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January

Cuba Pre-Departure Orientation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Pre-departure orientation for students from Linfield College in Oregon. Featuring a lecture on Cuban diaspora by Dr. Jorge Duany, CRI Director. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 152

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.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay, Wolfe University Center (WUC) Theatre

Book launch and conversation featuring book authors and experts, Richard E. Feinberg, Richard S. Newfarmer, Jorge Duany and Maria Dolores Espino. Moderated by LACC Director, Frank Mora. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, Chaplain School of Tourism & Hospitality Management, and Latin American Initiative at Brookings Institution. 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 Ballrooms

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, GC 286

Lecture by Dadou Pasquet, guitarist of Magnum Band. 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

Teacher Training Workshop featuring K-12 Social Studies teachers. Made possible with support from LACC’s US Department of Education Title VI NRC grant. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Miami Dade County Public Schools and History Miami Museum. For more information, please contact (305) 348-2894.

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

Book presentation "History Will Absolve Me" featuring book author, Dr. Brian Latell. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, and Cuban Research Institute. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 100

Conversation by Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House of Foreign Affairs Committee. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. 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

Conference featuring K-18 Portuguese teachers and specialists. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Department of Modern Languages Portuguese Program, Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, and MDCPS, among others. Made possible with support from LACC's U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant. Part of LACC’s FLAC Lecture Series and the LACC, MDCPS, Consulate General of Brazil in Miami K-12 Portuguese Consortium. For more information, please contact bcariell@fiu.edu.

February

Policy Luncheon

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Luncheon featuring Ambassador Sergio Moreira Lima, President of FUNAG, and Ambassador Adalnio Senna Ganem, Consul General of Brazil in Miami. Made possible with support from Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center; Consulate General of Brazil in Miami; and Department of Modern Languages, Portuguese Program. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 142

Conversation featuring Ambassador Sérgio Moreira Lima, President FUNAG. Made possible with support from Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center; Consulate General of Brazil in Miami; and Department of Modern Languages, Portuguese Program. Co-sponsored by the Brazilian Culture Club. 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 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, SIPA 100

Documentary Screening and Book Signing featuring Paula Williams Madison. Sponsored by LACC. Co-sponsored by FIU's African & African Diaspora Studies Program and Film Studies Program. Part of LACC's Migrant 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, Graham Center Ballrooms

Conference dedicated to the distinguished Cuban collector, researcher, and author Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala. Featuring scholars, graduate students, and others interested in the study of Cuba and its diaspora. Registration required. Sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. For more information, please call (305) 348–1991 or write cri.fiu.conference@gmail.com.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Pablo J. Boczkowski, AT&T Research Professor and Director of the M.S. in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series “El Periodismo Estilo 2017: Medios Sociales Apps.” Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public.

Teaching about Cuba: An Island in Transition

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Panel part of the Eleventh Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies featuring education students presenting their research and lesson ideas. Sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. For more information, please call (305) 348–1991 or write cri.fiu.conference@gmail.com.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Meeting featuring Ambassador Daniel Ramada, Diplomat and former Uruguayan Ambassador to the Holy See. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Interdisciplinary Initiative for the Study of Latin American and Caribbean Religion, Department of Religious Studies, and 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:Miami Beach Senior High School

Carnival featuring dancers, costumes, typical dances, Miss Carnival Samba contests, and live music. Co-sponsored by Miami Beach Senior High School's Brazilian Club and PTSA. Supported by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Labellamafia, and Get Glam MedSpa, Studio-D, among others. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

March

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Venue:University of New Mexico

Lecture by Dr. Marifeli Pérez-Stable, professor of sociology at Florida International University. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and the Latin American & Iberian Institute at UNM. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (505) 277-2961.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Alberto Lalama, Software Engineer at Google. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series “El Periodismo Estilo 2017: Medios Sociales y Apps.” Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Central New Mexico Community College

