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January

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Building

Full-day conference serves to instruct K-12 teachers and junior community college professors on the importance and necessity of incorporating aspects of Language for Business into the standard curricula. In addition, this conference provides teachers and professors with materials and practical lessons on how to incorporate and develop K-12 curricula on Language for Business.

University closed. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

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Venue:FIU Campus

University closed.

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; Language and Culture in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Hospitality in Peru; and Honor's Amazon in Peru.

February

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

Interdisciplinary colloquium discusses the role of music in social policy targeting at-risk youth in Latin America and more specifically examines the Youth Orchestra of Uruguay and its success at transforming the lives of children and strengthening the social fabric of the country.

The Humanities in a Public Sphere

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

Lecture by award-winning journalist and political author, Helen Aguirre Ferre examines how elements of the arts and humanities combine with our sense of community and inform daily life in culturally diverse Miami. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment and co-sponsored by LACC, WPBT, FIU Alumni Association, FIU Exile Studies Program, Books & Books and FIU College of Arts & Sciences.

Making Art in Cities of Exile: Edwidge Danticat

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, Room 243

Presentation by renowned author, Edwidge Danticat. Presented by the Department of English, Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment and the Exile Studies Program. Co-sponsored by LACC, WPBT2, Women's Studies Center, African and African Diaspora Studies, Department of Modern Languages, Sigma Tau Delta and the College of Arts and Sciences at FIU. Part of Exile, the Arts and Patronage Lecture Series. Event is free and open to the public. Call (305)348-3155 for more information.

The Political Culture of Democracy in Haiti and the Americas 2012: Towards Equality of Opportunity

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center, Room 221

Lecture and analysis of Haiti findings from the 2012 Americas Barometer by leading public opinion expert, Mitchell Seligson, Ph.D., Centennial Professor of Political Science, Professor of Sociology & Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), Vanderbilt University. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU.

Prosperity and Pitfalls in Democratic Public Opinion in the Americas

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

Lecture by leading public opinion experts, Mitchell Seligson, Ph.D., Centennial Professor of Political Science, Professor of Sociology & Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), Vanderbilt University, and Elizabeth Zechmeister, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political Science & Associate Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), Vanderbilt University. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU.

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Venue:University of Miami, Alumni Center, Coral Gables, Florida

Conference focusing on Colombia considers the current round of peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC armed insurgency through the lens of historic patterns. Sponsored by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies with additional support from FIU's Colombian Studies Institute.

LACC Associated Faculty Meeting

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Venue:FIU MMC, GL 835 and FIU BBC, Library, Room 155

Contact LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

Astronomy in Latin America: Present and Future

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Chemistry and Physics (CP) Building, Room 145

Lecture by Kevin Huffenberger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Miami. Hosted by James Webb, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, FIU. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies STEM 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.

Caribbeanist Faculty dLOC Training

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

Meeting and workshop highlights new and ongoing areas of collaboration between Caribbeanist faculty and LACC and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). Additionally, faculty will participate in a hands-on training on using dLOC for enhanced teaching and research related to the region. Co-presented by LACC and dLOC. Sponsored by LACC. By invitation only. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information or email dloc@fiu.edu

2nd Annual Caribbean Challenge

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

Half-day academic bowl provides high school students with the opportunity to analyze primary and secondary source documents from the Caribbean and learn more about research methods related to social sciences and the humanities. Co-sponsored by the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), LACC and Felix Varela High School.

The Environmental Landscape: Relationships to Public Health and Engineering Function"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA Bldg., Room 175

Lecture by Helena Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, College of Engineering, University of Miami. Hosted by Juan Antonio Bueno, Ph.D., Professor of Landscape Architecture, FIU. Part of the Miami Consortium's STEM Faculty Lecture Series and the Miami Consortium's Professional Schools 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.

March

LACC/MIFF K-12 Outreach Screening: Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War

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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 of documentary film by Jesse Acevedo. Documentary focuses on the lives of an extraordinary underground rap group fueling a new counter-revolution in Cuba. Screening followed by Q&A and curricular session that provides resources for integrating the film and its themes into the classroom.

