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January

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

Annual Night of Commemoration to remember the tragedy of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. Food and refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by the the Haitian Student Organization and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please email hso@fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL Breezeway

Celebrate with us the launch of the new BA and learn more about LACC’S academic programs, events and funding! Event includes: meet and greet, advising, giveaways, baked goods, music and more! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ECS 135

Seminar by Dr. Karen Kainer, Associate Professor at the School of Forest Resources and Conservation and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Sponsored by the Department of Earth & Environment at FIU with support from the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ECS 135

Seminar by Dr. Corine Vriesendorp, Andes-Amazon Program Director at the Field Museum. Sponsored by the Department of Earth & Environment at FIU with support from the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of LACC’s Andean Studies Program of Excellence. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Conversation with Tel Aviv University Vice-President Dr. Raanan Rein, FIU Global Jewish Studies Program Director, Dr. Tudor Parfitt & Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program Director Dr. Aurora Morcillo. Sponsored by TotalBank and co-sponsored by LACC, Global Jewish Studies Program, LACC/Jewish Studies Latin American Jewry Series and Office of Global Learning Initiatives. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

FIU Study Abroad Fair

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit

Study Abroad fair features Latin American and Caribbean programs: LACC Politics and International Relations in Argentina; Language and Culture in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Haitian Summer Institute, among others!

MALACS Welcome Back Event

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Welcome back meeting for MALACS students. By invitation only. Sponsored by LACC. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Workshop featuring Portuguese teachers and specialists from bilingual schools. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages, the Consulate General of the Republic of Brazil, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum Lecture Series. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration is free. For more information, please email bcariell@fiu.edu.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 285

Lecture by founder of Ayikodans, Jeanguy Saintus Riché, internationally renowned Haitian born choreographer, dancer, and educator. Lecture in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence, Haitian Art Digital Archive (HADA), and Foreign Language Across the Curriculum Program. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Presentation by Award-winning Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum. Lecture in Portuguese. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages,The School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Brazilian Cultural Club. Part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series. Made possible with support from LACC's Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ECS 135

Seminar by Ricardo Steiner, coordinator of the Honduran Conservation Coalition (HOCC) network. Sponsored by the Department of Earth & Environment at FIU with support from the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of LACC’s Andean Studies Program of Excellence. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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Venue:By invitation only.

Colloquium in global health and safety featuring Frank Mora, Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center; Maria Virginia Villegas, Executive Director, CIDEIM; Col. Rudolph Cachuela, Command Surgeon, United States Southern Command; Roberto Savio, Founder, Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency. Sponsored by the Global Health Consortium. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Mariana Santos, Director of Interactive and Animation at Fusion Media, Knight Chair of Innovation at FIU and Founder of Chicas Poderosas. Part of the Webinar Series: Journalism 2016-Style: Millennials Leading the Way. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU & Inter American Press Association (IAPA). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Webinar is in Spanish and it is free and open to the public.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Panel discussion featuring Dr. Ann Morgenstern, Post Doctoral Research Fellow and Instructor, Political Science, UM; Dr. Jonathan Rosen, Research Scientist at The Gordon Institute, FIU; Dr. Bruce Bagley, Chair and Professor, International Studies, UM and Dr. Frank Mora, LACC Director and Professor, FIU. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

LACC Advisory Board Meeting

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Meeting with current LACC associated faculty serving on the LACC Faculty Advisory Board. Sponsored by LACC. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, Building R, Room 402

Forum featuring Mr. Franz Hall, Consul General of Jamaica in Miami, Dr. Keith Lowe, Forum Founder, Mr. Robert Hew, Chinese Benevolent Society of Jamaica, Mr. Lukkee Chong, Frame by Frame Productions and Dr. Martin Tsang, University of Miami. Presented by the Confucious Institute at Miami Dade College, the Chinese Cultural Foundation of Miami, Inc. and co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU. For more information or to RSVP, please email xyu@mdc.edu.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU | 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Lecture featuring Dr. Ronnie Perelis, Yeshiva University and Dr. Tudor Parfitt, Global Jewish Studies Program. Sponsored by FIU's Global Jewish Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free for Members or with $10 Museum admission. Free for students with valid ID. To RSVP, please call (786) 972-3175 or e-mail info@jewishmuseum.com.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Book presentation and Q&A featuring author Misha Glenny. Misha Glenny is a British journalist specializing in southeastern Europe, global organized crime, and cybersecurity. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

MDCSS 18th Annual Conference

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Venue:Miami Springs Senior High

Conference featuring social studies teachers for the “Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies 18th Annual Conference.” LACC sessions made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. The conference is open to all social studies teachers. For more information, please contact Mr. John Burkowski Jr., Vice- President of Membership, MDCSS, jburk@dadeschools.net.

