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.”
Month: May 2021
Five HLS faculty members honored with Trustees Teaching Award
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.
Hamilton on Foreign Policy 167: We still Value ‘the Common Good’
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.
HLS Language Workshop Offers Critical Instruction in Hakha Lai, a Language of Myanmar’s Diaspora
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.
Dean Feinstein’s remarks to 2021 graduates
Hamilton Lugar School Class of 2021: Way to go! Congratulations! [Click here to watch Dean Feinstein’s remarks]
Plan your commencement weekend!
Families from all over have come to Bloomington (or are on their way) to experience the city and celebrate the achievements of the class of 2021. Even though families cannot attend the ceremony at Memorial Stadium, Bloomington offers dozens of activities, restaurants, and attractions to make your family’s trip memorable and exciting. You can check… Read more »
Upcoming Professional Development Events and Opportunities!
The Office of Professional Development at HLS is pleased to share some professional development events and opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and career openings for current students. Check out upcoming events and opportunities for the week of May 7th-May 14th!
Lessons from the Track: HLS Graphic Designer and Little 500 Winner Phil Stephens
When Phil Stephens was a senior at IU, his Little 500 team arrived at the race favored to win. This had happened before. Three years earlier, his team won every preparatory race leading up to the Little 500 and secured the first seed.
HLS Scholarship Event Hosts “The Man Who Ran Washington” for Conversation
The Hamilton Lugar School’s second annual scholarship event featured former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and political journalists Susan Glasser and Peter Baker for a wide-ranging conversation that spanned the Secretary’s political career and current national and international issues.
Huss Banai, 2021 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award Winner, Highlights Non-Western Forms of Liberalism
Reflecting on his childhood in Tehran in the 1980s, Hussein Banai realized something interesting. Liberalism—a political doctrine that promotes personal liberty, free markets, individual rights, and constitutional democracy—was all around him, but almost nobody was talking about it publicly.