Info Session: Argentina Summer Study Abroad

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM Bldg., Room 353

Info session led by program director addresses specific issues related to living and studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina and highlights program features, including available scholarships, coursework, excursions, pre-departure logistics and application and payment deadlines. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information or to RSVP.

LACC/MIFF K-12 Outreach Screening: Amazon Gold

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

Back to back private screenings for Miami Dade County public school teachers and students features documentary film, Amazon Gold. Documentary film narrated by Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock offers a sobering look at the catastrophic environmental impacts of the mining industry in the Peruvian Amazon. Screening followed by Q&A and curricular session that provides resources for integrating the film and its themes into the classroom.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 100B

Join the Latin American and Caribbean Center for a panel discussion by FIU faculty experts about the consequences of the death of President Hugo Chavez for Venezuela and the region.

Big Night in Little Haiti: Magnum Band

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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 legends, Magnum Band, one of the longest running the most respected bands from the island whose music is a testimony to the complexity of Konpa music. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation and LACC.

Teacher Training Workshop-Ethnobotany and the LAC Region

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

One-day workshop for South Florida school teachers offers a hands-on approach to understanding the cultural and economic value of plants and their importance in our lives. Led by Fairchild scientists with a special focus on South American botany, Latin American indigenous communities and cultures, Suriname and the Amazon. Co-sponsored by LACC and Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. Part of LACC's K-12 STEM Outreach Program.

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Venue:FIU Jewish Museum of Florida

Lecture by Adriana Brodsky, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History, St. Mary's College of Maryland. Part of the Latin American Jewry Series, a joint-project of LACC and Jewish Studies at FIU. Co-sponsored by LACC and Jewish Studies at FIU. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom, Room 224

Full-day conference examines news coverage of the region with a particular focus on reporting on femicide, human trafficking, domestic violence, child sexual abuse and cyber sex crimes. Led by FIU professors, policy experts and media professionals including Univison's Teresa Rodriguez, Judith Torrea and Mirta Rodriguez Calderon. Co-presented by LACC and FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Co-sponsored by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Bldg., Rooms 502/503

"Making History? Pope Francis of Argentina and What He (It) Means for Latin America and the Rest of the World" examines impact of the election of an Argentine Pope and what it signals for the Catholic Church and other rapidly growing religions in the region. Free and open to the public.

FIU Symposium on Iberian and Latin American Literatures

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Two-day symposium, "Escritoras: Spanish and Latin American Women Writers from the Englightenment to Hispanic Modernismo," features numerous panels and keynote address by Dr. Joyce Tolliver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU Department of Modern Languages and FIU Modern Languages Graduate Students Association. Registration required. Email pouj@fiu.edu for more information.

April

Going Global and Leading the Way: Bringing Embraer to the World

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

Lecture by Byron Bohlman, Senior Manager, Market Intelligence, Embraer Aircraft Marketing Corp. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU Portuguese Program and the Brazilian Culture Club at FIU. Part of LACC's Business and the Region Lecture Series. Free and open to public. Call (305)348-2894 for more information.

Reputation Risk in Latin America

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Venue:University of Miami, Business Aministration Jenkins Bldg., Room 402, Coral Gables, Florida

Lecture by William Newburry, Ph.D., SunTrust Bank Professor and Associate Professor, Department of Management and International Business, FIU. 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.

Strategies for Political Survival and Economic Nationalism: Latin America and Africa

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM Bldg., Room 370

Lecture by Marcelo Bucheli, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Business, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Co-sponsored by LACC and the FIU Department of History. Part of the Atlantic Symposium. Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

11th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Student Conference

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Venue:University of Miami, Wesley Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida

This year's conference, "Visions of Latin America and the Caribbean: Engaging Interdisciplinary Angles" 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.

Big Night in Little Haiti: Emeline Michel

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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 superstar songstress and Queen of Haitian Song, Emeline Michel, whose music combines Haitian Konpa and Rara with jazz, pop, bossa nova, and samba. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation and LACC.