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Webinar featuring Carlos Maldonado, journalist and editor at Nicaragua’s investigative magazine “Confidencial” and a correspondent at Spain’s “El País.” Part of the Webinar Series: Journalism 2016-Style: Millennials Leading the Way. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU & Inter American Press Association (IAPA). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Webinar is in Spanish and it is free and open to the public.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Lecture by Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English and Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America, George Washington University. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of English,and African & African Diaspora Studies Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2874.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 285

Lecture by Jean Chardavoine, bandleader and guitarist of "Haitian Jazz." Lecture in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence, Haitian Art Digital Archive (HADA), and Foreign Language Across the Curriculum Program. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant and in partnership with The Rhythm Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Conversation with Ximena Rincón, Minister of Labor, Chile. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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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 Chardavoine and the Creole Jazz Project. All ages welcome. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Madame Gougousse, AmericanAirlines, City of Miami, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Miami Foundation. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 672-5202.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Carlos Eduardo Huertas, Chief of Party for Investigative Journalism in the Americas at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Part of the Webinar Series: Journalism 2016-Style: Millennials Leading the Way. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU & Inter American Press Association (IAPA). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Webinar is in Spanish and it is free and open to the public.

Tinker Awardees Orientation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Mandatory orientation for Tinker awardees to discuss terms of agreement. The Tinker Foundation Field Research Grants Program funds graduate student travel to any Spanish or Portuguese-speaking country in Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct research directly related to the region. Contact LACC's Director of Research at (305)348-2894 for more information about our Tinker Field Research Grant program.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Film screening and Q&A with director and producer, Luis Argueta.In Spanish with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages’ Translation & Interpretation Program, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Consulate General of Guatemala in Miami. Part of LACC’s Migration and Transient Communities Program of Excellence. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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Venue:Broward College Central Campus

Workshop directed by Dr. Melissa Baralt featuring foreign language teachers from regional colleges. Part of MI-BRIDGE and made possible through the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center US Department of Education Title VI Grant. The workshop is free and is open to language teachers, but registration is required. For more information, please contact Wendy Varela at wvarela@broward.edu.

19th Annual Brazilian Carnival

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Venue:Miami Beach Senior High School

Carnival featuring local Brazilian bands, Miss Carnival Contest as well as a teachers dancing contest called “Dancing with the Staff”, folkloric dances performed by the students and professional dancers and costume parades. Co-sponsored by the Brazilian Club at Miami Beach Senior High School, Beauty Schools of America, Community Chest Club, among others. Supported by LACC. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

March

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Marjuli Matheus, Venezuelan Journalist and Social Media Editor. Part of the Webinar Series: Journalism 2016-Style: Millennials Leading the Way. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU & Inter American Press Association (IAPA). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Webinar is in Spanish and it is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture featuring Monica Hirst, Brazilian-US academic based in Argentina and Professor at the University of Quilmes and Torcuato Di Tella University. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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

Book presentation by Victor Uribe, Laywer, Professor and Chair of FIU's History Department. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Department of History at FIU. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Sarasota, FL

SILL’s 45th year of outstanding lectures featuring LACC's Director, Dr. Frank Mora on the plenary session "Measuring and Gaining U.S. Influence in Latin America." Sponsored by the Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning (SILL). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information, please call (941) 365-6404.

LACC/JGI/US Southern Command Policy Roundtable Series

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Venue:US Southern Command

Seminar for government officials designed to support knowledge sharing on pressing issues affecting the LAC region. Led by policy experts and academics, roundtable focuses on Russian Influence in Latin America. Guest speakers include Ms. Hannah Thoburn, Dr. Evan Ellis, and Mr. Vladimir Rouvinsky. By invitation only. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy (JGI), and US Southern Command.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Teacher workshop held by instructors Marion Litzinger and Kiki Mutis on the connection between plants and culture through a hands-on, interactive look at the cultural and economic value of plants and their importance in our lives. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. For more information, contact: 305.667.1651 x3330 or e-mail Kiki Mutis, kmutis@fairchildgarden.org.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Broad Auditorium (SIPA 125)

Conference featuring leaders from government, business, academia and law to discuss policies and actions that could mitigate cyber threats in an increasingly interdependent globalized world. LACC's Director, Frank Mora, moderates plenary 1, "Cyber Terrorism and National Security." Sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. RSVP required. For more information, please call (305) 348-7266.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100A

Lecture by Manuela L. Picq, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. Sponsored by the FIU Global Indigenous Forum and the student club, the Global Indigenous Group. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center's Andean Studies Program of Excellence, Campus Student Organization (CSO), Center for Women and Gender Studies, and the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2247.

Latin American Forum: “Argentina Under Macri”

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Venue:By invitation only.

Talk by Sergio Berensztein, CEO of Berensztein®, on “Argentina Under Macri” Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Broward College Central Campus

Workshop directed by Dr. Melissa Baralt featuring foreign language teachers from regional colleges. Part of MI-BRIDGE and made possible through the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center US Department of Education Title VI Grant. The workshop is free and is open to language teachers, but registration is required. For more information, please contact Wendy Varela at wvarela@broward.edu.

