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January

4th Annual K-12 Language for Business Conference

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

4th annual conference focuses on technologies and tools for new language for business courses and brings together K-12 teachers, scholars, consular representatives and cultural organizations to examine new strategies for incorporating technical language training into K-12 curricula. Presented by FIU CIBER and co-sponsored by LACC, FIU Modern Languages, U. of Washington CIBER, U. of South Carolina CIBER, San Diego State U. CIBER, and U. of Miami CIBER.

Criminal Violence, Political Transitions and Democracy in Latin America

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Lecture by Jose Miguel Cruz, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations and the Center for the Administration of Justice, FIU. Event is free and open to the public. Lunch served. Space is limited. RSVP required. Sponsored by LACC. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information or to RSVP.

Haitian Community Media in Miami: Transnational Audiences, Journalists and Radio Producers

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami

Release of working paper analyzing the uses and practices of Haitian-oriented media in great Miami-the newspapers, radio shows, television programs and websites that serve people overlooked, ignored or neglected by the area's mainstream media in English and Spanish. Presented by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies with additional support provided by The McCormick Foundation, University of Miami Journalism Program and The Miami Observatory on Communication and Culture.

Info. Session: LACC Politics and International Relations Study Abroad to Argentina 2012

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Information session for students interested in participating in LACC's 2012 study abroad program to Argentina. Program directors and staff will address issues related to the application process, program structure, course requirements, sources of financial support, and travel and housing and provide students with an opportunity to ask questions. Free and open. RSVP to LACC at (305)348-2894.

Future Visions for the Cuban Research Institute at FIU

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Alejandro de la Fuente, Ph.D., Professor, History and Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh & Candidate, Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU.

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Venue:University of Miami, Law School, F108 with Video Conference at FIU Law, RDB 2006

Lecture by Dr. Rogelio Perez-Perdomo, 2012 Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Law Visiting Professor with commentary by Dr. Keith Rosenn, Miami Law. Part of the Latin American Law Visiting Professor Lecture Series, "The Professions of Law in Latin America: A Social and Comparative Perspective."

Centroamerica y sus dilemas a la luz de los informes Estado de la Region

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Lecture by Miguel Gutierrez Saxe, Ph.D., Director, State of the Region (Central America) and the State of the Nation (Costa Rica) Programs. Sponsored by LACC. In Spanish. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

FIU Study Abroad Fair

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center

Featured Latin American and Caribbean programs include: LACC Politics and International Relations in Argentina; AADS/LACC Afro-Latin America in Brazil and Ecuador; Language and Culture in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Hospitality in Peru; and Honor's Amazon in Peru.

Future Visions for the Cuban Research Institute at FIU

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Jorge Duany, Ph.D., Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puerto Rico & Candidate, Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU.

February

Future Visions for the Cuban Research Institute at FIU

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Ariana Hernandez-Reguant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communication, University of California-San Diego & Candidate, Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU.

Transformations in the Argentinean Jewish Community: The Rise of New Social Actors

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

Lecture by Damian Setton, Ph.D., Researcher, CONICET & Professor, University of Buenos Aires and University of Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Reception to follow lecture. Part of the Latin American Jewry Series, a joint-project of LACC and Judaic Studies at FIU. Co-sponsored by LACC and Judaic Studies at FIU with additional support provided by TAM Airlines and Targum Shlishi, A Raquel and Aryeh Rubin Foundation. Free and open to the public.

Embodied Spirituality in Three Traditional Dances

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Performance featuring contemporary Western, Classical Indian and Afro-Haitian dance. Led by Dr. Andrea Seidel, Ph.D., Associate Director, Religious Studies, FIU and Artistic Director, Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble; Ranjana Warier; and Louines Louinis Afro-Haitian Dance Theater. Event is free and open to the public. Presented by FIU Program in the Study of Spirituality and co-sponsored by LACC and African and African Diaspora Studies at FIU. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

Teacher Training Workshop: Global Outbreak

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ZEB 120

Workshop examines the impact of infectious diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean on US national security. Part of the FIU Program in National Security Studies. Co-sponsored by LACC, Jack Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies at FIU, and the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills, Miami Dade County Public Schools. Registration required.

