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January

FIU’s Model United Nations team has achieved its highest ranking ever, landing second place in North America and beating out every Ivy League team in the country.

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A former refugee of Angola, Valeriana Chikoti-Bandua [MAGA ‘14] has a passion for gender equality and socio-cultural issues that’s inspired a career advocating for the advancement of women and children from immigrant, refugee and underprivileged backgrounds.

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Florida International University has several experts on local, state, national and international politics, as well as other fields, available to comment on the upcoming presidential inauguration. Our experts can discuss a wide range of subjects, including the Latino vote, Florida politics, taxes, foreign relations and the environment. Many of them are available for interviews in both English and Spanish.

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The start of Spring semester looms close, but don’t let a busy schedule of work and studying keep you from sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. FIU has many resources right on campus that can help you stay on track to meet your 2017 goals:

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March

The FIU Career and Talent Development Office is hosting a FIU Graduate School Showcase for anyone interested in attending a graduate program at FIU. Please join our MAGA recruiter Albert Hoyt III and other FIU graduate program representatives for an opportunity to speak about and gain information about the various programs offered by SIPA and FIU.

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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs Masters of Art in Global Affairs program is in the midst of the recruiting cycle for Fall 2017. This week they pay a visit to Flagler College and promote the program and FIU brand to potential prospects.

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FIU has had an office in D.C. since 2001, which began with a focus on fostering congressional and federal agency relationships and strengthening alumni relations in efforts to expand the university’s financial base, including securing federal funds for research conducted at FIU. That is still the case today, but that mission has been expanded in recent years.

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April

Mark Medish is a former special assistant to President Bill Clinton and senior director on the National Security Council for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs. He also served as assistant secretary to the U.S. Treasury. Now the CEO of The Messina Group, a strategic consulting firm dedicated to global advisory services and investments, Medish will be at FIU on April 17 to discuss “U.S.-Russia Relations: Is this Cold War 2?”

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May

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs’ Capstone Project is a unique and innovative feature of the Masters of Art in Global Affairs Program and provides an important component to students’ learning experience and training.

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June

Due to high interest and demand, the Professional MA in Global Affairs has decided to extend their application deadline for Fall 2017.

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August

The Green School officially welcomed the new Master of Arts in Global Affairs (MAGA) class of 2019 this past week. MAGA hosted an orientation and dinner reception for the new cohort of students beginning the program this fall.

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With the closure of the Fall 2017 admission cycle, the Professional Master of Arts in Global Affairs has begun the application process for those interested in joining our Fall 2018 cohort. Should you be interested in applying now, please contact the program for instructions to successfully submit your application. | Albert Hoyt, Recruiter | Jose Osorno, Program Coordinator | | ahoytiii@fiu.edu | josorno@fiu.edu | | 305-348-5451 | 305-348

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September

The Professional Master of Arts in Global Affairs has begun the application process for those interested in joining our Fall 2018 cohort. Should you be interested in applying now, please contact the program for instructions to successfully submit your application. | Albert Hoyt, Recruiter | Jose Osorno, Program Coordinator | | ahoytiii@fiu.edu | josorno@fiu.edu | | 305-348-5451 | 305-348

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December

Former assistant secretary of state under President George W. Bush and an internationally known expert on Russia, the Ukraine and human rights, David J. Kramer has been named a senior fellow at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at FIU and proud faculty of the MAGA program.

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