Seven students who are majors in the School of Global and International Studies have earned prestigious membership in Phi Beta Kappa for the Fall 2016 semester. All new members of Phi Beta Kappa were formally brought into the society in the Fall 2016 Initiation Banquet held on Dec. 6 in Presidents Hall on the IU Bloomington campus.
Free and independent media reporting across the world was the focus for a School of Global and International Studies kickoff event with the National Endowment for Democracy on Dec. 1 and is part of the focus for a new partnership between SGIS and NED.
As part of a mission to inspire new diplomats and understanding of what they do, award-winning documentary filmmaker David Holbrooke spoke about and screened his film “The Diplomat” at the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Nov. 17, 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indiana University’s leadership, students, faculty and staff met with His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Oct. 26, as the prince visited IU Bloomington.
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.
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.