Presidents Mark B. Rosenberg, FIU, and Julio Frenk, UM, welcome experts to the 4th annual analysis of the energy industry on October 27-29th. This year they examine the impacts of the 2014-2015 decline in the price of oil and its economic, environmental, social and political consequences on states and regions, along with their responses.
FIU PhD candidate and LACC Tinker Scholar Orçun Selçuk published his analysis of the populist leaders in Turkey, Venezuela and Ecuador from a cross-regional perspective. These case studies show that in each country a strong leader positions himself against the traditional establishment, cultivates direct linkages between himself and his followers, and polarizes the political environment into two opposing camps.
Following last week's defeat of the Peace Accord signed by President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC, Colombians appear to favor a return to the negotiating table in an attempt to reset terms seen as offering impunity to FARC members after 50 years of brutal conflict. Claudia Palacios is a highly respected TV and Radio journalist and author of "Perdonar lo Imperdonable, Crónicas de Una Paz Posible." She will present her book and discuss the next steps in the peace process on Wedns 10/12, at 4PM.
Film screening of Dream: An American Story, an award-winning feature-length documentary film, chronicles the life of Juan Gomez. Co-sponsored by the Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic of FIU Law, Americans for Immigrant Justice, and FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of LACC’s Migration and Transient Communities Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.
Conference featuring experts that examine the Consequences of the Fall: Energy Security, Sustainable Development and Global Warming in the Second Decade of the Twenty-First Century. LACC's Director, Frank Mora, moderates panel two. Co-sponsored by LACC, Department of International Studies and College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, among others. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Registration required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.
Book presentation by Dr. Okezi T. Otovo, Assistant Professor of History, a Core Faculty member of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of History, and African and African Diaspora Studies Program. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.
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