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January

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Book presentation by Wolfgang Kaleck, human rights activist and General Secretary for the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, best know as Edward Snowden's lawyer in Europe. Co sponsored by LACC, Department of History, College of Law, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Please call 305 348-7266 for more information.

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Venue:Miami and Key West

A conference and workshop on Exploring Cuba through Miami, Media and Technology for faculty from Minority-Serving Institutions and Community Colleges. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, Cuban Research Institute, dLOC, FIU Libraries, Wolfsonian Museum, and the San Carlos Institute, Key West. By invitation. Information at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Renowned Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie closes the exhibit, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, that has been on display since October of 2018 and was featured throughout Art Basel. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami-Dade County and the Funding Arts Network, among others. RSVP at the Frost Museum website https://frost.fiu.edu/exhibitions-events/events/2019/01/edouard-duval-carrie-lecture.html).

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 355

What domestic and international policy changes are in store for Brasil under the Bolsonaro administration? A Davos-style conversation moderated by Luis Guillermo Solis, former president of Costa Rica; featuring Patricia Campos Mello, Folha de SP; Barry Levitt, PIR professor at FIU and Nick Zimmerman, former White House NSC Director for Brazil and the Southern Cone. Part of LACC's Security and Governance Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. RSVP and tickets at https://bit.ly/2RuH13

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus,

Retreat for the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), an associated group of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), to discuss "Social Studies Education at the Crossroads: Learning from the Contexts of South Florida for Advocacy & Action." Supported in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Co-Sponsored by LACC, the National Council for the Social Studies, the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA),FIU School of Education. Registration required.

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Venue:Webinar

First in five-month series for educators of World Area Book Awards in 60 minute webinars that feature award winning children's and young adult titles appropriate for ages 7-12 and that explore the world. This webinar features the Middle East Outreach Council's award-winning book The Map of Salt and Stars followed by a discussion by the author on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Co-sponsored by LACC and colleague Title VI universities members of the Americas Award.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Featuring Dr. Alex Galarza. In 2005 a collection of documents in decay was discovered in Guatemala. The files belonged to the National Police and tell the story of abuses during the civil war (1960-1996). Haverford College and the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo is digitizing, preserving and providing access to the records. Dr. Galerza leads the project team at Haverford. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Free and open to the public. (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Screening and talk. The documentary Ciudad Deportiva is based on the research of Dr. Alex Galarza and tells the story of Boca Juniors' attempt to build a massive neighborhood complex revealing the links between soccer, politics, consumption and urban transformation. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by dLOC and Haverford College's Digital Scholarship team. Free and open to the public. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Conversation on the top challenges facing U.S. foreign policy in 2019. Featuring faculty members Thomas Breslin, Tatiana Kostadinova, Naisy Sarduy, Luis Guillermo Solis and moderator David J. Kramer. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Model United Nations Program and the Dept. of Politics & International Relations. For more information please call 305 348-7266.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The fourth annual Perspectives on Teaching Portuguese at Mainstream Schools Workshop focuses on Practical Ways to Integrate Cultural Competencies into Your Curriculum. Featuring Dr. Megwen Loveless, Director of Portuguese at Tulane University. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages, its Portuguese Program, AOTP - American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese - and the FIU Brazilian Culture Club. Info at bcari001@fiu.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Ryder Business 130

Teacher Workshop providing background materials in preparation for high school student simulation exercise. Topic is Failed States in Latin America with presentations by Hector Cadavid, Dr. Astrid Arraras, Brian Fonseca and Alexander Morales. By invitation. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Jack Gordon Institute, and Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills of Miami Dade County Public Schools. Information at 305 348-2977.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Presentation and interactive STEM training on ethnobotany for middle school MDCPS students by experts on plants and their medical, religious, and other uses. At Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and MDCPS. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 140

Dr. Edward Paulino, Associate Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, discusses the emergence and evolution of the border of Lights collective that seeks to remember the victims of the 1937 Haitian Massacre and its legacy while promoting solidarity and understanding between Haitians and Dominicans. Co-sponsored by Dept. of History's Colloquium in Atlantic History and its Graduate Student Association, FIU Hillel and Holocaust Studies Initiative.

