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Losing trust in the world: Holocaust scholar on war, genocide


Holocaust scholar John K. Roth has reflected on the power of trust in the face of war and genocide throughout his career. Recently named the Suzanne R. and Dr. Lawrence M. Fishman Scholar in Residence for FIU’s Holocaust Studies Initiative, Roth spoke with FIU News about the importance of maintaining trust, particularly in times that challenge our belief in what is good in the world.

What is the green economy and why should you care?


The five Nordic countries are often considered at the forefront of adopting “green economic” policies – those that aim for sustainable development without degrading the environment. Representatives from the Nordic countries, including Swedish Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter, will discuss innovative policy approaches to sustainability during an event on Feb. 9.We spoke with Norwegian Ambassador Kåre R. Aas about what the green economy is all about and how the U.S. could learn from the Nordic model.

White House names FIU Green School board chair to key post


President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Green School Advisory Board Chair Eliot Pedrosa to a key position as the United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB.) The IDB works to improve lives in Latin American and the Caribbean through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality; improve health and education; and advance infrastructure.

Upcoming Events

Cool Japan @ FIU

02/25/2018 10:00 AM

The highly anticipated event Cool Japan will take place on February 25th from 10am-6pm in the GC Ballrooms. There will be game shows, cosplay contests, Taiko drumming, calligraphy, karaoke, martial arts demonstrations and more!

Film Screening and Discussion | Memories of Underdevelopment

02/25/2018 01:00 PM

On the 50th anniversary of the film, the Coral Gables Art Cinema is showing the restored version of this classic work, widely regarded as the best Cuban film of all time. Film critic Alejandro Ríos will introduce the film and lead a discussion with the audience.

Gun Violence in America: A Conversation on the Epidemic of Mass Shootings in Schools & Public Spaces

02/26/2018 02:00 PM

FIU’s faculty experts – from political science, law, mental health, public health and public policy – will address the myriad of issues surrounding what many say has become a uniquely American phenomenon – mass shootings on school campuses, in movie theaters and other public spaces. What can be done to prevent such tragedies? And what will it take for the United States to take action?

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