Afghan languages developer at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region and lecturer in Central Eurasian Studies at the IU School of Global and International Studies Rahman Arman has authored “Dari: An Intermediate Textbook.” His textbook introduces the Dari language with activities and tasks that develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The book also… Read more »
Month: July 2017
Founding member of SGIS Dean’s Council joins appointee Julie Davis on board.
Five young women were brainstorming in the hallway outside a classroom in the Wright Education Building on the Indiana University campus. Brainstorming while moving, that is, with a little bit of boogie and the occasional yoga pose punctuating their animated conversation.
In the wake of the liberation of the city of Mosul, Director of the Center of Study of the Middle East at SGIS, Feisal Istrabadi told Judy Woodruff on the PBS News Hour “it’s a psychological and an ideological, huge blow to ISIL.”
Why do Americans learn a foreign language? For college-bound high school students, it can be something like taking calculus or organic chemistry – it looks good on a transcript. For a previous generation, perhaps, it was a mark of refinement.
As democracies emerge in states once behind the Iron Curtain, there’s resistance to the human rights piece, according to documentary filmmaker Marty Pack. “These states are using Catholicism and Orthodoxy as a tool to undermine human rights,” she argues. The particular human rights she’s been investigating through the dual channels of scholarship and filmmaking are those… Read more »