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 seventeen centers, institutes, and programs that provide faculty with further opportunities to explore connections that cross disciplines and geographies, ten signature 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 approach to teaching and preparing students to become leaders, researchers and practitioners that view the world through a unique, interdisciplinary perspective.
- Migration, Diaspora, and Transient Communities
- Poverty, Health, and Global Inequalities
- Economic Development, Sustainability, and Resilience
- Religion, Society, and Interfaith Engagement
- Nationalism, Identity, and Language
- Human Rights and Democratization
- Security, Foreign Policy, and Governance
- Historical Inquiry, Memory, and Reconciliation
- Crime, Justice, and Prosecutorial Reform
- Community Engagement and Public Administration
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.
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