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.
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.
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."
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 […]
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, […]
This semester’s incoming Master of Arts in Global Affairs students got to spend time with their professors in an unexpected setting: over dinner, at a new student orientation. During this orientation, faculty members shared a meal with students while swapping stories about grad school, alma maters and research interests. A panel of faculty members also […]
The Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs recently hosted an honorary lunch for the Consular Corps of Miami in recognition of the group’s integral role in advancing diplomacy in the South Florida region. Dean John F. Stack Jr. opened the event by acknowledging the destruction and lives lost after Hurricane Dorian […]
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 […]
For one Panther couple, this summer’s Green School commencement ceremony will forever be a special part of their story. Yes, the two earned their degrees that day. But they also got engaged – on stage during the ceremony. Criminal justice major Christopher Ubeda got down on one knee and presented a ring to now-fiancée Jacqueline […]
This summer two Green School students were named part of a small group of students across the university to be recognized as Worlds Ahead Graduates. Alfredo Oballos Diaz was born and raised in Venezuela. In 2014, he stopped his career in international studies at the Universidad Santa Maria, Distrito Capital, and fled to Miami due […]