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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

Wolfgang Kaleck, best known as Edward Snowden’s lawyer in Europe, is a human rights activist. His new book is crammed with compelling and vivid stories, underscoring the notion that, while the world is often a terrible place, universal standards of human rights can prevail when people are willing to struggle for them.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute, together with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will hold a post-secondary faculty seminar on Cuba in Miami.

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Venue:FIU Graham Center Ballrooms

Join us for a timely discussion with leading experts on some of the most pressing issues facing the globe, including threats to democracy, foreign policy in hotspots such as North Korea and Russia and immigration and international trade. 

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

Renowned Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie closes the exhibit, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, that has been on display since October of 2018 and was featured throughout Art Basel. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami-Dade County and the Funding Arts Network, among others.

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Venue:GC 243

Join us on January 14, 2019 for a Rakugo (Japanese sit-down comic storytelling) performance by Yanagiya Tozaburo III, the Shin’uchi (highest) rank rakugo performer, at FIU’s MMC Campus. Rakugo has entertained generations of Japanese since the 17th century. From ghosts to geisha, samurai to salaryman, a solo performer brings scores of characters vividly to life in tales punctuated by various tones of voice, gestures, and facial expressions with a folding.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Green Library 156

Conversations on Europe: The Finnish Education Model, what can we learn?

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Venue:DM 190

American media has recently highlighted the social circumstances of Muslims living under the Chinese Communist Party. Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a presentation on the history of Islam in China and a genealogy of Muslim-state interactions from the final dynatistic regime to the present. Lecture by Kristian Petersen, Old Dominion University.

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Venue:GL220

Based on fieldwork in four of the largest Sephardic communities in the United States, this talk sheds light on how Judeo-Spanish-speaking Sephardim in Los Angeles, New York City, South Florida, and Seattle have managed to preserve their heritage language for the past century. In particular, this talk considers the impact that contact with Peninsular and Latin American varieties of Spanish has had on the linguistic structure of Judeo-Spanish and the constant negotiation of Sephardic identity.

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

Complex Ethnographies, Contested Borders: Indigeneity and Nations in the Geographies of South Asian History. Lecture by Dr. Bina Selgar, Ph.D.

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Venue:CBC 233

Join us for a special lecture presented by Jappanese Pottery Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI and a Tea Ceremony demonstration by Urasenke. In his lecture, Ohi will discuss ideas behind Japanese pottery art and how spirituality and culture influence Japanese craftsmanship "KOGEi" as well as the tea ceremony. Sponsored by the Consulate of Japan in Miami.

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

Featuring Dr. Alex Galarza. In 2005 a collection of documents in decay was discovered in Guatemala. The files belonged to the National Police and tell the story of abuses during the civil war (1960-1996). Haverford College and the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo is digitizing, preserving and providing access to the records. Dr. Galerza leads the project team at Haverford. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Free and open to the public. (305) 348-2894.

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

Screening and talk. The documentary Ciudad Deportiva is based on the research of Dr. Alex Galarza and tells the story of Boca Juniors' attempt to build a massive neighborhood complex revealing the links between soccer, politics, consumption and urban transformation. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant.

Daoism in China Today: Lecture by Livia Kohn

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Venue:DM 164

Livia Kohn will be discussion Daoism in the current day in China.

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Venue:FIU MMC | Broad Auditorium (SIPA 125)

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a timely conversation about the top challenges confronting U.S. foreign policy in 2019. FIU faculty experts from the Green School will explore current “hot spots” around the globe and discuss potential responses by U.S. policymakers.

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

This book by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Ariel Armony traces the history of Miami's rise and the simultaneous emergence of a highly diverse but contentious ethnic mosaic. The existential threat to the future of the city posed by a rising ocean makes Miami a key case study for the pros and cons of the present day, capitalist-led globalization.

