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January

Lecture: "Promoting Economic and Political Freedom throughout the Western Hemisphere"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique, College of Law, RDB 1000

"Promoting Economic and Political Freedom throughout the Western Hemisphere" Lecture by Florida Senator George S. LeMieux. Co-sponsored by LACC and the College of Law. Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information or to RSVP.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

with Charles Shapiro, Senior Advisor for Economic Initiatives, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, United States Department of State

Teacher Training Workshop: Integrating Technology and Area Studies: Examining Caribbean Diversity

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Venue:Orange Park High School, Orange Park, Florida

Teacher training workshop for Orange Park High School provides tools and resources for K-12 teachers to examine Caribbean diversity and incorporate Caribbean content into their classrooms while fulfilling state subject area and technology standards. Led by faculty and administrators from UF and FIU. Event is free, but registration is required. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), UF's Center for Latin American Studies and Foreign Language Educators of Northeast FL.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Talking Chairs: A Mosaic of the Black Atlantic, an exhibit of works by DD Devylder, Opening reception February 3rd, 2010 – 6:30pm Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th Street, GL 220 (2nd floor) Miami, FL 33199. The exhibit will run from Feb 1-March 15, 2010.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

LACC's Buenos Aires Study Abroad Info Session is open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in LACC's Politics and International Relations of Argentina summer study abroad program.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum, FIU and Wesley Center, UM

This symposium examines the production of narratives in and about the Atlantic world in the period up to the mid-nineteenth century and brings together interdisciplinary scholars working on the Anglophone, Francophone, and Iberian Atlantic worlds.

Today He Cures; Tomorrow He Kills’: Slavery and the Politics of Healing in Dahomey and Brazil

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxieme Maison, Room 370

Lecture by James Sweet, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC, Department of History, Department of History Graduate Student Association, Research and University Graduate School (RUGS), College of Arts & Sciences, and African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) at FIU. Call AADS at (305)348-6860 for more information.

Teacher Training Workshop: Integrating Technology and Area Studies: Examining Caribbean Diversity

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Venue:Orange Park High School, Orange Park, Florida

Phase II of teacher training workshop for Orange Park High School provides tools and resources for K-12 teachers to examine Caribbean diversity and incorporate Caribbean content into their classrooms while fulfilling state subject area and technology standards. Led by faculty and administrators from UF & FIU. Event is free, but registration is required. Co-sponsored by LACC, dLOC, UF's Center for Latin American Studies and Foreign Language Educators of N.E. Florida

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center

The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars engaged in the study of Cuba and Cuban-Americans and proudly hosts its 8th Conference, “Cuba 2010: An Island in a Global World.”

Film Screening: "Cuba: El Arte de la Espera"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

Award-winning documentary presents the story of a Cuban exile's return to Preston, Cuba, his small hometown that was once dominated by the sugar mill of United Fruit Company. Introduction and discussion with filmmaker, Eduardo Lamora. In Spanish with English sub-titles. Part of the Cuban Research Institute's (CRI) 8th Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. Co-sponsored by LACC, CRI and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Miami. Event is free and open to the public

Conference: "Haiti's Archives in the Balance"

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Venue:Perkins Library, Room 217, Duke University

Conference featuring Haitian archivist Patrick Tardieu, Haitian historian Jean Casimir, Duke faculty Ian Baucom, Laurent Dubois, Deborah Jenson, and Deborah Jakubs and Digital Library of the Caribbean coordinator, Brooke Wooldridge. Sponsored by the Duke University Center for French and Francophone Studies.

Lecture: "Nicaragua: A Lost Revolution"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC West Ballroom

Lecture by political figure and award-winning author, Sergio Ramirez. Ramirez graduated with a law degree from the University of Nicaragua in 1964. Between 1973 and 1975 was a resident artist in Berlin. In 1977, he headed the Group of Twelve, a group of intellectuals, businessmen, and priests united against the Somoza regime. In 1979, after the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution, Ramirez became Vice-President of Nicaragua. Event is free and open to the public.

Lecture: "Una charla con Sergio Ramirez"

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Readings by political figure and award-winning author, Sergio Ramirez. Ramirez graduated with a law degree from the University of Nicaragua in 1964. Between 1973 and 1975 was a resident artist in Berlin. In 1977, he headed the Group of Twelve, a group of intellectuals, businessmen, and priests united against the Somoza regime. In 1979, after the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution, Ramirez became Vice-President of Nicaragua. Event held in Spanish. Event is free and open to the public.

