MDC’s North Campus to Host Two-Day International Affairs Symposium

Miami, Sept. 13, 2016- Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, in collaboration with the Global Peace Foundation, will host a two-day International Affairs Symposium, Sept. 21-22, to discuss current global events such as the Brexit, and the relationships between the United States, Cuba, and other Latin American countries.  The event is free and open to the public.

“The Symposium focuses on both Europe and Latin America, major players in our global economy,” said North Campus President Dr. Malou C. Harrison.  “Our students stand to gain a deeper understanding of important world affairs from what promises to be an engaging sharing of relevant experiences and perspectives.”

The Symposium will bring together international dignitaries, field experts, and academicians to inform the conversation and dialogue about present-day international developments:

On Wednesday, Sep. 21, the symposium will focus on Brexit: Opportunities and Obstacles.  This is in response to the United Kingdom’s (UK) recent referendum for withdrawal from the European Union (EU).  The separation process is complex, causing political and economic changes for the UK and other countries.  Panelists will include The Honorable David Prodger, Consul General of Great Britain in Miami.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, MDC’s North Campus will host: Relationships among Cuba, United States, and Latin American Neighbors. Keynote speakers include former Uruguayan President Luis Alberto LaCalle; former Guatemalan Presidents Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo and Alvaro Colom; and former Bolivian President Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert.

For more information, please call the Department of Social Sciences at 305-237-1848.

WHAT:            International Affairs Symposium at MDC North Campus

WHEN:            Wednesday, Sep. 21 and Thursday, Sep. 22, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

WHERE:         MDC’s North Campus, Building 2, room 2147, 11380 NW 27 Ave.