LACC welcomes the Chicago Council, a 22-year organization specializing in US citizens' opinions. This February they released the first survey to assess US Hispanics' view of this country's foreign policy. Findings revealed that Latinos and non-Latino Americans alike are in agreement on most critical foreign policy issues. Where do they differ? On questions of immigration, climate change, and the performance of the UN. To analyze findings on April 15, the authors are joined by FIU experts.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship supports language training in Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTLs), including Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Quechua. LACC is sending out its final call for the Summer 2015 Fellowship. Deadline is April 21, 2015!
FIU's University Graduate School announced today that it is accepting nominations for students to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year and in-state tuition rate. The program is designed to promote international education and research between FIU and LATAM countries. Interested graduate programs should nominate their students for merit-based awards.
Dr. James Sweet, Vilas-Jartz Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver his lecture, New Perspectives on Kongo in the Haitian Revolution. This event is co-sponsored by LACC and the Department of History. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact (305) 348-6860.
The Center for Communication, Culture and Change is hosting Brigadier General William Salamanca, Director of Protection and Special Services (DIPRO) for the Colombian National Police. General Salamanca will speak about the work that the Colombian National Police have done to address the commercial sexual exploitation of children in his home country of Colombia. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact (305) 284-2265.
The Cuban Research Institute and the Latin American and Caribbean Center will host a panel discussion on the growing bonds between Cuba under Fidel and Raúl Castro and Venezuela under Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991 or write email@example.com.
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