Future Visions for the Cuban Research Institute at FIU

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Adriana Mendez Rodenas, Ph.D., Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa & Candidate, Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU.

A Public Look at the Humanities

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

Lecture by Helen Ferre. Presented by the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment at FIU and co-sponsored by LACC. Event is free and open to the public.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Lecture by renowned Chilean-American author and scholar, Marjorie Agosin, Ph.D, Professor, Spanish, Wellesley College. Part of the 2012 Exile, Creativity and Totalitarianism Lecture Series.

Findings from the Field: Reporting on Tinker Foundation Graduate Research on Latin America

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

Public forum featuring the 2011 Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant recipients.

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

Full-day interdisciplinary colloquium focuses on politics, law, culture, media and business in contemporary Brazil and features presentations from FIU faculty including, Manuel Gomez, Law; Ana Maria Bidegain, Religious Studies; Cristina Eguizabal, International Relations; Victor Uribe, History; William Newburry, Business; and Nicola Gavioli and Simone de Lemos, Modern Languages.

Haiti: An Agenda for Change

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC3, Room 205

Lecture by Thierry Mayard Paul, Minister of Interior, Territorial Collectivities and National Defense of Haiti. Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by LACC. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information

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Venue:University of Miami, Law School, F108 with Video Conference at FIU Law, RDB 2006

Lecture by Dr. Rogelio Perez-Perdomo, 2012 Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Law Visiting Professor with commentary by Dr. Sergio Campos, UM Law. Part of the Latin American Law Visiting Professor Lecture Series, "The Professions of Law in Latin America: A Social and Comparative Perspective." Event is free and open to the public.

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

Conference featuring leading scholars and policy makers explores issues related to immigration, democracy, development, migrant workers' rights, US-Mexico labor cooperation, health care, energy security, trade and violence.

Integrated Valuation of Mangrove Ecosystem Services

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Venue:UM Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) Campus, Room S/A 114

Lecture by Pallab Mozumder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Earth & Environment and Economics, FIU. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Faculty Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Event is free and open to the public. Contact LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information or to RSVP.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Event commemorates the 50th anniversary of independence of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Special address by Percy Hintzen, Ph.D., Professor, Global & Sociocultural Studies, FIU with remarks by Erica Williams Connell, Founder, The Eric Williams Memorial Collection Research Library, Archives & Museum, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, and poetry reading by Donna Weir-Soley, Ph.D., African and African Diaspora Studies, FIU.

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Venue:FIU Law, RDB 2006 with Video Conference at UM Law, 4th Floor Faculty Meeting Room

Lecture by Dr. Rogelio Perez-Perdomo, 2012 Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Law Visiting Professor with commentary by Dr. Matthew Mirow, FIU Law. Part of the Latin American Law Visiting Professor Lecture Series, "The Professions of Law in Latin America: A Social and Comparative Perspective." Event is free and open to the public.

March

Info Session: LACC Politics and International Relations Study Abroad to Argentina

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Information session for students interested in participating in LACC's 2012 study abroad program to Argentina. Program directors and staff will address issues related to the application process, program structure, course requirements, sources of financial support, and travel and housing and provide students with an opportunity to ask questions. Free and open.

LACC/MIFF K-12 Outreach Screening: Unfinished Spaces

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Venue:Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Wolfson Auditorium, Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor, Miami

Private screening for Miami Dade County public school teachers and students features 2011 film, Unfinished Spaces. Documentary film focuses on the rediscovery of the architectural mastery behind Cuba's forgotten treasure, The National Art Schools in Havana. Screening followed by Q&A and curricular session that provides resources for integrating the film and its themes into the classroom.