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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 Aroze Troubadadou. All ages welcome. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Madame Gougousse, AmericanAirlines, City of Miami, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Miami Foundation. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 672-5202.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Business Complex 232

Conversation featuring Pedro Freyre, Partner and Chair, International Practice, Akerman; José Gabilondo, Professor of Law, FIU; Orlando Gutiérrez Boronat, Secretary, Cuban Democratic Directorate; and Dario Moreno, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, FIU. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Cuban Research Institute. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, WC 130

Panel discussion featuring Miss Destiny Jade Nunez, Miss Florida Seminole; Ms. Louse J. Gopher, Seminole Tribal Member; Mrs. Betty Osceola, member of the Miccosukee Tribe and Panther Clan; Professor Mary Louise Pfeiffer, FIU; and Dr. María Luisa Veisaga, FIU. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, and Global Indigenous Forum. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2186.

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

Conference featuring the themes of emerging threats. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, U.S. Southern Command, Intelligence Community-Center for Academic Excellence administered by DIA and the Canadian Consulate in Miami. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2977.

LACC Study Abroad Fair

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit area

Fair featuring Latin American and Caribbean study abroad programs: LACC Politics and International Relations in Argentina; Language and Culture in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and Haitian Summer Institute. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Film screening and Q&A featuring Dr. Andy Strycharski, Director of FIU’s Film Studies Certificate Program and Dr. Frank Mora, Director of LACC. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, Alumni Association, and Exile Studies Program. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-3394.

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Venue:Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall

Lecture by Dr. Jorge Duany, Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Santa Fe College. this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

April

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Venue:The Lab Miami, 400 NW 26th. Miami FL, 33127

Conference featuring talks, workshops and networking with insightful panels on media innovation and hands-on learning with leaders in U.S. and Latin American media. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Hacks/Hackers Miami with the support of the Knight Foundation, and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, WC 130

Conference featuring Dr. Daniel Alvarez, FIU; Dr. Ana Maria Bidegain, FIU; Dr. Maria Clara Bingemer, Pontificia Universidade Católica, Brazil; Dr. Daniel Levine, University of Michigan; and Dr. Guzmán Carriquiry Lecour, The Vatican. Part of LACC's 13th Affiliated Faculty Interdisciplinary Colloquium Series. Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Religions Initiative. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PG5 155

Panel discussion featuring Bernardita Remuy Capojo and Claudino Pérez Torres, native members of the Muruy (Uitoto) peoples of the Colombian Amazon. In Spanish with simultaneous English Translation. Sponsored by the FIU Global Indigenous Forum and the Global Indigenous Group. Co-sponsored by LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence, Campus Student Organization, Center for Women and Gender Studies, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, and the Department of Global Sociocultural Studies.

LACC/JGI/US Southern Command Policy Roundtable Series

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Venue:US Southern Command

Seminar for government officials designed to support knowledge sharing on pressing issues affecting the LAC region. Led by policy experts and academics, roundtable focuses on Defense Engagement Strategy in Latin America. Guest speakers include Mr. Jorge Bedoya, Mr. Oscar Izurieta and Mr. Horacio Sanchez Marino. By invitation only. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy (JGI), and US Southern Command.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC 331

Discussion by Ambassador Christer Persson. Co-Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, SIPA’s Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, European and Eurasian Studies Program, and the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 285

Lecture by Gabel. Lecture in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence, Haitian Art Digital Archive (HADA), and Foreign Language Across the Curriculum Program. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant and in partnership with The Rhythm Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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Venue:MOCA, North Miami | 770 NE 125TH ST. | MIAMI, FL 33161

Interactive conversation with Miami’s leading curators and performance artists featuring Pioneer Winter, Charo Oquet, Paul Tei, and Jorge Luis Gutiérrez. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)and Cane A Sucre Gourmet Sandwich Bar. Admission: $5; free for MOCA members & NoMi residents. For more information, please contact (305) 893-6211.

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Venue:By invitation only.

Colloquium featuring faculty from FIU and Santa Fe College on Asia and Latin America. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Santa Fe College. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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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 Gabel. All ages welcome. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Madame Gougousse, AmericanAirlines, City of Miami, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Miami Foundation. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 672-5202.

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

Book presentation at Books & Books Coral Gables by Dr. Andrea Mantell Seidel, Professor Emeritus of Dance, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Founding Director of the Intercultural Dance and Music Institute at LACC. Co-sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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

Book presentation by author Leonard Ray Teel. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Cuban Research Institute at FIU. This is part of the Title VI-funded LACC/CRI Cuba and the Professions Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-1991.

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Venue:The Graduate Center | 34th St. & 5th Ave., New York City

Conference featuring scientists, policy thinkers, journalists, industry leaders, and advocates on the cannabis legalization. LACC's Director of Research, Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz participates in the session "First Movers: Uruguay and Jamaica Charting New Paths." Sponsored by NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management, BOTEC Analysis Corporation, among others. LACC provides support for the initiative. For more information, please call (844) 462-6832 ext. 708.

