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January

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Aida Salazar sets a new standard for the coming of age novel with this expertly crafted debut novel that reflects many of the realities that young people of color face today. Join us and hear Salazar share her 2019 book, The Moon Within (Grades 4 and up). Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and African Studies Outreach Council, The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

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The Caribbean is marked by an abundance of natural resources and opportunities for international investment, but also faces challenges related to security, infrastructure, sustainable development, energy, and governance. Panelists will analyze the importance of Anglophone Caribbean political, economic, and strategic policy, and discuss its unique advantages and challenges. Part of the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series. Free and open to the public, registration is required.

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This workshop for Middle School students will highlight how plants are not only beautiful to look at but are traditionally used to create natural remedies for the treatment of many common ailments. Guest Speaker: Dr. Cassandra Quave, Curator of the Emory University Herbarium and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University.

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Join us for the final installment of our LACC/IAPA Journalism Webinar Series. The final webinar will be a press and academia roundtable featuring Luis Guillermo Solis, Carlos Jornet, and Gabriela Frías. In cooperation with the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. Webinar will be in Spanish. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration details forthcoming.

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This teacher training workshop is the first in a three-part series for MDCPS Visual Art educators. The series will feature a virtual tour of Pepe Mar's exhibition, Tesoro, currently at the Frost Museum of Art and will teach educators about cabinets of curiosities, teaching with objects, STEAM connections, and cultural influences from the Americas which inspire the featured artists' works. In this first workshop, Damian Rojo will lead teachers in hands-on assemblage activities.

Commercial Relationship between Brazil and the United States

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Representatives from the Brazilian Consulate General of Miami will present to FIU students in the Portuguese Business Class. Event will be in Portuguese and is by invitation only. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series.

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LACC Interim Director Luis Guillermo Solis will analyze public policies in Costa Rica related to sustainable practices in agriculture, tourism, architecture, fisheries, among others and how current development models can be improved. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Earth and Environment.

February

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The world is at a crossroads as the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the global economy have combined with increasing polarization and highly charged elections. At the same time, the unrelenting and transcendent desire of people around the globe to live in freedom offers hope for democracy and human rights. Join us to examine these developments with a stellar cast of speakers. Sponsored by the Dorthea Green Lecture Series in collaboration with the McCain Institute. Registration required.

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Simone Athayde, Associate Professor, LACC and GSS, will present her research on social-ecological impacts of hydropower on indigenous peoples and local communities across the Amazon, focusing on the different dimensions of socio-environmental justice. Registration is required. Sponsored by the University of Florida Water Institute.

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Adrienne Wright's book, Hector, serves as a pertinent tool for adults discussing global history and race relations with children. Heartbreaking yet relevant, this powerful story gives voice to an ordinary boy and sheds light on events that helped lead to the end of apartheid. Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, South Asia National Outreach Consortium, Middle East Outreach Council, African Studies Outreach Council, and The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

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The Mainstream Schools Workshop provides teacher training to K-12 Portuguese educators. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages Portuguese Program and AOTP - American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese. Registration required.

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The Education Department at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and LACC will offer a workshop on ethnobotany for educators to help participants understand the historical, cultural, and economic significance of plants through time. The workshop will consist of a combination of lecture, discussion, and guided hands-on activities. Registration required.

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The 31st Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium features Drs. Javier Francisco-Ortega and Rosalina Montes Espín, who will examine how the living collections of the Cienfuegos Botanical Garden in Cuba were established with material collected during the Utowana expeditions, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute and the Department of Biology (Plant Talk Series). Registration required.

Bioeconomia da Floresta

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Dr. Simone Athayde, LACC and GSS Associate Professor, will present on forest bioeconomy to FIU students enrolled in the Business Portuguese class. Lecture will be in Portuguese and is part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series.

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This teacher training workshop is the second in a three-part series for MDCPS Visual Art educators. The series will feature a virtual tour of Pepe Mar's exhibition, Tesoro, currently at the Frost Museum of Art and will teach educators about cabinets of curiosities, teaching with objects, STEAM connections, and cultural influences from the Americas which inspire the featured artists' works. In this first workshop, Peter DeMercado will lead teachers in hands-on assemblage activities.

March

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The second installment in the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series will focus on regional cooperation in renewable energy initiatives and a global transition away from dependence on fossil fuels. The series has a special emphasis on the Anglophone Caribbean and is in cooperation with the Caribbean Policy Consortium (CPC). Free and open to the public, registration is required. For more information, contact ldudley@fiu.edu.

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Syrian culture is beautifully represented through the meal Salma prepares and the diverse cast of characters in Salma the Syrian Chef speaks to the power of cultivating community in challenging circumstances. In this webinar, Danny Ramadan will first speak about his book, followed by a conversation on Syrian food and culture. Accessible for readers ages 4-7/ Pre-K-2nd grade.

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The Education Department at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and LACC will offer a workshop on ethnobotany for educators to help participants understand the historical, cultural, and economic significance of plants through time. The workshop will consist of a combination of lecture, discussion, and guided hands-on activities. Registration required.

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The Florida International University student organization MALOKA will host the nineteenth annual Tri-University Student Conference, titled “Changing Tides: Latino/a/x Identities & Their Foundations in the Age of Covid-19.” The Tri-University Conference is a collaborative tradition of Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami, and Florida International University.

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This teacher training workshop is the third in a three-part series for MDCPS Visual Art educators. The series will feature a virtual tour of Pepe Mar's exhibition, Tesoro, currently at the Frost Museum of Art and will teach educators about cabinets of curiosities, teaching with objects, STEAM connections, and cultural influences from the Americas which inspire the featured artists' works. In this first workshop, Pepe Mar will lead teachers in hands-on assemblage activities.

May

The Caribbean in International Relations

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The third installment of the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series will analyze geopolitical competition, strategic disruptions, transnational non-state actor threats, democratic governance, and enduring challenges beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The series has a special emphasis on the Anglophone Caribbean and is in cooperation with the Caribbean Policy Consortium. Free and open to the public, registration is required. Registration details forthcoming. For more information, contact ldudley@fiu.edu.

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Veela Hiranandani presents her work, The Night Diary, where twelve-year old Nisha is forced to escape her home in 1947 with her Hindu family during the partition of India. She writes letters to her Muslim mother in her journal, who died in childbirth. Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, South Asia National Outreach Consortium, Middle East Outreach Council, African Studies Outreach Council and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

June

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Study Abroad for graduate and undergraduate students (FIU and non-FIU) to foster an understanding of Latin American international relations and society. Scholarships available. For more information contact vcaviede@fiu.edu.