The Reunion: Espacio 8's Cuban Artists Reunite and Launch Exhibit at Green School


The group Espacio 8 was formed in Havana at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) as a collaboration between academics and artists. Years later, two live in Miami, two in Havana: Rusián Torres Leyva (ISA Dir), Abel Barreto Olivera (ISA Prof), and Miami artists Jorge Wellesley and Douglas Argüelles Cruz. Tonight's reception launches their "reunion" exhibit and a week-long workshop with students and faculty. Organized by LACC Affiliate Faculty member Carol Damian and co-sponsored by LACC.

Dr. Victor Uribe Awarded Prestigious Southern Historical Association Murdo J. Macleod Book Prize


The LAC Studies Section of the SHA has awarded the 2016 Murdo J. MacLeod Book prize to Dr. Victor Uribe-Uran's "Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic." The annual prize is awarded to the best book in Latin American and Caribbean, American Borderlands and Frontiers History, or Atlantic World history published in 2015. "Fatal Love" shows what spousal murders in the 1740-1820 reveal about today's gender relations, conflicts, crime and punishment.

Preparing for Colombia's Peace Accord Referendum: Four Events


With nine days remaining for Colombian voters to decide on the controversial Peace Accord, LACC shares four opportunities to learn what is at stake: 9/24 Colombian Consulate Panel at Miami Fair and Expo Center, 10:30 AM; 9/25 LACC experts speak to Enrique Córdoba on Cita con Caracol, 11:00 AM; 9/28 five LACC scholars join the UM Panel on the Peace Process, Storer Auditorium, UM, 11:45 AM; and on 10/2, Enrique Córdoba will feature LACC on Colombia al Día at 4PM on WLRN TV.

Upcoming Events

Cybersecurity Leadership & Strategy Executive Certificate Program

10/11/2016 07:30 AM

Two-day advanced certificate program on cyber threats facing the public and private sectors in the 21st century. Participants will earn an Executive Certificate in Cybersecurity Leadership and Strategy. Co-sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, College of Business, and Office of Executive and Professional Education. Supported by the Organization of American States and LACC. For more information, please visit or call (305) 348-4217.

Book Presentation "Perdonar lo Imperdonable: Crónicas de Una Paz Posible"

10/12/2016 02:00 PM

Book presentation by Claudia Palacios, journalist and news commentator currently serving as News Director at Canal Capital, Bogotá Colombia's public station. Event is in Spanish. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence and Andean Studies Program of Excellence and LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

Celpe-Bras Exam: Certificate of Portuguese as a Foreign Language

10/18/2016 09:00 AM

Administration of exam for Celpe-Bras certification. Celpe-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official Portuguese language proficiency exam, serves to verify language competency at the intermediate, superior intermediate, advanced and superior advanced levels. FIU serves as 1 of only 4 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is August 19, 2016. Contact Professor A. Vono at for more information or to register.

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