LACC is proud to announce that it has once again been recognized as one of the top Latin America programs in the nation. LACC has been designated a National Resource Center on Latin America by the US Department of Education and has been awarded the prestigious 4-year Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) for Latin America and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship grants, totaling over $2 million in funding to support programming and student learning related to Latin America.
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.
Brian Doherty, Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs at the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile, discusses recent efforts to bolster Chile's economy, the potential Pacific Alliance with Mercosur, and China's presence and aspirations there. Part of LACC's 35th Anniversary Celebration Series. By invitation only.
What do the recent elections in three Latin American countries, Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay, signify for internal affairs and the region? Professors Astrid Arrarás, Ana Maria Bidegain, José Miguel Cruz, Barry Levitt, Eduardo Gamarra and Frank Mora participate. Part of LACC's 35th Anniversary Conference Series
Featuring Professor John Chasteen, cultural historian of Latin America at UNC, Chapel Hill. His talk focuses on the significant role played in the formation of national identity by the forms of Andean music. Angela Moncada, premier Andean folklore musician accompanies Chasteen in this narrative concert. Part of LACC's 25th Anniversary Celebration Series & LACC's Andean Program of Excellence Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of History Graduate Student Organization.
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