Clémence Pinaud’s New Book Takes Readers into South Sudan’s Civil War

Professor Clémence Pinaud, a faculty member in the Hamilton Lugar School’s Department of International Studies, spent ten years researching her most recent book, War and Genocide in South Sudan. Using interviews with over 550 people, mostly women and civilians, Pinaud gives readers an unprecedented look at how regular people experience the violence of South Sudan, a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. (more…)

Hamilton Lugar Day Welcomes Newly Admitted Students

On Saturday, the Hamilton Lugar School celebrated Hamilton Lugar Day, an exclusive event for admitted IU students interested in pursuing a major in the school. The virtual event gave future scholars the chance to meet faculty, visit with current students, connect with future classmates, and learn first-hand about all the global opportunities at HLS. (more…)

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 of the importance of trying new things, exploring new places, and sitting comfortably in the unknown. So, in my undergraduate studies, I took his words seriously and jumped at any opportunity to go abroad. (more…)

HLS Welcomes New US Army War College Fellow

The Hamilton Lugar School is one of a select number of institutions with the privilege to host fellows from the US Army War College Program, which helps Army leaders sharpen their skills and broaden their outlook as strategic thinkers. Recently, HLS welcomed its newest fellow, Colonel (COL) Steve Lacy, who will take classes, perform research, and do community outreach as part of the school’s Robert A. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute (REEI). (more…)

Hamilton Lugar Grad John McHugh Awarded Marshall Scholarship

Recent Hamilton Lugar School graduate John McHugh (BA ’18) has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships for US students, to pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom. Created by the British government in 1953 to strengthen ties between the two countries, the scholarship provides education to “distinguished young Americans” and the “country’s future leaders.” (more…)