Cuba Forum: "The Future of Guantanamo Bay"

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Venue:Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC

Seminar examines the political and legal issues related ot the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, President Obama's pledge to close the detention facility at Guantanamo, the role of Guantanamo in US-Cuba relations and the future of the Base. Led by Jana Lipman, Tulane University; Larry Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell; Pamela Harriman, College of William and Mary; and Karen Greenberg, New York University.

Lecture: "Ahobobo (Ayibobo): Catholic Imagination in a Vodou Culture and Diaspora"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Labor Center 110

Lecture by Yanick St. Jean, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, North West Arkansas Community College. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC and African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS). Contact AADS at (305)348-6860 for more information.

Cuba Forum: Raul Castro's Presidency

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Venue:Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC

Seminar examines the past two years of Raul Castro's presidency and explores Cuba's political and economic prospects in the year ahead. Led by Arturo Lopez-Levy, University of Denver; Jorge Perez-Lopez, Cuba in Transition; and Meg Crahan, Hunter College. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Cuban Research Institute (CRI) and the Inter-American Dialogue. Part of the Cuba Forum Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 139

Book presentation and discussion by John Otis. Born in Minnesota, John Otis has worked as a reporter in Latin America for more than two decades, and served for eight years as South America Bureau Chief for the Houston Chronicle.

March

Teacher Training Workshop: “Teaching Haiti’s History.”

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Venue:Mater Academy, Hialeah Gardens, Florida

Part of the 12th Annual Miami Dade Council for Social Studies Conference. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Digital Library of the Caribbean and Miami Dade County Public Schools.

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Venue:FIU, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Bus

World-renowned artist Romero Britto will be discussing his art, often referred to as the “The Art of Happiness”, at a lecture at Florida International University.

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Venue:FIU College of Law Auditorium

Lecture by Robert Maguire, Ph.D., Associate Professor, International Affairs, Trinity University with discussants, Chantalle Verna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, History and International Relations, FIU and Anthony Maingot, Professor Emeritus, FIU, followed by briefing session by Brooke Wooldridge, Coordinator, Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), FIU and Pilar Martin, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Medicine and College of Public Health and Social Work, FIU.

LACC/MIFF K-12 Outreach Screening: Elementary Training for Actors

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Venue:Gusman Center for Performing Arts, Downtown Miami

Private screening for Miami Dade County public school teachers and students of 2009 Argentine film that explores the challenges faced by an impossibly demanding acting teacher who leads experimental workshops for elementary school students in Buenos Aires and utilizes grim discipline in an effort to save his students’ artistic souls. Screening followed by Q&A with film directors and curricular session that provides resources for integrating the film and its themes into the classroom.

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Venue:Wolfe University Center Ballroom, Biscayne Bay Campus

Private screening for Miami Dade County public school teachers and students features 2009 Brazilian documentary that examines what it means to live luxuriously in poverty-plagued Brazil. Through dialogues with penthouse owners in Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Sao Paulo, the film explores the sociocultural mindset of the elite and the phenomenon of the “verticalization” of the Brazilian cityscape.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, HM 260

A special lecture given by Edwin Paraison, Minister of Haitians Living Abroad in order to address “The Role of Haitian-American Students in the Reconstruction of Haiti.” Co-sponsored by LACC, African and African Diasporic Studies (AADS) and FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies.

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Venue:Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

Private screening for Miami Dade County public school teachers and students features 2009 Colombian/Argentine documentary, Sins of My Father. In 1993, Colombia’s most brutal and notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar, was murdered in Medellin and his son fled to Buenos Aires to escape his family’s legacy. Years later, filmmaker Nicolas Entel captures the powerful and historic moment when Pablo Escobar’s eldest son speaks out and tells his father’s story.

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Venue:San Carlos Institute 516 Duval Street Key West, Florida 33040

A concert of an anthology of songs and instrumental music about Cuba, compiled by Emilio Cueto and written by composers across the world, and represents 23 different countries, four continents, seven languages and two centuries. Co-sponsored by LACC's Cuban Research Institute and the San Carlos Institute (http://www.institutosancarlos.org/).