An Evening with Isabel Allende

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom

Reading and special address by world-renowned author, Isabel Allende. Presented by the FIU Creative Writing Program and Department of English. Co-sponsored by LACC, Turnberry Isle Resort, FIU Office of Advancement, FIU College of Arts & Sciences, FIU School of Environment, Arts & Society, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Biscayne Bay Campus. Event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP to Marta Lee at LeeM@FIU.EDU.

A Geographic Perspective of Cuban Landscapes

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Bookstore

Book presentation and lecture by Jennifer Gebelein, Ph.D. focuses on how the landscape of Cuba has changed and evolved into the environment we see today and examines the range of factors (economic, political, cultural) that have determined Cuba's physical geography and approaches to conservation, agriculture and land management. Co-sponsored by LACC and FIU's Cuban Research Institute (CRI).

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Venue:Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami

Private screening for Miami Dade County public school teachers and students features 2011 film, In the Name of the Girl. Shot on location in the Ecuadorian Andes and set in the summer of 1976, the film centers around young Manuela, who eager to confront her cousins and grandparents in defense of her father's ideas, has an unexpected encounter and must confront herself instead.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library, Room 100

Lecture by Colombian Senator, Alexandra Moreno Piraquive. Senator Piraquive serves as President of the Congressional International Relations and National Defense Committee and as Chair of the Legislative Commission for Gender Equity. Part of the 2011-2012 Distinguished Latin American and Caribbean Studies Scholar Lecture Series.

Colombia's Progress towards Gender Equality

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Lecture by Senator Alexandra Moreno Piraquive. Event in Spanish. Event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Co-sponsored by LACC, Colombian Studies Institute at FIU and Latin American Feminism Research Group. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information or to RSVP.

First Meeting of the Latin American Feminisms and Gender Group

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Meeting focuses on online cooperation to build international academic partnerships, develop gender studies curricula across disciplines and manage cross-university academic degrees. Participating partners include: FIU, Universidad de Buenos Aires, UNAM, Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad Estadual Campinas, Universidad de Chile, Rutgers University and Universidad de Granada. Co-sponsored by LACC and FIU College of Arts & Sciences.

5th LACC Affiliated Faculty Colloquium: The Caribbean

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Half-day interdisciplinary colloquium focuses on the Caribbean and features presentations from FIU affiliated faculty. Sponsored by LACC. 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 Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom

Full-day conference focuses on media and democracy in Latin America. Led by FIU professors Mario Diament, Juliet Pinto, Mercedes Vigon and Maria Elena Villar and media professionals including Andres Oppenheimer, Juan Forero, Emilio Palacio, Daniel Coronell, Rosental Alves, Peter Eisner and UM's Leonardo Ferreira. Panels examine booming economics, social protest and media practices in South America.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 530

Symposium examines recent developments in Venezuelan politics including the primary elections of the opposition and questions surrounding the health of President Hugo Chavez and discusses the impact of the issues on the political landscape of the country.

Reading beyond the Notes: Politics, Ideology, and Music in 20th Century Argentina

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

Lecture by Deborah Schwartz-Kates, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Chair, Musicology Department, University of Miami. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Faculty Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Event is free and open to the public. Contact LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information or to RSVP.

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Venue:FIU Law, RDB 2006

Lecture by Dr. Rogelio Perez-Perdomo, 2012 Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Law Visiting Professor with commentary by Dr. Manuel Gomez, FIU Law. Part of the Latin American Law Visiting Professor Lecture Series, "The Professions of Law in Latin America: A Social and Comparative Perspective."

Latin American Jewry: Identity and Gender

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Colloquium featuring research on women rabbis in Argentina and identity among Latin American Jewish communities. Presentations by Valeria Schindler, Adjunct, Religious Studies, FIU and Ariella Seigel, Graduate Student, Religious Studies, FIU. Part of the Latin American Jewry Series, a joint-project of LACC and Judaic Studies at FIU. Co-sponsored by LACC and Judaic Studies at FIU. Free and open to the public.

