Message from the Director
I am delighted to be the Director of the Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies. It is our location, Miami, as an urban public university that offers us the unique opportunity to increase the strength, visibility, and significance of Spanish culture and heritage in a predominantly Hispanic serving institution. The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies will add to the related fields of Mediterranean, Arabic, and Jewish studies—the three cultures that find common roots in Spanish soil. Our proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean and a critical mass of outstanding faculty enable us to explore the interdisciplinary relationships that exist between the Americas and Spain and the Mediterranean. We invite you to further explore our Graduate Certificate on Iberian Studies, the lecture series and the outstanding academic and artistic events we sponsor.