LACC, FIU's Cuban Research Institute, Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) and the Perez Art Museum Miami jointly hosted 89 educators from MDCPS for LACC's Feb. 7-8, 2014 teaching training workshop conducted entirely in Spanish. Led by Aldo Menendez, Cuba's first performance and photo realist artist, the workshop examined the importance of Cuban art from the "Vanguardia" of the 20th Century to the experimental art of the 21st Century, and featured demonstrations by artist Ivonne Ferrer.
On Monday, February 3rd, the Latin American and Caribbean Center hosted an event that featured guest lecturer, Alan Garcia, Former Peruvian President.
On Feb. 4, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and Universidad de San Martin de Porres (USMP) President Ing. José Antonio Chang Escobedo signed a Memorandum of Understanding that promises to open doors to cross-faculty projects and multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Narco-trafficking has permeated daily life in many ways. Increased insecurity, political instability, and a vulnerable population are some of the most notable effects of the drug industry in many countries. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call LACC at (305) 348-2894
Former president of the Society of Christian Ethics and Professor of Social Ethics at Iliff School of Theology, Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, will be speaking of food and justice. Professor De La Torre will explore the negative impact of eating meat on the Latin American region, while also paying special attention to sugar in Cuba, bananas in Guatemala, and corn in Mexico.
Talk by David Lessard on "Security Issues in the Americas." Dr. Lessard is Former Senior Defense Intelligence Officer for Latin America and currently Senior Fellow of Western Hemisphere Research Initiative. Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series.