‘PBS NewsHour’ correspondent addressing ‘under-told’ stories in lecture

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: “PBS NewsHour” correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro will present a lecture Jan. 29 on the nexus of international reporting, under-reported social and political topics, and ethics. In addition to reporting from more than 60 countries, de Sam Lazaro has worked at “PBS NewsHour” since 1985, contributes regularly to […]

Army War College researcher to speak on deceit in the military

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre New research from an Army veteran and military researcher shows that repeated exposure to strenuous demands and the necessity to sacrifice honor for compliance has rendered many Army officers ethically numb. As a result, deception and dishonesty are rampant in the Army bureaucracy, the study finds. Deceit is […]

Middle East expert to speak Wednesday on Iranian politics, religion and the nuclear weapons

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, will kick off the Iran nuclear agreement lecture series at Indiana University Bloomington this Wednesday, Sept 30. After a summer filled with partisan politics and a power struggle over a nuclear agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

Multidisciplinary panel unpacks the pope’s encyclical

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: The papal encyclical released in June still has scholars wondering what changes in both policy and attitude can be expected, if any, from the holy document. A panel of Indiana University scholars gathered on Tuesday to discuss just that. Constance Furey, professor of religious studies; Philip Stevens, professor of […]

Expert on Indian foreign policy to speak Monday at IU Bloomington

India has a new government and a controversial new leader, and the combination has raised speculation about the direction of foreign policy in the world’s largest democracy. That makes a program Monday at Indiana University Bloomington especially timely. David Malone, the rector of United Nations University and under-secretary-general of the U.N., will speak on “Evolving […]

U MAD, Professor?

Back during the Cold War, we relied on a doctrine of MAD, or “mutually assured destruction,” to ensure the U.S. and Soviet Union didn’t go to war against each other. Each side had enough nuclear weapons to destroy the other many times over. Launching an attack would have been suicidal. Nowadays the focus for nuclear weapons […]

IU panel to discuss Ukraine crisis

Indiana University students, faculty and staff and other members of the Bloomington community can learn about the Ukraine crisis Tuesday night, March 11, from experts on Ukraine, Russia and Eastern Europe. Sean Kay, the Robson Professor of Politics and Government at Ohio Wesleyan University, will join IU Bloomington faculty members for a panel discussion on […]