NORTH MIAMI, Florida – November 5, 2013 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Florida International University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SJMC) will host some of the nation’s top scholars and industry professionals as they participate in the school’s upcoming Hispanic Communication Conference: Bridging Culture and Behavior on November 7 – 8, at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.

The two-day event will feature a roster of speakers and presenters that include: Hispanic marketing expert, Isabel Valdés; former Special Assistant to President Obama, Dan Restrepo; FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Department of Humanities Health and Society Dr. Pedro J. Greer; the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Giménez; the Director of the Center for Multicultural Science, Jack Beniflah; the president of G ADMarketing Communications, Gabriela Alcantara-Diaz, among many others.

Hispanic Communication Conference: Bridging Culture and Behavior
School of Journalism & Mass Communication | Florida International University

Conference to cover Hispanic communication issues in relation to consumer culture and behavior, health, the environmental, technology and politics.


Wolfe University Center | FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami, FL 33181


November 7, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
November 8, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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About the SJMC at FIU
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Florida International University is at the forefront of global and strategic communications education. With more than 1,900 students, 82 percent minority, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, and public relations – including its Spanish-language Journalism master’s program, the first of its kind in the United States. As one of only 25% of all communication schools in the country fully accredited by ACEJMC, the SJMC is ranked in the Top 3 nationally for undergraduate communication degrees awarded to Hispanics.

The School’s master’s program in Global Strategic Communications emphasizes global decision making and has rapidly become a model for other such graduate programs in the country, underscoring the importance of global learning initiatives and international citizenship.