The Beginnings


Fearless leader and University President, Dr. Rosenberg, stands with his back to the Washington monument and faces his students and staff at the brand new FIU DC offices.

He delivers a speech on all of the good that is to come in the future for Florida International University.  Thursday night was the official launch party at the end of FIU DC launch week. The past four days were super-packed with events, panelist, breakfasts, lunches, capitol tours, ribbon cuttings, and of course a 3:05pm cafecito break.

Events hosted this week by our trendy new office covered a variety of relevant topics.  FIUDC invited specialist from different areas of research.  Distinguished panelists included:

o   Dr. Raymond M. Sauvajot from the National Parks services,

o   Susan Goldberg – Editor-in-Chief at National Geographic Magazine,

o   Brian Peretti – Director for the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy, U.S. Department of Treasury,

o   Kirill Reznick – Maryland House of Delegates, 

o   Maria Elena Toraño- advocate and business leader

o   Dan Restrepo – Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.


What is it that makes the FIU population so special?  Maybe it’s our beaches and Cuban coffee or because FIU leads in Hispanic graduation rates and leads in many areas of research.  In either case, us residents of the 305 certainly have something to be proud of in the nation’s capital.

It was a magical week, and the bar has been set pretty high.  We can’t wait to see what our wonderful university will accomplish in this great city.


FIU, worlds ahead. Bringing a little #305 to the #202.


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