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Call for Papers announced by Graduate Student Organizations

02/19/2015

LACC's Student Organization is proud to host the 13th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference on April 10, 2015 in conjunction with partners at the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University. "The goal this year," states MALAC President Emily Bello-Pardo "is to broaden the range of presentations across a wider variety of disciplines —it's open to works on all topics with a tie to LAC." Abstract submissions by March 20 to sfsconference@gmail.

LACC’s Latin American Marijuana Research Initiative (LAMRI) featured in The Beacon

02/10/2015

LACC’s Latin American Marijuana Research Initiative (LAMRI) featured in The Beacon. On February 25th, LACC will present the preliminary results of a year-long study on marijuana legalization in Uruguay. This piece presents some bits of what will be presented then.

LACC Proudly Launches New Brazilian Studies Initiative

02/09/2015

LACC and FIU's School of International and Public Affairs welcomed leading Brazilianist and Oxford University professor, Dr. Timothy Power, to FIU for its inaugural lecture of the university's new Brazilian Studies Initiative. The LACC-led Initiative specifically supports enhanced academic training and outreach programming on Brazil and greater engagement with the South Florida Brazilian community. We welcome you to join our effort to continue to build Brazilian Studies at FIU.

Upcoming Events

Consolidating and Strengthening Democratic Institutions in a Time of Crisis and Conflict

02/25/2015 03:30 PM

The second Democracy Conference: “Consolidating and Strengthening Democratic Institutions in a Time of Crisis and Conflict" is a high level conference for policy and decision makers from throughout the hemisphere. Registration required. Sponsored by the State Legislature of Florida and Florida International University. Co-sponsored by LACC, IPMCS, and the Center for Democracy and Good Governance. For more information, please contact (305)348-1271.

Past Violence: Widening the Scope of Research: European-­Global-­Prehistoric

03/02/2015 03:00 PM

Lecture by Dr. Pieter Spierenburg discussing the long-term history of various types of violence throughout the non-­Western world. In particular, this talk will focus on cases of mass violence with attributed labels such as “genocide” or “massacre.” Sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of History Graduate Student Association, and co-sponsored by LACC. Funding provided by CSO. This program is free and open to all FIU students. For more information, call (305)348-­2328.

Cuba and the World in 2015: Between the Past and the Future

03/04/2015 06:00 PM

Four distinguished scholars will examine important dimensions of Cuba’s current foreign relations and what these mean for human rights and the process of democratization on the island. Organized in collaboration with the FIU International Affairs Society and Model United Nations Program. Co-sponsored by CRI and LACC. Funded by the Knight Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please, call 305-348-7266.

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