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Strategic Research Themes

The Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs embraces a holistic approach to the study of global and public affairs, encouraging students and faculty to explore thematic connections across disciplines and geographies and engaging in academic dialogue informed by numerous fields, generating policy-relevant research that takes a comprehensive approach to critical global issues.

By targeting eight signature strategic themes, the Green School advances innovative scholarship and prepares students to become leaders, researchers and practitioners that view the world through a unique, interdisciplinary perspective.

Emerging Preeminent Programs at the Green School

Preeminent programs at FIU are multidisciplinary and collaborative endeavors that the university recognizes for their extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, pioneering research, real-world solutions and best practices. Emerging preeminent programs at FIU address critical issues of increasingly growing national and global concern. Their distinctive merits, strengths, and successes make them strategically important, with high potential to earn preeminent designation. All of these programs garner special support to strengthen their offerings, including faculty cluster hires, undergraduate scholarships, and graduate fellowships.

Emerging Preeminent Programs centered at the Green School include Cybersecurity@FIU, which focuses on digital defense and protection issues impacting the global cyberscape; the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, which forges linkages across the Americas to advance understanding of the most urgent problems confronting the region; and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, a collaboration across several humanities programs and FIU museums, fostering research, teaching, and outreach activities that engage individuals and communities in reflection and celebration of diverse heritages, traditions, and histories.


Research Publications

At the Green School, we are proud to support the groundbreaking research of students and faculty in a variety of fields, from criminology and criminal justice to foreign policy, cybersecurity and human rights.

My acceptance into the FIU McNair Scholars program was the turning point in my academic and future professional career. The McNair Scholars program created a positive learning environment which gave me the opportunity to spread my wings.Claire Scott-Bacon ’16; Psychology, Criminal Justice