February

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Venue:Webinar

Presentation of the Series Trends2030 on the politics, economics and security issues in the hemisphere by authors Luis Guillermo Solis, Christopher Sabatini and Frank Mora. In Spanish. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Dept of Education Title VI Grant. Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, InterAmerican Press Association, Global Americans, FIU's Masters in Spanish Journalism Program For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 355

LACC Director Frank Mora, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, and Monique Quesada, US State Department Diplomat in Residence at FIU, MDC and former U.S. Consul General to Marseille, offer an insider's guide to career opportunities with the US government. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, U.S. Department of State, and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Free and open to the public. (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 355

Workshop for students on "Writing a Personal Statement that Pops" offered by Monique Quesada, Diplomat in Residence at FIU, MDC, and former U.S. Consul General to Marseille, France. Co-sponsored by LACC, US Department of State, and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Free and open to the public. Information at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus MARC Pavilion

Presentation of the IACHR-commissioned report released by the International Group of Independent Experts on the violence in Nicaragua during March and April 2018. Featuring Claudia Paz y Paz, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Tifani Roberts and Arturo Aguilar. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Seattle International Foundation. For more operation call(305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School

Brazilian composer and musician Pretinho da Serrinha presents for Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School Portuguese Language Program students. In Portuguese. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church. 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables

An opera presentation presenting the life and times of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo featuring the Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists, FIU historian Aurora Morcillo and Department of Theater student Rosalyn Tavarez. Co-sponsored by LACC, NEA, SIPA, Florida Grand Opera and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-7266.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

Twelfth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies: Cuba and Puerto Rico - Two Wings of One Bird? Annual international conference of scholars of Cuban topics. In Spanish and English. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Cuban Research Institute, CasaCuba, and Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Webinar

Rocio Gallegos, co-founder and editorial director of La Verdad and Red de Periodistas de Juarez discusses the advantages of collaborative journalism in reporting in dangerous situations. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the InterAmerican Press Association, and FIU's Spanish Master's in Journalism Program. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Second in five-month series for educators of World Area Book Awards in 60 minute webinars that feature award winning children's and young adult titles appropriate for ages 7-12 and that explore the world. This webinar features the Africana Book Award winner When Morning Comes followed by a discussion with author Arushi Raina on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Co-sponsored by LACC and colleague Title VI universities members of the Americas Award.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture and Workshop on Digital Scholarship by Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by dLOC, Digital Library of the Caribbean. Made possible in part by the generousity of the Green Family Foundation. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. For more information contact (305) 348-3008.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 287B

What is Robotics and what can they already do? Discussion by Gregory Murad Reis, Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences. In Portuguese. Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum Lecture Series. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Weiss Serota helfman cole & Bierman, P.L.

A panel discussion exploring the history of the Cuban Constitution, its present implementation, newly proposed revisions, and its future. Part of LACC's Cuba & the Professions Series. Co-Sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, CABA on Cuba, Cuban Research Institute and Casa Cuba. More information at (305) 348-7275.

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Venue:University of Florida

68th Annual Conference on Jews and the Americas by UF's Center for Latin American Studies. A study on tkhe Jewish experience in the Americas from the 16th Century to present. Part of LACC's Latin American Jewry Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, the UF Center for Latin American Studies, the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at UF. Registration required.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GL 220

Book presentation of "Afroecuatorianos y politicas de inclusión en la revolución ciudadana" by author Dr. Jhon Anton Sánchez. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Observatory of Justice for Afrodescentants in Latin America (OJALA), GSS Department Graduate Colloquium and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

Simulation: Failed States with MDCPS High School Students

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Continuation of HS Teacher Workshop: A World in Turmoil: Failed States and their Impact on US National Security with high school students from MDCPS. This simulation follows the training workshop teachers participated in on January 29th. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. By invitation only. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 355

