Dear Friends of the Hamilton Lugar School, On behalf of my faculty colleagues, staff, and students, thank you for your support during 2019—and happy new year and happy holidays.
Richard and Diane Woosnam have established the Richard E. and Diane D. Woosnam Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. The gift will provide undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships as part of the Global Leadership Scholars Program.
Lyosha Gorshkov, a Brooklyn-based LGBTQ+ activist, has quickly become one of the most outspoken and influential voices in queer politics today. Despite being profiled by outlets such as LogoTV and Vice News, he dismisses fame and media exposure as entirely beside the point.
John Hanson, longtime Director of the African Studies Program and new Executive Associate Dean of the Hamilton Lugar School, is passionate about bicycling. “I bicycle commute to work whenever I can,” he says. “Commuting is a way to unwind as you leave your workday, or get revved up as you come into your workday.”
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.