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Lecture by Dr. Albert Valdman, Director of the Creole Institute at Indiana University to address the roles of Creole and French in the reconstruction of Haiti. Co-sponsored by LACC, SIPA, and the Department of Modern Languages. Event is free and open to FIU students and community. Call LACC at 305.348.2894 or Modern Languages at 305.348.2851 for more information.

Lecture: “Changing Identities Among Latin America’s Youth”

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Lecture by Dina Krauskopf, Ph.D., Research Associate, FLACSO-Chile and Professor Emeritus, University of Costa Rica. Part of the 2009-2010 Latin American and Caribbean Studies Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series. Sponsored by LACC.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Lecture by David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University, Dr. Gustavo Pérez Firmat. Introduction by Cuban Research Institute Associate Director Dr. Uva de Aragón. A poet, fiction writer and scholar, he received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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Venue:Cleber Lopes Beauty & Life Institute (330 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables)

Networking Event and complimentary reception co-sponsored by LACC, the Brazillian- American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, and Cleber Lopes Beauty & Life Institute. RSVP required, to register please click here.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Art Gallery

Reception to celebrate Haiti: Vibrant, Proud, Resilient, an exhibition highlighting the rich diversity and influence of Haitian art.

Conference: "Islam in Latin America"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Conference addressing major themes in the study of Islam in Latin American, the Caribbean, and Florida. Co-sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), School of International and Public Affairs, Middle East Studies Center & The Applied Research Center.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Daniel Levine, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan and presentation of the latest issue of LACC’s flagship publication, Hemisphere. Sponsored by LACC. Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:University of Miami Otto G. Richter Library, 2nd floor Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion

Organized by the Cuban Theater Digital Archive and the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami, the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, and the theater group La Má Teodora, this is a conference that brings together for the first time in over 40 years Cuba’s most important living playwrights from the 1960s: Antón Arrufat (Cuba), Abelardo Estorino (Cuba), Eduardo Manet (Cuba-France), and Matías Montes Huidobro (Cuba-U.S.A).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Lecture by Maurice Ferré, former six-term mayor of the City of Miami and a candidate for the United States Senate. Mr. Ferré began his career in public service as a member of the Florida House of Representatives and then went on to be elected a commissioner of the City of Miami. He served as the Mayor of Miami from 1973 until 1985.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC International Pavilion

National Security Colloquium featuring 15 panelists from the academic, public, and private sector addressing emerging and potential partnerships between the US and Latin America under the Obama Administration. Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship Studies, University of Miami Department of International Studies, and FIU Department of Politics and International Relations.

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Venue:Books & Books 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Book presentation by Dr. Jana K. Lipman from Tulane University. Guantanamo: A Working- Class History between Empire and Revolution shows that more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, Guantanamo is a town that has required more than soldiers and sailors- it has required workers. This revealing story of the women and men who worked on the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay tells the story of U.S. - Cuba relations from a new perspective.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture and tasting of historic Argentine wines by Steve Stein, Ph.D, Director, Center for Latin American Studies & Professor, History, University of Miami. Part of The Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Distinguished Speaker Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at UM.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Panther Suite

Lecture by Haroldo Dilla Alfonso, Ph.D. in Urban Sociology. Dr. Alfonso is a visiting professor at the University of Puerto Rico. He has edited and published more than a dozen books, including Community Power and Grassroots Democracy: The Transformation of Social Life (Zeed Books, New Jersey, 1997); Los recursos de la gobernabilidad en la Cuenca del Caribe (Nueva Sociedad, Caracas, 2002); and La frontera dominico-haitiana (Editora Manatí, Santo Domingo, 2010).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

A lecture by LACC/ History visiting scholar, Dr. Victor Bulmer Thomas addressing Caribbean Economic History. Dr. Bulmer Thomas is a leading economic historian, LACC/History visiting professor and Professor Emeritus at London University. Dr. Bulmer Thomas is the author or editor of over 20 books on Latin America. He is currently researching an economic history of the Caribbean since the Napoleonic Wars.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Book presentation by Juan A. Martínez, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Art and Art History Department at Florida International University.

