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Welcome to the Green School

When FIU created the School of International and Public Affairs in Summer 2008, it fulfilled the 1971 promise of the university’s founders to promote globally engaged citizens.

Today, the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs educates the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow through innovative teaching and research that advances global understanding, contributes to policy solutions and promotes international dialogue.

In 2015, a transformative gift from Ambassador Steven J. Green, his wife Dorothea Green and daughter Kimberly Green further cemented FIU’s place as an institution of international import – and Miami’s status as a truly global city.

The Green School now enrolls more than 5,000 students and employs nearly 360 faculty. We offer 38 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, as well as 35 certificate programs

Dean John F. Stack, Jr.

Our Students

  • The student body represents more than 120 countries and more than 50 languages are spoken here. 
  • Our students receive the most prestigious awards, scholarships and fellowships, including the Fulbright, the Boren, the Pickering and the Truman.
  • Our graduates ascend to top postdoctoral programs, as well as jobs and internships in major organizations and agencies like the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, Library of Congress and the National Security Agency.
  • The FIU Model UN team – a program housed at the Green School – is the top-ranked team in Florida and the highest ranked of any public university in the country. They were recently named the #1 team in North America by!


  • We are recognized internationally for our preeminence in Latin American studies, through the work of our Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, one of only 16 National Resource Centers recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the country.
  • The FIU Cuba Poll – which has tracked Cuban-American attitudes in South Florida for more than two decades - is the longest running research project measuring Cuban-American public opinion in the country. Our Cuban Research Institute is the nation’s premier center for academic research on Cuban and Cuban-American issues.
  • Cybersecurity@FIU – one of seven emerging preeminent programs at FIU – is led in part by our Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, which has helped pave the way in providing nationally recognized cybersecurity education and research.

The Green School is unique. We bring together the social sciences and the humanities. We integrate theory and practice. We prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be leaders and changemakers.

Home to 16 of the university’s most prominent international centers, institutes and programs, the Green School is also an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

The Green School supports scholarship that seeks to understand the transcendence of the human experience, the connectedness of our shared histories and the challenges we face as one human family.

I invite you to explore the unparalleled Worlds Ahead opportunities offered at FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs.


John F. Stack, Jr.
Founding Dean