IU congratulates Richard Lugar on his Fulbright Prize for International Understanding

Richard Lugar received Fulbright Award in D.C. Lugar Center

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, a Distinguished Scholar and professor of practice in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies, has received the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding.

The honor recognizes those who have brought about significant lifetime achievements in international understanding, peace and security.

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Sen. Lugar and Dean Feinstein discuss America’s role in the world at Chicago Humanities Festival

Richard Lugar and Dean Feinstein at Chicago Humanities Festival Chuck Carney

Days before the presidential election, SGIS Distinguished Scholar and longtime U.S. Senator Richard Lugar sat before a large crowd at the Chicago Humanities Festival to give his take on some of the toughest matters facing the next president. Dean Lee Feinstein led the discussion with Sen. Lugar onstage at the Thorne Auditorium in the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in downtown Chicago on Nov. 1.

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Narendra Jadhav will meet with faculty and students at SGIS

Narendra Jadhav and IU President McRobbie IU Newsroom

Narendra Jadhav, an IU alumnus, economist, writer and educator and a member of India’s parliament, will present the sixth annual Patrick O’Meara International Lecture at Indiana University Bloomington.

His lecture, “India and the United States: Caste, Race and Economic Growth,” will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in Presidents Hall in Franklin Hall, 601 E. Kirkwood Ave.

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Feinstein speaks at Chicago Council on Global Affairs regarding complicated nature of populism

Dean Feinstein at Chicago Council on Global Affairs Chuck Carney

Months removed from Britain’s Brexit vote and just days before the U.S. presidential election, IU School of Global and International Studies Founding Dean Lee Feinstein took part in a half-day Chicago Council on Global Affairs program examining a driving force in both of those events. “The Rise of Populism: Expected or Unexpected?” sought to provide some depth to those movements during the discussions held Oct. 24.

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Commemorating the Hungarian Revolution’s 60th anniversary

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, László Borhi, Associate Professor and the Peter A. Kadas Chair in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, wrote this reflection on the events and their lasting meaning. On Oct. 23, 1956, an uprising against the communist government began, lasting for nearly three weeks before Soviet forces prevailed.

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Carnegie awards $1 million to Indiana University to strengthen Russian studies

Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded Indiana University’s Russian and East European Institute $1 million to create a Russian Studies Workshop and bolster Russian studies at IU.

With the grant, the Russian and East European Institute will expand its work as an incubator for collaborative research and as a training center on contemporary Russian politics and society.

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