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LACC is proud to announce open registration for its Argentina Study Abroad this Summer 2021. The study abroad is designed to foster an understanding of Latin American international relations and society through the experience of living and studying in one of the most vibrant cosmopolitan cities in the Americas. Scholarships are available. Application deadline is March 8, 2021.
The Commons for Justice project will look for solutions to address disparities in preparing for a disaster and increasing a community’s ability to survive and recover. It will bring together a cross-disciplinary team of FIU faculty, led by FIU’s Extreme Events Institute and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab. It also will include the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs.
LACC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Yulia Vorobyeva, co-authored an article featured on the London School of Economics Latin American and Caribbean blog. "The Mérida Initiative may be dead, but restarting US-Mexico security cooperation will be crucial" analyzes how the US and Mexico administrations will need to meet each other halfway in working towards any future security agreement. The full article is accessible online and is co-authored by Ryan Berg from the American Enterprise Institute.
LACC is accepting applications for its 2021 Bolivia High Andes Qualitative Field Study for Community College and Minority-Serving Faculty. This international interdisciplinary seminar is designed to examine and interrogate more typical approaches to "Indigenous Studies" in the US. Based in Bolivia and led by LACC Andean Studies Director, Bolivianist and Quechua community member, Dr. Maria Luisa Veisaga. Program dates: June 17-27, 2021.
The Nature 'Working Scientist' podcast series is supported by the International Science Council (ISC) and aims to highlight all aspects of diversity in science. In the second episode, LACC Associate Professor Simone Athayde speaks about how diverse perspectives can advance scientific knowledge and describes her work in the Amazon. The full podcast can be accessed online through the ISC website.
El Salvador held legislative and municipal elections, which resulted in an overwhelming victory for President Nayib Bukele’s Nuevas Ideas political party. LACC Director of Research, Jose Miguel Cruz, is featured in BBC News Mundo and El País, and highlights the concern that many sectors have surrounding the increased power of President Bukele's party and the challenges this poses to democratic institutions in El Salvador.
The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Cuban Research Institute, and FIU Libraries are pleased to request applications from scholars and graduate students for the summer of 2021. The Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants provide the opportunity to conduct research in the special collections and archives related to Cuba and Cuban Americans at the FIU Libraries.
Luis Guillermo Solis, LACC Interim Director, published an article in The Conversation titled "Money alone can’t fix Central America – or stop migration to US." Solis analyzes various push factors for Central American migration and how money alone is not the solution for democracy building in the region.