Walter Abanto to Present at Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Workshop


Walter Abanto, a graduate student in LACC’s joint MA program and International Relations PhD program at Florida International University (FIU), will be presenting his research titled “The Peruvian Architects of Latin American International Law: The Role of José María del Pando and José Silva Santisteban,” on May 27th at the ANZSIL History and Theory of International Law Workshop. Be sure to tune in for his presentation.

Dr. Kanchi Gandhi Leads Innovative Graduate Student Course on LAC Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature


Sponsored by FIU LACC and the Montgomery Botanical Center (Miami), the graduate student course “Advanced Latin America and Caribbean Island Workshop on Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature” was held April 25-29, 2022. This academic activity took place at the Montgomery Botanical Center and was attended by 14 students from FIU, University of Florida, Bahamas National Trust, University of Puerto Rico, Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Montgomery Botanical Center, and

LACC Affiliated Faculty Judith Mansilla Awarded the 2022 CLASP Junior Faculty Teaching Award


Dr. Judith Mansilla, Assistant Teaching Professor and Faculty Adviser in the Department of History, is the first awardee from FIU to receive the Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. The selection committee is comprised of faculty peers from Latin American studies centers and programs across the US and is dedicated to recognizing truly stellar teaching in the field of Latin American Studies by junior faculty.

Upcoming Events

Que Beleza Brasil! Presents Jair Oliveira

05/24/2022 01:00 PM

Jair Oliveira is a Brazilian music producer, singer, songwriter and actor. Oliveira will perform for students and engage in conversation about his career. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and LACC's Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Event in Portuguese and by invitation only for K-12 Portuguese language students in South Florida.

Deporting the Sacred

05/26/2022 01:00 PM

Sophia Kitlinski will explore the movement of ritual objects from Cuba to Africa and Europe, specifically those belonging to the Abakuá, an all-male Cuban secret society with roots in West Africa. Presented by CRI, co-sponsored by LACC and FIU Libraries. Ms. Kitlinski is a 2022 recipient of the Diaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant, made possible with partial support from LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI Grant.

Global Read Webinar Series 2022: Middle East Outreach Book Award

06/16/2022 07:00 PM

The Library Bus, by Bahram Rahman, aims to tell the new generations about the struggles of women who, like the author's sister, were forbidden to learn. 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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