Mission and Vision


The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University seeks to deliver high-quality educational training to its students and provide practical solutions to complex problems facing the hemisphere. Drawing upon the expertise of over 200 affiliated faculty and researchers and by engaging policy analysts and public and private sector representatives, LACC ensures a comprehensive approach to a better understanding of the region. To achieve its mission, LACC places special emphasis on forging partnerships with national and international academic and policy-focused organizations dedicated to addressing the most pressing issues facing Latin America and the Caribbean.


The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center leverages its geographically strategic position in Miami as a powerful resource for the communities we serve. By building bridges between the peoples of the Americas through the exchange of knowledge, LACC-FIU positions itself as the leading center for academic scholarship and policy-relevant research.