April

Dignifying Argentina: Peronism, Citizenship and Mass Consumption

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RB Bldg., Room 120

Lecture by Eduardo Elena, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Miami explores the intersection of populism and mass consumption and how Peronist actors redefined national citizenship. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Faculty Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Power in the Balance: Presidents, Parties and Legislatures in Peru and Beyond

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gable, Florida

Book presentation by Barry S. Levitt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, FIU. Levitt's book analyzes Peru's politics in rich detail; it provides a unique glimpse of the inter-workings of political institutions and offers recommendations for strengthening democracies across the globe. Part of the SIPA at Books & Books Series. Co-sponsored by LACC and SIPA.

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Venue:Jungle Island and UM Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, Florida

Two-day event features internationally renowned experts, policy-makers, business professionals and media analysts and examines the new role of Asia in the Western Hemisphere. Plenary topics include: macroeconomic trends, business opportunities, socio-political framework of current relations, and recommendations for studying the interaction between the two regions for the coming decade.

10th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Student Conference

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

This year's conference, "Selfhood, Statehood, and Interstate Cooperation across the Americas" features interdisciplinary research conducted by graduate students from FIU, FAU and UM. Presented by Maloka, LACC's Graduate Student Association and co-sponsored by LACC, FAU's Latin American Studies, UM's Center for Latin American Studies and CSO at FIU. Event is free and open to the public.

Jamaican Intuitive Artists: Storytellers and Visionaries

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

2nd Annual FIU Museum Studies Exhibit features work from a select group of intuitive artists from Jamaica. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence, the exhibition highlights themes represented by the colors of the Jamaican flag: black (strength), green (resources) and gold (wealth). Presented by the Frost Art Museum with support from LACC, and Judith and David Blumenthal. Free and open to the public.

May

Teacher Training Workshop-Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Social Remittances & Development

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom

Workshop for Miami Dade county public school teachers led by FIU and Miami Dade College examines the importance of social remittances in the development of Latin America and the Caribbean. Presented by LACC in partnership with Miami Dade County Public Schools. Call LACC a (305)348-2894 for more information.

Haiti des Initiatives: Inter-University and Professional Collaboration

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami

2nd annual symposium is designed to examine and measure the impact of a number of US, Canadian and European-funded projects currently underway in Haiti. Particular areas of focus include: academic cooperation, environmental protection, healthcare systems, computer science and technology and culture. Co-sponsored by LACC, African and African Diaspora Studies at FIU, Haitian Embassy in France, The Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance and The Little Haiti Cultural Center.

30th International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

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Venue:San Francisco, CA

International conference brings together Latin Americanist scholars and students for an interdisciplinary study of the region. 2012 theme: "Toward a Third Century of Independence in Latin America."

Caribbean Studies Association 37th Annual Conference

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Venue:Le Gosier, Guadeloupe

International conference brings together Caribbean scholars and students for an interdisciplinary study of the region. 2012 theme: "Unpacking Caribbean Citizenship(s): Rights, Participation and Belonging."

K-12 Student Workshop: Global Outbreak

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

Workshop features simulations exercise and examines the impact of infectious diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean on US national security. Part of the FIU Program in National Security Studies. Co-sponsored by LACC, Jack Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies at FIU, and the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills, Miami Dade County Public Schools.

June

Mambomania: The Explosion of Cuban Popular Dance Styles in the 40s and 50s

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Lecture by Sarah Town, Musicologist, Princeton University and Recipient, 2012 LACC/FIU Libraries Travel Grant. The LACC/FIU Libraries Travel Grant provides support to US based scholars interested in conducting research in FIU's Diaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection.

