Funding available for the study of Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Quechua!
LACC is proud to announce the publication of its Summer 2019 issue of Hemisphere, which is dedicated to examining the issue of climate change, its consequences and the importance of finding solutions. The issue, guest-edited by LACC faculty affiliates, Javier Francisco-Ortega, PhD and David Bray, PhD, features articles from leading scholars, conservationists and practitioners from throughout the Americas.
Former El Salvador Attorney General Douglas Melendez has joined LACC and FIU's Center for the Administration of Justice as a Visiting Senior Fellow. With support of a grant from the Howard G Buffett Foundation, AG Melendez will be offering a series of workshops/capacity building programs on justice reform and anti-corruption at FIU and in Central America. AG Melendez led an important anti-corruption campaign that led to a number of high profile prosecutions.
The Mainstream Schools Workshop focuses on the Place of Grammar in Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching. Featuring Dr. Ana Thomé Williams, Associate Professor of Instruction in Portuguese at Northwestern University. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages Portuguese Program, AOTP - American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese - and the FIU Brazilian Culture Club. Info at bcari001@fiu.
This installment of the Tinker-Andes series will feature research by Morgan Gray, PhD student from the Department of History. Morgan's work explores rape and seduction lawsuits in Peru. Bianca Premo, Department of History, will serve as the discussant. Sponsored by the Tinker Foundation and supported through LACC's Andean Studies Program. For more information, contact 305 348 2856.
Eduardo Chavez, the grandson of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, will screen his documentary "Hailing Cesar." The film follows Eduardo's personal journey to connect with the legacy of his grandfather. The event will also feature a presentation by Eduardo about the documentary. This event is co-sponsored by Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Division of Academics, Department of Social Sciences and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.