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FIU receives $20 million gift for international affairs school

WRITTEN BY WORLDCITY STAFF ON 23 APRIL 2015. POSTED IN SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS NEWS

Florida International University announced a $20 million donation to its School of International and Public Affairs, the largest gift yet to that school.

The donation comes from the Green Family Foundation backed by Steven J. Green, the former CEO of luggage company Samsonite and a former U.S. ambassador.

Green now leads investment group Greenstreet Partners and serves as honorary consul for Singapore in Miami. He was U.S. ambassador to Singapore from 1997-2001.

"I think the interconnectivity of the world today is so close that unless people have a knowledge of other cultures and other political systems, we're never going to have a peaceful world," said Green in announcing the donation. "The School of International and Public Affairs deals with the integration of these ideas and truly creates a platform for tomorrow's leaders."

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