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.
In addition to the Institute's intensive Haitian Creole language courses, participants take advantage of their time in Miami and explore Haitian history and culture through various public programs such as lectures by nationally-recognized Haitianists and Diasporic leaders, film screenings, concerts, technical training sessions and events in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. 2019 guest speakers include Haitian filmmaker, Arnold Antonin and leading feminist, activist and scholar, Sabine Lamour.
Join us for lively discussions, expert plenary sessions and participatory working groups to explore how the global Nicaraguan diaspora can contribute to the rebuilding of Nicaraguan democracy, rule of law and development. Learn about and contribute to a discussion of the following issues, economic development, corruption & justice, foreign policy, human rights, and how the Global Diaspora can contribute to rebuilding their nation from abroad. Space is limited.
In 2019 the Brazilian Film Festival returns to FIU with the University Series program. Join us to watch two Brazilian films, América Armada by Alice Lanari & Pedro Asbeg and Sócartes by Alex Moratto. These screening are in Portuguese with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by FIU's department of Modern Languages, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, The Brazilian Culture cube, and BRANFF. Free and open to the public.
The Conferencia Internacional Perú XIX, “Press and Literary Networks in 19th Century Latin America”, was originally organized at the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru in 2009 with the hopes of finding and connecting new visions and studies regarding 19th century Latin America literature and press. The third version of this conference will take place in Miami Florida November 14th and 15th at Florida International University in the hopes of continuing this dialogue.