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Venue:Miami Art Museum, 101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Workshop for Miami Dade county public school teachers focuses on the work of world-renowned Cuban artist, Jose Bedia. Curator-led tour of Bedia's exhibition followed by lecture by Alejandro Mendoza and hands-on training of examination of and experimentation with ancient Afro-ethnic and tribal art techniques characteristic of Bedia's work and creative process.

A Public Forum with Dr. Michael Gonzales

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Presentation by LACC Director Candidate, Michael Gonzales, Professor, History and Director, Latino and Latin American Studies Program, Northern Illinois University. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida

Two-week intensive workshop for K-12 teachers focuses on tropical botany, ecology and natural history and is designed to increase teachers' knowledge and understanding of the importance of plants, plant uses, and habitat conservation. Workshops are conducted using a combination of discussion and hands-on activities, and teachers are provided with materials, resources and curriculum activities to implement in their classrooms.

A Public Forum with Dr. Persephone Braham

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Presentation by LACC Director Candidate, Persephone Braham, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literature and Director, Latin American Studies Program, University of Delaware. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th Street, Little Havana

Private screening for Miami Dade County public school teachers and students features 2011 film, Un Cuento Chino. In this comedic and touching take on the immigrant experience, Argentine superstar Ricardo Darín plays Roberto, a gruff, anti-social loner who encounters distressed and lost Chinese stowaway, Jun. Through the search for Jun's missing family, Roberto and Jun deal with a culture clash of epic proportions and in the process realize the power of humanity and decency.

LACC's Politics & International Relations of Argentina Summer Study Abroad

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Venue:University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Intensive four-week study abroad 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. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, the program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the region. Sponsored by LACC.

July

15th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Orientation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Orientation for participants of LACC's 15th Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Sponsored by LACC.

15th Annual Haitian Summer Institute

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Six-week program designed for anyone interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and also for those students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language training at the intermediate and advanced levels. Participants are introduced to Haitian history and culture through lectures in English and Haitian Creole presented by nationally recognized Haitianists and Diasporic leaders, film, technical training sessions and tours of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.

The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Kate Ramsey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, History, University of Miami. Part of LACC's 15th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by LACC and CLAS. Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

Culture, Politics and Society in Haiti: The Music of Manno Charlemagne

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Manno Charlemagne, Musician. Conducted in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 15th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Sponsored by LACC in partnership with The Rhythm Foundation and Big Night in Little Haiti. Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

Big Night in Little Haiti: Manno Charlemagne

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami

Celebration of Haitian heritage and culture featuring live music, food, art and entertainment featuring a live concert by Haitian folk music icon, Manno Charlemagne. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's 15th Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation and LACC.

Hot Gingerbread: Cultural Significance of Port-au-Prince's Late-19th Cent. Architecture

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Olsen Jean Julien, Owner, Phenixience Architecture and Engineering and Manager, Smithsonian Haiti Cultural Recovery Center, Haiti. Conducted in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 15th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Sponsored by LACC. Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

August

Haitian Dance and Storytelling

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, VH 100

Master class in Haitian Dance and Folklore led by Louines Louinis and Lucrece Luisdohn Louinis and the Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc. Conducted in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 15th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Sponsored by LACC. Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

Cinema and Reality in Haiti

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Arnold Antonin, Film Director and Owner, Arnold Antonin Films, Haiti. Conducted in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 15th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Sponsored by LACC. Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

Jamaica 50/50: Environment, Society, Policy and the Caribbean

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Venue:University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Two day conferences features scholars from FIU and University of the West Indies-Mona. Panels examine development, urban planning, public policy, health policy, epidemiology, conservation, and the diaspora and international linkages. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU College of Arts & Sciences, and University of the West Indies-Mona.

September

MALACS Orientation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus

Orientation for incoming MALACS students. By invitation only.

Big Night in Little Haiti: Les Freres Dejean and Empress Addi

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59 Terrace, Miami

Celebration of Haitian heritage and culture featuring live music, food, art and entertainment featuring a live concert by Haitian Konpa band, Les Freres Dejean and roots rockers, Empress Addi. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation and LACC.

