FIU Model UN wins Harvard National Model UN Conference, ranks third in North America

The Florida International University Model United Nation’s (MUN) Team wins the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference after competing in nine simulations, ranked third in North America — despite the pandemic and a challenging virtual environment. The team has remained in the Top 5 in the circuit for eight consecutive years.

FIU Green School brings together international Jain scholars for historic academic conference

The Second International Conference on Science and Jain Philosophy (ICSJP) was held from 19-22 March 2021 via Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live attracting more than 10,000 delegates from 27 countries including the USA, UK, India, Tanzania, Canada, Russia. It included 45 paper presentations, a book launch and panel discussion.

A Way Forward for Venezuela: Gordon Institute Director Brian Fonseca testifies before House Foreign Affairs Committee

On March 3, 2021, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy Director Brian Fonseca testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration, and International Economic Policy Subcommittee in a hearing titled "A Way Forward for Venezuela."

Researchers Study Florida Teens’ Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences

A new study, released by a research team organized by a professor at FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, has found that among Florida youth, Native American girls are most likely to be exposed to abuse, neglect, and household challenges. The study offers new insights into which groups of Florida teens […]

FIU students customize learning centered on Latin America and the Caribbean

Undergraduate and graduate degrees in Latin America and Caribbean Studies allow students to choose their educational pathway. This article is republished from FIU Online written by Monica Smith, Content Strategist, mosmith@fiu.edu. FIU students pursuing Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) undergraduate or graduate degrees have a unique opportunity to design their own educational path. Whether it’s education, politics, business, […]

CRI Awarded Mellon Grant to Study Latino Identities

The Crossing Latinidades Humanities Research Initiative, funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, has approved the collaborative research project Forging Panethnic Allegiances: Hispanic Caribbean Communities in Three Gateway Cities—Miami, New York, and Orlando. The project will involve faculty members affiliated with the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, the Dominican Studies Institute at the […]

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Applications Due January 1, 2023

The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center announces the application period for Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024 FLAS Fellowships. The funding will be available for the study of Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Quechua. The fellowship assists in the advancement of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for foreign language and studies, and supports the […]

USAID Will Host Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Conference and Career Expo at FIU

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host its second annual HSI Conference and Career Expo October 18-20, 2022. Events on October 18-19 will be virtual and those on October 20 will take place at the Biscayne Bay Campus at FIU. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about opportunities with […]

Dr. Anthony Pereira Appointed as LACC Director

LACC is pleased to welcome our new Director, Dr. Anthony Pereira. He joins FIU from his previous appointment at King’s College London as Professor and Founding Director of the Brazil Institute. Dr. Pereira’s research interests include authoritarianism and democracy, human rights, public security policy, environmental issues, and international relations in Latin America and the Caribbean. […]

Asian Studies professors take part in virtual exchange program with Japan

Two FIU Asian Studies Program Adjunct Instructors, Marcela López Bravo and Claudia Lau, have been selected to participate in a virtual exchange program to increase higher education exchange between the U.S. and Japan. Both have been successfully teaching several courses for Asian Studies, specializing in teaching modalities such as Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and […]