Migration, Tourism and HIV/Drug Use Syndemics in the Dominican Republic, a 5-year, multi-million dollar NIH-funded research project led by Dr. Mark Padilla, investigates HIV and drug use in the tourism zones of the DR. A collaboration between FIU and Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, the project aims to describe and map the social context of men’s labor migration, drug use and HIV risk in tourism areas of the DR, and to explain drug use and HIV risk behavior among male tourism migrants.
An effort to conduct cutting-edge research, cultivate undergraduate and graduate student critical thinking, and develop and propose effective policy related to violence in Latin American and the Caribbean, LACC, FIU's Applied Research Center (ARC) and US State Department proudly partner on the LACC Diplomacy Lab. Following a successful Spring '14 lab examining prison violence, the Fall '14 lab looks at gender violence in the Caribbean and is led by LACC Research Director, Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz.
LACC has been an important part of FIU for over 35 years. Much trailblazing activity and scholarship has taken place under its leaders, faculty, international partners, staff and, principally, its students. The "Did you know?" campaign shares interesting facts and highlights from the Center's three and a half decades. Click above to see the first.
Two of President Obama's advisors discuss their experiences at the center of Latin America/Caribbean policy making in the White House, and take questions from the audience. Featuring Frank Mora, LACC Director and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs and Daniel Restrepo, former principal advisor to President Barack Obama and moderated by FIU ARC's Brian Fonseca. Sponsored by LACC. Free and open to the public.
Featuring Professor John Chasteen, cultural historian of Latin America at UNC, Chapel Hill, a specialist on the elements that contribute to the evolution of national identities. His talk focuses on the significant role played by the forms and varieties of Andean music through a combined musical performance and chronicles. Angela Moncada, premier Andean folklore musician accompanies Chasteen in this narrative concert.
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