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Venue:Various Locations

FIU's 3rd Annual Holocaust & Genocide Awareness Week will consist of various lectures, exhibitions and events taking place at FIU and other locations throughout the community.

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

Join CasaCuba and Books & Books for an evening of celebration as we inaugurate the Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle. Don't miss the kickoff event for an unveiling of the book list and special presentations.

Welcome to Asia

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) Pit

Come get a preview of all things Asia-related at FIU. You’ll learn more about the various student organizations, cultures, and languages. There will be music, dances, giveaways, and free pizza! Hosted by Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization. Open to all FIU students. Funded by CSO.

February

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

This lecture by John Vertovec discusses how new state policies and regulations in Cuba shape opportunities, challenges, and economic behaviors in unequal ways for a diverse group of self-employed people.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 355

LACC Director Frank Mora, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, and Monique Quesada, US State Department Diplomat in Residence at FIU, MDC and former U.S. Consul General to Marseille, offer an insider's guide to career opportunities with the US government. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, U.S. Department of State, and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Graham Center 355

You are invited to attend an Insider’s Guide to Federal Government Service session on Thursday, February 7th at 3:30pm in GC 355 sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), U.S. Department of State, and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Following the session, Diplomat in Residence Monique Quesada is offering a workshop on Writing a Personal Statement that Pops at 5:00pm in GC 355.

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

Join the Green School, Florida Grand Opera and Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ for a very special program that presents the life and times of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. “The Portrait of Frida Kahlo” highlights the heartrending themes of Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s critically acclaimed opera, Frida.

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Venue:FIU-MMC-MARC Building - MARC 290

This conference, open to the public, will bring together leading experts on the EU and Asia to discuss different aspects of the EU's relations with Asia—the historical connections, economic development, political considerations, and diplomacy.

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

Lecture with Dr. Devin Naar, Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies and Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Washington.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Green Library 156

Conversations on Europe: 40 Years of Democracy in Spain. This lecture will be in Spanish.

Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center

The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars and other persons interested in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans by announcing its 12th Conference. The main theme of the 2019 conference will be "Cuba and Puerto Rico: Two Wings of One Bird?"

Collecting Cuba: A Conversation with Emilio Cueto

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

Several academic experts and collectors—Drs. Michael Bustamante and María Antonia Cabrera, Ramón Cernuda, and Emilio Cueto—will discuss the challenges of collecting objects related to Cuban culture, focusing on Cueto's extensive collection of Cuban documents, artworks, and memorabilia.

El deseo poscolonial, la violación sexual y las trampas del mestizaje by Dr. Marcel Velázquez

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Venue:GL220

Se analizará en las novelas elegidas tres variables: las formas de la representación del cuerpo de la mujer indígena, objeto del deseo sexual; las configuraciones discursivas del sujeto violador; y la relevancia de este motivo narrativo en la estructura global de la novela, y en particular sus convergencias y divergencias con la ideología del mestizaje.

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

Lecture by William F.S. Miles, Northeastern University

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - GL 156

Conversations on Europe: World's Fairs & International Expositions

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Venue:Graham Center 355

Join us for an in-depth discussion on the Venezuela Crisis. David Kramer, Senior Fellow at the Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights and Democracy, will moderate a discussion with Dr. Frank Mora, Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Dr. Astrid Arraras, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics & International Relations, Dr. Manuel Gomez, Professor of Law, and Brian Fonseca, Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1009

A group of legal and historical experts examines the main amendments to Cuba's magna carta, scheduled to be approved in a referendum on February 24, 2019.

March

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

Artist Mark Podwal will talk about Kaddish for Dąbrowa Białostocka, his series of eighteen drawings. He completed the series following his 2016 visit to the village in Poland where his mother was born.

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Venue:Green School Gallery (SIPA 110)

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a presentation by artist Mark Podwal about his series “All This Has Come Upon Us…,” currently on view in the Green School Gallery. This body of work is a limited series of 42 individually framed and richly colorful archival pigment prints, illustrating historical tragedies and injustices suffered by the Jewish people since the days of Pharaoh.

