Gordon Institute signs agreement on cybersecurity research and education with IADB/OAS

IADB Partnership
FIU’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy recently entered into a formal agreement with the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), a part of the Organization of American States, to provide research, education and internship opportunities in cybersecurity for FIU students. The agreement, formally signed by Dean John F. Stack Jr. of the Steven J. Green […]

Gender wage gap persists in Miami-Dade County, report finds

Green School researcher Maria Ilcheva, the assistant director of the Metropolitan Center, wrote an op-ed reflecting on Women’s History Month and the state of gender equality in Miami-Dade County. In this piece, she shares findings from the Metropolitan Center’s 2019 annual report tracking the status of women and the gender wage gap. Read more at […]

Support for the embargo on the rise among Cuban-Americans, reveals FIU Cuba Poll

A strong majority of Cuban-American voters in Miami-Dade County supported Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections, giving Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott a significant boost in tight statewide races. Seventy percent of Cuban-Americans surveyed said they voted for DeSantis and 69 percent said they voted for Scott, according to the 2018 FIU […]

Study Examines What Prosecutors Think About Success, Racial Disparities, and Community Engagement

FIU, in partnership with Loyola University Chicago, is implementing a two-year projectwith four prosecutor’s offices in Chicago, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, and Tampa. The project stems from a growing recognition that prosecutors need to become more data-driven and strategic to ensure effectiveness and fairness. The work will help prosecutors improve data and analytical capacity, develop and implement new performance […]

FIU team to study the impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico’s health care system

In September of 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving loss, pain and destruction in its wake. It also led to the collapse of Puerto Rico’s health care system. This massive collapse in health care services and technology is thought to have significantly impacted the lives of many Puerto Ricans who survived the hurricane but […]

Student researchers tackle U.S. immigration policy with forum

Three doctoral students in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies have organized a half-day public forum on immigration reform in collaboration with the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. The students hope the event, “Forum for Inclusive Immigration Reform,” will shed light on the real-life stories behind the immigration debate and plan […]

Symposium raises funds for FIU Puerto Rican students, reveals results of study

More than 300 national advocates, elected officials, stakeholders, journalists and prominent members of the Puerto Rican community came together to outline the issues that Puerto Ricans living in Florida are facing and to examine the role that such residents might play in the future of the state. The “Nuestro Futuro” Symposium, held on June 30, […]

Former Turkish diplomat researching Venezuelan foreign policy at FIU

Graduate student spent two years stationed at the Turkish Embassy in Caracas Before becoming a Ph.D. student in international relations and a master’s student in Latin American and Caribbean studies, Imdat Oner was an entry-level officer with the Turkish Foreign Service stationed in Caracas, Venezuela. “The day that I learned I had been assigned to […]

MacArthur Foundation awards FIU $1.7 million to study prosecutor behavior

In the criminal justice system, prosecutors wield considerable power over who is charged with a crime, what charges defendants face, and whether or not they are eligible for plea agreements. To better inform prosecutorial decision-making – and reduce the risk of racial and ethnic disparities – the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded FIU’s Department […]