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Venue:Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 510

Will immigration reform come during the final two years of the Obama administration? LACC's Research Director Jose Miguel Cruz joins Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of the US Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute and Rafael Fernandez de Castro, former advisor to Mexican president Felipe Calderon and current professor at Syracuse University in a conference co-sponsored by LACC and the Inter-American Dialogue

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Brian Doherty, Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs at the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile, discusses recent efforts to bolster Chile's economy, the potential Pacific Alliance with Mercosur, and China's presence and aspirations there. Part of LACC's 35th Anniversary Celebration Series. By invitation only.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Featuring Professor John Chasteen, cultural historian of Latin America at UNC, Chapel Hill. His talk focuses on the significant role played in the formation of national identity by the forms of Andean music. Angela Moncada, premier Andean folklore musician accompanies Chasteen in this narrative concert. Part of LACC's 25th Anniversary Celebration Series & LACC's Andean Program of Excellence Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of History Graduate Student Organization.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL100B

Screening of award-winning narrative film KALEB followed by Q&A with Director Kervans Barthelemy. KALEB tells the universal story of the immigrant experience and the inevitable conflicts between traditional and modern, old and new, father and son, sibling and sibling. How the family is reunited is a testament to the age-old truth of adjustment, acceptance, rejection and compromise: Co-sponsored by MALOKA.

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Venue:FIU Brickell Campus

Talk by Jorge Suarez-Velez, Founding Partner, SP Capital, on Economic Trends and Financial Markets in Latin America. Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series. By invitation only.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Renowned Latin-Americanist Evan Ellis presents his latest book "China on the Ground in Latin America" and tells the story of the fundamental change in the nature of PRC engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean since 2009. Challenges and opportunities meet the PRC as it navigates doing business in foreign locations with new rules. Part of LACC's Security and Governance Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 140

Lakou Mizik is a self-described "Haitian roots and soul revue that melds Vodou, Troubadou, Rara and Rap into a funky bouyon stew of musical goodness!" Co-Sponsored by The Rhythm Foundation, Knight Foundation and LACC.