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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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Venue:By invitation only.

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. 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. Webinar is in Spanish and it is 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.

March

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Mauricio Cabrera, Director and Co-founder of the sports news website JuanFútbol. 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. Webinar is in Spanish and it is free and open to the public.

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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.

Task-Based Language Teaching: Successful Tasks for Successful Minority Language Learners

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Venue:Florida Memorial University | Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts

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, 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 and School of Communication + Journalism. Free and open to the public. RSVP required. 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, 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.

April

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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.

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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: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 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.

June

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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 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: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. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant, 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.

July

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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: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.