Green School holds inaugural Miami Conference on Global Democracy

It’s glaringly apparent in the headlines nearly every day. Democracy is increasingly under attack throughout the world – even in countries with longstanding democratic values. Which made it especially timely for an inaugural conference, presented by the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs at Florida International University, to address this dangerous trend. […]

Global Affairs students travel to India to generate economic opportunities for women and fund educational initiatives

Four Master of Arts in Global Affairs students traveled to India with a team of undergraduate business students during spring break to work on an innovative microenterprise project. The Bandhwari Women’s project seeks to empower local women in a poor village near New Delhi by generating employment opportunities in the handicrafts sector. College of Business […]

Professor Aderinto receives Dan David Prize, the world’s largest prize for history scholarship

Dr. Saheed Aderinto, professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies in the Green School of International & Public Affairs at Florida International University, has been awarded the prestigious Dan David Prize, a major international award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the study of history and includes $300,000, the world’s largest cash prize in […]

FIU Celebrates Women’s History Month – Valerie Patterson

Valerie Patterson rode an innate drive to succeed academically to heights she never imagined and has since come full circle to positively affect the lives and careers of thousands. Raised in Coconut Grove, she attended segregated elementary and junior high schools where teachers whose names she still recalls pushed her to excel. Thrilled that FIU opened in time […]

Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs to Host Inaugural Conference on Global Decline in Democracy

Democracy has never felt more fragile. Even in countries with a longstanding history of democratic values, there are forces at work eroding the free arena that is so fundamental to a democratic society. That’s why the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs is hosting its inaugural Miami Conference on Global Democracy on […]

A Professor Brings Feminist Activists from Around the World to FIU to Share Successful Strategies

While studying gender equality movements around the world, Dr. Susanne Zwingel was struck by how feminist activists have improved the lives of women. “But not only women,” she said. “Their visions of inclusion, justice, and sustainability have made a difference in many lives.” Dr. Zwingel, associate professor of Politics and International Relations in the Steven […]

Duolingo Haitian Creole Awarded Silver Recognition at 2023 Anthem Awards

The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) is pleased to announce that Nicolas André and Nyya Flores Toussaint, creators of the Duolingo Haitian Creole course, have been recognized at the 2023 Annual Anthems Award. The Anthem Awards celebrates purpose and mission-driven work from people, companies and organizations worldwide across seven core causes: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Education, Art and Culture; Health; Human and Civil […]

Film by Green School Doctoral Student to Premiere at Miami Film Festival

“Havana Stories,” the latest film by FIU doctoral student Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, will have its world premiere at the 40th Annual Miami Film Festival. Jiménez Almeida, a student in the Department of Modern Languages in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, was invited to compete for the prestigious annual Knight Made in MIA Feature Film […]

Advancing Protection of Transboundary Biocultural Riverscapes in the Amazon

We are pleased to announce support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for a new, 3-year effort to advance the protection of a transboundary biocultural riverscape (rivers, wetlands, and linked forest ecosystems) over an area of 4 million hectares in the Western Amazon. This effort unites several parts of Florida International University: College of […]

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 […]