Articles by: Amy Ellis

‘Madam Secretary’ captivates audience with talk on new book

‘Madam Secretary’ captivates audience with talk on new book

  Madeleine Albright was just two years old when the Nazis marched into her hometown of Prague. She didn’t understand […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce selects FIU as partner in cybersecurity education outreach

U.S. Department of Commerce selects FIU as partner in cybersecurity education outreach

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) granted FIU, and its partner New America, a […]

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MacArthur Foundation awards FIU $1.7 million to study prosecutor behavior

MacArthur Foundation awards FIU $1.7 million to study prosecutor behavior

Research aims to improve efficiency while reducing racial and ethnic disparities In the criminal justice system, prosecutors wield considerable power […]

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Master’s in Global Affairs ranked among best in the world

Master’s in Global Affairs ranked among best in the world

Foreign Policy magazine has named FIU’s Master of Arts in Global Affairs one of the top 40 programs in the […]

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FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg, Fauzia Jaffer and Mohsin Jaffer at the 8th Annual COSMOS Community Appreciation Dinner.

Jaffer family endows Center for Muslim World Studies at FIU

Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer donate $2 million to fund scholarship, research and dialogue on the global Muslim experience To promote […]

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Former Congressman Patrick Murphy named senior fellow at FIU’s Green School

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy named senior fellow at FIU’s Green School

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy has been named a senior fellow at FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public […]

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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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