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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Dr. Pieter Spierenburg discussing the long-term history of various types of violence throughout the non-­Western world. In particular, this talk will focus on cases of mass violence with attributed labels such as “genocide” or “massacre.” Sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of History Graduate Student Association, and co-sponsored by LACC. Funding provided by CSO. This program is free and open to all FIU students. For more information, call (305)348-­2328.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Four distinguished scholars will examine important dimensions of Cuba’s current foreign relations and what these mean for human rights and the process of democratization on the island. Organized in collaboration with the FIU International Affairs Society and Model United Nations Program. Co-sponsored by CRI and LACC. Funded by the Knight Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please, call 305-348-7266.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, WUC 155

The Bob Marley Symposium is a celebration of Bob's life, his music and his message to the world. It will consist of three guest speaker, Dr. Michael Barnett, Jabulani Tafari, and Roger Steffens. This event is co-sponsored by LACC. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact (305) 348-6860

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Venue:MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth Street, Little Havana

Private screening of the documentary Life is Sacred for MDCPS teachers and students. As mayor of Bogota, Colombia, philosopher Antanas Mockus called for a new approach to addressing Colombia’s problems. Documentary follows the successes and setbacks of the 2010 Presidential candidate and one of his young supporters. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker and curricular session that provides resources for integrating the film and its themes into the classroom. Co-sponsored by LACC, MDC MIFF and MDCPS.

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Venue:MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth Street, Little Havana

Private MDCPS teacher and student screening of Carlos Quintela’s tale of a Cuban family sharing disappointments and the frustrations and hardships people from different generations face while living in emotional and financial isolation. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker and curricular session that provides resources for integrating the film and its themes into the classroom. Co-sponsored by LACC, MDC, Miami Intl. Film Festival and MDCPS.

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Venue:Florida International University MMC Graham Center Ballrooms

This one-day event explores the evolving status of women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Renowned scholars and activists and civic leaders discuss gender violence, civil society in Cuba, effective grassroots activities and women in positions of political leadership. Keynote speaker Yoani Sanchez and panelists Berta Soler, Marleine Bastien, Anabel Navarro and Miriam Kornblith are among the experts. RSVP required

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

Experienced reporters who have covered news in Cuba on the ground will share their thoughts and experiences about how to keep a balanced and objective perspective while living on the island and facing multiple political pressures. This event is co-sponsored by the International Media Center of the FIU School of Journalism and Communications. It is free and open to the public, but reregistration is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991 or write cri@fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Cuban Research Institute and the Latin American and Caribbean Center will host a panel discussion on the growing bonds between Cuba under Fidel and Raúl Castro and Venezuela under Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CB140

LACC's MALACS student organization hosts colleagues from University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University for the 13th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference. The event features research and papers, from all disciplines, by graduate students whose work is tied to Latin America or the Caribbean. Submission of abstracts at sfsconference2015@gmail.com by March 20, 2015

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center

International conference brings together scholars from across the globe to examine Latin American Jewry from a multi-/inter-disciplinary perspective. Presented by Florida International University and LAJSA and co-sponsored by LACC, President Yitzhak Navon Professor of Sephardic-Mizrahi Studies, SIPA, and Jewish Studies at FIU. Part of the joint LACC/Jewish Studies Latin American Jewry Series. Registration required. Contact Valeria Schindler at vschindl@fiu.edu for more information.