Articles by: Gisela Valencia

Grad student researches role of women in guerilla groups

Grad student researches role of women in guerilla groups

Doctoral student earns NSF Fellowship for her research project Battles, revolts and guerillas are often associated with men. Men fighting, […]

Global indigenous student group hosts event to honor killer whales

Global indigenous student group hosts event to honor killer whales

Students and passersby stopped en route to the Graham Center ballrooms when they saw a 16-foot totem pole of a […]

Key West residents battled Hurricane Geroges' 90 mph winds along Houseboat Row in Key West, Fla., during Hurricane Geroges' landing on Friday, Sept. 25, 1998. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Dave Martin

What you need to know about protecting your home in the age of disasters

With recent hurricanes destroying towns, earthquakes tearing cities apart and rising sea levels threatening to inundate regions, people around the […]

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 […]