Strategic Research Themes

The Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs embraces a holistic approach to the study of international and public affairs. In addition to eight departments that bring together the social sciences and humanities and 17 centers, institutes, and programs that provide faculty and students with further opportunities to explore connections that cross disciplines and geographies, ten intersecting themes represent the core of Green School faculty research.

These themes embody a comprehensive approach to exploring critical issues, be they global or local, with implications for policy. Such innovative scholarship likewise informs our faculty’s philosophy to teaching and preparing students to become leaders, researchers and practitioners that view the world through a unique, interdisciplinary perspective.

Faculty researchers by academic departments:

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 

Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, which forges linkages across the Americas to advance understanding of the most urgent problems confronting the region 

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.

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