October

Latina Women and the Body

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Venue:Musem of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL

"Ni Pardo, Ni Prieto: Presentations of Skin Color Influencing Hispanic Women's Self Identity" lecture by Dionne Stephens, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, FIU. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC, Women's Studies at FIU, College of Arts & Sciences at FIU, MOCA by Moonlight, the Miami Foundation and Women's Fund of Miami Dade. Part of MOCA's Women on the Rise program in partnership with FIU's Women's Studies Center. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ZEB 120

Workshop for Miami Dade county public school teachers focuses on preparations for upcoming Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and examines challenges related to security, logistics and civil and human rights surrounding the 2016 games and other major international events.

Making Art Out of Excess: Exploring Latina Styles and Sexualities

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Venue:Musem of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL

Panel featuring "A Chonga Manifesto" by Jillian Hernandez, MOCA and Rutgers and "Cuban Beauties: Assets in Excess" by Crystal Pearl, MOCA and Artist. Moderated by Anya Wallace, MOCA and Penn State. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC, Women's Studies at FIU, College of Arts & Sciences at FIU, MOCA by Moonlight, Miami Foundation and Women's Fund of Miami Dade. Part of MOCA's Women on the Rise program in partnership with FIU's Women's Studies Center.

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Venue:College of Law, RDB Bldg., Room 1000

Conference features one panel on oil policy, international relations, human rights and social policies in English and one panel on criminality, political systems, corruption and justice in Spanish. Part of FIU's Venezuelan Studies Initiative, a joint project between the College of Law, SIPA and LACC. Part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

LACC Associated Faculty Reception

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, Faculty Club

Hosted by LACC. By invitation only.

Latinas in Hollywood: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Venue:Musem of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL

Lecture by Myra Mendible, Ph.D., Language and Literature, Florida Gulf Coast University. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC, Women's Studies at FIU, College of Arts & Sciences at FIU, MOCA by Moonlight, Miami Foundation and Women's Fund of Miami Dade. Part of MOCA's Women on the Rise program in partnership with FIU's Women's Studies Center.

Mapping Transnational /Mediated Space: The Case of Hispanic Immigrant Media in South Florida

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Venue:University of Miami, Comunication Bldg., Room 3055, Coral Gables, FL

Lecture by Moses Shumow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, FIU. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Part of the 2012-2013 Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Faculty Lecture Series and the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Professional Schools and the Region Series.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

Panel discussion led by journalists David Adams of Reuters; Tim Padget of Time, and Mimi Whitefield of the Miami Herald. Moderated by Marifeli Pérez-Stable, LACC, FIU and Ariel Armony, CLAS, UM. Presented by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. RSVP 305-305-2894.

November

Africanos y afrodescendientes en la Argentina actual

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, Room 314

Lecture by Marta Maffia, Ph.D., Professor, CONICET, Argentina, examines Afro Argentines' strategies to increase visibility, fight discrimination and racism and further engage on the social and state levels in demand of civic rights. Presented by FIU's African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) and co-sponsored by LACC. Call AADS at (305)348-6860 for more information.

Through Garbage, Changing Minds and Hearts

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Venue:University of Miami, Perez Architecture Center, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables

Lecture by Albina Ruiz, Founding President, Ciudad Saludable, highlights best practices, challenges and future opportunities for solid waste management in urban environments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Co-sponsored by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies' Distinguished Speaker Series. Call UM's CLAS at (305)284-1854 for more information.

