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January

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Student essays should discuss (in no more than 1000 words) a critical topic related to public policy. Special emphasis should be given to the transition from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. The winner will fly fully funded to Washington, DC to participate and experience inauguration week events at the FIU in DC office. Submit essays to ebstarke@fiu.edu

Intelligence Fellows Spring Welcome

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Venue:FIU-MMC

JGI welcomes back the 2016-17 cohort of IC-CAE Intelligence Fellows. This event is closed to the public.

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Venue:GL 100A

Former CIA analyst Dr. Brian Latell who was assigned to Fidel Castro in the 1960s and tracked the leader for well over 35 years, reveals the mind and motivations of one of the most dominating leaders of the 20th century based on his decades-long learning of Fidel Castro's habits, fears, and passion. Dr. Latell is author of "After Fidel: Raul Castro and the Future of Cuba's Revolution," and "Castro's Secrets: Cuban Intelligence, the CIA, and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy."

February

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Last day to submit applications for US Department of State's Wonk Tank competition.

National Security Roundtable: Defense Intelligence Agency

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Venue:CBC 232

Join JGI as we welcome students back for the Spring 2017 semester. Students will actively participate in an exercise led by our partners at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Roundtable is open to all FIU students, preference given to students in the National Security Studies Certificate.

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Venue:GC 243

During the recent presidential campaign, Donald Trump often denounced the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for being insufficiently tough and threatened to walk away from the agreement if elected. Campaign rhetoric aside, what can or can't Trump do with this important multilateral agreement. Join us as Ambassador William Luers contemplates the future of the Nuclear Deal and US-Iran relations.

US Army War College Visit

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

JGI will host a cohort of US Army War College Students in a day long workshop analyzing critical national security threats facing the US. Event is closed to the public.

March

Intelligence Failures Series: The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Venue:RB 130

The Intelligence Failures Series hosted by Dr. Brian Latell allows students to participate in simulated exercise replaying the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dr. Latell is a Senior Research Associate at JGI and previously served in the CIA, and taught at Georgetown University and the University of Miami. Workshop is open to all FIU students, preference given to students in the National Security Studies Certificate.

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Venue:SACS 160

Join us for the 2017 Hemispheric Security Conference hosted by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs' Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Kimberly Green Latin American Caribbean Center. The theme for this year's conference is "Security in the Changing Geopolitical Landscape." This conference is co-sponsored by the U.S. Army War College and the Intelligence Community-Center for Academic Excellence.

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Venue:GC 243

Join the Steven J Green School of International and Pubic Affairs and the Consulate General of Mexico in Miami on Wednesday, March 22 at 2PM for a timely and compelling conversation with Ambassador Jose Antonio Zabalgoitia about the current relations between Mexico and the US. Co-sponsored by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. RSVP Now!

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Venue:GC 150/140

The Jack D. Gordon Institute ICCAE Intelligence Fellows will be presenting on their National Security Intelligence Based Research Projects. All guests are welcome. Come learn about the biggest security concerns facing the nation

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Last day to submit applications for the 2017-2018 Intelligence Fellows Program.

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Venue:RB 130

The Intelligence Failures Series hosted by Dr. Brian Latell allows students to participate in simulated exercise replaying the Iranian Revolution. Dr. Latell is a Senior Research Associate at JGI and previously served in the CIA, and taught at Georgetown University and the University of Miami. Workshop is open to all FIU students, preference given to students in the National Security Studies Certificate.

April

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Venue:Green week

FIU is now a CIA Signature School, and as part of "Green Week" (April 3-7), the Gordon Institute's Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) Program will host the Central Intelligence Agency for a series of CIA at FIU events. Events include: 1) Information Session 2) Analytic Simulation 3) Student Consultations and 4) Analytic Workshop. CIA at FIU events are open to all FIU students but attendees must register for each respective event below

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Venue:OAS General Assembly, Washington, D.C.

