On Friday, October 25, the Hamilton Lugar School will host After the Miracle: The Present and Future of Korea’s Economy and Society, an international conference that will bring together over a dozen experts from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the impact that South Korea’s rapid economic development has had on that nation’s society and people. The conference will take place from 1pm to 5:45pm in the Global and International Studies Building’s Shreve Auditorium. (more…)
On October 14 and 15, the Hamilton Lugar School hosted Navigating the Backlash Against Global Law and Institutions, an international conference that seeks to address the “backlash” against global norms, laws, and institutions in the face of nationalism, violence, instrumentalism, and unaccountable actors. Scholars from IU, the University of Maryland, and the Australian National University, in addition to policymakers with local and international experience, came together to survey destabilizing global political developments and to propose potential responses to those threats.
The question of whether to intervene in other countries is among the toughest decisions in American foreign policy, if not the toughest. U.S. presidents wrestle with this question repeatedly: not only whether to intervene, but when and how to do so.
Being a U.S. ally certainly doesn’t mean what it used to.
Michael Kirby, human rights advocate and former Justice of the High Court of Australia, will visit Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies to give the inaugural International Law and Institutions Lecture as part of Navigating the Backlash Against Global Law and Institutions — a conference co-sponsored by IU, the University of Maryland, and Australian National University that seeks to understand the developing role of international law and institutions amidst challenges in areas such as trade, human rights, and global governance. (more…)
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American foreign policy is a complex endeavor. For those of us on the outside, its development and execution are hard to follow and tricky to evaluate, especially since much of our information comes from our government.
With rising tensions in the Middle East, what does Iran seek to gain by further provoking the United States and its allies?
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North Korea, a poor, isolated, unpredictable and nuclear-armed country, presents a perilous foreign policy challenge, but the chances of urgently needed U.S.-North Korean arms control negotiations are currently not encouraging.