CELPE-Bras Exam: Certificate of Portuguese as a Foreign Language

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Bldg., Room 240

Administration of exam for CELPE-Bras certification. CELPE-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official Portuguese language proficiency exam, serves to verify language competency at the intermediate, superior intermediate, advanced and superior advanced levels. FIU serves as 1 of only 4 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is March 8, 2013. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

Dialogue for Peace: In Colombia's National Interest?

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Venue:Hyatt Regency Hotel, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, Florida

Breakfast seminar featuring special guest speakers, Colombian Senator, Juan Cristo Bustos and President of Colombia's National Council of Professional Associations and the Colombian Agricultural Syndicate, Rafael Mejia Lopez. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC and FIU's Colombian Studies Institute. Space is limited RSVP required. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information or to RSVP.

MC Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) Seminar: Immigration and Transnationalism in the Americas

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

Full-day seminar led by Miami Consortium faculty and other experts analyzes the social, political, economic and cultural incorporation of recent immigrants to the US by examining the growing diversity of Miami's Latino populations, connections to their home communities and formation of identity/identities. Part of the Miami Consortium's Interdisciplinary Research Program.

May

Sugar and Revolution (A Requiem)

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM Bldg., Room 353

Lecture by Duanel Diaz Infante, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Bucknell University. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Cuban Research Institute and FIU Libraries.

17th Annual Mercosur Professional Development in International Business Program

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Venue:Various locations throughout Brazil, Argentina and Chile

The 17th Annual Mercosur PDIB program explores how Brazil, Argentina, and Chile are dealing with the global recession. Participants have the opportunity to meet with business executives from multinational and domestic companies, business professors and experts, including cultural visits to learn and understand the unique characteristics of each country. Registration required. Co-sponsored by FIU CIBER, LACC and UF CIBER.

31st International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

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Venue:Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

International conference brings together Latin Americanist scholars and students for an interdisciplinary study of the region. 2013 theme: "Toward a New Social Contract?"

June

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Week-long summer institute designed for select high school students provides participants with the opportunity to examine critical events in the region and engage in a simulation of respond and recovery coordination efforts. Presented by FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies and co-sponsored by LACC, LACC's Disaster Risk Reduction Program and Miami Dade County Public Schools.

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Venue:University of 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.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Now entering its 16th year, the Haitian Summer Institute is a six-week program in Miami and Haiti 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.

July

Conference: "Tell Our Stories"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Internationally renowned Haitian writer, memorist, essayist, anthologist, editor, documentary filmmaker, educator and human rights activist, Danticat will speak to LACC’s Haitian Summer Institute in Haitian Creole, sharing her experience in “Telling our Stories.” This conference will be held in Haitian Creole. Free and open to the public.

Cultural Industries of Haiti by Anaise Chavenet

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Anaise Chavenet, Founder and President of Communication Plus, Haiti. Prior to founding Communication Plus, Chavenet served as the editor of Haiti's leading newspaper, Le Nouvelliste and also served as a member of the board of Le Matin. Lecture in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 16th Annual Haitian Summer Institute and part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.

Lecture: "Konpa" by Yvan “Kapi” Andre of Tabou Combo

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

As a member of the superstar band Tabou Combo since 1968, Kapi serves as front man, drummer, composer, and all around instrumentalist. He visits FIU to talk about “Konpa,” Haiti’s infectious and indigenous rhythm that his group has made popular around the world. Lecture in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 16th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. 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, VH 100

Master class in Haitian dance and Haitian storytelling by Louines Louinis Dance Theater. Part of LACC's 16th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.

August

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Venue:Washington D.C.

FIU DC Alumni Weekend 2013 set for August 29-31. LACC’s Director Frank Mora will be on site looking forward to meeting MALACs and FIU alumni.

September

2013 MALACS New Student Orientation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LACC, DM 353

Meeting brings together students, LACC staff and faculty and presents new students with information on how to succeed in graduate school and take advantage of exciting LACC opportunities and resources to enhance their academic experience.

