The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship supports language training in Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTLs), including Portuguese and Haitian Creole. LACC is now offering fellowships for the Spring 2015 semester. The deadline for the Spring 2015 Fellowship is November 21, 2014.
LACC is proud to announce that it has once again been recognized as one of the top Latin America programs in the nation. LACC has been designated a National Resource Center on Latin America by the US Department of Education and has been awarded the prestigious 4-year Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) for Latin America and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship grants, totaling over $2 million in funding to support programming and student learning related to Latin America.
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.
Featuring Professor John Chasteen, cultural historian of Latin America at UNC, Chapel Hill. His talk focuses on the significant role played in the formation of national identity by the forms of Andean music. Angela Moncada, premier Andean folklore musician accompanies Chasteen in this narrative concert. Part of LACC's 25th Anniversary Celebration Series & LACC's Andean Program of Excellence Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of History Graduate Student Organization.
What is the impact of drug policy in Honduras? What is the role of the military? Why is violence so rampant in Venezuela? Faculty and colleagues support three members of LACC's Master Program in Latin American Studies, Emily Bello-Pardo, Randy Pestana, and Emilia Soliman, who present their research and discuss implications for stability in the region. Part of LACC's Security and Governance Program of Excellence.
Screening of award-winning narrative film KALEB followed by Q&A with Director Kervans Barthelemy. KALEB tells the universal story of the immigrant experience and the inevitable conflicts between traditional and modern, old and new, father and son, sibling and sibling. How the family is reunited is a testament to the age-old truth of adjustment, acceptance, rejection and compromise: Co-sponsored by MALOKA.
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