Professional Development Workshop

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502-203

Workshop featuring a public service job placement session by LACC's Director, Dr. Frank Mora. By invitation only. Sponsored by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. For more information, please call (305) 348-2555.

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Venue:University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

Conference featuring colleagues from Florida International University, University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University for the 14th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference. The event features research and papers, from all disciplines, by graduate students whose work is tied to Latin America or the Caribbean. Abstracts submission deadline is March 7, 2016. For additional information or inquiries, please email sfsconference20Submission.

Workshop: Knowledge Network on Public Safety

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Venue:San Salvador, El Salvador

Workshop featuring specialists on security in the Northern Triangle of Central America, including LACC's Research Director, Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz. In Spanish. Co-Sponsored by the United Nations Development Program and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the Project Infosegura. LACC provides support for the initiative. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Room TBA

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 6 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is March 2, 2016. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Presentation by Dr. Noraliz Ruiz Caraballo, postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY. Dr. Caraballo is the recipient of the LACC/CRI 2016 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute and the FIU Libraries. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:The Kampong, 4013 S. Douglas Road, Coconut Grove

Lecture by Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at FIU and Head of FIU/Fairchild Plant Molecular Systematics Laboratory at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by The Kampong, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Université de Montréal, Department of Modern Languages and International Center for Tropical Botany. Free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call The Kampong at (305) 442-7169.

May

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LACC Educational Screening Tour of film La Belle Vie: The Good Life. Co-sponsored by the School Board of Broward County Florida and Miami Dade County Public Schools. Made possible by LACC’s US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 Bldg., Room 300A

Presentation by Dr. Alejandro Ordóñez Maldonado, Attorney General of Colombia. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work,and The Center for Research on US Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA). Event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email crusada@fiu.edu or call (305) 348-5002.

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Lecture by Liliana Casanella Cué, Researcher, Center for Research and Development of Cubanan Music in Havana. Ms. Casanella is the recipient of the LACC/CRI 2016 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant. Lecture in Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute and the FIU Libraries. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:MOCA Miami | 770 NE 125th St, Miami, FL 33161

Family day featuring interactive art making for children, dance and music lessons, youth and adult visual art workshops, guided tours, food trucks and more. Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Co-sponsored by FIU's the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Alaska Coffee Roasting of Miami, and COSTCO, North Miami. Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact (305) 893-6211.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Lecture by Dr. Gabriela G. Alfaraz, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. Dr. Alfarez is the recipient of the LACC/CRI 2016 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute and the FIU Libraries. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:1025 F Street, NW - Suite 800 Washington, DC

Panel discussion featuring Frank Mora, FIU, Eric Farnsworth, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Eduardo Gamarra, FIU, Miriam Kornblith, National Endowment for Democracy and Cynthia McClintock, George Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, and the National Endowment for Democracy. For more information and registration, contact coawashington@counciloftheamericas.org.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Orientation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Mandatory orientation for FLAS awardees to discuss terms of agreement. By invitation only. Contact LACC's Academic Program for more information at 305-348-2894.

Pre-departure Orientation: Argentina Summer Study Abroad

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Pre-departure orientation 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.

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Venue:New York, NY

Conference featuring sessions covering a broad range of Latin America-related topics. LACC Affiliated Faculty present and participate in the conference. Presented by the Latin American Studies Association. For more information, please contact lasacong@pitt.edu.

June

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Venue:Hotel Karibe, Pétionville, Haïti

Conference featuring plenary sessions, Haitian fashion expo, art exhibitions, cultural events, workshops and panels. Presented by the Caribbean Studies Association. Registration required. For more information, please email program.chair@caribbeanstudiesassociation.org.

Latin American Forum: “Brazil”

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Talk by Lucas Correa, partner at Prospectiva Consulting, on the political and economic situation in Brazil. Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, 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. MPP credits are available for MDCPS teachers. To register, please visit https://www.mylearningplan.com. For more information, contact: 305.667.1651 x 3330 or e-mail Kiki Mutis, kmutis@fairchildgarden.org.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Summer Institute on National Security Studies featuring high school students. Sponsored by the Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Program Office. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. In partnership with the Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Institute is free and open to South Florida High School students, but registration is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2977.

