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.
Film screening of award-winning documentary Deported with co-director Rachèle Magloire. Deported gives voice to convicted offenders sent back to the home country they left as children, Haiti, to begin a new life in an environment that can be both completely unfamiliar and hostile. FIU experts Astrid Arrarás and Juan Carlos Gómez join moderator Chantalle Verna and Magloire for a panel discussion US Deportation Policy: A Humanitarian Crisis?
LACC Visiting Scholar and FIU Phd alumnus Juan Ariel Castillo Cocom offers a series of lectures and seminars on topics ranging from politically correct discourses, Maya identities, and translocation. Since 1984 Cocom has investigated the politics of Maya identity and traced the “Maya” individual’s constant dislocation from, and re-location in, temporary points of identity as practical strategies of “ethnoexodus.” For dates and times, call (305) 348-2894.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Miami's USDA Agriculture Research Service invited LACC Affiliated Faculty member and Head of Sound and Image at FIU's Green Library, Tom Moore, for an informative and interactive conversation on "Brazilians in Music and Film." Moore relates the stories of art crossing borders through a series of clips and songs. By invitation only.
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