LACC Receives $2.5M Gift from Green Family Foundation


LACC has received a generous gift of $2.5 million from the Green Family Foundation to further support LACC programming, research, training and outreach related to LAC region. The endowment to LACC, which has been renamed the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, is part of a larger $20 million transformational gift to the FIU School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Thank you to Kimberly Green and the Green Family Foundation!

LACC and Chicago Council leaders: Hispanics agree with Americans on US Foreign Policy


Yesterday LACC and Chicago Council leaders analyzed the "whys" behind Hispanics' coinciding with Americans on US foreign policy. Several explanations emerged and led to recognition that Latinos are already making a mark in U.S. Domestic and foreign policy decisions. Don't miss details from El Nuevo Herald!

The Andean Studies Program hosts Professor Alfons Martinell


The Andean Studies Program at Latin American Caribbean Center invited Prof. Alfons Martinell, to participate in working meetings and an open Conference at Green Library, on the subject of culture financing, international cooperation and its integration to social systems in Latinoamerica.

Upcoming Events

Técnicas de scaffolding de documentos reais e atividades de expansão

04/25/2015 08:30 AM

A workshop designed to offer skills specific to teaching Portuguese as a foreign language and Portuguese as a heritage language. Organized by FIU Professor Augusta Vono, Dr. Luis Gonçalves shares his model for perfecting communication and Ivian Destro addresses class methods to enhance bi and tri-lingual student competency. Funded by LACC'S Title VI Grant as part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series

Webinar Series: Getting the News Out—Against all Odds

04/30/2015 12:00 PM

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University invite you to participate in US Department of Education Title VI-funded Webinar Series- Latin American Journalism: Ahead of the Curve on Digital Transformation but Behind the Times on Press Freedom? This webinar is conducted by Johnattan Bilancieri, Director of Webinar series is free and open to the public.

SIPA at Books and Books: Rastafari in the New Millennium

05/06/2015 08:00 PM

The Rastafari movement has achieved unheralded growth and visibility since its inception more than 80 years ago; it has influenced cultures of the Caribbean, the US, and others across the globe. Editor Michael Barnett considers the possible paths the movement will chart. Barnett is Senior lecturer in Sociology, Psychology, and Social Work at the University of the West Indies at Mona and a Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center 2015 Visiting Scholar. Free and open to the public.

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