Articles by: Gisela Valencia

Frank Mora, LACC director and deputy assistant secretary of defense for Western Hemisphere affairs under President Barack Obama, and Juan Cruz, special assistant to President Donald J. Trump and senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs.

Historic gathering of security officials sheds light on hemispheric issues

The crisis in Venezuela. Oppression in Cuba. Russia’s and China’s influence on Latin America. There’s a lot going on in […]

Workshop helps K-12 teachers celebrate student diversity through art

Workshop helps K-12 teachers celebrate student diversity through art

Years ago, art educator Rebecca Hinson realized there was a problem with the way she was teaching. The textbooks she […]

What you need to know about social media, privacy and democracy

What you need to know about social media, privacy and democracy

Social media has revolutionized communication. But, it has the potential to affect much more. Do these platforms help increase democracy? […]

Alumna creates scholarship to help students study abroad, transform their communities

Alumna creates scholarship to help students study abroad, transform their communities

Studying abroad for one semester changed alumna Stephany Feijoo’s life. To give back to FIU and help fellow Panthers experience […]

FIU experts analyze gun violence

FIU experts analyze gun violence

The tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left Florida grieving. It also jumpstarted debates – both local […]

Peter Baker, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Elliot Abrams, Paula Dobriansky and Karen Donfried kick off the first panel of the State of the World 2018 conference.

Foreign policy leaders discuss state of the world in 2018

From leaders of nationally renowned think tanks to former ambassadors and journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post […]

Experts talk cyberattacks on business, lead live ‘hack’

Experts talk cyberattacks on business, lead live ‘hack’

With cyberattacks increasingly targeting consumers shopping online, private businesses and public organizations, the cyber world – and its vulnerabilities – are […]

Son directs tribute to renowned Cuban music professor

Son directs tribute to renowned Cuban music professor

When Carlos Averhoff Jr. was only nine years old, he began playing music. His instrument of choice was the saxophone […]

World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos Végh met with students and shared insights and tips to help them with their research topics.

World Bank economist offers research advice, talks fiscal policy

Ever wonder what it would be like to get one of the most distinguished professionals in your field to give […]

Reza Aslan visited FIU to discuss way to confront Islamophobia.

Religious scholar Reza Aslan: Confront Islamophobia, overcome fear

Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments are widespread. From politics to media to entertainment, misinformation about Muslims is pervasive. To share ways to confront Islamophobia […]

Two former Congressmen discuss Washington gridlock, how to end it

Two former Congressmen discuss Washington gridlock, how to end it

Politics in the U.S. has become increasingly partisan over the years – and the ensuing gridlock in Washington, D.C., too […]

Costa Rican president leads candid conversation, receives university’s Presidential Gold Medallion

Costa Rican president leads candid conversation, receives university’s Presidential Gold Medallion

Spending time at FIU was a homecoming of sorts for Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera. A former researcher […]

Drop-in series: Virtual reality course brings Asia to students

Drop-in series: Virtual reality course brings Asia to students

Inspired by the late Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University where he shared how auditing a calligraphy class in […]

Intern at The Washington Center earns professional growth award

Intern at The Washington Center earns professional growth award

During her final semester at FIU, Natalia Kolbjornsen ’17 faced her fears. Self-described as “a little shy,” Kolbjornsen was a […]

FIU receives largest gift from an alumnus

FIU receives largest gift from an alumnus

Chad Moss ’94 has made the largest donation from an alumnus in FIU history. His $10 million gift to the […]