Lecture by Dr. Marifeli Pérez-Stable, professor of sociology at Florida International University featuring community college students and professors. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Latin American & Iberian Institute at UNM, and Central New Mexico Community College. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (505) 277-2961.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Conference featuring a discussion on panel submissions regarding human trafficking. Abstracts or panels should be submitted to fiu.maloka16@gmail.com by January 20, 2017. Abstracts should be limited 300 words. Co-sponsored by FIU's student organizations MALOKA, WSGSA, and PIRGSO. Supported by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Funded by CSO. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Certificate program in global security and public policy featuring lawyers, executive leaders, and consultants, among others. In Spanish. Sponsored by FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Supported by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. For more information, please call (305) 348-3747.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 160

Hemispheric Security Conference featuring scholars and security professional to discuss the current and emerging security threats in the Western Hemisphere. Sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Army War College, the Intelligence Community-Center for Academic Excellence, and U.S. Southern Command. RSVP required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2977.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Mauricio Cabrera, Director and Co-founder of the sports news website JuanFútbol. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series “El Periodismo Estilo 2017: Medios Sociales y Apps.” Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:North Miami Sr. High School

Film screening of "Coming Home: Haiti." In English/Haitian Creole with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University, US Department of Education Title VI Grant, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Ayiti Images and Miami Dade College. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Santa Fe College | Building S, Room 29

Seminar featuring faculty from Florida International University and Santa Fe College. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and Santa Fe College. Made possible with support from LACC’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI NRC Grant. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida Memorial University | FIU/FMU Cooperative Use Building Room 160

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 (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture featuring Sebastián A. Cutrona, professor at the Universidad Nacional de la Rioja in Argentina and affiliated scholar at FIU's Gordon Institute, and Professors Bruce Bagley (UM) and Eduardo Gamarra (FIU). Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2977.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Presentation by Ambassador José Antonio Zabalgoitia, Consul General of Mexico in Miami. Sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Mexico in Miami, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, and Mexican Student Association. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

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

Book presentation featuring Bianca Premo, Author and Associate Professor, Florida International University. Introduction by Kunal Parker, Professor, University of Miami School of Law. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Department of History. 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

34th annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean featuring a forum for journalists, scholars and policy-makers to discuss the social, economic and political issues facing the hemisphere. Sponsored by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, School of Communication + Journalism, and MALOKA. Co-sponsored by Knight Foundation, Hacks/Hackers-Miami chapter, and NAHJ. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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

Book presentation by author, Jorge Duany and comments by Astrid Arrarás. 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, GC 243

Panel discussion featuring Elvira Cuadra, Former Executive Director of the Institute for Strategic and Public Policy Research (IEEPP), José Antonio Peraza, Political analyst, and José Miguel Cruz, Research Director and Professor, LACC, FIU. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, AmericasBarometer, and LAPOP. Part of LACC’s Security and Governance 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, GL 220

Panel discussion featuring Dr. Jennifer L. Lambe, Brown University; Dr. Eugenio Rothe, Florida International University; and Dr. Héctor R. Castillo Matos, Nueva América Community Mental Health Center, Miami. Sponsored by FIU's Cuban Research Institute and co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of the "Cuba and the Professions" Series. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 254

Conversation featuring Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States and Colombia's former Minister of Defense. Part of LACC's Andean Studies of Excellence and its Governance and Security Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables

Performance featuring Niurca Márquez, artist/researcher, José Manuel Domínguez, performer, theater director and writer, and José Luis de la Paz, flamenco guitarist. Sponsored by TotalBank and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa. Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of History and the Coral Gables Museum.

April

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

Teacher workshop led 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, CBC 233

Conference featuring a distinguished group of scholars and practitioners. Sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, Model United Nations Program, Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program, and European and Eurasian Studies Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Dr. Kelly R. Zamudio, Goldwin Smith Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University. This event is in Portuguese. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 254

Lecture by Dr. Fernando López-Alves, professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of California. Sponsored by the Department of Politics and International Relations. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and University Graduate School. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2226.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Lecture by Yamandu Costa, world-renowned 7-string guitar virtuoso. Event in Portuguese with English translation. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Co-sponsored by the Rhythm Foundation and FIU's Brazilian Culture Club and Portuguese Program. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series and LACC's Brazilian Studies Initiative. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Eduardo Aguilar Madrigal, coordinator of the Department of Metrics of El Universal of Mexico City. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series “El Periodismo Estilo 2017: Medios Sociales y Apps.” Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida Atlantic University, Room CU 301, Boca Raton, FL

Conference featuring colleagues from Florida International University, University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University for the 15th 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 3, 2017. For additional information or inquiries, please email triclas@yahoo.com.

