The Journal of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian Crypto Jews (JOSPIC-J) is published by the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University, in Miami, Florida, USA. Thanks are expressed to Dr. Kenneth G. Furton, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. John F. Stack, Director of SIPA, for their support. FIU's SIPA puts a major emphasis on international and global studies, and JOSPIC-J is proud to be a part of that emphasis. The SIPA Building opened in January 2011. SIPA brings together FIU's internationally oriented disciplines to prepare students for the globalized world of the 21st Century. SIPA features eight signature departments: Global & Social Studies, Politics & International Relations, Public Administration, Economics, Religious Studies, Modern Languages, History, Criminal Justice.
SIPA also houses some of the univerity's most prominent international centers, institutes and programs. The school offers a variety of learning experiences including study abroad, lecture series, community outreach, and traditional classroom and online learning options to help sudents customize their FIU experience. For contact: international.fiu.edu, 305-348-7266, firstname.lastname@example.org. JOSPIC-J's office is in Room 334, overlooking the lake and a 10,000 square foot green roof on top of a 480-seat auditorium which is the site of numerous prominent speakers.
JOSPIC-J also receives generous support from the Martin Sosin-Stratton-Petit Foundation of Santa Monica, California. Much appreciation is expressed to Martin Sosin and the Foundation for their generous support.
JOSPIC-J is co-sponsored by the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, and we express appreciation for the Society's extensive support. The SCJS is the major organization sponsoring academic research in the area of crypto-Judaic studies, and the journal and the society work closely together in encouraging and publishing scholarly research on crypto-Judaic studies. President for 2009-2011 is Professor Kathleen Alcala (see www.cryptojews.com). Appreciation is also expressed to the President Navon Program for the Study of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry at Florida International University, Dr. Zion Zohar, Director, for cooperation and support.