State Department Delegation Meeting at FIU

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Meeting hosted by Dr. Frank Mora, LACC Director, on U.S.- Cuba relations. Meeting features international leaders under the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Presented by Global Ties Miami. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:PAMM | 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Institute featuring K-12 teachers. Led by renowned Latin American art historian and curator, Dr. Carol Damian. Presented by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Miami Dade County Public Schools with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant and the Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Cuban Art Collection at FIU. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute at FIU and the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Now entering its 19th year, the Haitian Summer Institute is a six-week program in Miami and Haiti designed for those interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language and Haitian culture training at the intermediate and advanced levels. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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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. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Orientation for participants of LACC's 19th Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502-503

Lecture featuring community leaders, Leonie Hermantin and Joanne Milord. Event is in English. Part of LACC’s 19th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

July

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Led by Leonie Hermantin, Lambi Fund of Haiti. Part of LACC's 19th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and Events. Sponsored by LACC. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:Havana, Cuba

Program focusing on educational practice and philosophy on the island. The themes of literacy education, alternative learning models, teacher education, culturally relevant pedagogy, and civic engagement and social responsibility will be explored. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

A Revolutionary Perspective on Education: Pre-Departure Meeting

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Venue:DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airprot Convention Center

Educational training session led by FIU Cuban Studies experts for participants of “A Revolutionary Perspective on Education.” For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232-235

Master class in Haitian Dance and Folklore featuring the Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater. Conducted in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 19th 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 (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Guy-Gérald Ménard, poet, author and professor at the State University of Haiti. Event is in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s 19th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series. LACC and the State University of Haiti have a Memorandum of Understanding encouraging exchange and facilitates the development and implementation of collaborative programs. Free and open to the public. More information at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 137

Lecture by Dr. Gina Athena Ulysse, anthropologist, poet, performance artist and multi-media artist. Event is in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s 19th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series, LACC’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series and LACC’s Haitian Art Digital Archive (HADA) Project. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

Haiti Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Pre-departure orientation for students participating in LACC's Haiti Study Abroad 2016. Contact LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

August

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Library, 3rd Floor

Professional development workshop for teachers featuring leading experts, Drs. Hilary Landorf and Sarah Mathews, professors in FIU’s School of Education. Presented by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, the Education Effect and Miami Dade County Public Schools. Program made possible with support from LACC’s US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center Grant.

Presentation to Government Officials and Civic Leaders in Uruguay

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Presentation by LAMRI on Uruguay's growing resistance to cannabis regulation. Co-sponsored by LACC's Latin American Marijuana Research Initiative (LAMRI), Universidad Católica del Uruguay, and Insights Research & Consulting. Supported by the Open Society Foundations. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

LACC/JGI/US Southern Command Policy Roundtable Series

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Seminar for government officials designed to support knowledge sharing on pressing issues affecting the LAC region. Led by policy experts and academics, roundtable focuses on Russian Influence in Latin America. Guest speakers include Ms. Hannah Thoburn, Dr. Evan Ellis, and Mr. Vladimir Rouvinsky. By invitation only. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy(JGI), and US Southern Command.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Orientation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Mandatory orientation for FLAS awardees to discuss terms of agreement. By invitation only. Contact LACC's Academic Program for more information at 305-348-2894.

MALACS Orientation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Orientation for incoming MALACS students. By invitation only. Contact LACC's Academic Program for more information at 305-348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit

Haitian Student Organization meet and greet featuring LACC tabling to promote resources and events. Sponsored by the Haitian Student Organization (HSO). Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Global Learning. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

September

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

Book presentation by Dr. Andrea Fanta Castro, Assistant Professor of Spanish, FIU. Presentation in Spanish. Part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series and Andean Studies Program of Excellence. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Presentation featuring Ms. Annie Pforzheimer, Director of the Office of Andean Affairs US State Department. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence and its Andean Studies Program of Excellence. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

Fall LACC Programs Tabling Event

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit

Tabling info session featuring LACC's programs and events including study abroads, certificates, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, plus much more! Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

LACC Affiliated Faculty Luncheon

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Annual report by LACC Director, Frank Mora, and strategic planning meeting for 2016-2017 academic year. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Roundtable featuring Drs. Mark Padilla, Associate Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies & Principal Investigator, Syndemics Project, LACC, FIU and Armando Matiz, Project Director, Syndemics Project, LACC, FIU. Co-sponsored by FIU's Global Learning, Libraries, and Student Government Association. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email lensproject@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Bogotá, Colombia

Conference featuring four panel discussions with policy makers, scholars, think tank and NGO leaders. Event in Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Department of Political Science, Master's in Peacebuilding, and the Center for the Studies of Security and Drugs (CESED) at the University of Los Andes. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Presentation by FIU's Drs. Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology, and Hugh Gladwin, Associate Professor of Anthropology. Funded by the Office of the President, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Cuban Research Institute, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Office of External Relations, and the College of Communication, Architecture, and the Arts. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

Latin American Forum: Strategic Impact of Trade on Latin American Economies

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Talk by Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture featuring Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez, Brown University. Sponsored by the Department of History. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies (GSS)and Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography Graduate Student Association (SAGGSA). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2328.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Lobby

Official launch and exhibition of LACC's Lens Project/ Proyecto Lentes featuring Drs. Mark Padilla, Associate Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies & Principal Investigator, Syndemics Project, LACC, FIU and Armando Matiz, Project Director, Syndemics Project, LACC, FIU. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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Venue:Various

