The news industry wrestles with the challenge of understanding and reporting on the world's changing climate and the increasing number of disasters that most attribute to that change. On March 27 and 28, LACC and CARTA's SCJ bring experts to explain the science and journalists to share the latest research and techniques for covering climate change. Register @ http://bit.ly/2Cdgh0h
LACC is privileged to offer a total of four citizens/residents of Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala a scholarship plus stipend to earn a MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at FIU with a focus on security in Central America. The scholarships are made possible by a grant supporting Central American Security and Drug Policy (CASAD). Click on the title above to watch a video with details.
Former FIU Professor Emeritus and anthropologist William T. Vickers has been honored by colleagues near and far in Tipití, the Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America, in a special issue titled "Remembering William T. Vickers (1942-2016)". A member of the Greene School's Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Vickers is remembered for his decades of scholarship and leadership in research on environmental anthropology, development, Andes, and Latin America.
Thirty-five K-18 teachers from across the US met at FIU on 2/24 for the annual workshop on "Perspectives on Teaching Portuguese at Mainstream Schools Part III: Proficiency Levels and Performance Assessment." Organized by Professor Augusta Vono and Cariello of FIU's Portuguese Program, the workshop was led by Dr. Celia Bianconi, head of the Portuguese Language Program at Boston University.
The Washington Post invited LACC Research Director Jose Miguel Cruz to respond to President Trump's focus on MS-13 in support of his administration's immigration position during his first State of the Union address on January 30. Contrary to Trump's claim that MS-13 poses extreme danger to the US, Cruz reminds us of the facts in his article "Trump is wrong about MS-13. And his rhetoric will make it worse".
Politics & International Relations in Argentina take the lead in LACC's four-week Study Abroad program. Back by popular demand, the high paced program fosters 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. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, the program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the region. Save the date: June 25-July 20, 2018.
Following the Trump Administration's cancellation of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Haitians and, likely, Hondurans, on Jan. 8 more than 200,000 Salvadorans, many here for two decades, have also been ordered to leave the U.S. within a year. LACC Research Director and Political Science Professor Jose Miguel Cruz explains on NPR's WBUR Boston the consequences both in U.S. communities and in an unprepared El Salvador. Click on the title above to hear the interview.
Sixteen days after Hondurans cast ballots for president, the Electoral Tribunal still had not declared a winner in the field of nine candidates —now narrowed to a battle between incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez and challenger Salvador Nasralla. LACC Director Frank Mora and Gordon Institute Policy Analyst Randy Pestana (LACC'13) discuss the challenges faced by the Tribunal following its just-completed second recount, fraud, and what lies ahead under a victory by either. Click the title for video.
The Council on Library and Information Resources announced its selection of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) to host a postdoctoral fellow in data curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at FIU, 2018-2020. The Fellow will work with partner ISPAN (Haitian Institute for the Protection of National Heritage) to increase access to and preserve Haitian information resources, as well as with FIU faculty, LACC and Special Collections/Green Library. Deadline to apply is 12/29, 2017.
Learning a second language provides you with a competitive advantage, expanded research opportunities and makes you more appealing to global companies. FIU offers Haitian Creole and Portuguese courses this Spring 2018 semester at MMC, BBC and Online. The courses count toward a LACC Undergraduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the LACC Undergraduate Haitian Studies Certificate, and B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. +More info