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January

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Venue:ECS 136

This course explores social life in cites across Asia, focusing on major subtopics and debates in urban studies. We cover cities in a broad range of national contexts with special attention given to cities in Northeast Asia, especially Japan, China, and Korea, as well as Southeast Asia like the Philippines and Malaysia.[...]

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Venue:FIU MMC - SIPA 220

Shamanism is often imagined to be unchanging, drawing on ancestral knowledge and re-enacting ancient rituals. In this talk, Dr.Juliet Erazo challenges some of these assumptions, while also highlighting some of the ways in which shamanism has remained central in Amazonian cultures and political struggles.

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Venue:MMC - SIPA 502/503

This talk investigates the construction of renewable energy and clean technology infrastructures in oil-rich Abu Dhabi, as the era of abundant oil supplies slowly comes to an end.

February

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Venue:Online

Spring 2018 Dynamic Mini-Term G.S.S Course Offerings. Registration is now open. Term is 8 weeks long (March 5th-April 28th). In order to register for these Spring Mini-Term courses, you must email GSS@fiu.edu from your FIU student email account. Please include your name, Panther ID, and the course information.

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

Over the past decade, there has been and explosion of public, scientific, and regulatory interest in the health effects of chemical exposures in the air, water, food, and consumer products. First, this talk will show that emerging "postgenomic" sciences that explain the health effects of chemical exposures are contributing [..]

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

SAGGSA Colloquium Series presents: Events for Spring 2018.

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Venue:See flier/2 locations

European and Eurasian Studies Program presents: Italian Classic Film Series.

March

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Venue:FIU MMC - Green Library (GL) 220

This film screening and discussion with Producer Nelson Varas-Diaz is a documentary that sheds some light on three metal scenes in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean; Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. The documentary examines how each island's metal scene has been influenced by history, culture, and political context.

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Venue:Vicky Cafe at the Frost Art Museum

Dr. Mitzi Carter will be giving a Science Cafe talk on Militarized Borderlands: Fieldwork in Okinawa, Japan.

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Venue:FIU MMC Campus

Keynote Speaker: Simon Dalby, CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change at the Balsillie School and Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University Each year the Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Graduate Student Association (SAGGSA) at Florida International University hosts an interdisciplinary conference around an overarching theme that speaks to current issues and debates in anthropology, geography and sociology. This conference is intended to[..]

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Venue:CBC 232-235

Please join us for Key Note Speaker, Dr. Simon Dalby's talk on Crisis, Catastrophe, and Complexity.

April

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Venue:Green Library

A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. GIS can reveal deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations - helping users make smarter decisions.

September

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Venue:FIU MMC Green Library Room 274

The GSS Undergraduate Clubs will be having a general body meeting this coming Monday, September 9th. We will be discussing upcoming events and taking input from the student body, as well as any questions or concerns they might have. We will be having pizza and soda during the meeting.

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Venue:Florida State University - Pepper Building Broad Auditorium

Dr. Ulrich Oslender, associate professor in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University, will deliver the Department of Geography's annual lecture at Florida State University. Dr. Oslender will speak on "An Aquatic Space: Blackness and Ontological Conflict on Colombia's Pacific Coast."

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Venue:Sample

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October

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus - Wolfe University Ballrooms
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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus - Wolfe University Ballrooms

A multi-agency Gambian delegation will visit the United States in October 2018. It has for mission to explain why and how the New Gambia is open for renewed business investments and partnerships with Gambian/African Diaspora communities, and U.S. Public, Educational, and Business Entities.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus - Graham Center 280

This lecture will explore the various dynamic components of cultural fusion which took place during the pre-Mughal, Mughal and post-Mughal era in the Daulatabad and Aurangabad, which altogether brought a distinct kind of Deccani-tehzib bringing together components of the Islamic and South Asian cultures.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus - School of International Affairs 125

Join us for a half-day conference bringing together leading scholars and practitioners from FIU and throughout the community, to explore the current landscape of immigration and immigration reform, particularly as it relates to South Florida. The event will feature panel discussions on topics such as the local realities of immigration in the community, the criminalization of immigration and immigrant status.

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

What is African Diaspora sociology and how is it being used to transition African Diaspora Studies into its own disciplinary approach? Lecture by Alexandra P. Gelbard

November

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Venue:SIPA 335

The GSS Departmental Search Committee for position number 516040 will meet Wednesday, November 7th, from 12:00-1:30 PM in Room SIPA 335.

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

From designer sea walls to amphibious architecture beyond the levees:experimental practices of living in the Anthropocene back loop. Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Wakefield.