Socio-Environmental Impacts of Construction of the Pan-American Highway

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC Building, Room 432

Lecture by Daniel Suman, Ph.D., Professor, Marine Affairs and Policy, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, UM. Sponsored by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Part of the 2012-2013 Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies' Faculty Exchange Lecture Series: Professional Schools and the Region. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida

Part of The Fairchild Challenge, Green Treasures is a multidisciplinary competitive environmental education program that provides a forum for middle school students to learn more about ethnobotany of the region through interviews with Haitian Creole-speaking senior citizens and discussions about the significance of plants in different cultures throughout the hemisphere. Co-sponsored by LACC.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida

Part of The Fairchild Challenge, Green Treasures is a multidisciplinary competitive environmental education program that provides a forum for middle school students to learn more about ethnobotany of the region through interviews with Spanish-speaking senior citizens and discussions about the significance of plants in different cultures throughout the hemisphere. Co-sponsored by LACC.

Japan’s Trade Policy: Relations with the Americas

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, Graham Center, Room 150

Lecture by Dr. Naoki Tanaka, President of Center for International Public Policy Studies (CIPPS), Japan, focuses on current trends of globalization and Japan's economic diplomacy policy aimed at promoting a stronger economic and trade relationship with the Americas. Presented by Asian Studies at FIU and co-sponsored by LACC. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

National Council for Social Studies Conference

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Venue:Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington

92nd NCSS Annual Conference provides professional development for K-12 educators in an effort to enhance teaching strategies, strengthen networks across the country and expand and improve teaching related to the Latin American and Caribbean region. Co-sponsored by CLASP with support from the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida

Part of The Fairchild Challenge, Green Treasures is a multidisciplinary competitive environmental education program that provides a forum for middle school students to learn more about ethnobotany of the region through interviews with senior citizens and discussions about the significance of plants in different cultures throughout the hemisphere. Co-sponsored by LACC.

Boukman Eksperyans at FIU

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, Room 150

Lecture/demo by Grammy-nominated Haitian music superstars Boukman Eksperyans focuses on their high-energy sound and their unique ability to continue to create ground-breaking music by fusing traditional Haitian rhythms with rock and reggae. Co-sponsored by LACC, The Rhythm Foundation and the FIU Haitian Student Organization (HSO). Part of LACC's Haitian Art Digital Archive (HADA) project. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information or to RSVP.

Big Night in Little Haiti: Boukman Eksperyans

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59 Terrace, Miami

Celebration of Haitian heritage and culture featuring live music, food, art and entertainment featuring a live concert by Haitian music superstars, Boukman Eksperyans whose high energy sound fuses traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation and LACC.

Narrative, Memory and Ruins

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

Lecture by Jaime Ginzburg, Ph.D., Professor, Brazilian Literature and Literary Theory, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil & Visiting Scholar, University of Minnesota. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Department of Modern Languages at FIU. Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

University closed. Thanksgiving holiday.

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Venue:FIU Campus

Classes resume Monday, November 26, 2012.

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

Full-day conference discusses current and innovative research related to gender, violence and memory and emphasizes the impact of public discourses including laws, theological texts and scientific and literary documents and their contributions to the legitimation and justification of male-to-female aggressions, the most widespread modality of family conflict. Presented by LACC and the Department of History at FIU. Co-sponsored by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

December

Classically Cuban Concert: Music for Marti

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

2012 Classically Cuban Concert: Music for Marti features compositions inspired by Jose Marti. Curated by music scholar, Emilio Cueto and under the direction of Armando Tranquilino, the program spans over 100 years of works by Cuban and non-Cuban artists. Presented by FIU's Cuban Research Institute (CRI) and co-sponsored by LACC. Call CRI at (305)348-2894 for more information.

Caribbean Dialogue on the Rule of Law and Gender-Based Violence

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

Multi-day seminar featuring leading experts from the US and the Caribbean focuses on the Caribbean legal context as it relates to gender-based violence and further develops strategies to address, prevent and end gender-based violence in the region. Presented by the US Department of State and co-sponsored by LACC and FIU Law.

University closed. Christmas holiday

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

University closed. Christmas holiday. LACC will reopen on January 2, 2013.