary Initiative on Religion.

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 316

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. Hosted by Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization. Open to all FIU students. Funded by CSO.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 835

Lecture and performance demonstration by Haitian singer/artist ADA. In Haitian Creole. Part of the 2018 Kreyol Month Celebration. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC 213

Book presentation by Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Ricardo Ramirez on Power of the Margins: The Emergence of the Latino in the Church and society. Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Interdisciplinary Initiative on Religion. For more information please call (305) 348-2186.

November

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Venue:FIU-MMC SIPA 125

Executive Roundtable with Jacob Dumansky, Chief of Intelligence Officer, Department of Homeland and Security Investigations. HSI’s workforce includes special agents, analysts, auditors and support staff. Its men and women are assigned to cities throughout the United States and to offices around the world. HSI’s international force is the department’s largest investigative presence abroad and gives HSI one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 351

Join the JGI in partnership with the College of Engineering and Computing for the second in a series of cybersecurity workshops designed to protect students from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. Internet of Things introduces students to the world of IoT and how current and emerging technologies can pose a risk to your privacy and provides basic steps to ensure that your day-to-day devices are secure.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 140

Organized by "The Humanities Edge: Creating a Pathway to Diversified Scholarship," this panel discussion will recount the unwritten and half-forgotten histories of the city, including the experiences of Bahamian, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Haitian immigrants.

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Venue:Hyatt Regency Miami

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo 2018 – hosted by Florida International University in partnership with New America and supported by NICE – will bring together leading practitioners, employers and scholars to explore ways of developing a skilled cybersecurity workforce ready to meet the challenges of the future.

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Venue:Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The 2018 conference theme calls for presentations on the search for knowledge on and about Haiti, and the work of creation and innovation that advances the field of Haitian Studies through new modes of production and data collection in the sciences, the arts, and humanities.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 160

Lecture by Dr. Thomas Kühne, Clark University

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 280

This lecture will discuss the message of social justice and ethics expounded by Imam Hussain while living in a society distracted by social media and driven by materialist consumerism.

Protean Masculinity, Hegemonic Masculinity: Soldiers in the Third Reich

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

Coffee hour and graduate student/faculty discussion with Professor Thomas Kühne, Clark University

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Venue:FIU - BBC - Mary Ann Wolfe Theater

Polish Play on "Pola Negri", the extraordinary life of Polish stage and actress Pola Negri by the Polish Canadian Theater in Toronto.

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 355

Students will be able to showcase their Korean Language and Culture skills by competing in the following categories: Cooking Contest, Korean Makeup Demo, Speech Contest, Singing Contest and Dance Contest

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

Lecture by Thomas Kühne, Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - 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.

May We Never Forget: The Fading Memory of the Holocaust

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Tuesday Times Roundtable presentation by Victoria Verruccio, StartUP FIU and Ari Sernik, FIU Honors College

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Venue:FIU MMC - Graham Center, Room 243

Join us for a presentation on the dangers of corruption and how we can confront this threat by Ilya Zaslavskiy, Head of Research at the D.C. based Free Russia Foundation. After the presentation, Zaslavskiy will join a panel discussion with FIU faculty experts to further explore the topic.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SASC 231

Learn about indigenous and ethnic communities and how India and the United States, two of the largest and among the oldest democracies of the world, have a significant indigenous population as part of their national demographics.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Join the European Student Association and the Italian Club at FIU to watch the Italian film: La Grande Bellezza.

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Venue:FIU MMC | GC 280

This lecture will explore the legacy of Khomeini's declarations on "commanding right and forbidding wrong" in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Venue:FIU MMC, GL 220

22nd Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium featuring Victor Uribe Uran, professor of history and law and chair of the History Department.

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Venue:FIU MMC  - Green School Gallery (SIPA Building, 1st Floor)

Join the Green School for a special presentation and reception marking the closing of the exhibition “Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan.” Ana Menéndez, co-director of the FIU/Miami-Dade College program The Humanities Edge, will share her experiences as a journalist traveling through Afghanistan in 1998, when the Taliban were at the height of their power, and crumpled Soviet tanks still littered the countryside.

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Venue:FIU - MMC | Graham Center Panther Suite

Join us for this panel discussion on Changing Gender and Sexuality Norms in Germany and the US.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GL 220 | GL Breezeway | GL TV Lounge

Fourth Annual Language Day featuring language reunions, trivia, karaoke, pop-up speakers, free food, swag, roundtables, games and more. Co-sponsored by FIU Libraries, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Department of Modern Languages and Student Organizations. Free and open to the public. For more information please visit libguides.fiu.edu/fiulanguages

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 351

Join the JGI in partnership with the College of Law for the fifth in a series of cybersecurity workshops designed to protect students from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. Policy and Law introduces students to fundamental cybersecurity policy debates of today and international cybersecurity norms and processes.

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

Join us for a compelling presentation that goes beyond the headlines to explore issues related to tolerance and coexistence on the part of Muslims towards Jews and Judaism, and Jews towards Muslims and Islam.

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

CRI Visiting Scholar Nelson Jaime Santana will analyze the causes and consequences of the rising numbers of Cuban professionals and managers who have relocated in Santiago de Chile.

December

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

Lecture with Berlin based artists Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock

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Venue:FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami

Virtuoso pianists and Cuban brothers Orlay Alonso and Orlando Alonso present an immersive experience that places the audience at the center of the "Golden Era" of Cuban music and entertainment of the 1940s and 1950s.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - 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.