For the last three years, the Tang Research Foundation (TRF) has supported faculty and graduate student exchange programs and annual international workshops on Silk Road studies between the Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School at Indiana University and the Department of History at Peking University.
Rachel (Barnhard) Whitney (B.A. ’04, International Studies) is the Country Music Programming Lead for YouTube, where she is responsible for building a global audience for country music on YouTube Music. Prior to her work at YouTube, Whitney served as Head of Country Music Programming at Pandora, overseeing programming for country and representing Pandora within the… Read more »
Paul Pass (M.A. ’08, West European Studies) is the Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth Previously, Pass worked for Asia Society Texas Center, where he served as senior manager of business and policy. Before his time at the Asia Society Texas Center, Pass worked as an education outreach programs officer for the… Read more »
Asya Kislyuk (B.A. ’11, International Studies) works on Public Policy for Airbnb, focusing on state and local government relations across the mid-Atlantic, South and Midwest regions. “My role is to help policymakers understand the legal and regulatory issues around home sharing and how their decisions impact peoples’ lives day to day. It’s important to share… Read more »
Katherine Ntiamoah (B.A. ’08, International Studies) is a United States diplomat specializing in public diplomacy at the Department of State. She has served in various embassies and consulates in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Singapore, Mexico, Belgium, and Pakistan. Ntiamoah holds an M.A. in International Studies and was a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow… Read more »
Last year, King Mswati III, the absolute monarch who governs former Swaziland, announced that the country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique would change its name. To mark 50 years of independence from Britain, the small country (it is the size of New Jersey) would now be known as the Kingdom of eSwatini.
A new feature to the Hamilton Lugar School’s annual America’s Role in the World® conference was the student editorial writing contest. Open to all IU Bloomington students, the contest was judged by Carol Giacomo, the foreign policy editorial writer for The New York Times and Indiana University’s new Poynter Chair. First place went to third-year… Read more »
Decades of distrust and enmity have defined America’s relationship with Iran, making it one of our most difficult foreign policy challenges.
Recently I met with mid-level military officers from around the world who were visiting the U.S. In that meeting, and in similar meetings with diplomats and foreign ministers, I have been impressed with the focus on a single topic: the competition between the United States and China.
Russia keeps inserting itself into the world’s conflicts, exerting outsized influence in the Middle East, Europe and elsewhere. How much of a threat does it pose to the United States? And what should we do about it? These questions are at the top of our foreign policy agenda.