Professor Jean Rahier (GSS), founding member of the International University Observatory of Justice for Afro-descendants in Latin America (OJALA), has secured a grant from the Werner-Gren Fund to support a three-year Graduate Research Assistantship. In addition to pursuing a doctoral degree in GSS (Major Anthropology) at FIU, the person selected will work as a RA for OJALA for 20 hours/week. https://gss.fiu.edu/news/2019/werner-gren-funded-graduate-
For its recently launched NEXT HORIZON campaign —focused on research and student success— FIU leadership featured LACC faculty scholarship, represented by Professor Jose Miguel Cruz' gang research, and the Center's partnership with Kimberly Green and the Green Family Foundation. "Our research provides not only an opportunity for FIU/LACC students to reach a new level of proficiency, it also provides solid data for US government policy making", they hold. Video available above.
Three reports on the political, economic and security trends in the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America are selected by the Inter American Press Association to be the topic of its webinar on February 7th at noon EST. The webinar, held in Spanish and viewed by journalists throughout the hemisphere, features Luis Guillermo Solis, former president of Costa Rica, Christopher Sabatini of Global Americans and Frank Mora, LACC director.
Lecture and Workshop on Digital Scholarship by Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by dLOC, Digital Library of the Caribbean. Made possible in part by the generousity of the Green Family Foundation. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. For more information contact (305) 348-3008.
68th Annual Conference on Jews and the Americas by UF's Center for Latin American Studies. A study on tkhe Jewish experience in the Americas from the 16th Century to present. Part of LACC's Latin American Jewry Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, the UF Center for Latin American Studies, the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at UF. Registration required.
Book presentation of "Afroecuatorianos y politicas de inclusión en la revolución ciudadana" by author Dr. Jhon Anton Sánchez. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Observatory of Justice for Afrodescentants in Latin America (OJALA), GSS Department Graduate Colloquium and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.