Opportunities to learn more about the Colombian Peace Agreement before the October 2 Referendum in South Florida: The Colombian Consulate in Miami offers a panel discussion on 9/24; LACC experts appear on Cita con Caracol Sunday, 9/25 at 11AM. On 9/28 UM hosts a panel at 11:45 AM hosted by Bruce Bagley and on October 2, LACC experts Eduardo Gamarra and Carlos Parra will share a discussion on WLRN's Colombia al Dis at 4PM.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Panel discussion by Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas, Miriam Kornblith, National Endowment for Democracy, and Jose Miguel Cruz, LACC. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Fair featuring information and advising sessions on majors including LACC Academic Programs participation for BA recruitment. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Education Exploratory Advising Center, Student Programming Council, and Student Government Association. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Graduate Students' Meeting with Former President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana

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Venue:The Labor Center MMC. LC 309

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana meets with graduate students with Caribbean and Latin American interests.RSVP tkmein019@fiu.edu.Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Africa and African Diaspora Studies.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green School Gallery (SIPA 1st Floor )
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Venue:Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, 2:30 PM

Exhibition Opening and Reception for artists of Espacio 08. The exhibition will be on view from September 29th to October 7th, 2016. Sponsored by 100 Years of Cuban Art Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Art and Art History, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, and Cuban Research Institute. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

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

The 18th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture features the former President of Guyana, Honorable Bharrat Jagdeo on his talk, "The Caribbean and American Presidential Power: A Donald Trump Ascendancy." Presented by AADS and the Eric Williams Memorial Collection. Co-sponsored by LACC and SIPA. Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-4156 or (305) 271-7246.

October

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Workshop featuring high school teachers. Sponsored by Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For more information, please call (305) 348-2977.

LACC Advisory Board Meeting

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Meeting with current LACC associated faculty serving on the LACC Faculty Advisory Board. Sponsored by LACC. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, TBA

Two-day advanced certificate program on cyber threats facing the public and private sectors in the 21st century. Participants will earn an Executive Certificate in Cybersecurity Leadership and Strategy. Co-sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, College of Business, and Office of Executive and Professional Education. Supported by the Organization of American States and LACC. For more information, please visit epe.fiu.edu or call (305) 348-4217.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL

Workshop part of The Fairchild Challenge, Green Treasures is a multidisciplinary competitive environmental education program that promotes interest in the environment, and stimulates civic engagement while fostering transference of knowledge from generation to generation. Co-sponsored by LACC.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Book presentation by Claudia Palacios, journalist and news commentator currently serving as News Director at Canal Capital, Bogotá Colombia's public station. Event is in Spanish. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence and Andean Studies Program of Excellence and LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

Green Treasures: English

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL

Workshop part of The Fairchild Challenge, Green Treasures is a multidisciplinary competitive environmental education program that promotes interest in the environment, and stimulates civic engagement while fostering transference of knowledge from generation to generation. Co-sponsored by LACC.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

K-12 teacher training workshop featuring FIU's Dr. Vernon Dickson, Mr. Carlos Escobar, Dr. Andy Strycharski, and Dr. James Sutton, Dr. Carla Della Gatta, University of Southern California, Mr. Carlos Escobar, Felix Varela Sr. High, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Dr. Ayanna Thompson, George Washington University. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Department of English. Registration required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2874.

Green Treasures: Spanish

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL

Workshop part of The Fairchild Challenge, Green Treasures is a multidisciplinary competitive environmental education program that promotes interest in the environment, and stimulates civic engagement while fostering transference of knowledge from generation to generation. Co-sponsored by LACC.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Room TBA

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 6 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is August 19, 2016. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

Student simulation featuring high school students. Sponsored by Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship Studies. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For more information, please contact (305) 348-2977.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Faculty Club

Faculty and student mixer part of International Creole Month. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU’s LACC, Department of Modern Languages, HSO, Le Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Haitian Consulate in Miami, Atizan International, and MDC’s Haitian Student Organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Miami Dade College North Campus, The Science Complex, Room # A114

Panel discussion part of International Creole Month. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence and FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU’s LACC, Department of Modern Languages, HSO, Le Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Haitian Consulate in Miami, Atizan International, and MDC’s Haitian Student Organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Kreyòl celebration part of International Creole Month. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence and FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU’s LACC, Department of Modern Languages, HSO, Le Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Haitian Consulate in Miami, Atizan International, and MDC’s Haitian Student Organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1000

Film screening of Dream: An American Story, an award-winning feature-length documentary film, chronicles the life of Juan Gomez. Co-sponsored by the Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic of FIU Law, Americans for Immigrant Justice, and FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of LACC’s Migration and Transient Communities Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit

Game night part of International Creole Month. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence and FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU’s LACC, Department of Modern Languages, HSO, Le Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Haitian Consulate in Miami, Atizan International, and MDC’s Haitian Student Organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:University of Miami | Newman Alumni Center | Coral Gables, FL

