Havel Program hosts event to present white papers

As part of its Cuba Initiative, the Havel Program recently published a series of academic studies that offer varied considerations for a political transition in Cuba, focusing on the legal reforms that would potentially take place under a representative democracy. In June, the authors gathered at FIU to discuss their findings and analyses.

Director Martin Palouš featured in latest episode of Project Save the World podcast

Episode 456 of this podcast, titled “Human Rights and Politics”, presents a thought-provoking conversation between Director Martin Palouš and Metta Spencer. They discuss varied topics, including what might have been if the Soviet Union had not collapsed and, possibly, if the security of Europe had been turned over to the OSCE instead of NATO.

Director Martin Palouš: “My Three Encounters with Madeleine Albright”

The Havel Program’s Director, Ambassador Martin Palouš, pays homage to Madeleine Albright, who was his personal friend for decades. His text, a recollection of three of their many encounters, was published by the Václav Havel Library Foundation. “When a close associate of Madeleine Albright called me last Wednesday afternoon to tell me the sad news […]

Opinion | U.S. sanctions hurt our national interests — and the Venezuelan people

Green School Professors Brian Fonseca and Eduardo Gamarra recently published this op-ed in The Miami Herald. The article has been reprinted below. Now that President Biden has announced a ban on imports of Russian oil, the United States should reevaluate sanctions against Venezuela, double down on targeted sanctions against individuals and reverse broader sanctions that hurt our national interests […]

Opinion | Macho, macho man: Russia’s politics of manhood drive Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Green School Professor Rebecca Friedman recently published this op-ed in The Miami Herald. The article has been reprinted below. In the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruthless push into Ukraine is often understood in the simple terms of reductionist history: Just another Russian strongman with dreams of expanding the empire. But surely the images of thousands of […]

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.

Can More U.S. Money Really Help Central America’s Northern Triangle?

By President Luis Guillermo Solís This article was original published by Americas Quarterly. Listen to a conversation with President Luis Guillermo Solís on The Americas Quarterly Podcast During his 2020 campaign, Joe Biden pledged to develop a comprehensive rescue plan for Central America’s Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras). President Biden, who knows Latin and […]