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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Panel discussion featuring Elvira Cuadra, Former Executive Director of the Institute for Strategic and Public Policy Research (IEEPP), José Antonio Peraza, Political analyst, and José Miguel Cruz, Research Director and Professor, LACC, FIU. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, AmericasBarometer, and LAPOP. Part of LACC’s Security and Governance Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Panel discussion featuring Dr. Jennifer L. Lambe, Brown University; Dr. Eugenio Rothe, Florida International University; and Dr. Héctor R. Castillo Matos, Nueva América Community Mental Health Center, Miami. Sponsored by FIU's Cuban Research Institute and co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of the "Cuba and the Professions" Series. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 254

Conversation featuring Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States and Colombia's former Minister of Defense. Part of LACC's Andean Studies of Excellence and its Governance and Security Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables

Performance featuring Niurca Márquez, artist/researcher, José Manuel Domínguez, performer, theater director and writer, and José Luis de la Paz, flamenco guitarist. Sponsored by TotalBank and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa. Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of History and the Coral Gables Museum.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 233

Conference featuring a distinguished group of scholars and practitioners. Sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, Model United Nations Program, Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program, and European and Eurasian Studies Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Dr. Kelly R. Zamudio, Goldwin Smith Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University. This event is in Portuguese. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Eduardo Aguilar Madrigal. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series “El Periodismo Estilo 2017: Medios Sociales y Apps.” Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida Atlantic University, Room CU 301, Boca Raton, FL

Conference featuring colleagues from Florida International University, University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University for the 15th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference. The event features research and papers, from all disciplines, by graduate students whose work is tied to Latin America or the Caribbean. Abstracts submission deadline is March 3, 2017. For additional information or inquiries, please email triclas@yahoo.com.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Workshop for students on financial aid, tuition waivers, scholarships, and more. Funded by Caribbean Student Organization (CSO). Participating departments include the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, College of Business, Caribbean Students Association, and International Student and Scholar Services. Free and open to all FIU students. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Panel discussion featuring Author Alejandro Portes, Princeton University, Dr. Lorenzo Cachón Rodríguez, Winthrop University, and Dr. Richard Tardanico, Florida International University. Sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute and co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program at FIU. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit and Room 243

Day of Bolivian carnival featuring costume exhibit, typical dances, and panel discussion. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Miami's Bolivian Cultural Center "MASIS". Supported by Boliviana de Aviación. Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Lima, Peru

Conference featuring sessions covering a broad range of Latin America-related topics. LACC Affiliated Faculty present and participate in the conference. Presented by the Latin American Studies Association. For more information, please contact lasacong@pitt.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 240

Administration of exam for Celpe-Bras certification. Celpe-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official Portuguese language proficiency exam, serves to verify language competency at the intermediate, superior intermediate, advanced and superior advanced levels. FIU serves as 1 of only 6 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is March 20, 2017. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida

Two-week intensive workshop for K-12 teachers focuses on tropical botany, ecology and natural history and is designed to increase teachers' knowledge and understanding of the importance of plants, plant uses, and habitat conservation. MPP credits are available for MDCPS teachers. To register, please visit https://www.mylearningplan.com. For more information, contact: 305.667.1651 x 3330 or e-mail Kiki Mutis, kmutis@fairchildgarden.org.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Haiti

Now entering its 20th year, the Haitian Summer Institute is a six-week program in Miami and Haiti designed for those interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language and Haitian culture training at the intermediate and advanced levels. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Orientation for participants of LACC's 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum, Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Conference and book project featuring K-12 teachers. Presented by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute, and Miami Dade County Public Schools. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant, FIU's Frost art Museum and the Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Cuban Art Collection at FIU. For more information, please call (305) 305-348-2894.

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Venue:University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Teacher Summer Institute featuring experts on Cuban U.S. relations targeted to K-12 teachers. The workshop is a collaboration between Florida International University (FIU) Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). Registration required. For more information, please call (414) 229-5986.

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Venue:Havana, Cuba

Program focusing on educational practice and philosophy on the island. The themes of literacy education, alternative learning models, teacher education, culturally relevant pedagogy, and civic engagement and social responsibility will be explored. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:New Orleans, Louisiana

Haitian Studies Association 29th Annual Conference featuring scholars for a panel proposal. Co-sponsored by the Haitian Studies Association, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Tulane University Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, among others. For more information, please contact hsa@umb.edu.