LACC Sponsors LAJSA XVII Conference at FIU!


The Intl Research Conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, sponsored by LACC, SIPA & the Navon Professorship in Sephardic & Mizrachi Studies, welcomed community members and over 100 scholars from across the globe to FIU on June 21. Dr. Tudor Parfitt's keynote on Blackness and Jewishness was followed by a lively concert by Kazmarikstan Jazz Project. For 3 days attendees enjoyed plenaries on topics ranging from migration, history and memory to sports, theater and film studies.

LACC Kicks Off 18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute


LACC is proud to host its 18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute and welcome junior scholars, FLAS fellows and professionals from across the globe to FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus in Miami. The Institute, the only US Department of Education FLAS-approved summer program in Haitian Creole, consists of four weeks of intensive Haitian Creole language training in Miami and two amazing weeks in Haiti. Please join us from June 22-August 2, 2015 and learn more about Haiti Cherie!

LACC Receives $2.5M Gift from Green Family Foundation


LACC has received a generous gift of $2.5 million from the Green Family Foundation to further support LACC programming, research, training and outreach related to LAC region. The endowment to LACC, which has been renamed the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, is part of a larger $20 million transformational gift to the FIU School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Thank you to Kimberly Green and the Green Family Foundation!

Upcoming Events

18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute

06/22/2015 09:00 AM

Now entering its 18th year, the Haitian Summer Institute is a six-week program in Miami and Haiti designed for those interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language and Haitian culture training at the intermediate and advanced levels.

Haiti: Island Luminous

07/07/2015 01:00 PM

Presentation on the Digital Library of the Caribbean's online exhibit, Haiti: Island Luminous, led by dLOC's Brooke Wooldridge. Hands-on training takes participants through more than 200 years of Haitian history and expert scholarly commentary by leading Haitianists across the globe. Part of LACC's 18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Program. It is free and open to the public. Call 305-348-2894 for more information.

Violencia juvenil, criminalidad y sistemas penitenciarios en el Triángulo Norte Centroamericano

07/07/2015 05:00 PM

Forum on juvenile violence, crimes and the prison system in the N. Triangle of Central America reveals how overcrowding and underfunding neither reform nor rehabilitate. Experts analyze the failure of the current system and offer more effective alternative methods of punishment. Frank Mora welcomes Guillermo Munoz (LANUD), Benjamin Lessing (U Chicago), Zoel Franco (Guatemala), and Adriana Beltran (WOLA)

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Deuxieme Maison (DM) 353
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305.348.2894
Fax: 305.348.3593

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