Articles by: Amy Ellis

Losing trust in the world: Holocaust scholar on war, genocide

Losing trust in the world: Holocaust scholar on war, genocide

Auschwitz survivor Jean Améry said that Nazi torture destroyed his trust in the world. “Every morning when I get up, […]

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The five Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) are at the vanguard of sustainable or "green" economic policies.

What is the green economy and why should you care?

  The five Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) are often considered at the forefront of adopting “green […]

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MS-13 is considered one of the most violent youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere.

FIU researcher: ‘Trump is wrong about MS-13. His rhetoric will make it worse.’

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the diverse perspectives of members of the university community. This piece first appeared […]

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Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan, features traditional Afghan woodwork, ceramics, jewelry and other crafts. 
The exhibit is the first showing of the work since it premiered at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

Turquoise Mountain tells story of Afghanistan’s artistic revival

FIU hosts first showing of Afghan art exhibit since its premiere at the Smithsonian in D.C. in 2016. Abdul Matin […]

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Study on Central American gangs finds rehabilitation possible

Study on Central American gangs finds rehabilitation possible

“Life in the gang is a miserable life. One starves, cries alone and still can’t leave. Anywhere one goes, one […]

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Mark Medish, a former security advisor to Bill Clinton, speaks at FIU in October 2016. He will return to campus on April 17 to discuss U.S.-Russian relations.

Former Clinton advisor discusses possibility of Cold War 2

Mark Medish is a former special assistant to President Bill Clinton and senior director on the National Security Council for […]

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Oscar winning filmmaker named FIU Holocaust Studies Scholar-in-Residence

Oscar winning filmmaker named FIU Holocaust Studies Scholar-in-Residence

Lawrence and Suzanne Fishman donate $100K to expand Holocaust education and outreach Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Berenbaum, a writer […]

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Martin Palous, right, oversees filming of the documentary on Vaclav Havel and Oswaldo Paya.

Documentary features unlikely friendship between dissidents

The island nation of Cuba may seem a world away from the Czech Republic. But the two nations share a […]

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Members of more than 300 Native American tribes are camped at the pipeline site in opposition to the project, creating the largest gathering of Native Tribes in the past 100 years.

What you should know about Standing Rock

In response to months-long protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota, the Steven J. Green School of […]

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Author Andrew Solomon signs copies of his book, "Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change."

Author discusses global change, urges students to speak against injustice

“The most dangerous world views are the world views of those who have never viewed the world.” – Alexander von Humboldt […]

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Faculty experts from the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs discuss 2016 election results and what to expect from Donald Trump.

Top 10 takeaways on the 2016 election from faculty experts

  Republican Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election this week left pollsters and pundits around the globe […]

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2016 Election Events: Students, faculty analyze election, march to vote

2016 Election Events: Students, faculty analyze election, march to vote

As we’ve all seen in recent weeks, Florida is once again a major battleground state in the U.S. presidential election. […]

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Latino support for Clinton reaches historic high nationally

Latino support for Clinton reaches historic high nationally

Support for Trump drops in days following first presidential debate Support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reached an all-time […]

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Majority of Cuban-Americans in Miami oppose U.S. embargo

Majority of Cuban-Americans in Miami oppose U.S. embargo

2016 FIU Cuba Poll also reveals support for increased investment in and travel to the island while Trump is in […]

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Trump support among Latinos reaches new national low

Trump support among Latinos reaches new national low

Miami-Dade support for Trump among the highest in the country  While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton maintains a strong lead among […]

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