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 »
The Global Perspective
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
In anticipation of the US’s 2020 elections, the CDC issued guidelines for local election officials and poll workers to help minimize the chances of a spike in virus infections as a result of voting. These guidelines include maintaining physical distancing inside and outside polling places, wearing masks, and disinfecting surfaces.
At a time when a pandemic is gripping the world, China is undermining democratic movements in Hong Kong and abroad, Russia is working to disrupt elections in Europe and the United States, global climate change looms as an existential threat, and immigration continues to be at the highest level since World War II, the global… Read more »
As he crossed the finish line of the Olympic Marathon in 2016, Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa crossed his hands above his head in an X, as if his wrists were shackled together. Though he won the silver medal against the world’s best distance runners that humid morning in Rio de Janeiro, he was not celebrating.