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A $20 million donation to FIU will expand foreign policy programs

 
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Ambassador Steven Green, left, with
Florida International University
president Mark Rosenberg.
MIKE ASENCIO COURTESY OF FIU

BY CHRISTINA VEIGA
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04/20/2015 2:00 AM 04/20/2015 6:00 AM

Florida International University on Monday announced one of the largest donations in its history: a $20 million gift to the School of International and Public Affairs.

The money will help FIU pursue a prestigious accreditation, construct a new building, establish scholarships and rename the school in honor of former Ambassador Steven Green, whose family foundation made the donation.

“I wanted to make sure the I in FIU was a big I, for ‘international,’” Green said.

The financial backing will support what will be known as the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs or “Green School.” Historic changes taking place in Cuba underscore the importance of educating students on international affairs, he said.

“Miami has the opportunity to be at the forefront of foreign policy, and I’m hoping that the school will be able to mature quickly enough and build itself quickly enough to make sure we’re at the center,” he said.

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