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Intelligence Fellowship Application Deadline: February 26

01/28/2021

The Intelligence Community - Centers for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) Intelligence Fellowship at FIU’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy is a one-year workforce development program. The IC-CAE Fellowship fuses Worlds-Ahead academics with mentorship, research experience, and professional development in order to strengthen student competitiveness and improve prospective employment within the U.S. intelligence community (IC) and leading-edge private sector employers.

Gordon Institute to launch research hub focused on security

12/16/2020

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is set to launch a research hub focused on security. The Security Research Hub will create an objective, independent, and open virtual community comprised of academic institutions, think tanks, government agencies, civil society organizations as well as public and private sectors from around the world, promoting research collaboration, data sharing, training, education and more.

Alumnus shares experience as political analyst for Telemundo

12/11/2020

Alumnus Michael Hernandez '04, MPA '11 has had an extensive career in public affairs. Hernandez's latest endeavor landed him on the small screen, being the on-air political analyst for WSCV Telemundo 51. He recently took some time from his hectic schedule to talk about his experience at Telemundo, his career in public affairs, and his passion for FIU and South Florida.

Student Spotlight

We're highlighting JGI students and their works by showcasing their articles, providing an opportunity to develop professional writing skills.

All For One & None For All: Vaccine Nationalism by Paola Ricaurte

The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine takes a page out of the Hobbesian state of nature. The potential end of the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pits affluent countries against each other, prioritizing national interests over international cooperation. Health experts agree that in order to save the most lives and slow the transmission rate as much as possible, vaccine access should be prioritized globally to health workers, then people at a higher risk, then areas with high transmissibility, and then everybody else. Still, vaccine nationalism triumphs. Countries continue a “save yourself” approach to COVID-19, competing for prioritized access to a vaccine for health and economic recovery and the bragging rights that follow.

The Impact of Coronavirus on Putin's Power by Daniel Sixto
Rising COVID-19 cases revealed that the Russian people no longer trust their government to manage the global pandemic, possibly leaving a defining imprint on President Vladimir Putin’s legacy. Even after a referendum to reform the Russian constitution passed in July, Putin’s future as President for an additional two terms may be at risk. Russia, the world’s fourth-most affected state by the novel coronavirus, has reached over 1.5 million cases. Meanwhile, Putin hasn’t enforced measures that could prevent a rise in cases. Instead, he failed to supply regional oblasts and republics with supplies to combat the pandemic, hasn’t cared for the financially insecure Russian population, and attempted various power grabs while residing in his home on the outskirts of Moscow. This ineffective response likely changed the public’s perception of the Kremlin, giving rise to protests and historically low approval ratings for Putin.

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