The Tuesday Times Roundtable (TTR) is FIU’s weekly series of moderated conversations on The New York Times articles from the multiple viewpoints of students, faculty, and staff.   All sessions are absolutely free, and include lunch.   No RSVP is required; just show up!

All Sessions are from 12:30-1:30pm

Sponsored By:
Florida International University
Office of Global Learning Initiatives
Division of Academic Affairs
Student Government Association
The New York Times
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MMC Schedule – Spring 2015 – All Sessions in GC 150

DateModerator (Click on names to access event flyer)Topic (Click on hyperlinked titles to access related reading)
Jan. 20Manuel Gomez, College of LawOn the Edge: The Depiction of Law and Legal Institutions in Breaking Bad
Jan. 27Laura Boudon, Study AbroadEbola & Travel Warnings (Supplemental Article)
Feb. 3Jaime Bayo, Peace Jam Will Fight for Peace
Feb. 10Sarah Hammill, Holly Morganelli, & Alvin Dantes, FIU LibrariesThe Case for Language Learning and Digital Badges
Feb. 17Uma Swamy, ChemistryAutism & Vaccines
Feb. 24Nashira Williams & Lindsey Goldstein, Center for Leadership & ServiceI VOLUNTEER: Moving Beyond 'Clicktivism'
Mar. 3Abdy Javadzadeh, Honors CollegeSecular Movements in the Middle East: Can They Separate Islam from Politics?
Mar. 17Betsy Skipp, RESULTS & CARETaking Action on Foreign Aid Funding
Mar. 24Andrew Sullivan, FIU Peace Corps Recruiter Can 'Voluntourism' Make a Difference?
Mar. 31Cynthia Valdez, U.S. Fund for UNICEFGender Equality for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Apr. 7Alok Deoraj, Environmental & Occupational HealthYou and Your Healthy Germs
Apr. 14Gene Rosenberg & Sebastián Arcos, Cuban Research InstituteNormalizing U.S.-Cuba Relations: Long Overdue or Giving Away the Store?

BBC Schedule – Spring 2015 – All Sessions in WUC 159

Jan. 27Nashira Williams, Center for Leadership and ServiceI VOLUNTEER: Moving Beyond 'Clicktivism'
Feb. 10Cynthia Valdez, U.S. Fund for UNICEF Global Citizenship: A New Year's Resolution
Feb. 24Diann Newman, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism ManagementWomen at Work
Mar. 17Andrew Sullivan, FIU Peace Corps Recruiter Can 'Voluntourism' Make a Difference?
Mar. 31
Nancy Scanlon, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
What Sea Level Rise Looks Like in Miami
Apr. 14 Rebekah Schulze, Office of Scholarships & Fellowships Scholarships and Internships: Challenges and Benefits