In this 2-day advanced certificate program, participants will engage academics, industry leaders, and security professionals in assessing the most critical cyber threats facing the public and private sectors. Participants will learn best practices about organization structures, processes, and legal considerations. Participants will also be exposed to strategies and the most effective approaches to implementing strategies in the workplace.

Intelligence Failures Series: The Bay of Pigs

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Venue:RB 130

The Intelligence Failures Series hosted by Dr. Brian Latell allows students to participate in simulated exercise replaying the Bay of Pigs. Dr. Latell is a Senior Research Associate at JGI and previously served in the CIA, and taught at Georgetown University and the University of Miami. Workshop is open to all FIU students, preference given to students in the National Security Studies Certificate.

June

The Summer Institute on National Security Studies

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Venue:FIU

The Summer Institute on National Security Studies is a multi-disciplinary one-week program to be held from June 12-16, 2017, incorporating topics in Foreign Policy Analysis, International Security and assessments of World Politics. All materials associated with the program will be provided. FIU parking passes will be provided to students enrolled in the institute. Please note that the Summer Institute is a limited-selection-based program.

September

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Venue:CBC 232

This 3-day executive certificate program engages participants by placing them in direct contact with public policy and security experts as they discuss, debate, and develop strategic solutions to global security threats in the 21st century. Join an international cohort of policy and security professionals dedicated to advancing their expertise in threat analysis, policy innovation, and decision-making practices.

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

Acting U.S. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco, Attorney General of El Salvador Douglas Arquimides Melendez Ruiz, Attorney General of Guatemala Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernandez and Attorney General of Honduras Oscar Fernando Chinchilla Banegas will visit FIU.

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The US Department of State's Overseas Security Advisory Council's (OSAC) Latin American Regional Council (LARC) in partnership with the Gordon Institute meets biannual to discuss the most critical security threats facing the private sector in Western Hemisphere. Event is limited to registered LARC members.

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Venue:MANGO 221

Join the Gordon Institute for the first National Security Workshop of the fall semester. FBI Special Agents and recruiters will lead a simulation and discuss internship and professional opportunities.

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Venue:GL 100B

The Jack D. Gordon Institute welcomes the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency as they lead an information session open to all students. Discussion will focus on careers at NGA, internship opportunities, skill requirements and will conclude with a question and answer session. Seating is limited, so RSVP today!

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Venue:RB 140

The Jack D. Gordon Institute welcomes the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency as they host an interactive analytic simulation focused on the skillset necessary for a career as an intelligence analyst. Seating is limited, so RSVP today!

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Venue:MMC SASC 160

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Career and Talent Development Department, welcomes the CIA to Florida International University. Representatives will discuss career opportunities available at the world’s premier intelligence agency, during a special two-hour event.

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Venue:MMC SASC 100

The Jack D. Gordon Institute and the Career and Talent Development Department welcomes the CIA to Florida International University for an interactive, intelligence-based simulation. Students will have the opportunity to learn analytic skillsets required for a career as an intelligence analyst.

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Venue:MMC SASC 305

The Jack D. Gordon Institute and the Career and Talent Development Department welcomes the CIA to Florida International University for an analytic and critical-thinking writing workshop. Students will have the opportunity to learn analytic skillsets required for a career as an intelligence analyst.

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Venue:MMC WC 130

Jack D. Gordon Institute welcomes the National Security Agency as they lead an information session and discussion focusing on careers at NSA, internship opportunities, and skill requirements.

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The Jack D. Gordon Institute welcomes the National Security Agency as they host an interactive analytic simulation focused on the skillset necessary for a career as an intelligence analyst. Seating is limited, so RSVP today!

October

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan on Islam and Muslims in today's world. The lecture is part of this year's Geopolitical Summit.

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Venue:FIU in DC

This event brings together female thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the current status of women in the cybersecurity profession. The conversation will analyze the benefits of increased diversity and strategies that can be implemented to promote diversity in the cybersecurity workforce.

