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The Humanities and Social Sciences in Local Communities

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

September 14, 2012


Donna Shalala

Eduardo Padrón

Gloria Estefan
Commission Members in Attendance

Eduardo Padrón, President, Miami Dade College
Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami
Leslie C. Berlowitz, President, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Philip Bredesen, former Governer of Tennessee
David J. Skorton, President, Cornell University

Welcome and Remarks

Eduardo Padrón
President, Miami Dade College
video (2 mins)

Donna Shalala
President, University of Miami
video (3 mins)

Leslie C. Berlowitz
President, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
video (5 mins)

Individual Testimonies

Gloria Estefan
Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur.
video (20 mins)

Arva Moore Parks
Acting Director, Chief Curator, and Board Member of the Coral Gables Museum
video (8 mins)

Mitchell Kaplan
Founder and owner of Books
& Books
video (11 mins)
John Richard
President and CEO, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
video (11 mins)
Alina Interián
Executive Director of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College
video (12 mins)
Raúl Rodríguez
Founding principal of Rodriguez and Quiroga
video (10 mins)
Faith Mesnekoff
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of History, Miami
video (10 mins)
Regina Bailey
Director, The Wolfsonian at Florida International
video (4 mins)
Matt Haggman
Program Director for Miami at the Knight Foundation
video (6 mins)
Michael Spring
Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
video (6 mins)
Ann Henderson
President and CEO, Collins Center for Public Policy
video (16 mins)
Mihoko Suzuki
Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of Miami
video (7 mins)

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