Latin American Forum: Political Analysis and Financial Prospects of Venezuela and the Andean Region

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Talk by Francisco Rodríguez, Chief Economist at Torino Capital. 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, GC 243

Workshop for students on financial aid, tuition waivers, scholarships, and more. Funded by Caribbean Student Organization (CSO). Participating departments include the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, College of Business, Caribbean Students Association, and International Student and Scholar Services. Free and open to all FIU students. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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

Panel discussion featuring Author Alejandro Portes, Princeton University, Dr. Lorenzo Cachón Rodríguez, Winthrop University, and Dr. Richard Tardanico, Florida International University. Sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute and co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program at FIU. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 142

Conversation featuring Chris Delboni,award-winning Brazilian journalist. Event in Portuguese. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and FIU's Brazilian Culture Club and Portuguese Program. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 142

Book presentation by Craig A. Deare, professor of International Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. 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:San Salvador, El Salvador

Forum part of "Red de Conocimiento sobre Seguridad Ciudadana," featuring Dr. José Miguel Cruz, LACC's Research Director. Presented by CONOSE. Supported by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center,and Infosegura (project part of Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) and Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), among others. For more information, please call (305) 348-2891.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit and Room 243

Day of Bolivian carnival featuring costume exhibit, typical dances, and panel discussion. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Miami's Bolivian Cultural Center "MASIS". Supported by Boliviana de Aviación. Part of LACC's Andean Studies 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 286

Presentation by Symbi Roots, rara musical group. 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 with support from LACC’s U.S. Department 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

Community forum featuring art, music and food from Little Haiti. The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and other organizations that service the Haitian-American community in South Florida will be present. Hosted by the Little Haiti Cultural Center and Mecca aka Grimo. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

LACC MA Self Study Report

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Luncheon meeting to discuss the academic program report featuring LACC Director, Frank Mora, Academic Programs Director, Okezi Otovo, and LACC Affiliated Faculty. Hosted 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, GC 140

Film screening, panel discussion and Q&A for the film, Hermanas en Ruedas (Sisters on Wheels) featuring Amberly Alene Ellis, film producer. Sponsored by FIU's African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-6860.

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Venue:Lima, Peru

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.

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SIPA Language Lab, Room 230

Workshop featuring Marlene Johnshoy, Online Education Program Director and web manager at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA, University of Minnesota). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to all instructors of Haitian Creole, but registration is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:O Cinema- Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave

Film screening of Toussaint Louverture during the Haitian Heritage Month launch. Sponsored by Miami Book Fair Miami Dade College and Ayiti Images. Co-sponsored by the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Consulate General of Haiti in Miami, and Miami Film Festival, among others. Tickets available for purchase. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Enrico Mario Santí, William T. Bryan Endowed Chair of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Santí is the recipient of the LACC/CRI 2017 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:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Marta Hernández Cadelas, professor in the Graduate Program in Music Education at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Dr. Hernández is the recipient of the LACC/CRI 2017 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:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Yesenia Fernández Selier, Cuban-born performer and researcher. Dr. Fernández Selier is the recipient of the LACC/CRI 2017 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:FIU in Washington, D.C. | 440 1st St. NW | Washington D.C.

Conference featuring FIU's President, Mark B. Rosenberg, Frank Mora, LACC, José Miguel Cruz, LACC, and Jonathan Rosen, JGI, among others. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy (JGI) and El Salvador’s National Development Foundation (FUNDE). Part of LACC’s Security and Governance Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. Please call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 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 6 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is March 20, 2017. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

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.

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59 Ter. Miami, FL

Little Haiti Book Festival features authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, literary panels and craft talks, workshops for writers, hands-on activities for children, and more. Supported by Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs, the City of Miami and Commissioner Keon Hardemon, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the John and James L. Knight Foundation, The FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Green Family Foundation, among others. It is free and open to the public.