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus College of Law RDB, Room 1100

Lecture and multimedia presentation, "Immigrant Rights, American Values and Global Citizenship," by Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas

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Venue:University of Miami

Now in its 8th year, the annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies is a collaborative effort between Floria International University (FIU), the University of Miami, and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). The Graduate Student Conference welcomes participants from around South Florida.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian–FIU, Auditorium 1001 Washington Avenue Miami Beach

Artist and photographer Cathryn Griffith will explore Havana’s significant buildings and public spaces by juxtaposing vintage tourist postcards with contemporary images in the presentation of HAVANA REVISITED (W. W. Norton, April 2010)

May

Teacher Training Workshop: Integrating Tech and Area Studies: Discovering Caribbean Diversity

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Venue:Space Coast Credit Union, Melbourne, FL

Professional development workshop led by FIU, UF and Florida Gulf Coast University professors for Brevard county school teachers. Workshop focuses on how to integrate technology to support enhanced teaching of the Caribbean and advanced research on the political, economic, and socio-cultural issues related to the region. Co-sponsored by LACC, Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), Center for Latin American Studies at UF and Brevard County Schools

Visit by the Honorable Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to the US

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

By invite only, LACC will host the Honorable Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to the US.

Lecture: “"Modern Architecture in Havana"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 175

Lecture by Architect Julio César Pérez. Co-sponsored by LACC and FIU's School of Architecture

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Venue:Sofitel Hotel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami

Experts from throughout the US, Latin America and Europe convene to discuss Brazil-Mexico relations and examine issues relevant to both countries, including hemispheric and international leadership roles and cooperation and competition. Workshop aims to develop policy recommendations and develop models for a united response to political, social, economic and environmental challenges facing the region.

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Venue:Buenos Aires, Argentina

LACC’s Politics & International Relations in Argentina study abroad program is an intensive four-week program designed to foster an understanding of Latin American international relations through the experience of living and studying in one of the most vibrant cosmopolitan cities in the Americas.

Film Screening: "50 Years of Exile"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Screening of documentary “50 Years of Exile” (In Spanish with English Subtitles) followed by panel discussion by Juan Antonio Blanco, Uva de Aragón, Marifeli Perez Stable. Co-sponsored by LACC, Univision, and Las Vegas Cuban Cusine.

Cuba Forum: Gender Equality in Cuba

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Venue:Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC

Seminar explores issues related to gender equality in Cuba and examines the progress and setbacks experienced by Cuban women including the role of women in Cuban politics and society and the impact of the Cuban Revolution on gender equity. Led by Ilja Luciak, Virginia Tech; Michelle Chase, Connecticut College and Joan Caivano, Inter-American Dialogue and moderated by Uva de Aragon, Associate Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU.

Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference 2010

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Venue:St. Peter, Barbados

The CSA 2010 conference, “Understanding the Everyday Occurrence of Violence in the Cultural Life of the Caribbean,” brings together scholars to explore the complexities of violence including the physical, emotional, psychological, social and political aspects of violence, and its intractable impact on the Caribbean. Visit http://www.caribbeanstudiesassociation.org/en/index.html for more information.

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Venue:Mayfair Hotel 3000 Florida Avenue Coconut Grove, FL 33133

LACC’s 28th Annual J&E Workshop brings together prominent journalists and scholars from the US, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, France, and Mexico to examine religion in the Americas and the role of media in the formation of policy and public understanding related to religion.

June

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The School of International and Public Affairs will present the Iberobarometer 2010 on Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00pm at FIU's Modesto A. Maidique Campus at the MARC International Pavilion.

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Venue:New York City

The Cuban Cultural Center of New York proudly presents: THE MUSIC OF THE CUBAN WARS OF INDEPENDENCE

July

Tap Tap: Celebrating the Art of Haiti

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Venue:FIU Frost Art Museum

Curatorial tour by Stephanie Chancy, Curator & Adjunct Professor, FIU

Public Art and Haitian Sculpture

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Venue:FIU Frost Art Museum

Lecture by Jean Claude Rigaud, Artist

Tour of Little Haiti

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

by Leonie Hermantin, Community Leader & Deputy Director, Lambi Fund of Haiti

Vodou Songs and Texts in Haitian Creole and English

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

Vodou Songs and Texts in Haitian Creole and English: The Source Text Approach to the Study of Religion and Culture with Benjamin Hebblethwaite, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Supporting Haitian Children's Social and Psychological Development in School

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

Lecture by Charlene Desir, PhD, Nova Southeastern University. Lecture will be in Haitian Creole

Life Journeys: Creating Art in Haiti

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Lecture by Philippe Dodard, Artist

August

Two Cousins: Haiti and the United States

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

Lecture by Watson Denis, PhD, Professor of State University of Haiti, and Visiting Scholar of FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center

Haitian Dance & Haitian Folklore and Storytelling

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Venue:FIU Modesto A, Maidique Campus, VH 100

Master class with Louines Louinis, Founder and Artisitc Director, Louines Loinis Haitian Dance Theater and Lucrece Louisdohn, Haitian Storytelling. Class will be in Haitian Creole.

