Ever wonder what it would be like to get one of the most distinguished professionals in your field to give you advice on a project? For a group of students, this dream came true recently. World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos Végh visited FIU last month for a public talk and met with students studying economics, international relations, public administration and Latin American and Caribbean studies.
The first floor of SIPA bustled with lively conversation during the opening of its newest exhibition, "Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan." Dozens of spectators were treated to the sounds of live traditional Afghan music while feasting their eyes on the vibrant pottery, jewelry and woodwork created by the Afghan artisans on display.
Over the weekend, the Green School received an award for its Homecoming Decorations, placing first in its category. We will be sharing photos here so stay tuned!
The editors at The New York Times highlighted “Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic”, as one of the top five museums of must see exhibitions featuring Cuban Art this season. The Cuban Research Institute will hold a panel discussion on the exhibit before it closes in January. The exhibit features more than 90 paintings, pastels and drawings of the artist. The exhibition opens Saturday, Nov. 4th and runs through Jan. 28, 2018.
FIU’s nationally ranked Model UN team has received another top distinction – being named Best Large Delegation during the highly competitive Boston Area Model United Nations Conference (BarMUN) hosted by Boston University. FIU MUN is currently ranked fourth in North America, behind the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University and Harvard.
After many months of planning, preparation and hard work, the Green School has officially opened its exhibition “Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan."
Allan Rosenbaum, director of the Institute for Public Management and Community Service and professor of Public Administration, received the Faculty Convocation and Awards Ceremony's top honor. The award recognizes full-time faculty who make an impact in their field through research, partnership or creative initiatives; who promote student learning, innovation and collaboration; and who demonstrate distinguished leadership within the university.
As the end of the semester approaches, the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs is offering students an opportunity to gain additional course credit through a Fall/Winter Mini-Term. This is a special 2 week session, giving students who need or want additional credits, the chance to register for any of the below listed courses.
Dozens of artists are helping restore the distinct artistic and cultural heritage of Afghanistan – nearly destroyed by more than three decades of war. To tell the story of this transformation, the Green School will host Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan, featuring traditional Afghan woodwork, ceramics, jewelry and other crafts. This exhibit is the first showing of Turquoise Mountain in the U.S. since it premiered at the Smithsonian in D.C. in 2016.
Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments are widespread. From politics to media to entertainment, misinformation about Muslims is pervasive. To share ways to confront Islamophobia in the United States and abroad, religious scholar and former CNN commentator Reza Aslan visited FIU as part of the sixth Geopolitical Summit.