Florida International University


About the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs brings together many of FIU’s internationally oriented disciplines to provide cutting-edge research, first-rate teaching and innovative training necessary for the globalized world of the 21st century. One of the largest schools of its kind in the world, the Green School enrolls more than 7,200 students, 31 percent of whom are international, and employs 200 full time faculty. It offers 38 degree programs, 35 certificate programs and has eight signature departments: Criminal Justice, Economics, Global and Sociocultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations, Public Administration and Religious Studies. It houses 22 of the university’s most prominent international centers, institutes and programs.

About the Metropolitan Center

The Metropolitan Center at Florida International University (FIU) is South Florida's leading urban “think tank.”  The Metropolitan Center operates as an applied research unit under the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).  The Center has a solid record of providing technical services to communities in the areas of economic development, housing, transportation and land use planning.  The Center’s approach to providing technical services is to take into account the unique needs of individual communities, while adhering to recognized methodologies for data analysis and reporting. The Center houses the ongoing South Florida Regional Database Project, which includes asset mapping, best-practice research, and full in-house Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities.  The Center’s unique expertise is its ability to formulate comprehensive solutions to complex public policy issues.  The Center’s senior leadership has over 100 years of experience in economic development strategic planning, affordable housing needs assessments, transportation policy analysis, survey research and public opinion analysis.