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.
FIU alumnae Nichelle Calhoun, Zarena Leblanc, and Dennica Mays co-founded NGO INCLUSION to forge relationships among North, Central and South American Indigenous and African descendant communities. Joined by mentor and collaborator, Colombian Anthropologist Jorge Yepes, activists Diana Leivi & Richard Moreno of Foro Interetnico Solidaridad, and Profs. Wiedman and Oslender, the discussion focuses on integration (pros and cons), the process, challenges, and a case study from Colombia's Pacific.
Projeto Suzano: "Arte Faz a Diferença" brings a traveling entourage of Brazilian cultural ambassadors, including the Secretary of Culture for Suzano, Brazil, and leading artists from all disciplines, to "bater papo" with Portuguese language students and explore ways in which the arts of Suzano might collaborate with LACC's soon-to-launch Brazil Program of Excellence. Part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Program
Featuring Professor John Chasteen, cultural historian of Latin America at UNC, Chapel Hill, a specialist on the elements that contribute to the evolution of national identities. His talk focuses on the significant role played by the forms and varieties of Andean music through a combined musical performance and chronicles. Angela Moncada, premier Andean folklore musician accompanies Chasteen in this narrative concert.
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