Green School Announces Fall 2016 Events

Planning is underway for another exciting semester of Green School events, lectures, concerts and exhibits from some of the world’s greatest thought leaders - both at FIU and in the community. We hope you can join us for some of these enlightening gatherings

Reconnecting 2016: Reinvigorating Shared Latino-Jewish Roots and Heritage
Wednesday & Thursday | September 7 & 8 | Trump International Beach Resort | More Info
Part of the Global Jewish Communities

Gentrification in the Magic City: Change and Challenges Lecture by Dr. Paul George, Miami-Dade College
Monday, September 12 | 2 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 140 | More Info
Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

Moral Ambivalence Surrounding Facebook: Morality, Sociality and Piety among Young Turkish-American Muslim Women
Tuesday, September 13 | 12:30 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SIPA 100 | More Info
Sponsored by the Muslim World Studies Initiative

Mindfulness and Yoga: Real Tools for the Real World
Tuesday, September 20 | 12:30 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | WC 130 | More Info
Sponsored by the Program in the Study of Spirituality

Earthly Reflections of Paradise: Islamic Gardens of Spain, Ottoman Turkey and the Mediterranean Basin.
Thursday, September 22 | 6:30 PM | Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL | More Info
Sponsored by the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program

Conversations over the Prison Wall: Intellectual Freedom and the Dawn of Democracy
Presentation by Dr. Ivan M. Havel, Director for the Center for Theoretical Study at Charles University, Prague
Friday, September 23 | 2 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 140 | More Info
Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and co-sponsored by the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy

The Caribbean and American Presidential Power: A Donald Trump Ascendancy
Annual Eric Williams Lecture by Former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo
Friday, September 30 | 6:30 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | Wertheim Performing Arts Center | More Info
Sponsored by the African and African Diaspora Studies Program and Co-sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

The EU, Eastern Europe and Russia
Lecture by Mark Medish, CEO of The Messina Group International and Former Senior Director of Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council
Tuesday, October 4 | 2 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 243
Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

West Africa: Development Challenges of Fragile States
Lecture by Oscar Melhado, Resident Representative for Guinea-Bissau, IMF
Tuesday, October 11 | 2 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | MARC Pavilion
Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

Dianne and Alan K. Collins Distinguished Lecture Series: Spirituality in the Quantum Age.
Tuesday, October 18 | 7 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | MARC Pavilion
Sponsored by the Program in the Study of Spirituality and Part of the Dianne and Alan K. Collins Distinguished Lecture Series

Fourth Mahavir Nirvan Lecture on Applied Jain Ethics
Jainism, Animal Rights and Veganism
Monday, October 24 | 7 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | CBC 232 | More Info
Sponsored by the Jain Studies Program

Energy Security, Sustainable Development and Global Warming in the Second Decade of the 21st Century
Thursday, October 27 | 8:30 AM | University of Miami | Newman Alumni Center | Coral Gables, FL | More info
Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Global Energy Forum

Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change
Book Presentation by Dr. Andrew Solomon Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University and President of PEN American Center
Thursday, November 17 | 2 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | TBA
Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series