Fall 2023

News and achievements at the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

The Green School is thankful for all we have accomplished together and how it ultimately benefits our students.

A Message from Dean Dinar

Study seeks to address racial inequities in Palm Beach housing [PDF]

A study by the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center is the first on racial inequities in homeownership in Palm Beach County. It found that discriminatory housing practices still exist and warned that the situation could weaken economic growth.

Student lands ‘dream’ fellowship in D.C. office of congresswoman

Renaldine Lafleche ’23, a current MPA student, served as a fellow in the office of U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL-24) this fall.

FIU and City of Buenos Aires poised to collaborate on areas of mutual interest

FIU – through the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center – and the City of Buenos Aires sign memorandum of understanding to pursue collaborations.

Examining the relationship between jail conditions and deaths

In an article written for The Conversation, Jessica Adler, associate professor of History, examines key variables and ongoing initiatives that could reduce incarceration and save lives.

Freshwater Under Attack?

In an episode of Academic Minute, a podcast that airs on 70 radio stations, Dean Shlomi Dinar discusses his research on the politics of water and how it’s a target of terrorist attacks.

Writing workshop for teaching assistants addresses use of AI

In an age when artificial intelligence is transforming how students may potentially create their work, a writing workshop at FIU addresses use of the technology.


Polish ambassador speaks at Green School

Marek Magierowski, Poland’s ambassador to the United States, discussed his nation’s strategic priorities in the midst of Europe’s shifting geopolitical landscape at a November event presented as part of the Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series. Among the issues he touched on were sustaining Ukraine’s military capabilities, overdependence on Russian energy resources, countering Russia’s worldwide disinformation campaign, and military cooperation between Poland and the U.S.

Congratulations to our faculty!

The Green School congratulates faculty who were honored with awards at Faculty Convocation this fall, for Excellence in Research and for being named Distinguished University Professors, the highest recognition available to full professors at FIU. Click on the slide to see this year’s recipients.


Do economic sanctions work?

A lively panel discussion on the “Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions as an Instrument of Foreign Policy” – with divergent views on their actual impact – was presented by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Department of Economics. From left, moderator Albert Torres, associate, Freedom & Democracy, George W. Bush Presidential Center, FIU alumnus BA ’20 Economics, MA ’22 Global Affairs; Carrie Filipetti, executive director, Vandenberg Coalition; David J. Kramer, executive director, George W. Bush Institute; Eric Lob, associate professor of Politics and International Relations; and Eduardo Gamarra, professor of Politics and International Relations.