Top Indian government official commends IU’s strategic initiatives in his nation

For the last 20 years, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has welcomed nearly a dozen highly successful leaders to campus as a Poling Chair of Business and Government. Like the late Harold “Red” Poling, who as chief executive of Ford Motor Co. established the leader-in-resident program in 1993, many of them have been proud […]

IU’s historic day in India

To anyone keeping score — including those here in Delhi, India, and folks back home in Indiana — Indiana University’s dedication Thursday evening of its new IU India Office, the first of the university’s two global gateway facilities (the other is in Beijing), would be deemed a game-changer and an important victory for a university on a continued quest to be one of the nation’s most internationally focused institutions of higher education.

Filmmaker to speak and present her film about the nature of female empowerment in India

In her award-winning documentary filmmaker Nisha Pahuja set out to show a dichotomy still evident across India. Her film, “The World Before Her,” depicts two young women who live miles apart but also worlds away. We see contestants in the Miss India pageant in Mumbai, with the ultimate prize being celebrity and a Bollywood film […]

Indian higher education leaders visit IU Bloomington to learn about best practices

Fourteen directors, deans and professors from state and private technical institutes across India are spending this week on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. The delegation is being led by Devi Singh, director of the Institute of Management-Lucknow, and supported by the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development. The focus for the week is leadership and […]

Asian Culture Center marks its 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago, after a decade of efforts to better promote Asian culture at Indiana University Bloomington, a new home on the campus was established where Asian Pacific American students, faculty and staff could gather, along with students from around the world. In October 1998, the IU Asian Culture Center — the first of its […]

A busy fall for diplomatic visits at IU Bloomington

Bloomington may not yet be in the same league as New York and Geneva, but judging from the number of diplomatic visitors to Indiana University this fall, it might seem time to build a few embassies. Seriously, visits by ambassadors, consul generals and other high-level officials is a regular occurrence, as one would expect at […]

Global Business and Social Enterprise program benefits people and provides Kelley MBAs with the experience of a lifetime

Four years ago, the Kelley School launched the Global Business and Social Enterprise (GLOBASE) initiative, a social entrepreneurship consulting program for MBA students that combines international experience with leadership development. Initially, students and faculty worked on projects for small companies and a not-for-profit enterprise in Peru. In 2011, the Kelley School expanded the program to […]

A visiting diplomat makes a strong case for language education in today’s business world

  Michael Guest was a State Department diplomat for more than a quarter century, serving in a wide range of executive-level positions in Washington and overseas. He admitted recently to a gathering of language educators at Indiana University that “fluency often was replaced by seat-of-the-pants.” “I developed what I call ‘language islands,’” Guest confessed. “I’m […]

IU’s new “Gateway” builds on strong ties with Indian institutions, will lead to further success

Today, officials from Indiana University joined alumni, scholarly colleagues and friends in formally opening its first international gateway office in Gurgaon, India, a suburb of New Delhi. IU Gateway-India will support faculty and student exchanges, scholarly research and teaching, and online-education offerings such as the university’s Kelley Direct MBA program. When IU President Michael A. […]