Conference featuring experts that examine the Consequences of the Fall: Energy Security, Sustainable Development and Global Warming in the Second Decade of the Twenty-First Century. LACC's Director, Frank Mora, moderates panel two. Co-sponsored by LACC, Department of International Studies and College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, among others. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Registration required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:The Caribbean Marketplace (Little Haiti Cultural Center)

Discussion part of International Creole Month. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence and FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU’s LACC, Department of Modern Languages, HSO, Le Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Haitian Consulate in Miami, Atizan International, and MDC’s Haitian Student Organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Film screening part of International Creole Month. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence and FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU’s LACC, Department of Modern Languages, HSO, Le Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Haitian Consulate in Miami, Atizan International, and MDC’s Haitian Student Organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Forum part of International Creole Month. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence and FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU’s LACC, Department of Modern Languages, HSO, Le Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Haitian Consulate in Miami, Atizan International, and MDC’s Haitian Student Organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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

Book presentation by Dr. Okezi T. Otovo, Assistant Professor of History, a Core Faculty member of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of History, and African and African Diaspora Studies Program. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 323

Presentation by Dr. Ulf Borelius, member of the Swedish Research Institute Sociology of Education and Culture and the Swedish Association of Sociology of Religion. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Supported by the Green School's Department of Religious Studies, Department of History, and Department of Politics and International Relations. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Panel discussion and performances featuring Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Luciane de Oliveira Rocha, Miriam “Duchess” Harris, Umi Selah, Christen Smith, Addi Casseus, and Sharlia Gulley. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, African & African Diaspora Studies Program, Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment, Department of English, and Women and Gender Studies. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-6860

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 254

Roundtable featuring chief lawyers from Latin America’s major media outlets and Catalina Botero, former Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, IACHR. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence and its Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Made possible by LACC’s US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Grupo de Diarios América. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Gardy Girault at FIU

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 240

Lecture by Gardy Girault, DJ for the Bal Gete celebration during Big Night in Little Haiti November 5th. Lecture in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence, Haitian Art Digital Archive (HADA), and Foreign Language Across the Curriculum Program. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant and in partnership with The Rhythm Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

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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 RAM and Paul Beaubrun, among others. All ages welcome. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation and Rasin Festival. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, American Airlines, Miami-Dade County, the Bass, and others. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 672-5202.

Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies 19th Annual Conference

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Venue:Robert Morgan Educational Center | 18180 SW 122 Avenue Miami, FL 33177

Conference featuring social studies teachers for the “Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies 19th Annual Conference.” LACC sessions made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. The conference is open to all social studies teachers. For more information, please contact Mr. John Burkowski Jr., Vice- President of Membership, MDCSS, jburk@dadeschools.net.

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Venue:Cap Haitien, Haiti

Program launch during the Haitian Studies Association 28th Annual Conference featuring a reception, opening ceremony, book launch, and cultural night. Co-sponsored by the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Haitian Studies Association, and the Digital Library of the Caribbean. For more information, please contact (305) 348-3308.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 135

Lecture by Andrew Solomon, Professor at Columbia University. Sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Co-sponsored by Office of Global Learning Initiatives, FIU Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa, and Muslim World Studies Initiative, among others. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

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

Language Family Reunion and roundtable discussions with faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Join in the games, competition, and conversation. Enter our contests for the most languages spoken, most unusual language spoken, and other fun events with lots of giveaways! Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU Libraries, Modern Languages, AADS, Global Learning, Study Abroad, and others. Free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, contact hammills@fiu.edu.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Panel discussion featuring Jacqueline Couti, Laurent Dubois, Ronald Angelo Johnson, Andrea J. Queeley. Moderator: Marlene L. Daut. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Panel discussion featuring Anjanette Delgado, Fabienne Josaphat, Katia D. Ulysse, Donna Aza Weir-Soley. Moderators: Hector Duarte Jr., Jennifer Maritza McCauley. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:300 N.E. Second Avenue Miami, FL 33132 | MDC Live Arts Lab (Bldg. 1, 1st floor)

Book Fair Jr. readings featuring authors Maggie Thrash, Sara Shepard, William Ritter, and Geoffrey Philp. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Supported by the Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)

Panel featuring Elisa Albo, Sandra M. Castillo, Ishion Hutchinson, and Gustavo Pérez Firmat. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Panel discussion featuring Caribbean short story writers and editors, Rhoda Bharath, Sharon Millar, and Olive Senior. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 N.E. Second Avenue Miami, FL 33132 | MDC Live Arts Lab (Bldg. 1, 1st floor)

Book Fair Jr. readings featuring authors George O’Connor, Adam Shaughnessy, Margaret Dilloway, and Imam Baksh. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Supported by the Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Panel featuring Caribbean writers, Fabienne Josaphat, Jacqueline Bishop and Marie-Ketsia Théodore-Pharel. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Panel featuring authors Garfield Ellis, A-dZiko Simba Gegele, Tanya Shirley, and Geoffrey Philp. Moderated by Kellie Magnus. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)