June

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Venue:Miami Dade College - North Campus, 1118 [Building 1, first floor, Room 18]

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 (305) 348-2894.

Latin American Forum: Latin America and the Trump Administration

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Talk by Craig A. Deare, professor of International Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs at National Defense University in Washington D.C. 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, College of Law - Large Courtroom

Panel discussion and Q&A featuring experts in the region. Co-sponsored by Alianza Americas, American Friends Service Committee, Catholic Legal Services of the Archdiocese of Miami, FIU's College of Law Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic and Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Kids in Need of Defense, among others. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call contact Juan Gomez at jcagomez@fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Haiti

Now entering its 20th 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:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Orientation for participants of LACC's 20th 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:Various, Little Haiti

Tour led by Leonie Hermantin, Haiti Development Consultant. Part of LACC’s 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. By invitation only. Call LACC at (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum, Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Conference and book project featuring K-12 teachers. Presented by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute, and Miami Dade County Public Schools. 3rd Annual FIU Cuban Art Institute for Teachers made possible with partial support from LACC’s US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Supported by FIU's Frost art Museum and the Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Cuban Art Collection at FIU. For more information, please call (305) 305-348-2894.

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Venue:Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables

Lecture featuring Dr. Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Art History and Head of the Department of Art & Art History & Discourse of Art at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute. Part of LACC’s US Department of Education Title VI-Funded Distinguished Speaker Series. 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

Inaugural lecture for the 20th Anniversary of LACC's Haitian Summer Institute featuring Dr. Chantalle Verna, Associate Professor of History & Politics and International Relations at FIU. Part of LACC’s 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture and Q&A featuring Dr. Charlene Desir, Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. Part of LACC’s 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

July

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture and Q&A featuring Carl Juste, Photojournalist, Miami Herald and Iris Photo Collective. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series, LACC’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series, and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Teacher Summer Institute featuring experts on Cuban U.S. relations targeted to K-12 teachers. The workshop is a collaboration between Florida International University (FIU) Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). Registration required. For more information, please call (414) 229-5986.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture and Q&A featuring Dr. Herns Marcelin, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Miami. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series, LACC’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series, and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call LACC at (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 2017. Contact 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 Folklore featuring the Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater. Conducted in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 20th 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.

U.S. Agriculture & Cuba: Why U.S. Policy on Cuba Matters to the Heartland

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Venue:Facebook Live

Online Facebook live panel discussion and Q&A featuring Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01), LACC Director, Frank Mora, JGI Director, Brian Fonseca and Researcher, Michael Scadden, and CRI Associate Director, Sebastian Arcos. Sponsored by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute. For more information, please call (305) 348-2977.

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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.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Educational training session led by FIU Cuban Studies experts for participants of “A Revolutionary Perspective on Education.” Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and the Latin American & Iberian Institute at UNM. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502-03

Lecture and Q&A featuring Rodny Estéus, Member, The Academy of Haitian Creole, Republic of Haiti. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC’s 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series, LACC’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series, and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ZEB 120

Book signing and poetry reading by author, Jacques Pierre. Professor Pierre is a visiting instructor for LACC's Haitian Summer Institute. Event in Haitian Creole. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Haitian Student Organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus | AC2 212

Workshop featuring discussions, hands-on activities, and field work for K-12 teachers. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, The Education Effect, The Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Digital Library of the Caribbean-dLOC, and Miami Dade county Public Schools. Made possible through LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

September

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

Book presentation by author, Dr. Danielle Pilar Clealand. Dr Clealand is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Politics and International Relations, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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

Book Presentation featuring Dr. Sharon Milagro Marshall, award-winning journalist and corporate communication professional from Barbados. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, and the African & African Diaspora Studies Program. Free and open to the public. To RSVP and for more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

November

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Venue:New Orleans, Louisiana

Haitian Studies Association 29th Annual Conference featuring scholars for a panel proposal. Co-sponsored by the Haitian Studies Association, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Tulane University Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, among others. For more information, please contact hsa@umb.edu.