Green School Senior Fellow addresses pandemic in Russia and Turkey

Recently, senior fellow David J. Kramer joined the Institute of Current World Affair’s production The Cable, which addresses threats to democracy in Europe and the transatlantic relationship. The spread of Covid-19 is confronting Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan with unprecedented challenges to their autocratic rule. David Kramer and Soner Cagaptay join Susan […]

History professor Kirsten Wood named new AWED Associate Director

Kirsten Wood, associate professor of history, is the inaugural associate director of the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED). AWED aims to achieve and sustain faculty equity and diversity as an essential element of FIU’s academic excellence AWED also houses FIU ADVANCE, the university’s five-year, $3.2 million Institutional Transformation grant awarded in 2016 by the National Science […]

FIU professor elected president of the American Society for Public Administration for a second time

by Alexandria Rodriguez Allan Rosenbaum only third person ever elected to a second term, wants group to advocate for a stronger public sector. FIU Professor Allan Rosenbaum is the third person to ever be elected to a second term as president in the 81-year history of the 8,000 member American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). […]

Religious Studies professor named to national board

The American Academy of Religion has elected FIU Religious Studies Professor Whitney Bauman to its 2019 Board of Directors. Bauman has been elected Program Unit Director for the AAR, a professional association whose mission is to foster excellence in the study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion. “The American Academy of Religion, […]

Associate Professor Ryan Meldrum featured on The Health Channel

Ryan Meldrum, associate professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, recently appeared on The Health Channel – All Health All the Time to discuss his research on the effects lack of sleep can have on delinquent behavior among adolescents. Meldrum studies the links between sleep and outcomes ranging from self-control, substance use and […]

LACC Director speaks at WLRN/Herald Immigration Town Hall on “dark abyss” of detention facilities

While much of the debate over immigration policy has focused on the southern U.S.- Mexico border, in South Florida the detention centers hold thousands of migrant children in what is decribed as ‘prison-like’ conditions. There have also been significant changes in immigration policy regarding Cuba and potential changes to the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans, […]

FIU professor Solís in Guatemala to observe general elections for OAS

President Solis in Guatemala
Former Costa Rican President and FIU professor Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera is in Guatemala this week to lead an independent team charged with observing the nation’s elections. Solís, who served as president of Costa Rica from 2014 to 2018, was chosen by the Organization of American States (OAS) to head its independent electoral mission to Guatemala, […]

Criminal justice professor interviewed for cover story in American Bar Association Journal

Because so many of their decisions are made outside of the public eye, prosecutors’ offices are often referred to as the “black boxes” of America’s criminal justice system. So when the American Bar Association’s flagship publication wanted to produce an in-depth report on the wave of reform-minded prosecutors seeking to increase transparency and fairness in […]

Former President of Costa Rica, FIU Professor receives honorary doctorate from University of La Rochelle

Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, former President of Costa Rica and current FIU professor has been awarded an honorary doctorate (honoris causa) from the University of La Rochelle at France in recognition of his dedication to advancing sustainability and environmental preservation. The award ceremony took place in context of an international seminar called “Smart and Sustainable […]