Welcome Message

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. 

Our late Founding Dean, John F. Stack, Jr. contributed to the building of FIU from its early years and his vision for the School and steadfast support of its students, staff, and faculty created a lasting legacy for us all. 

Today, the Green School enrolls more than 5,000 students and employs nearly 360 faculty. We offer 37 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, as well as nearly 50 certificate programs


Dr. Shlomi Dinar, Dean

Our Students 

  • The student body represents more than 90 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 NationsU.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 has been ranked a Top 10 team in North America for 12 years.


  • 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 17 of the university’s most prominent international centers, institutes and programs, the Green School is a 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.