September

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library, Room 220

with Oscar Zanetti, Scholar in Residence, American University. 12:30pm | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library, Room 220. Sponsored by Cuban Research Institute, and Latin American and Caribbean Center

Cuba Forum: The Evolving Role of the Cuban Diaspora

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Venue:Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC

Seminar on the evolving role of the Cuban diaspora led by Uva de Aragon, Associate Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU; Emilio Morales, Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy; and Juan Antonio Blanco, Research Associate, Cuban Research Institute, FIU. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Cuban Research Institute (CRI) and the Inter-American Dialogue. Part of the Cuba Forum Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

A PBS Frontline Documentary

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

With Ambassador Kenneth Merten. Sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Co-sponsored with the Latin American and Caribbean Center

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Film based on the recent International Conference on Climate Change held in Copenhagen, Denmark explores atrocities committed by those who place personal gain before the planet's welfare. Screening followed by panel discussion with Cuban screenwriter and filmmaker, Tomas Piard and film critic, Jose A. Evora. Film in Spanish with English subtitles. Panel in Spanish.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RD 120

Lecture by Gary W. Noesner, Former Chief, Crisis Negotiation Unit and Former Chief Negotiator, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Noesner was involved in numerous hostage incidents and over 120 international kidnapping cases involving US citizens. As Senior VP with Control Risks, Mr. Noesner spent over five years working on the kidnapping case involving three American defense contractors taken hostage by the FARC in Colombia.

Film Screening: El Viajero Inmovil

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Venue:University of Miami, Cosford Cinema

Film based on the renowned novel by Jose Lezama Lima, Paradiso. In Spanish with English subtitles. Panel discussion, "Piard, Lezama and Baroque Eroticism" with Cuban filmmaker, Tomas Piard, to follow screening. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Cuban Research Institute, UM's School of Communication, and UM's Center for Latin American Studies.

Un acercamiento al cuento cubano contemporaneo

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Lecture by Elizabeth Diaz, Ph.D., Professor, Hispanic Language and Literature, University of Havana, Cuba. Co-sponsored by LACC and FIU's Cuban Research Institute (CRI). Part of the CRI Lunchtime Lecture Series. Lecture will be in Spanish. Event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Call CRI at (305)348-1991 to RSVP.

October

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Launch of LACC's Research Faculty Colloquium, Bridging the Past to the Present: Reflections on the Bicentennial of the Hispanic American Independence (1810-2010).

Spanish American Independence: Top-Down, Bottom-Up, Outside-In, Inside-Out?

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Eric Van Young, Ph.D., Professor, Department of History, UC-San Diego. Part of the LACC Research Faculty Colloquium, Bridging the Past to the Present. Sponsored by LACC. Call LACC at (305) 348-2894 for more information.

LASA 2010: Crisis, Response, and Recovery

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Venue:Toronto, Canada

The XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association explores the impact of the 2008 US financial crisis on Latin America.

Cuba Forum: Developments in Cuban Oil

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Venue:Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC

Seminar on the developments in Cuban oil examines recent developments in the industry, broader implications for the Cuban economy and potential effects on US-Cuba relations. Led by Jorge Pinon, Visiting Research Fellow, Cuban Research Institute, FIU; Paul Isbell, Royal Elcan Institute; Kirby Jones, Alamar Associates; and Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, University of Nebraska. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Cuban Research Institute (CRI) and the Inter-American Dialogue. Part of the Cuba Forum Series.

Florida's Hispanic Heritage: 500 Years in the History of the Greater Caribbean

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Lecture by Paul Dosal, Ph.D., Professor, Department of History, University of South Florida. Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and co-sponsored by LACC and FIU's Cuban Research Institute. Call (305) 348-7266 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1100

12th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture by the Honorable P.J. Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, CARICOM Special Representative for Haiti's Reconstruction and former Prime Minister of Jamaica (1992-2006).

