In 2018, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd completed a full buyout of Grindr, the world’s largest social media networking app for gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. In March 2019, as reported by several news sources, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)— a governing body created by Ford administration to judge… Read more »
Tensions between the US and Iran reached a pivotal point on January 3rd when President Trump ordered a drone strike on Qasem Soleimani, a major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and commander of Iran’s Quds Force, which is considered a terrorist organization by the US, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.
On October 14 and 15, the Hamilton Lugar School hosted Navigating the Backlash Against Global Law and Institutions, an international conference that seeks to address the “backlash” against global norms, laws, and institutions in the face of nationalism, violence, instrumentalism, and unaccountable actors. Scholars from IU, the University of Maryland, and the Australian National University,… Read more »
China’s GDP is the second largest in the world and, under the leadership of Xi Jinping, its government has taken on a significant role within the nation’s business life. Of the global economy’s 500 largest companies by revenue, for instance, 82 are state-owned enterprises from mainland China. One Chinese state-owned enterprise alone, the energy giant… Read more »
For some, the word “Tibet” conjures visions of elaborate monasteries, steep promontories, and, perhaps, political turmoil. For others, Tibet begins and ends with “Free Tibet!” and brief flirtations with Buddhism. Luckily, Dr. Stacey Van Vleet, assistant professor in the Hamilton Lugar School’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS), is ready to take us all to… Read more »
Michael de Groot, assistant professor of foreign relations of the Russian Federation in the Hamilton Lugar School’s Department of International Studies, is writing a history of the end of the Cold War. Or, rather, he is rewriting the history of the end of the Cold War.
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.”
IU’s Hamilton Lugar School is hosting ten Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants from around the world in the 2019-2020 academic year. The FLTAs will draw on their knowledge of language and culture as they teach a variety of courses and take an active role in the HLS community.
Professor Asma Afsaruddin was officially inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars on Monday, April 8, 2019, in the George Peabody Library in the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. During the ceremony presided over by President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar, she was presented with a university certificate and a… 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.