2012 Archive


Broad Fellowships Call for Proposals

The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 competition for research scholarship awards

RAND Summer Associate Program

Program is designed to introduce outstanding graduate students to RAND


EU ambassador to discuss world economic crisis at FIU

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, head of delegation for the European Union

FIU Presents Annual Southern Japan Seminar Conference

On February 17-18, 2012, the Asian Studies Program in the School of International and Public Affairs presents…


FIU Alums are Rangel Finalists

FIU School of International and Public Affairs alumni, Ernesto Alfonso and Abdel Perrera, are finalists for the 2012 Rangel Program: International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program.


Creative Writing’s Dufresne is a Guggenheim Fellow

FIU creative writing professor John Dufresne has been named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow. Dufresne is one of 181 scholars, artists and scientists in the U.S. and Canada selected for the prestigious award.

FIU leads global water projects around the world

On Earth Day, April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will mark the importance of protecting our planet. That’s nearly the same number of people who lack access to safe drinking water.

Former FIU Professor is Costa Rican President-elect

Former FIU professor and Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) researcher Luis Guillermo Solís won Costa Rica’s presidential elections


Asian Studies Announces Fu Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The Asian Studies Program is proud to announce the Fu Foundation Recipients.


Asian Studies Newsletter Now Online!

The Asian Studies Program has published their annual newsletter online.

Alumni receive prestigious national fellowship

Ernesto Alfonso ’11 and Ayesha Quirke ’05 were two of only 20 candidates nationwide named 2012 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellows.

History professor earns best book award

Sherry Johnson, associate professor in the Department of History, has been awarded the prestigious Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize by the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)

FIU Strategic Language Institute

The Strategic Language Institute in the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University offers high-quality, non-credit instruction in strategic languages including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian. Classes begin July 16, 2012.


Why we love the Olympics

FIU News asked International Relations Professor Paul Kowert to reflect on why the Olympic Games generate so much excitement around the world. The 2012 London Olympics open on Friday, July 27.

Classes at Strategic Language Institute start July 16

The FIU Strategic Language Institute (SLI) will open its doors this month to students, working professionals and members of the community interested in expanding their linguistic skills and cultural horizons.

GSS Call for Papers: 2012 Anthropology and the Environment Society Dissertation Workshop

The Anthropology and Environment Society (formerly the Anthropology and Environment Section of the AAA) seeks participants for a new mentoring event, which will take place during the 2012 AAA meetings in San Francisco.

JMOF-FIU celebrates 18 years

For the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, celebrating its 18th year is an important milestone.

FIU, Jewish Museum of Florida create historic partnership

The Jewish Museum of Florida, a historical museum located on Miami Beach, has become part of the FIU family through a gift that will create a unique partnership.

FIU professors on Obamacare being upheld

FIU professors Elizabeth Price Foley from the College of Law, Nicol Rae from the School of International and Public Affairs and Dr. Joe Greer from the College of Medicine weigh in from a legal, political and medical perspective.


FIU launches Executive MPA on Brickell

The Department of Public Administration at Florida International University is launching an Executive Master of Public Administration degree at the university’s downtown on Brickell location.

Former City of Miami Mayor Maurice Ferré Receives FIU Honorary Degree

Former Mayor Maurice Ferré received an Honorary Doctor of Public Service at the Summer 2012 Commencement Exercises on August 13, 2012.


It’s official: TEDxFIU is happening this fall, and hundreds already have lined up.


Call for Proposals | “Perspectives on Global Transformation in Politics and International Relations”

The PIR Graduate Steering Committee* invites paper proposals for the First Annual Politics and International Relations Graduate Student Conference at Florida International University.

Jorge Duany Appointed as New CRI Director

Jorge Duany has joined FIU as the director for the Cuban Research Institute.

FIU unveils today’s most powerful hurricane simulator

As South Florida marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, FIU is unveiling the country’s most powerful hurricane simulator.


New Study Abroad Program to Japan! Zen Practice in Kyoto led by Dr. Eric Messersmith

New Study Abroad Program for the Summer A Term, Intensive Zen Practice in Kyoto led by Dr. Eric Messersmith.

Model UN delegation named Best Small Delegation twice in two weeks

The FIU Model United Nations (UN) team was named “Best Small Delegation” in two national competitions this month — the Columbia Model United Nations in New York (CMUNNY) and Boston Area Model United Nations Conference (BarMUN).

Strategic Language Institute now offers Russian

The FIU Strategic Language Institute (SLI) has expanded its program offerings to include the Russian language.

Rosenbaum named public administration fellow

FIU Public Administration Professor Allan Rosenbaum has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).


Arts & Sciences founding dean remembered for his love of FIU

Butler Waugh, one of FIU’s four founding fathers, passed away Nov. 7. He was 78.

Dipak Jain to discuss spiritual entrepreneurship

Dipak Jain, one of the world’s leading figures in business, entrepreneurship, marketing and management, will deliver a lecture entitled “Spiritual Entrepreneurship,” at 6 p.m., Nov. 14 in the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Auditorium in the School of International and Public Affairs Building.

FIU disaster and weather experts on Superstorm Sandy

This week FIU News caught up with faculty experts Richard S. Olson and Hugh Willoughby for their take on Superstorm Sandy.

Israel, Iran and the U.S.: The Fateful Triangle and the Challenges Ahead

Video recorded lecture of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Trita Parsi.

Extreme events expert advocates ‘strategic retreat’ from U.S. coastal development

Richard S. Olson, director of extreme events research and professor of political science, says there are lessons to be learned in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.


New Undegraduate Course for Spring 2013

A new undergraduate course for Spring 2013 JST 3505 RVC: Introduction to Jewish Cultures.