Global Cybersecurity Leadership Council Meeting

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The mission of the Leadership Council is to guide FIU’s cybersecurity policy, academic programming and global cyber policy capacity building initiatives, and foster collaboration among cyber policy thought leaders in both the public and private sectors. The Council will physically meet twice a year to discuss current and future cybersecurity programming and efforts.

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Venue:FIU MMC CBC 154

Join the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy (JGI) for a conversation about Russian intervention in Estonia and other geopolitical trends with Marina Kaljurand, David Kramer and Brian Fonseca.

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Venue:Intercontinental Hotel

This two-day executive certificate program sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS) and Microsoft brings together academics, government representatives, and industry leaders to understand current and emerging cybersecurity threats facing the public and private sectors. Participants will be trained on organizational structures to include the intersection between policy and technology, while learning how to develop and effectively implement strategy to counter cyber threats.

Addressing the Career Gap in Cybersecurity Symposium

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This one-day conference sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS) and Citi Bank brings together academics, government representatives, and industry leaders to explore the main trends and developments in the field of cybersecurity. Panels will examine the future trending in the field of cybersecurity as well as the various non-technical related career options in cybersecurity, discuss barriers or perceived barriers to women gaining employment in cybersecurity, and explore alternative

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Venue:FIU MMC MANGO 221

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy is proud to announce the first National Security Workshop for the fall 2017 semester. Join us in welcoming representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation as they lead an interactive simulation, discuss professional opportunities, and take questions from the audience. Seating is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible!

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Venue:FIU MMC SASC 351

Join the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy in partnership with the Division of Information Technology for the first in a series of cybersecurity workshops designed to protect students from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. This workshop examines the most prevailing cybersecurity threats and introduces students to the proper cyber hygiene necessary to maintaining a healthy digital lifestyle. Students that complete this workshop will receive a Student Development Badge from FIU.

November

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Venue:FIU MMC GL 100B

The Jack D. Gordon Institute welcomes the National Counterterrorism Center as they lead an information session open to all students. Discussion will focus on the mission of the NCTC, career opportunities, skill requirements and will conclude with a question-and-answer session. Seating is limited, so RSVP today!

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Venue:FIU MMC RB 130

National Counterterrorism Center representatives will lead an interactive intelligence-based simulation that highlights the necessary analytic skillsets required for a career at the NCTC. This event is designed to give students a taste of what a day in the life of an NCTC analst is like, while also challenging their critical thinking, teamwork, and briefing skills. This is a unique opportunity to take on the role of an intelligence analyst and seating is limited. RSVP today!

National Security Roundtable: NCTC

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Venue:MANGO 221

Join JGI for our monthly national security roundtable. This month, we host representatives from the National Counter Terrorism Center. Students interested in a career in intelligence are encouraged to attend.

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Venue:FIU MMC SASC 302

Join the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy in partnership with the College of Engineering and Computing for the second in a series of cybersecurity workshops designed to protect students from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity: Internet of Things introduces students to the world of IoT and how current and emerging technologies can pose a risk to your privacy, and provides basic steps to ensure that your day-to-day devices are secure. Students that complete this worksh

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Venue:FIU MMC SASC 351

Join the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy in partnership with the Division of Information Technology for the first in a series of cybersecurity workshops designed to protect students from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. This workshop examines the most prevailing cybersecurity threats and introduces students to the proper cyber hygiene necessary to maintaining a healthy digital lifestyle. Students that complete this workshop will receive a Student Development Badge from FIU.

December

National Security Roundtable: DIA

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Venue:MANGO 221

Join JGI for our monthly national security roundtable. This month, we host representatives from the Defense Intelligence Agency. Students interested in a career in intelligence are encouraged to attend.

US Chamber of Commerce Miami Cybersecurity Conference

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

Florida International University, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host the Miami Cybersecurity Conference bringing together top experts both locally and nationally from government, law enforcement, and the private sector to help business leaders develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cybersecurity programs.