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Gordon Institute to launch research hub focused on security


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


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.

Going Local: An Assessment of China’s Administrative-Level Activity in Latin America & the Caribbean


Local-level engagement is becoming an increasingly central feature of the broader China- LAC relationship, as Chinese central government, quasi-governmental, provincial, commercial and other actors seek to engage more extensively in LAC markets, shape external views of China, and advance China’s various policy objectives and political interests, including vis-à-vis Taiwan.

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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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Roundtable Discussion with Ian Urbina

01/21/2021 03:00 PM

Join us for a conversation with renowned journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Ian Urbina on critical issues affecting the world’s oceans. From humanitarian and ecological abuses to the faults in international maritime law, this discussion will shed light on the deeper problems that plague the High Seas. Discussion led by Bruce Vitor, Associate Director for Research Innovation, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. The event is free and open to the public.

Principles of Applied Leadership workshop with Brigadier General, Timothy D. Brown

01/25/2021 12:30 PM

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs and Jack D. Gordon Institute of Public Policy have partnered together to host a Principles of Applied Leadership workshop with Brigadier General, Timothy D. Brown. BG Brown is currently the Director of Intelligence at United States Southern Command. This workshop will highlight applied leadership, the changing nature of intelligence in today’s world/environment, and future opportunities for recent graduates in the field of intelligence.

IUU Fishing Conference

02/03/2021 09:00 AM

Join us for an international conference on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing, highlighting global and regional impacts, and opportunities to combat IUU fishing. The conference will include presentations & discussions from experts in academia & the field with a Q&A following. The conference is free and open to the public.

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