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January

The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 competition for research scholarship awards

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Program is designed to introduce outstanding graduate students to RAND

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February

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, head of delegation for the European Union

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On February 17-18, 2012, the Asian Studies Program in the School of International and Public Affairs presents...

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March

FIU School of International and Public Affairs alumni, Ernesto Alfonso and Abdel Perrera, are finalists for the 2012 Rangel Program: International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program.

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April

FIU creative writing professor John Dufresne has been named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow. Dufresne is one of 181 scholars, artists and scientists in the U.S. and Canada selected for the prestigious award.

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On Earth Day, April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will mark the importance of protecting our planet. That’s nearly the same number of people who lack access to safe drinking water.

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Former FIU professor and Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) researcher Luis Guillermo Solís won Costa Rica’s presidential elections

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May

The Asian Studies Program is proud to announce the Fu Foundation Recipients.

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June

The Asian Studies Program has published their annual newsletter online.

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Ernesto Alfonso ’11 and Ayesha Quirke ’05 were two of only 20 candidates nationwide named 2012 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellows.

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Sherry Johnson, associate professor in the Department of History, has been awarded the prestigious Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize by the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)

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The Strategic Language Institute in the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University offers high-quality, non-credit instruction in strategic languages including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian. Classes begin July 16, 2012.

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July

FIU News asked International Relations Professor Paul Kowert to reflect on why the Olympic Games generate so much excitement around the world. The 2012 London Olympics open on Friday, July 27.

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The FIU Strategic Language Institute (SLI) will open its doors this month to students, working professionals and members of the community interested in expanding their linguistic skills and cultural horizons.

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The Anthropology and Environment Society (formerly the Anthropology and Environment Section of the AAA) seeks participants for a new mentoring event, which will take place during the 2012 AAA meetings in San Francisco.

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For the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, celebrating its 18th year is an important milestone.

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The Jewish Museum of Florida, a historical museum located on Miami Beach, has become part of the FIU family through a gift that will create a unique partnership.

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FIU professors Elizabeth Price Foley from the College of Law, Nicol Rae from the School of International and Public Affairs and Dr. Joe Greer from the College of Medicine weigh in from a legal, political and medical perspective.

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August

The Department of Public Administration at Florida International University is launching an Executive Master of Public Administration degree at the university’s downtown on Brickell location.

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Former Mayor Maurice Ferré received an Honorary Doctor of Public Service at the Summer 2012 Commencement Exercises on August 13, 2012.

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It’s official: TEDxFIU is happening this fall, and hundreds already have lined up.

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September

The PIR Graduate Steering Committee* invites paper proposals for the First Annual Politics and International Relations Graduate Student Conference at Florida International University.

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Jorge Duany has joined FIU as the director for the Cuban Research Institute.

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As South Florida marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, FIU is unveiling the country’s most powerful hurricane simulator.

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October

New Study Abroad Program for the Summer A Term, Intensive Zen Practice in Kyoto led by Dr. Eric Messersmith.

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The FIU Model United Nations (UN) team was named “Best Small Delegation” in two national competitions this month — the Columbia Model United Nations in New York (CMUNNY) and Boston Area Model United Nations Conference (BarMUN).

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The FIU Strategic Language Institute (SLI) has expanded its program offerings to include the Russian language.

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FIU Public Administration Professor Allan Rosenbaum has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).

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November

Butler Waugh, one of FIU’s four founding fathers, passed away Nov. 7. He was 78.

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Dipak Jain, one of the world’s leading figures in business, entrepreneurship, marketing and management, will deliver a lecture entitled “Spiritual Entrepreneurship,” at 6 p.m., Nov. 14 in the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Auditorium in the School of International and Public Affairs Building.

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This week FIU News caught up with faculty experts Richard S. Olson and Hugh Willoughby for their take on Superstorm Sandy.

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Video recorded lecture of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Trita Parsi.

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Richard S. Olson, director of extreme events research and professor of political science, says there are lessons to be learned in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

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December

A new undergraduate course for Spring 2013 JST 3505 RVC: Introduction to Jewish Cultures.

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