Minja Petrovic always wanted to be a teacher. She spent her undergraduate years in her home country of Serbia at the University of Kragujevac School of Education. After spending a semester in Hungary as an exchange student, her path shifted, eventually leading her to the IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. Petrovic… Read more »
The Global Perspective
Critical culture lessons: Jessica Storey-Nagy prepares Green Berets for global missions
Jessica Storey-Nagy met her husband, who is Hungarian, while living in Denver. She said her first trip to Hungary to meet his family influenced her decision to pursue an education in Hungarian Studies. She ultimately chose the Central Eurasian Studies M.A. and Ph.D. programs at the Indiana University (IU) Hamilton Lugar School of Global and… Read more »
Hamilton on Foreign Policy #196: US leads search for peace and prosperity
The United States contributes more than any other nation to the search for global peace and prosperity. Our leadership is essential in dealing with the world’s difficult and confounding problems. We are the foremost guardian of that peace and prosperity, shaping the international order more than any other nation. We have strong partners, especially the… Read more »
Prof. Afsaruddin releases newest book “Jihad: What Everyone Needs to Know”
HLS Professor of Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures, Religious Studies, and Gender Studies’ latest publication explores Islam through a scholarly lens Asma Afsaruddin is a professor of Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures, Religious Studies, and Gender Studies at the Hamilton Lugar School. She is an expert on Islamic studies, including Islamic religious and political thought,… Read more »
Hamilton Lugar alumnus publishes article on ‘China’s Wolf Warriors’ in The Diplomat
Hamilton Lugar alumnus Nicholas Atkinson graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures. Nicholas is also an outstanding graduate of Indiana University’s Chinese Flagship Program. He recently published an article with the leading policy outlet, ‘The Diplomat.‘ In the article, ‘China’s Wolf Warriors Aren’t The Majority… Read more »
IU Hamilton Lugar School to host America’s Role in the World Conference
Featuring Under Secretary Bonnie Denise Jenkins BLOOMINGTON, IND. – The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University will host the seventh annual America’s Role in the World conference April 6-7, 2022, a nonpartisan event convening leading experts and scholars to discuss the most pressing global affairs issues. Topics will include the… Read more »
HLS Army War College Fellow promoted to Colonel
Col. Robert McVey becomes the Hamilton Lugar School’s newest War College Fellow The Hamilton Lugar School (HLS) is one of a select number of institutions with the privilege to host fellows from the US Army War College Program, which allows Army leaders to enrich their strategic thinking in an academic setting. HLS welcomed its newest… Read more »
Op-ed: A former ambassador finds optimism at a high school debate contest in Indiana
By Dean Lee Feinstein, as published in the Chicago Tribune This piece may be disturbing to some readers. It offers limited hope, optimism, and earnest language, with brief scenes of unity. Like many who have worked on promoting democracy around the world, I spend a lot of time these days worried about the state of our… Read more »
Military Coup in Myanmar Distressing to Human Rights and Democracy Activists
The military coup that has ended Myanmar’s civilian government and brought military chief Min Aung Hlaing to power is a dangerous and anti-democratic move that is very worrying to those concerned with human rights, civil rights, and the development of democracy.
Capitol Riot Reveals to the World an America in Crisis
The violent riot on the grounds of the US Capitol that interrupted the Congress’s certification of the Electoral College results and left five people dead was perhaps the strongest sign yet of an America in domestic crisis, with significant implications for foreign policy and international relations.
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