LACC Media Day

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Venue:Graziano's, 394 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables

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Fall 2013 LACC Affiliated Faculty Luncheon

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Working luncheon features presentation, "Reimagining LACC," by Frank Mora, PhD, Director, LACC. By invitation only. RSVP required. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

Orlando Perez Lecture on Panamanian Political Culture

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Venue:Live Webcast

Dr. Perez will join us via live webcast from Central Michigan University to discuss Panamanian political culture. Use the following Adobe Connect link to access the webcast, login is not required: https://connect.fiu.edu/cpo433perezlecture/

2013 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Ceremony

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Venue:Library of Congress, Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC

Presentation of the Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) to Sonia Manzano, Author, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. RSVP: (202)707-1616 or specialevents@loc.gov Sponsored by CLASP with additional funding provided by LACC,Ohio State University, Tulane University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, Stanford University, and Vanderbilt University.

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Venue:College of Business, Room 232, FIU Modesto Maidique Campus

LACC’s “A Conversation with…” series launches at 6pm on Sept. 26 with Director Frank Mora moderating a discussion on whether there is an opportunity to thaw relations between Venezuela and the U.S. Discussants are Ambassador Patrick Duddy (Ret.) and Dr. Javier Corrales, Amherst University.

October

Teacher Training Workshop-Black Consciousness, Politics, Revolution and Racism in the Americas

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center

Workshop for Miami Dade county public school teachers led by FIU faculty: Danielle Clealand, PhD, Politics and International Relations. Presented by LACC in partnership with Miami Dade County Public Schools and co-sponsored by the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

La création littéraire: Enjeux esthétiques, linguistiques et sociaux"

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

Lecture by renowned author and scholar, Évelyne Trouillot, Professor, State University of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Event held in French. Presented by FIU's Department of Modern Languages. Co-sponsored by LACC and African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) at FIU and the French Embassy in the United States. Part of the LACC/State University of Haiti MOU Program. Call (305)348-2851 for more information.

US Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact

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

Book presentation by Erik Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D., Author and Professor of Hispanic Studies, Department of Modern Languages, FIN, provides an insider's view of US immigration enforcement and detention in the post-9/11 security environment. Co-sponsored by LACC and FIU's Cuban Research Institute. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

Conversation with Dan Restrepo

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique, DM 353

MALACS students meet Dan Restrepo for an informal conversation. Dan is a consultant and former advisor to President Obama on Latin American issues and policy.

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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 T-Vice, opening set by Hector Lominy. Come celebrate International Creole Month. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation and LACC.

15th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Bldg, Room 125

Lecture "Eric Williams, The Mighty Sparrow and the Arithmetic of Caribbean Self-Definition" by Rawle Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in the Performing Arts, University of the West Indies and The Mighty Sparrow, Calypso King of the World. Reception following lecture. Presented by FIU's African & African Dispora Studies and Eric Williams Memorial Collection and co-sponsored by LACC, AADS Graduate Student Association, FIU CAS and FIU CSO. Free and open to the public; tickets required via eventbrite.com

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Venue:The Biltmore Hotel 1200 Anastasia Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

COST & REGISTRATION: General Admission- $75 Students- $50 Members and Sponsors of Global Connections- FREE

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, Room 243

Lecture by FIU Haitian Creole instructor and novelist, Nicolas Andre. In celebration of International Creole Month. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC, Consulate General of Haiti in Miami and the FIU Haitian Student Organization. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

November

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Venue:State University of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

LACC and UEH join forces with the Haitian Studies Association's Emerging Scholars Committee on its annual conference designed to support to junior scholars and and provide them with professional development and networking opportunities with senior scholars working in/on the region. Co-sponsored by LACC, State University of Haiti Faculty of Ethnology and HSA. Part of the LACC/State University of Haiti MOU Program.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique, DM 353

Our Miami-based LACC MA grads gathered to meet Director Frank Mora and reconnect with their colleagues. Sharing memories and ideas were Frank Mora, Elisa Median, Faith Grant, Vivian Dias, Sally Zamudio, Phillip Rincon, Hayett Chater, Eduardo Ui, Laura Massa, Gayle Lasater, Jordan McDuff and Jessica Getz. One and all agreed that MALOKAs would all benefit from a solid networking organization.

