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The Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Libraries at Florida International University are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant competition. The awards are offered in honor of Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala, the prominent music collector and independent scholar.

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Excellent coverage in the Miami Herald about the 2017 Hemispheric Conference hosted by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Congratulations to the team on a wonderful and timely event, attended by leading experts from around the Hemisphere.

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China Walker, a recent graduate of the Green School's master's in Disaster Management Program, recently interned with the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management, where she conducted research into best practices, participated in regional training and worked on preparedness briefings with local elected officials, partner agencies and vendors.

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World-acclaimed Saudi Arabian female artist Manal AlDowayan is set to unveil her first solo exhibition, "I Am Here," at Rojas + Rubensteen Projects, a contemporary art gallery and community hub in Little River. Comprising photography, installation, and mixed media, the show is a collaboration with the Green School's Initiative for Muslim World Studies and continues through March 26.

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Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Berenbaum, a writer and scholar who oversaw the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and later led a visual history project of survivor testimony with director Steven Spielberg, is the inaugural Fishman Holocaust Studies Scholar-in-Residence at FIU. Miami physician Lawrence M. Fishman and his wife Suzanne R. Fishman donated $100,000 to the university’s Holocaust Studies Initiative to expand Holocaust education in the region.

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Dr. Nelson Varas-Díaz, professor in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, has released a documentary, "The Metal Islands: Culture, History and Politics in Caribbean Heavy Metal Music," based on his research with heavy metal communities in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba. The film explores how music, identity and politics shape communities. It is nominated for Best Documentary at the 2017 World Music & Independent Film Festival. View trailer at link above.

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U.S Rep. Eliot Engel recently visited FIU to discuss the future of U.S. policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Faculty, staff and students from the Green School and around the university recently joined Becky Salokar’s family and friends for a celebration of life in her honor.

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FIU's Model United Nations team continues to rise in Best Delegate's rankings, moving ahead of every Ivy League school to take the #2 spot in North America! Congratulations to our distinguished delegates and program director Ethan Roberts! You are truly #WorldsAhead!

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Daniela Cediel, a student in the Public Administration program at the Green School, completed the Official White House Internship Program this past summer, where she worked in the Office of Presidential Correspondence under former President Barack Obama.

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