Professor Clémence Pinaud, a faculty member in the Hamilton Lugar School’s Department of International Studies, spent ten years researching her most recent book, War and Genocide in South Sudan. Using interviews with over 550 people, mostly women and civilians, Pinaud gives readers an unprecedented look at how regular people experience the violence of South Sudan, a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. (more…)
The Office of Professional Development at HLS is pleased to share the next few upcoming week’s professional development events, scholarship, fellowship, and career opportunities for current students.
Check out upcoming events and opportunities for the week of March 7– March 20th…
Without a doubt, America’s global image has diminished in recent years. We once were preeminent as an international leader, but those days are no more. While the presidency of Donald Trump brought U.S. prestige to a low point, there are things we can do to restore our global leadership.
On Saturday, the Hamilton Lugar School celebrated Hamilton Lugar Day, an exclusive event for admitted IU students interested in pursuing a major in the school. The virtual event gave future scholars the chance to meet faculty, visit with current students, connect with future classmates, and learn first-hand about all the global opportunities at HLS. (more…)
When I was little, I used to beg my dad to tell stories from his time in Japan during college. Together, we filled my childhood room with his old maps and souvenirs. I dreamed of going to a place that felt far away yet familiar. At the end of each story, he would remind me of the importance of trying new things, exploring new places, and sitting comfortably in the unknown. So, in my undergraduate studies, I took his words seriously and jumped at any opportunity to go abroad. (more…)
The Office of Professional Development at HLS is pleased to share next week’s professional development events, scholarship, fellowship, and career opportunities for current students.
Check out upcoming events and opportunities for the week of February 28th – March 6th…
The Hamilton Lugar School is one of a select number of institutions with the privilege to host fellows from the US Army War College Program, which helps Army leaders sharpen their skills and broaden their outlook as strategic thinkers. Recently, HLS welcomed its newest fellow, Colonel (COL) Steve Lacy, who will take classes, perform research, and do community outreach as part of the school’s Robert A. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute (REEI). (more…)
When Hilary Holbrow was a high school student studying Japanese at a nontraditional school in Massachusetts, her teachers made a suggestion: travel to Japan and study at similar schools while staying with different host families. She loved the idea, and she was soon on a plane by herself traveling 7,000 miles away. (more…)
Recent Hamilton Lugar School graduate John McHugh (BA ’18) has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships for US students, to pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom. Created by the British government in 1953 to strengthen ties between the two countries, the scholarship provides education to “distinguished young Americans” and the “country’s future leaders.” (more…)
Coming to HLS, I was unsure what to expect. Would languages be like high school Spanish? How much immersion would I gain my freshman year? Could I create long-lasting connections with professors? All these questions swirled in my head as I walked from class to class during my first weeks as I wondered if HLS was my best fit–if I had chosen my university wisely. However, despite all this uncertainty, I understood after my first month of classes that the answers to all these questions were the same: Yes!