In-depth discussion on the Venezuela crisis led by David Kramer, Sr. Fellow Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights and Democracy, and including Dr. Frank Mora, Sr. Astrid Arraras, Dr. Manuel Gomez, and Brian Fonseca. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2977.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar. Argentine war correspondent and trainer Karen Marón discusses her specialization in covering armed conflicts and international politics in more than 30 countries worldwide. In Spanish. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Inter American Press Association and FIU's Spanish Master's in Journalism Program. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus Green Library 220

23rd Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium features Mercedes Peña Domingo of the Extreme Events Institute on the progress made in local capacities during Puerto Rico's restoration post Hurricane Maria. In Spanish. Made possible with the generous support of the Green Family Foundation. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1009

On February 24 Cubans approved a new constitution in a national referendum. Scholars and lawyers assess how it affects Cuba's power structure and citizens. In Spanish. Part of LACC's Cuba and the Professions Series. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU College of Law, Casa Cuba, Cuban Research Institute, Cuban American Bar Association (CABA). Free and open to the public. For more information call (305) 348-1991.

March

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus,

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) presents a hands-on Leadership Institute for teams from higher education institutions. Featuring facilitators Jon Rubin, Stephanie Doscher, Joan Landeros, Osvaldo Succi and Jenifer Cushman. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Global Learning and Information Technology. Registration required. For more information contact Stephanie Doscher @ sdoscher@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 164

Osvaldo Succi, Brazilian expert on the value of global education and collaboration, discusses their value to Brazilian students via a case study. In Portuguese. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages Portuguese Program and the Brazilian Culture Club. More information at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar. Mariana Alvarado, Teaching Fellow, Google News Lab, discusses her teaching and training activities in Mexico and Colombia where journalists are often reporting at risk. In Spanish. Supported in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Inter American Press Association, and FIU's Spanish Master's in Journalism Program. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

Conversation with Luis Velasquez

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Conversation with Luis Velasquez, presidential candidate in Guatemala. Introduced by Professor Eduardo Gamarra. Free and open to the public. Made possible through the generosity of the Green Family Foundation. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL

Conference on the value of global resources and education for High School educators. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, UF Center for African Studies, UF Center for European Studies. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum 107

Dr. Miguel Angel Centeno, Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton shares his 3 decades of research and findings into the process of state and nation building in Latin America and Spain. Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's Security and Governance Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Department of Politics and International Relations Graduate Student Organization and PIR's Graduate Student Development Committee.

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Third webinar in five-month series for educators on World Area Book Awards that feature award winning children's and young adult titles and explore the world. This webinar features the Americas Book Award winner Lucky, Broken Girl followed by a discussion with author Ruth Behar on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Co-sponsored by LACC, CLASP and select fellow Title VI institutions.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GL 220

24th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium featuring Javier Francisco Ortega, Liesl Picard and Nicolas Andre. Discussant, Joseph Holbrook. Research derived from the exploratory visits by Canada's Brother Marie-Victorin. By invitation. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

17th Annual Tri-University Graduate Student Conference

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Venue:University of Miami. Donna E. Shalala Student Center

The Tri-University Conference is a collaborative tradition of graduate students in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from The University of Miami Latin American Studies Program, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Caribbean & Latin American Studies Program at Florida Atlantic University. Papers from multiple disciplines with a Latin American and Caribbean focus are presented.

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Venue:Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Mexico

Conference of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Center for U.S. -Latin America Initiatives, The School of Arts and Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), UNC Charlotte, Winthrop University, Wingate University.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Thirty middle schools in Miami-Dade County submitted podcasts in a competition to reinforce the lessons students learned at the Garden on January 30, 2019. Two panels judged the podcasts based on 1)understanding of ethnobotany, 2) reflection of the theme, 3)research, and 4) creativity. Winners were La Scuola Cutler Bay and Miami Country Day School. Special Merit recognition went to Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, George Washington Carver Middle School and Riviera Middle School.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

A book presentation featuring Dr. Jhon Antón Sánchez. The book documents, analyzes and evaluates the relationship that Rafael Correa's administration developed and maintained with the Afro-Ecuadorian population. In Spanish. Free and open to the public. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI Grant. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Miami Beach Bandshell

Global Cuba Fest 2019 with Dayme Arocena and Cimafunk. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FUNDarte, Miami Light Project, The Rhythm Foundation. For more information visit the website.

