Keely Bakken, Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School alumna, is now a Supervisory Policy Analyst at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. As an analyst on the research team, Bakken’s work is to monitor and document religious freedom conditions in her regions of expertise: Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Turkey. Bakken majored in International Studies… 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 »
Students will gain language and cultural knowledge through advanced study of Arabic music and literature The Indiana University Language Workshop will receive two new scholars in 2022: Dr. Saadallah Agha al-Qalaa and Dr. Alaa Al Aswany. Dr. Saadallah Agha al-Qalaa is an internationally known educator and Dr. Alaa Al Aswany is a world-renowned author. They… Read more »
Whether they have relevant language or military experience or just feel called to help, people and groups at Indiana University have mobilized to support the 6,600 Afghan refugees at military and civilian post Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, Indiana. With the Department of State’s recent approval of Bloomington as Exodus Refugee’s second federally authorized resettlement site,… Read more »
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.
Since 1950, the Hamilton Lugar School’s Language Workshop has enabled thousands of students and professionals to intensively study languages critical to academic research, economic development, human rights, diplomacy, national security, cultural exchange, scientific advancement, and other global issues.
Last February, Nicole Murillo received the exciting news that her study abroad application was approved, and she would be spending the summer living with a family in Taiwan and learning Chinese as part of the Hamilton Lugar School’s Language Workshop. In March, she received very different news. All overseas travel had been suspended and the… Read more »
The Hamilton Lugar School’s 2020 Summer Language Workshop experienced record enrollment from a wide variety of students across the country. Today we are highlighting Margaret Squires, who studied Persian.
As the summer ends, we are highlighting some of the students who took classes in our Summer Language Workshop. Today’s interview is with Molly Milazzo.
The United States Department of Defense has awarded $1.26 million to the Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies to further strengthen its Language Training Center program. Established in 2019, the center provides year-round language and culture instruction to members of the U.S. Special Operations Command and Indiana National Guard. The grant expansion… Read more »