LACC’s Title VI support of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Satellite Partners Program has helped make it possible for the K-12 program to go international.
LACC is proud to kick off its 2014 Haitian Summer Institute and welcome twenty-one students from across the US and Germany to FIU for the launch of the 17th year of LACC's flagship program. The 2014 cohort includes graduate students, K-12 educators and professionals with diverse interests in Haiti, its language, culture and society. Participants complete four weeks of intensive Haitian Creole language training in Miami and the program culminates with a two-week study abroad in Haiti.
Andrew Scobell, Steven Blank, Eugene Rumer and Gonzalo Paz author a second round of commissioned papers as part of the LACC/ARC Policy Roundtable Series. LACC and FIU's ARC (Applied Research Center) were awarded a $75k grant from CACI International Inc. to deliver a series of roundtables focused on security in the LAC region. The 1-year grant attracts strong participation from various US government entities including US Southern Command and aims to address and resolve LAC's most pressing issues.
Two of President Obama’s closest advisors will discuss their experiences at the center of Latin America/Caribbean policy making in the White House, and take questions from the audience. Frank Mora, LACC Director and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, will be joined by Daniel Restrepo, principal advisor to President Barack Obama on issues related to the Americas.
Featuring Professor John Chasteen, cultural historian of Latin America at UNC, Chapel Hill, who specializes on the elements on national identity. On this occasion he will lead a musical performance and class on the history and diversity of Andean music for members of Miami’s Andean communities at large. Accompanying him will be Angela Moncada, premier Andean musician.
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
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