April

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Venue:FIU Downtown Brickell. 1101 Brickell Ave. Room FDBS 1010

On March 4, 2019,based on the Helms-Burton Act,the Trump administration allowed US citizens to sue 200 Cuban companies using expropriated properties. This panel will discuss the implications and how it will affect business with the island. Co-sponsored by LACC, Casa Cuba, Cuban Research Institute, Holland&Knight, Jones Day, Shutts, FIBA. Free and open to the public. More information at (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

The U-Turn examines the lives of women and children following the Postville raid in 2008. Directed by Luis Argueta. Part of LACC's Migration and Transient Communities Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and FIU's Department of Modern Languages. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

Latin American Studies Southeast Regional Libraries Meeting

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Venue:Florida International University Green Library and UM Library

FIU Latin American Library hosts a 2-day meeting of The Latin American Studies Southeast Regional Libraries (LASER) consortium. LASER is a SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) affiinity group. LASER promotes cooperation among affiliated institutions in support of FIU's library mission: building the region’s strength in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Current member institutions of LASER include: Duke University, Emory University, and FIU. (305)348-6579

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

25th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium. Experiences and Perceptions of Ethno-Racial Discrimination in Latin America presented by Professor Barry Levitt of the Department of Politics and International Relations. Discussant: Professor Danielle Clealand of the same department. LACC Affiliated Faculty and Graduate Students invited. For information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

A photographic exhibit by people living with HIV/AIDS in Miami resulting from a collaboration between FIU students and Pridelines, Inc. The exhibit is facilitated by a FIU Honors Course "PhotoVoice as Community Engagement". Free and open to the public. Made possible in part by LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, Pridelines and FIU's Honor College. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Workshop for law-enforcement and defense professionals on Resilient Communities against Transnational Gangs (RESCAT). Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant and the Green Family Foundation. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

K-12 Teacher Training Workshop on Resilient Communities against Transnational Gangs (RESCAT). Open to MDCPS teachers and counselors. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by the Schar School at George Mason University and Miami Dade County Public Schools. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus SIPA 100

A conversation with three Nicaraguan student leaders of the popular movement that is emblematic of the crisis in Nicaragua over the past year. Jose Miguel Cruz moderates a dialogue with Lesther Aleman, Eliecib Gago and Jeancarlos Lopez. In Spanish. Free and open to the public. Please call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GL 220

Lecture on April 25th as part of the weeklong workshop presented by UWI's Dr. Preeya Mohan, Research fellow at Salises St. Augustine, Trinidad. Topic: Economics and Disaster in the Caribbean. Free and open to the public. Part of the LACC/UWI International Linkage Program. Made possible with the support of the Green Family Foundation. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). For more information please contact gabriela.aguirrechu@fiu.edu

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Middle Ballroom

The Inter-American Dialogue's Venezuela Working Group presents its second report, titled "Venezuela: Transition Interrupted". Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's Security and Governance Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Inter American Dialogue. More information at (305) 348-2894.

May

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus,

A two-day professional certificate program for government and security professionals in the private and public sectors that places participants in contact with public policy and security experts to develop solutions. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, New America and Microsoft. Registration required. Discounts available at http://gordoninstitute.fiu.edu/executive-education/gspp

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Fifth in five-month series for educators of World Area Book Awards in 60 minute webinars that feature award winning children's and young adult titles appropriate for ages 7-12. This webinar features the South Asia National Outreach Council's award-winning book You Bring the Distant Near followed by a discussion by the author on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Co-sponsored by LACC and colleague Title VI universities members of the Americas Award.

