Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies looking to expand its influence worldwide

Indiana University Press and the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies at IU Bloomington have announced a partnership that will allow the institute to expand its impact on global studies. For more than half a century, the independent and non-profit Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies has contributed to our knowledge of the […]

IU School of Global and International Studies center hosting Fulbright Program orientation

As part of his welcoming remarks to 55 Fulbright students visiting Indiana University this week, Lee Feinstein, founding dean of the IU School of Global and International Studies, noted that they will be in the United States during an interesting time in history. Not only will they be here to see a potentially historic presidential […]

New LinkedIn report says ‘international aspirations bloom in Bloomington’

Washington, New York and Bloomington rarely are included in the same sentence, let alone mentioned together in national reports about places that serve as “springboards” for peoples’ international careers. But in a report released on Monday, LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional network — announced that Bloomington is one of the top U.S. cities for […]

IU faculty in Britain and across Europe observe Brexit vote, consider its aftermath

As the world attempts to make sense of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, many Indiana University faculty had a closer vantage point to see history unfold: in countries that will be most directly affected. Timothy Hellwig, director of the Institute for European Studies and an associate professor of political science at IU Bloomington, […]

International Education Week celebrates the rich, worldwide diversity of Indiana University

Each November, Indiana University Bloomington participates in International Education Week, a worldwide celebration of people who seek to improve global understanding. For the past nine years, the IU World’s Fare, an event that allows international student groups to showcase their countries, has been the primary event for the week. However, this year the IU Office […]

IU School of Global and International Studies hosts its first Diplomat in Residence

Guest post courtesy of Lee Feinstein, dean of the IU School of Global and International Studies: Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies hosted its first Distinguished Diplomat in Residence, former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, in Bloomington for two weeks in May. I got to know Gareth while serving in government and later serving together […]

Successful Chinese research center at IU transitioning into a think tank

About halfway through her career as an Indiana University professor, Joyce Yanyun Man founded and successfully led a “think tank” in Beijing. From 2007 to 2013, while on leave from IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Man was founding director of the Peking University Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy. An […]

IU’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures has ‘never been more relevant’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The origins of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures were the subject of a previous article. Today, as the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies celebrates its 50th anniversary, there were moments when that milestone seemed less certain. In 1979, at […]

Fifty years of Near Eastern scholarship at IU and the man who started it

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies is marking its 50th anniversary in 2015, beginning with a series of events this spring. Activities will include special lectures, an Arabic talent show and a film series, with more planned for the fall. At a time when […]

Panel at IU Bloomington will discuss U.S. news media’s coverage of Islam and Muslims

Millions worldwide join the Japanese people in mourning the latest victim beheaded by Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Muslims in France and elsewhere decry the recent attack on satire magazine Charlie Hebdo by extremists. Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has created havoc in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, through a series of bombings, assassinations […]