Latin American Forum: “The Art of Negotiation"

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Talk by Dr. Anthony Wanis-St. John on "The Art of Negotiation: Organizational and Psychological Reasons Why Some Negotiations Go Poorly and the Techniques for Improving Process and Outcomes." Dr. Wanis-St. John, professor at American University, is a well-known expert in the area of diplomatic and business negotiations. Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series.

The 15th Annual Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies Conference

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Venue:Mater Academy

Dr. Joseph Holbrook, LACC MA and recent Ph.D from FIU’s History Department, presented a portion of his dissertation research on Religion, Youth, and the Cuban Revolution 1957-1962.

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Venue:Faculty of Ethnology, State University of Hatiti

Two-day seminar interrogate the history of ethnology in Haiti in an effort to better understand the modalities under which the discipline was born, developed and institutionalized. Five axes for discussion include: great figures of Haitian enthnology, politics and development, interdisciplinary links, objects of ethnology and institutions. Co-sponsored by LACC and State University of Haiti Faculty of Ethnology and Faculty of History. Part of the LACC/State University of Haiti MOU Program.

Biotrade and Green Economy Experiences in the EU and Latin America

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

Lecture by Yovita Ivanova, Professor, Department of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University, Peru. Presented by the Miami European Union Center of Excellence and co-sponsored by LACC and European Studies Program at FIU. Free and open to the public. RSVP by November 7, 2013 at calyc@fiu.edu

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Fourth Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon

Big Night in Little Haiti: RAM in Concert

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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 "Mizik Rasin" superstars, RAM. RAM's music incorporates traditional Vodou lyrics, rhythms and instruments including rara horns and petwo drums into modern rock. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation and LACC.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Building, Room 103

Haitian music superstars RAM treat the FIU community to a lecture on campus following a thrilling performance at Big Night in Little Haiti.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Danny McGlynn, visits LACC

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LACC and ARC will meet with President Rosenberg and Danny McGlynn to discuss areas such as cyber security capabilities and money laundering networks, among others. Mr. McGlynn is an FIU alum (M.A. International Business) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury responsible for Intelligence Analysis.

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CLASP Executive Committee Meeting

National Council for Social Studies Conference (NCSS)

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Venue:Cervantes Convention Center at America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO

93rd 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, U. of Chicago, U. of Florida, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Tulane U. and Vanderbilt U.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 278B

Screening and discussion of the Documentary End of Poverty?

December

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Venue:Biltmore Hotel

The permanent missions of the United States and Colombia to the OAS, and co-sponsors the Organization of American States, Miami-Dade County, and FIU, will hold a forum for mayors from Colombia, Central America and the Caribbean, “Towards Sustainable and Resilient Communities in the Americas.” The forum will initiate a pilot program for cooperation, exchange of knowledge and implementation of best practices related to municipal development, economic opportunity and democratic governance.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

In this lecture, Michael E. Parmly will challenge audience members to consider for themselves what are the current U.S. interests in retaining the status quo in Guantánamo, against the background of evolving Cuban nationalism.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

FIU has been selected by the World Bank to host the first post-launch dialogue of its flagship report, Latin American Entrepreneurs: Many Firms but Little Innovation. After the findings of the report are presented by its authors, insights and analysis will be provided by a panel of academic and private sector experts/leaders.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) has invited two prominent experts on Honduras to analyze the results of the November elections and the implications for the political future of the country and the regional politics of Central America.

Lunch with Assistant Secretary of State- Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson

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LACC is hosting a lunch discussion with Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson. Faculty and students will engage Ms. Jacobson in a lively dialogue.

Latin American Forum: “Political and Economic Challenges Facing Brazil in the Next Year”

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Venue:By invitation only

Talk by Mr. Paulo Sotero on “Political and Economic Challenges Facing Brazil in the Next Year.” Mr. Sotero is Director of the Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, DC. Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series.