The Future of the Americas: President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera


Professor, politician and diplomat Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, Immediate Past President of Costa Rica and present Distinguished Visiting Scholar at LACC, offers his unique insight into the currents in motion across the Americas. In LACC's 2018-2019 Distinguished Lecture, Solís will address the region's internal and external relationships, economies, politics and vulnerabilities. Presented by LACC and the Honors College.

LACC Designated Title VI National Resource Center; Awarded Foreign Language + Areas Fellowship


The U.S. Dept. of Education awarded LACC's 2018 proposal, designating it a National Resource Center (NRC) and granting it a Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship (FLAS). Both grants allow LACC to continue its support of research, training and access to scholarship funds for languages and understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean. The grant and fellowship run for the next four years. This is the thirty-fifth year LACC has been named a NRC since its founding 39 years ago.

LACC Dir. Frank Mora Welcomes Distinguished Scholar Luis Solis, Former President of Costa Rica


Luis Solis, immediate past president of Costa Rica has joined LACC as Distinguished Scholar and Professor for academic year 2018-2019. It's welcome back to FIU for Solis who in 2000 was a Fulbright Fellow with LACC. Professor Solis will work with LACC's affiliated faculty members, students and members of the community to further knowledge and understanding of Costa Rica and the Central/South American region in general.

Upcoming Events

20th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium: Blooming Brown Macroalgae in the Caribbean

09/20/2018 12:00 PM

20th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium offers a discussion on Blooming Brown Macroalgae in the Caribbean and the Multidisciplinary Responses Required. Speaker is Ligia Collado-Vides, Senior Lecturer, Marine Sciences and the Discussant is Joel Heinen, Professor of Biodiversity Conservation Policy. LACC faculty members and graduate students are invited to RSVP by calling (305) 348-2894 or clicking on the title above.

Nicaraguan Crisis: Causes and Consequences

09/24/2018 06:30 PM

A Davos-style conversation featuring Luis Guillermo Solis, former President of Costa Rica, Richard Feinberg, Professor at UCSD and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brooking Institution, and Jose Miguel Cruz, LACC Research Director, moderated by Frank Mora, LACC Director. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For additional information please call (305) 348-2894.

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