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FIU is playing a key role in educating the next generation of highly-skilled cybersecurity practitioners to protect and safeguard important data, systems, and networks. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) selected FIU’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy as a partner to host the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo on Nov. 6 – 7, 2018, in Miami.

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For the first time in its history, FIU is ranked as one of the top 100 public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking represents a 22 spot improvement among public universities. The number 100 ranking 2019 Best Colleges comes on the heels of FIU placing number two among public universities in the state, according to the Florida Board of Governors’ performance metrics.

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Green School students were among the largest group of FIU interns who worked and lived in Washington, D.C. this summer. Students got to meet governmental officials, go bowling at the White House and attend D.C. events. Some of these students also connected their experiences with academics by taking courses like Effective Governmental Communication, taught by Brian Fonseca, the director of the Green School's Jack D. Gordon Institute. Learn more by clicking on the link above.

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While interning at Senator Charles E. Schumer's office, Marcus Frias got to attend legislative briefings, compose in-depth policy memos and write reports on issues such as the environment, housing and technology. He realized he wants to continue working in D.C. and give a voice to underrepresented communities. He completed this internship through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s internship program. Learn more by clicking the link above.

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The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) has reaffirmed its place as one of the leading centers of its kind in the nation, once again earning a designation from the U.S. Department of Education as a Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) on Latin America and the Caribbean. LACC will receive more than $2 million for the Title VI program and the Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship.

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Alex Anacki was only in 4th grade when he took on his local legislators. Now, he's at the Green School studying political science. Anacki – a National Merit Scholar and member of FIU’s best freshman class in university history – said this experience was a turning point that encouraged him to become more involved in the political process.

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This summer has been one for the history books. Two programs within the Green School have earned national rankings as top programs in their fields. Our professors continue to produce cutting-edge research, with two professors recently releasing a first-of-its-kind study on Puerto Rico. And our students and alumni have kept working hard to make a positive change in the world. Learn about these stories and more in our Fall 2018 newsletter by clicking on the link above.

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Luis Solis, immediate past president of Costa Rica, has joined the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center as a Distinguished Scholar and Professor for academic year 2018-2019. It's a welcome back to FIU for Solis who in 2000 was a Fulbright Fellow with LACC. Professor Solis will work with LACC's affiliated faculty members, students and members of the community to further knowledge and understanding of Costa Rica and the Central/South American region in general.

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On Sunday, Aug. 19, President Mark B. Rosenberg shared the following message with the FIU community. Welcome to fall! Here we are again at one of the most exciting times of year – the new semester lays before us full of hope and possibility! Make no mistake: We have a great fall ahead of us, because we have a lot to be proud of! Click above to read more.

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From taking Tango lessons, exploring historic sites in Argentina and learning more about Latin American politics, sophomore international relations major Isabelle Brito had a trip of a lifetime during the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center's Argentina study abroad program. In this piece, she shares her experiences during the trip and reflects on how she discovered her area of interest as a scholar in Argentina.

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