Poetry readings featuring Mia Leonin, Safiya Sinclair, and Donna Aza. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

A Discussion with Members of the Kreyòl Academy, Gérard A. Férère, Michel-Ange Hyppolite, Claude Pierre, Jean-Robert Placide, and Marie Jocelyne Trouillot. In Kreyòl Ayisyen. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)

Panel discussion featuring poets with roots in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Guyana including Shivanee Ramlochan, Danielle Legros Georges, Nicholas Laughlin, and Rajiv Mohabir. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Panel discussion of contemporary poets featuring Josaphat-Robert Large, Yvette Israel Leroy (Wanègès), Schiller Marcelin, Iléus Papillon. In Kreyòl Ayisyen. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Panel featuring Mimerose Beaubrun, Myriam J.A. Chancy, Gessica Généus, and Gisèle Pineau. Moderated by Nancy T. Férère. In French with simultaneous interpretation in English. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:300 N.E. Second Avenue Miami, FL 33132 | MDC Live Arts Lab (Bldg. 1, 1st floor)

Book Fair Jr. readings featuring authors Nicola Yoon, Lauren Gibaldi, and Rachel Cohn. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Supported by the Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Panel featuring authors Edwidge Danticat, Yanick Lahens, Gary Victor. Moderated by Michèle Pierre-Louis. In Kreyòl Ayisyen with simultaneous interpretation in English. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:300 N.E. Second Avenue Miami, FL 33132 | Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)

Book Fair Jr. readings featuring authors Esta Spalding, Frank Viva, Cammie McGovern, and A-dziko Simba Gegele. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Supported by the Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 237-3258.

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Venue:300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 | Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Panel featuring contemporary authors Mimerose Beaubrun, Jerry M. Gilles, and Frantz “Kiki” Wainwright. Moderated by Gérard A. Férère and Ingrid Llera. In Kreyòl Ayisyen. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public.

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

Book presentation featuring coauthors Edmundo Jarquín and Enrique Saenz. Event in Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Institute for Public Management and Community Services. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

A conversation with Dr. Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Facebook Live Video Streaming

Roundtable featuring experts Dr. Frank Mora, Director of FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Sebastián Arcos, Associate Director of FIU's Cuban Research Institute, and FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy's Dr. Brian Latell, Senior Research associate, Dr.Eduardo Gamarra, Director of the Latino Public Opinion Forum, and Brian Fonseca, Director. Co-sponsored by SIPA, LACC, CRI, and JGI. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

December

Latin American Forum: A Vision from Latin America: US-Latin American Relations Post-US Election

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Venue:By invitation only.

Talk by Ambassador Fernando Carrera, Guatemalan economist, political analyst and diplomat. Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Washington, D.C

96th 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. Expo co-sponsored by LACC and Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.

The Cuban Transition in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Roundtable discussions featuring FIU faculty experts Eduardo Gamarra, Guillermo Grenier, Martin Palouš, and Brian Fonseca. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban research Institute, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, and FIU Honors College. Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-7266.

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Venue:Brookings Institution- 1775 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20036

Panel discussion featuring Richard E. Feinberg of the University of California at San Diego, Richard S. Newfarmer of the International Growth Centre (LSE and Oxford), Hannah Messerli of George Washington University, and Ted Piccone of Brookings Institution. Hosted by the Latin America Initiative at Brookings. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU. Free and open to the public. For more inforamtion, please call (202) 797-6105.

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

Film screening and interview featuring film producer, Michele Calabresi, and event moderator, Camilo Pinto, Venezuelan novelist, journalist, TV screenwriter, and publicist. Event in Spanish. Part of LACC’s Andean Studies Program of Excellence, and COL-LACC ‘s Venezuelan Studies Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, FIU’s College of Law (COL), and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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Venue:Florida International University, Washington, D.C.

Roundtable featuring Miamian Haitian women. Part of the Haitian Women's Weekend in Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University in Washington, D.C., and dLOC. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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

Concert devoted to romantic piano compositions and lyric music from Cuba from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including titles by Ernesto Lecuona, Gonzalo Roig, and Jorge Anckermann. Featuring pianist José Ruiz Elcoro and, as a special guest, soprano Eglise Gutiérrez. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute. Tickets required. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Roundtable discussions featuring faculty experts, Eduardo Gamarra, Frank Mora, Brian Fonseca, and Danielle Clealand. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban research Institute, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, and FIU Honors College. Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-7266.

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Venue:FIU Brickell Campus | 1101 Brickell Ave. Room 226

Lecture by Dr. Elisa Carrió, Argentine lawyer, professor and politician. In Spanish. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Roundtable discussions featuring FIU faculty experts Eduardo Gamarra, Sebastian Arcos, Martin Palouš, and Marifeli Pérez-Stable. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban research Institute, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, and FIU Honors College. Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-7266.