Looking back over the years that I’ve been involved with foreign policy; I find it noteworthy that policymakers spend so much time and attention on the Middle East. It has only 3% of the world’s population and is not particularly wealthy or powerful, but the world watches and is often fixated there.
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.
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.
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 »
Preview: International Law & Institutions Week at HLS
The Hamilton Lugar School will host International Law and Institutions Week from April 7–14. Sessions will highlight the School’s International Law and Institutions degree program, a joint endeavor with IU’s Maurer School of Law that encourages students to draw upon the wealth of resources at HLS, while also providing the opportunity—rare for undergraduates—to take courses… Read more »
HLS partners with US Strategic Command Academic Alliance on speaker series and events
The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University has partnered with US Strategic Command (STRATCOM)—through the STRATCOM Academic Alliance—as STRATCOM organizes a series of lectures, guest speakers, and special events examining deterrence and national security challenges in the 21st century.
HLS Students and the Navruz Student Association Mark the Festival of Navruz
On March 20, people around the world and on the IU Campus will celebrate the Persian or Iranian New Year known as Navruz (or Nowruz).
Eleanor Roosevelt Society Promotes the Empowerment of Women in Global Affairs
The Hamilton Lugar School has more than 20 student-led groups and clubs. One of the newest is the Eleanor Roosevelt Society (ERS), which is built and centered on empowerment, inclusion, and the promotion of women in the international studies field.
Bringing Indiana to the World and the World to Indiana: My HLS Experience
When I was little, I used to beg my dad to tell stories from his time in Japan during college. Together, we filled my childhood room with his old maps and souvenirs. I dreamed of going to a place that felt far away yet familiar. At the end of each story, he would remind me… Read more »
Russophile Karaoke and Community Connections: My Fit at HLS
Coming to HLS, I was unsure what to expect. Would languages be like high school Spanish? How much immersion would I gain my freshman year? Could I create long-lasting connections with professors? All these questions swirled in my head as I walked from class to class during my first weeks as I wondered if HLS… Read more »