MI-BRIDGE Workshop at FAU

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Venue:Florida Atlantic University

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4th International Tourism Conference with Professor Joelson Nascimento

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Venue:Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus

Joelson Alves do Nascimento, Assistant professor in Technology in Tourism and Commercial Business at FATEC, Faculty of Technology of the State of Sao Paulo, Brasil, presents at the 4th International Tourism Conference. Part of LACC's COIL teaching exchange. Made possible in part by LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and LACC's Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) and Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

Professional development workshop for Miami-Dade County Public Schools K-12 teachers on how to integrate Haitian themes and visual arts into an effective and engaging STEAM curriculum. Registration required. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, and MDCPS' Visual Arts Division of Academics Visual and Performing Arts. Information at (305) 348-2890.

2019 Hemispheric Security Conference

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Madique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 230

Celpe-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official exam for Portuguese language proficiency, is administered by only 4 testing locations in the U.S.. Registration is required at the Celpe-Bras site and payment deadline is 4/10/2019. Further information @ vonoa@fiu.edu.

June

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Venue:Napo region and Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

A program at the Andes Amazon Field School in the Napo region of Ecuador covering Quichua and Ecuadorian culture and society. FLAS eligibility required. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and University of Pittsburg. More information with vcaviede@fiu.edu

Tropical Botany

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

Tropical Botany, affectionately known as ‘Botany Bootcamp,' this two-week intensive workshop at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami immerses teachers in plant anatomy, physiology, ecology and more related to tropical botany, with a focus on the Americas. Professional development for MDCPS K-12 teachers. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, Miami Dade College and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Info: kmutis@fairchildgarden.org

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Venue:The Kampong in Coconut Grove

K-12 MDCPS Workshop for science teachers on identifying Caribbean trees and monitoring Miami's urban trees, and belowground processes in the Caribbean region and adaptation to climate change. Registration required. Free and open to MDCPS science teachers. Made possible in part by LACC's Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, National Tropical Botanical Gardens and International Center for Tropical Botany at The Kampong. Information at ictb.fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU

A six-week institute for the acquisition of Haitian Creole proficiency and cultural knowledge. FLAS eligible and scholarships available. Open to degree and non-degree seeking students. Information with vcaviede@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Intensive four-week program designed to foster an understanding of Latin American international relations through the experience of living and studying abroad. Open to graduate and undergrads. Scholarships available. More information vcaviede@fiu.edu

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Venue:Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

K-12 Teachers Institute for Professional Development on Central America: People & the Environment. For educators of high school and community college, and pre-service students teaching History, World Geography, Science, and Environmental Science. Co-sponsored by the Latin American Centers of Tulane, Vanderbilt, University of Georgia and LACC. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration @ https://as.vanderbilt.edu//clas/summerinstitute2019/

July

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Venue:University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

A CLACS Summer Teacher Institute to examine the reasons for mass migration in Central America and its causes. Open to in-service teachers and education students. Co-sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, UW-Madison and LACC. Made possible by the support of CLACS, LACIS and LACC's US Department of State Title VI Grants. Registration deadline May 24, 2019. For more information please contact Julie Kline (jkline@uvm.edu).

Haitian Summer Institute at Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave.

Book presentation by co-authors Dr. Bruno Baltodano, Florida SouthWestern State College, and Martha Cottam, Washington State University, of "The Role of Female Combatants in the Nicaraguan Revolution and Counter Revolutionary War-Series:Focus on Global Gender and Sexuality". Part of the Green School at Books & Books Series. Co-sponsored by LACC, Florida SouthWestern State College, Washington State University, Books & Books and FIU's Green School. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, AC1 155

Teachers' workshop on working with digital media to link students with their communities. For Title 1 8-12 grade teachers in Miami Dade County Public Schools. Registration is required. Made possible in part by LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by The Education Effect, The Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Digital Library of the Caribbean dLOC and Miami Dade-County Public Schools.

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Venue:Hotel Hilton Downtown Miami

36th annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean in conjunction with the Inter American Press Association's Fifth SIPConnect. Featuring a workshop for journalists reporting under risk. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Spanish Master's in Journalism Program, and the InterAmerican Press Association. Registration required. For more information, please call (305) 634-2465.

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Tercera Conferencia Internacional Perú XIX

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