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

In this book, Dr. Megan Feeney argues that the freedom fighting extolled in American World War II dramas and the rebellious values and behaviors seen in postwar film noir helped condition Cuban audiences to expect and even demand purer forms of Cuban democracy and national sovereignty. At the same time, influential Cuban intellectuals worked to translate Hollywood ethics into revolutionary rhetoric—which, ironically, led to pointed critiques and subversions of the US presence in Cuba.

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Venue:GC 140

Authoritarian regimes from Moscow to Beijing are undermining the liberal democratic order and targeting the United States and our democratic allies around the world. Using information operations, cyberattacks, support for extremist movements and malign finance, these regimes exploit divisions in our societies and weaken us at home and abroad. Now that we recognize these threats, how do we come together on a bipartisan basis to defend against them? Join us for a talk with leading experts.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

This year's Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) 2019, organized by Dr. Matthew Marr, is based on a prestigious Japan Foundation/CGP grant in collaboration with universities and organizations in Tokyo and Osaka as well as Miami and Los Angeles, titled “Refuge Neighborhoods: Service Hubs and Homelessness in the US and Japan.”

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Venue:Islamic School of Miami (ISOM), 11699 SW 147th Ave, Miami

Join the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies for a conversation on how Islamic sources, and specifically the Quran, address various realms and moral mechanisms of apology and forgiveness and how these mechanisms can extend from private to public usage in modern life.

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

Join the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies for a timely interfaith conversation on conceptualizing and understanding the world through the lens of friendship. Jafar Mahallati will discuss how four 11th-century Muslim scholars introduced friendship as a worldview. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Rabbi Moshe Tom Heyn and Pastor Laurie Hafner.

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Venue:FIU MMC SASC-202

Join the European and Eurasian Studies Program on this conversation about Brexit where Professor John McCormick will clarify the current state of these extraordinary negotiations, and highlight some of the domestic and international impacts that Brexit will have.

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Venue:FIU MMC Parkview Hall Multipurpose Room

Join the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies for a compelling conversation of how students at the University of Art in Shiraz, Iran were prompted to create 110 peace posters which reflect the realms of forgiveness and peacemaking.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Green Library 156

Conversations on Europe. BREXIT: A Europe Without The UK

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Venue:FIU MMC GC-314

Career and Talent Development will be discussing the various opportunities that come from earning a B.A. in Asian Studies, followed by an open Q&A with alumni working in the field.

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Venue:FIU MMC MARC Pavilion

Join us for a discussion exploring the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China. What factors led to this historic decision? How have these 40 years shaped the global landscape – and the domestic scene in both countries? During this conversation, Yawei Liu, the director of the China Program at the Carter Center, will shed light on these questions, the unique diplomatic relationship and future implications for foreign relations between the U.S. and China.

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Venue:FIU MMC DM-259B

Lecture on law, gender, and theology in the salons of Sultan Qanisawh al-Ghawri by Christian Mauder, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

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Venue:FIU MMC DM 190

Join the Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies for a discussion about the Khosti refugees who belong to the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Stranded between the border politics of two nations, the Khosti Afghans from Pakistan are forced to stay as undocumented migrants. Lecture by Dr. Aparna Malaviya.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Join us for this panel on 'Developing a Competitive Workforce for the Global Economy: Challenges for Germany and the US'

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Venue:FIU MMC GL-220

Join journalist Judy Cantor-Navas as she discusses the history of Panart Records, the first record pressing facility in Havana, with highlights from the Panart catalog in the Díaz-Ayala Music Collection.

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Venue:FIU MMC DM 258

Join the Department of Religious Studies for a conversation that will analyze the distinction between perception and reality. Is reality different to what we perceive? We perceive a world of multiplicity, yet throughout history there have been philosophical arguments made to propose there is only one single reality in existence.Rosabel Ansari will explore this debate.

