The former chair of a United Nations inquiry on North Korea’s alleged human rights violations will address the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies on Thursday, Sept. 22. Michael Kirby led the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea from 2013-2014. His address is titled “The Joys and Nightmare of a UN Human Rights Mandate Holder.” A distinguished jurist in Australia, he was a justice on the High Court, the country’s supreme court, for 13 years.
As part of a partnership between the Jacobs School of Music and the Madhusudan and Kiran C. Dhar India Studies Program in IU’s School of Global and International Studies, students, faculty and staff got to see world class music for free from India’s foremost classical musician. Amjad Ali Khan performed solo and with his son Ayaan Ali Bangash in a noon concert for an overflow crowd in the global lounge on the Global and International Studies building first floor.
Dignitaries from Indiana University and from across the world gathered at the School of Global and International Studies auditorium on Friday, Sept. 9 for a celebration marking the start of the Institute for Korean Studies. The Institute was made possible through generous support from The Korea Foundation and kicked off with an official ceremony as well as a day-long conference focused on Korean studies.
Even as the presidential debates veered sometimes far away from the globe’s most pressing problems, two panels featuring expertise from the IU School of Global and International Studies examined the issues head on. “Foreign Policy and the Next President” featured two in-depth discussions on foreign policy matters during two hour-long programs on Sept. 27 and Oct. 6 at the Global and International Studies auditorium. The programs were broadcast live by partner WFIU, the public radio station based at the IU Bloomington campus, a broadcast made available to public radio stations throughout Indiana.
A crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members estimated at around 600 filled the lawn on the south side of the Global and International Studies building on Thursday, Aug. 18 for the first-ever outdoor movie screening at the year-old building. The free showing of “Spirited Away” attracted movie-goers who started gathering two hours before the 9:30 p.m. show time. It was presented as part of the IU Office of First Year Experience’s “Welcome Week 2016” festivities.
The Indiana University School of Global and International Studies is welcoming its largest group of Direct Admit Scholars with the start of fall semester classes on Aug. 22, part of an historically-high achieving class of first-year students at IU.
The School of Global and International Studies continues to grow its ranks of the leading scholars and instructors. A new group of faculty has joined SGIS as the school continues the biggest commitment to growth of any international affairs institution. The latest hires are part of an SGIS commitment to hire 25 new faculty.
Below are short biographies of the newest faculty members, along with links to more information and their recent work. You can see a complete list with biographies for both the new 2016 and 2015 hires here.
As voters in Britain hold a referendum on Thursday (June 23) on whether to keep their country in the European Union, faculty members at the School of Global and International Studies foresee consequences for a vote to leave.
Hilary E. Kahn, a part of the administrative team at the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies since 2014, will now be the assistant dean for international education and global initiatives. Kahn was previously the assistant dean for strategic collaborations at SGIS.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie led an IU delegation to Italy and Poland from May 25 to June 3. The IU delegation celebrated anniversaries of relationships with key university partners and worked to enhance existing relationships and develop new ones in these countries.