On 2 December, a ceremony was held in California at the Macau Cultural Center, organized by the Lusitano Club of California, in collaboration with the International Institute of Macau (IIM) and with the support of the Macao Foundation.

The event, which involved a short video presentation about the Macanese diaspora ("Macaenses - An Odyssey"), the IIM Identity Award ceremony and a tribute of Stanford professor Ming Chan, has attracted more than 80 participants, with attendees from the Casas de Macau in the US.

The IIM Identity Award 2018, which was announced before this year, was granted to Frederico Alberto Silva, better known by Jim Silva, and António Manuel Pacheco Jorge da Silva, for the contributions to the Macanese community. The award ceremony was held with big success in the above mentioned cultural center.





It was launched yesterday, 29 November 2018, the book "Steps of Greatness – the Geopolitics of OBOR",at the Military Club of Macau. The book launch was presented by Professor Tak-Wing Ngo from the University of Macau (UM), José Luís Sales Marques, president of the Institute of European Studies of Macau, Jorge A. H. Rangel, president of the International Institute of Macau (IIM) and Francisco Leandro, author of the book. The book, published by the University of Macau, is a joint edition between UM, IEEM and the IIM, with a deep research and study about the global subject, the One Belt One Road initiative.






On 27 October 2018, two sessions were held at the IIM, in articulation with the Youth Macanese Encontro. The first session was the launch of a video documentary "Macaenses: an Odyssey (part one)", about the Macanese diaspora based on interviews done in North America. The second session was an informal meeting with the former Governor of Macau (1974-1979) General José Eduardo Garcia Leandro who presented the topic "Macau and the future of the Portuguese community in the MSAR". These sessions were a collaboration with the Macanese Youth Association (AJM), the support of the Macao Foundation and the young participation who came from different Casas de Macau around the world.

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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Macau Special Administrative Region and defending firmly the uniqueness of Macau and aiming to reinforce the sense of belonging amongst citizens, particularly the younger ones, and to promote the identity concept based on the historic and cultural values of Macau, the International Institute of Macau (IIM) presents the following rules for the Photography Contest: MY MACAU MY LOVE!

This Contest aims to stimulate the citizen’s knowledge, especially young people, about the heritage, its variety and the traditions that form the culture of Macau.

The Contest must portray views of the city – what is most appreciated by the author – such as historic monuments, buildings; cultural demonstrations (intangible heritage), habits, customs, beliefs, popular festivities, traditional and religious from the Chinese, Portuguese and Macanese cultures, etc.









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The IIM is at this year's MIF (Macao´s International Trade and Investment Fair) in the Venetian Macao. Find us at PLPEX (Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition) area, stand b43. We are promoting our publications, focusing the Grand Bay Area.

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