Diccionario de americanismos

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC International Pavilion

Book presentation by Humberto Lopez Morales, Ph.D., Secretary General of the Association of Spanish Language Academies at the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, Madrid, Spain, with commentary by acclaimed journalist, Carlos Alberto Montaner. In Spanish. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Cuban Research Institute (CRI) and Santillana USA. Call CRI at (305)348-1991 for more information.

100 Latinos Miami

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB Auditorium

Award ceremony and book launch recognizes and honors 100 of the most successful Latin American immigrants for their significant contributions to the cultural, social and economic fabric of the US. Presented by Asociacion Fusionarte and co-sponsored by LACC, Miami International Airport, Avianca, Baptist Health South Florida, Republica, Nielsen, Mia Galleries, Casamerica, Patagonia, Jaguar, and Espana-Florida Foundation. RSVP required. Call 100 Latinos at (305)873-4949 for more information.

November

Teacher Training Workshop: Survive and Thrive

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Venue:MAST Academy, 3979 Rickenbacker Causeway,Virginia Key

Workshop for Miami Dade County school teachers provides professional development training for primary and secondary educators. LACC presents the program, An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Teaching Diversity in the Caribbean. Co-sponsored by LACC, NBCTs of Miami-Dade, Inc. and MAST Academy. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

The Left Divided: Contemporary Politics in Latin America

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Brownbag lecture by Dr. Christer Persson, Dean, UN-Mandated University for Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC and FIU College of Law. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Mary Ann Wolfe Theater, North Miami

Lecture by Ambassador Danny Biran, Head, Israel Advance Team to Haiti recounts Israel's immediate and critical response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

Conference examines the richness and depth of Haitian literature and features poet and novelist, Marie-Celie Agnant and Lyonel Trouillot, professor of literature, novelist, poet and journalist. FotoKonbit photo exhibit, Haiti through Haitian Eyes, on view during reception following conference.

Film Screening: Street Filmmaking in Cuba

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Venue:University of Miami, School of Communications, Cosford Cinema

Screening of 6 award-winning shorts by contemporary street filmmakers from Havana, Cuba. A panel discussion with event curator Ann Marie Stock and filmmakers Laimir Fano and Yolyanko Williams will follow the screening. In Spanish with English subtitles. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC, The Miami Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Fundarte, and FIU's Cuban Research Institute (CRI). Call CRI at (305)348-1991 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 165

Professional development workshop on reconstruction of post-earthquake Haiti for Miami Dade County public school teachers

Cuban Ballet

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Book presentation and lecture by Octavio Roca, Author and Professor and Chair, Department of Arts and Philosophy, Miami Dade College, examines the history of Cuban ballet and life, hope, revolution and criticism through dancers' true stories. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC and FIU's Cuban Research Institute (CRI). Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

December

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

K-12 student simulation based on current events and international aid efforts in Haiti.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC International Pavilion

Plenary session explores the Jewish experience of Operation Pedro Pan through the testimonials of three Cuban Jewish professionals, Marcos Kerbel, CPA, CFA, Adjunct Professor, Department of Finance and Real Estate, FIU, Dr. Bernardo Savariego, MD, Psychiatrist, and Boris Rosen, CPA, Partner, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom

Professional development workshop for primary and secondary teachers positions the Caribbean as a site for the transference, interpretation and promotion of larger movements and provides an overview of various Caribbean leaders and their ties to black intellectual movements, while highlighting motivating factors for engagement and diversity among some of the more influential, and also infamous figures.

“From Lula to Dilma: The 2010 Elections in Brazil”

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

Lecture by Dr. Timothy J. Power, Director of the Latin American Centre and Brazilian Studies Programme and a Fellow at St. Cross College. Co-sponsored by LACC, The Miami Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies at University of Miami. Lecture is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

Classical music concert features an anthology of songs and instrumental music by Spanish composers dedicated to Cuba and by Cubans inspired by Spain, compiled by independent scholar Emilio Cueto. Music arranged and directed by Armando Tranquilino, School of Music, FIU and performed by musicians from the FIU School of Music and the University of Miami Frost School of Music.