Green School alumnus named to top Trump administration post

As the top U.S. representative to the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., FIU alumnus Eliot Pedrosa has a hand in deciding which projects the organization will fund to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. President Donald Trump nominated Pedrosa to his post as alternate executive director of the IADB last year. He […]

FIU launches Next Horizon with community celebration

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the FIU Foundation, Inc. hosted a community-wide celebration in the Graham Center to commemorate the public launch of Next Horizon: The Campaign for FIU. With a goal to raise $750 million, this landmark campaign is the university’s largest to date and will support student success and research preeminence spanning the entire […]

Students offer solutions on Latin America, Caribbean to federal and congressional decision makers

Green School students were among a group of FIU students whose drive to solve issues facing the Western Hemisphere was on full display during a recent Washington, D.C. fly-in.These students met with appointed and elected officials and presented solutions for the region’s needs. During the trip, the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and […]

Green School students named Worlds Ahead Graduates for Fall 2018 Commencement

This semester two undergraduate students in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs were named FIU Worlds Ahead Graduates for their dedication, compassion and commitment to helping make their communities a better place. An immigrant from Colombia and the first in her family to go to college in the U.S., Sara Bedoya, 22, […]

Spanish language students in Qingdao score 2nd in national contest

Students from FIU’s Spanish language program at Qingdao University placed second in a prestigious national contest in Beijing – the first time any university from Qingdao has earned an award at the event. The students – who are working toward a dual degree in Spanish – competed against 38 teams, ending just six points shy […]

Green School faculty, Advisory Council members share advice with new M.A. in Global Affairs students

By Maria Gil Every year, students starting in the Master of Arts in Global Affairs program are welcomed to the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs with a dinner and reception. This year, the new students also got to learn from successful professionals who shared their sage advice with these budding leaders during a […]

Doctoral students recognized as Worlds Ahead Graduates for Summer 2018

Commitment, passion and, yes, true grit. That’s what it takes to be named an FIU Worlds Ahead Graduate. This semester, two doctoral students in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Zenel Garcia and Andrea Marie Headley, earned the prestigious distinction and were recognized during their commencement ceremony. These two Panthers went […]

FIU Model UN team forges international partnership with sister team in Israel

By Maria Gil FIU’s Model UN team went on the trip of a lifetime recently to build a stronger relationship with Tel Aviv University’s Model UN team. The diverse group of students – of different religious affiliation and nationalities –were able to explore and learn more about Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea and were […]

Green School hosts graduation dinner for MAGA class of 2018

Written by Maria Gil The Green School’s Master of Arts in Global Affairs (MAGA) program made history this spring. The program celebrated its largest graduating class – including the graduation of the first cohort of the Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility track. The MAGA graduates came from diverse backgrounds from all over the country and […]

Jaffer Center hosts First Annual Iftar Dinner at FIU

Dr. Mohsin Jaffer, founding donor of the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies at FIU, speaks during the 1st Annual Iftar Dinner. According to Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran from God to the Prophet Muhammad, through the angel Gabriel. This communal breaking of the fast welcomes Muslims and non-Muslims alike […]