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

This volume, edited by Drs. Michael J. Bustamante and Jennifer L. Lambe, brings together new historical research with comparative and methodological reflections on the challenges of writing about the Cuban Revolution.

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Venue:FIU MMC Building AHC5-212A

FIU Indigenous workshop to discuss ways of succeeding in academia while building respectful and ethical relationships with Indigenous communities.

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Venue:FIU-MMC-MARC Building - MARC 290

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, in collaboration with FIU Career & Talent Development, is organizing a 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:FIU MMC GC-355

Join us for the 12th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon with a lecture by Dr. Kwame Essien.

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Venue:FIU MMC SIPA-103

Join Dr. Dru C. Gladney, Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College in Claremont, California for a lecture on Muslims in China.

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 355

Join the FIU Asian Studies Program for a conference on March 29, 2019 titled, “The Roots of Dōgen Studies.” This event will feature a group of specialists with expertise in Japanese or comparative religions who will examine, from interdisciplinary perspectives, various textual, ritual and social influences that need to be taken into account in analyzing and assessing the life, literature and legacy of Zen master Dōgen 道元, (1200-1253), founder of the Sōtō sect in medieval Japan.

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

Three distinguished scholars—Drs. Matthew Casey, Jorge Giovannetti, and Andrea Queeley—will examine the social and economic impact of migrants from Jamaica, Haiti, and other West Indian islands to Cuba during the first third of the 20th century.

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

Grounded in extensive and rigorous multisited research, this book by Dr. Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres examines the different migration experiences of Jamaican, Leeward, and Windward Islanders, along with the transnational processes of labor recruitment and the local control of workers in the plantation.

April

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Venue:FIU MMC GL-220

In this lecture, Dr. Ana Mary Rusch will discuss her recent ethnographic fieldwork on Cuban immigrants in Berlin, focusing on the dynamics of integration, the complexity of identity, and the heterogeneity of the Cuban diaspora.

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

Lecture with Michael Berkowitz, University College London

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Venue:FIU MMC MARC 290

Join the European and Eurasian Studies Program for the screening of "The Divine Plan" by Robert Orlando, a fascinating documentary on friendship and cooperation between John Paul II and Ronald Reagan which changed the fate of the world. Author and filmmaker Robert Orlando will present the film screening and answer your questions.

The Status of Women in Miami-Dade County: Economic Participation, Opportunity and Equity

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Venue:FIU MMC GC 150

Presented by the New York Times and FIU, Dr. Maria Ilcheva of the Metropolitan Center will be discussing "The Status of Women in Miami-Dade County" as part of FIU's Diversity Week.

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Venue:FIU MMC RDB 1000

Join the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program for a panel discussion with leading experts re-assessing the history of the Rwanda genocide and the aftermath of these tragic events.

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Venue:FIU MMC SIPA-103

A 2008 raid conducted by ICE utilized federal agents, multiple helicopters, and spent $5.2 million to arrest 389 workers employed at an Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa. Many of these workers were children laborers from Guatemala who came to America looking to support their families. The U-Turn, directed by Luis Argueta, examines the lives of a group of women and children during the eight years after the raid took place.

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Venue:FIU MMC RDB 1100

Join the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies for a Round table discussion on the Rohingya crisis featuring David J. Kramer, Walid Hamadeh, Hassan Mahmud and Alaa Basatneh.

Cuban Heritage Festival and Public Humanities Symposium

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Together with the Wolfsonian's Public Humanities Digital Lab, CasaCuba will sponsor a two-day event about the historical and cultural significance of objects related to Cuba, as well as conservation techniques to preserve objects for posterity.

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

Historian Víctor Andrés Triay discusses his research on the unaccompanied children who came from Cuba to the United States between 1960 and 1962.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Green Library 156

Conversations on Europe. EP ELECTIONS: What's At Stake?