Interested in an internship with the US government? The State Department is accepting applications for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS), the world’s largest virtual internship program, throughout July. (more…)
Like most of my fellow citizens, I’m proud to be an American. As we celebrate Independence Day and reflect on our nation’s history and heritage, we are pleased to identify with the United States and to stand with our country against its competitors and adversaries.
The Hamilton Lugar School’s recent Staff Appreciation Celebration marked the first time most staff members have seen one another since the Bloomington campus closed in March 2020. (more…)
Globalization has transformed our planet, again and again. It touches every part of our lives: the food we eat, the entertainment we enjoy, the ways we communicate, the products we buy. For many of us, it shapes the way we earn a living in an increasingly connected and interdependent world.
The Indiana University Board of Trustees has honored Ambassador Feisal al-Istrabadi with the Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies. He was also granted tenure as Full Professor of Central Eurasian Studies in IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. (more…)
Looking back over the years that I’ve been involved with foreign policy; I find it noteworthy that policymakers spend so much time and attention on the Middle East. It has only 3% of the world’s population and is not particularly wealthy or powerful, but the world watches and is often fixated there.
We Americans have long prided ourselves on offering a safe haven to people seeking refuge from conflict and repression. The theme is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
Five Hamilton Lugar School faculty members have been honored by the IU Board of Trustees with Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2020-2021 academic year. Faculty members are nominated by their department chairs or school deans for their positive impact on learning through the direct teaching of students, particularly undergraduates. (more…)
The phrase “the common good” and its importance in our history has always impressed me. I’ve been wondering about the history of the idea: where it comes from, what it means and the impact it has. The concept goes back a long way.
For the first time in its history, the Hamilton Lugar School’s Language Workshop will offer Hakha Lai in its upcoming summer term. Hakha Lai (pronounced Hak-HA Lai) is a language spoken in the Chin State in Myanmar and in refugee communities across the world, primarily in the United States, Norway, and Australia.