Green School co-hosts program with Florida Grand Opera and Coral Gables Congregational Church

By Maria Gil Opera voices echoed through the halls of the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ as they gave the audience a glimpse of Daniel Catán’s critically acclaimed opera, Florencia en el Amazonas. “Metamorphosis: Reflections on the Human Journey” featured a unique spoken word program set against the vibrant and luminous music of Catán’s […]

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 […]

Russian opposition leader visits FIU for film screening and conversation

Despite the risk of harm – even death – pro-democracy activists in Russia continue to voice their opposition to the regime of Vladimir Putin. Opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, who survived two attempts on his own life, explains it this way: “Looking at Russian history, you can see that political shifts can happen quickly and unexpectedly. […]

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 […]

Consular Corps of Miami recognized at Green School lunch

To recognize the critical role the Consular Corps of Miami plays in advancing global dialogue throughout South Florida and beyond, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs recently hosted a lunch in honor of the corps at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum. “In a globalized and globalizing metropolis, our consuls general, consuls, […]

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 […]

Green School announces 2018-19 Broad Fellowship Recipients

By Maria Gil The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is pleased to announce the recipients of the Morris and Anita Broad Research Fellowship Awards for 2018-2019. The fellowship is a highly competitive research award available for junior, tenure-earning faculty members, as well as advanced doctoral students in one of the departments or programs […]

Modern languages professor featured on Telemundo for her word gap app

The application “Háblame Bebé” was developed by FIU and New York University in order to assist Hispanic parents with the preservation of their children’s Spanish and add more words to their children’s vocabulary. The app instructs parents on how to teach Spanish to their children, gives them advice and promotes bilingualism. “There are studies that […]