By Lee H. Hamilton August 31, 2022 India celebrated 75 years as an independent nation this summer. That was an extraordinary milestone for the giant, diverse and democratic nation, one that was rightly celebrated around the world. India is the world’s largest democracy, with 1.4 billion people, four times as many as the United States…. Read more »
Month: August 2022
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University has been awarded $17.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support research, instruction and training in world languages, regions and international business — the highest total amount awarded to any university. Eleven IU centers in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and the Kelley School of Business will receive… Read more »
IU Hamilton Lugar School sophomore Gini Jeffries spent her summer speaking mostly Mandarin Chinese through two immersive programs. For three months, Jeffries studied abroad at National Taiwan University in the Chinese Language Division (CLD), through a scholarship from the Taiwan Huayu Bilingual Exchanges of Selected Talent (BEST) program. When she returned to Bloomington in June,… Read more »
By Lee H Hamilton August 18, 2022 America’s policy toward Taiwan is complicated to say the least. Taiwan is a democratic society in the shadow of autocratic China. It’s an economic and technological power and a key U.S. trading partner. We have similar values and strong people-to-people ties. We support Taiwan’s self-defense. But we don’t… Read more »
The IU Hamilton Lugar School’s Language Workshop attracted 300 students from across the country this summer to complete one year of language training in only eight weeks. These students now join thousands of Workshop alumni, including former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch, among other ambassadors, diplomats, academics, military members, and professionals in a… Read more »
The Hamilton Lugar School’s Institute for Korean Studies, in partnership with George Washington University, invites students to apply for the GW-IU Undergraduate Research Exchange Program, which supports research on Korea. Students selected to the program receive one-on-one mentoring from faculty in their fields of research, and gain professional connections at Indiana University and George Washington… Read more »
President Joe Biden announced last month that the United States will host African leaders late this year for a summit focused on food security, climate change and other pressing matters. That’s a positive development. Africa doesn’t get near the attention it deserves.