IU mobilizes in support of Afghan evacuees

Whether they have relevant language or military experience or just feel called to help, people and groups at Indiana University have mobilized to support the 6,600 Afghan refugees at military and civilian post Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, Indiana. With the Department of State’s recent approval of Bloomington as Exodus Refugee’s second federally authorized resettlement site, opportunities will open for students to continue the kind of work being done at Atterbury now.

“Part of IU’s mission is to deploy the resources and expertise of our faculty, students and staff to advance human welfare locally and globally,” said Hannah Buxbaum, IU vice president for international affairs. “We stand in solidarity with all affected by this crisis and strive to support the Afghan refugees here in Indiana to the fullest extent.”

Efforts have spanned campuses and areas.

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U.S. News and World Report ranks Luddy/Hamilton Lugar School joint degree in Cybersecurity and Global Policy Top 25 Program

The B.S. in Cybersecurity and Global Policy, a joint degree at Indiana University between the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering was ranked in the top 25 programs in the country in the most recent rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

The B.S. in Cyber Security and Global Policy combines an in-depth understanding of the technology behind these systems with the study of their global impact. Students gain a sophisticated understanding of programming, data structures, networked systems, and security protocols, while also learning about global efforts to establish rules to govern cyberspace, and the impact of cyber on global opportunity, threats to democracy, climate change, and societal impacts across the globe.

This joint undergraduate degree program is drawing national attention for its unique approach, combining technological competence with a comprehensive study of the impact of technological change on global society and politics.

Globally, there are an estimated 1.5 million cybersecurity job openings in the United States at a time when global efforts to address the challenges of cyberspace lag technological advances.

“This degree is as innovative as it is imperative to our future,” says HLS Founding Dean, Ambassador Lee Feinstein.

Since its approval by the Indiana University Trustees in the fall of 2019, the B.S. in Cyber Security and Global Policy has opened its doors to nearly 100 undergraduate students and is one of the fastest-growing degree programs in Luddy and HLS.

Isak Nti Asare, Associate Director of the Cybersecurity and Global Policy Program says, “Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary domain that involves technical issues, regulation, and law. Our students are uniquely prepared with both the technical expertise and the regional, cultural, and language skills to make significant contributions to securing networks and creating comprehensive cyber policies globally.”

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Nora West is a junior majoring in Cyber Security and Global Policy, who plans to use her studies to pursue a law degree.

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Hamilton Lugar School’s new Emerging Leaders Council bridges gap between the student and alumni experience

The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies has created the Emerging Leaders Council (ELC), a committee of recent graduates dedicated to the advancement of the school’s students, programs, and services. The nine-person council donates its time and talent to bridge the gap between alumni and current students by fostering relationships and providing opportunities in both leadership and career advancement.

Hamilton Lugar School welcomes former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale is the newest member of the Hamilton Lugar School Dean’s Advisory Council, a group of highly accomplished leaders who work with Founding Dean Lee Feinstein to expand the school’s reputation and influence both in the United States and abroad. She joins other Indiana leaders on the 16-person council, including Rep. Lee Hamilton, former US Senator and HLS Ambassador at Large Dan Coats, and Blair Milo, a former member of the Governor’s Cabinet and the State of Indiana’s first Secretary for Career Connections and Talent.