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 […]

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi delivers strong message about Myanmar’s reform process at event organized by IU

INDIANAPOLIS — Close to 150 people — many of them Burmese expatriates living in the Midwest — gathered today at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to discuss constitutional reform and economic development in Myanmar. As history and even recent events would suggest, both are complex issues for the Southeast Asian country, which since becoming an independent […]

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 Maurer graduate has pivotal role in the history of Chinese-Taiwanese relations

On Feb. 11, an Indiana University alumnus walked across a stage in Nanjing, China, and made history. Photographers captured the moment when Wang Yu-Chi, head of Taiwan’s (R.O.C.) Mainland Affairs Council, met Zhang Zhijun, an official representative of the People’s Republic of China. Wang, known to friends at IU Bloomington and the Maurer School of […]

Theft of credit card data at Target indicates that the information is not as secure as it should be

Here is a guest blog post from my colleague James Boyd at Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research: Some 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been compromised in one of the largest consumer data breaches in recent memory, and Indiana University cybersecurity expert Fred H. Cate is warning consumers to be […]

Shining a spotlight on the dark side of finance

While many business professors like to teach about winners and their successful companies, Utpal Bhattacharya prefers to focus on the villains. In fact, on Twitter, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor’s handle is @FinanceDarkSide. Media talk with Bhattacharya about convicted insider traders such as Raj Rajaratnam, Rajat Gupta and Martha Stewart, about creative […]

Former Iraqi ambassador directs IU’s Center for the Study of the Middle East

The Istrabadi name has been in Iraq for seven centuries and resided in Baghdad for many generations, before family members had to flee the country first after the monarchy was overthrown, and again after the Baath Party coup, which led to the rise of Saddam Hussein. About a decade ago, Feisal Amin al-Istrabadi, director of […]

Facebook IPO raises questions about Securities Act of 1933

It’s been about two weeks since Facebook went public. While many investors are looking for explanations for the social media giant’s 30 percent drop in its market value, an Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor has taken a keen look at the regulatory process that led up to its initial public offering. “Lost in […]