Programs demonstrate the importance of understanding other people and cultures

On a wet Independence Day at Indiana University, two groups of students interested in the intersection of business, language and international cultures hung out. A group of 33 mostly American high school students and a group of 100 college students from the Middle East and North Africa played cards, Jenga and other games. They enjoyed […]

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 […]

IU Kelley School of Business is well represented at the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco

For the next two days, more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, heads of state and other high-level government officials and corporate leaders are gathering in Marrakesh, Morocco for the fifth Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Launched by President Barack Obama in 2009 as a global platform “to empower entrepreneurs with the skills and resources necessary to compete and thrive […]

The Hoosier Kingdom

Most people would not likely describe desert-dominated Saudi Arabia as fertile—unless, that is, he or she is a proud Hoosier discussing how the Kingdom is awash in successful and highly driven Indiana University alumni living, working and making major contributions to the growth and development of this dynamic and strategically important country.

Join a group of IU’s Washington insiders Thursday for a discussion about world affairs

This Thursday evening, Ambassador Lee A. Feinstein, founding dean of the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, will join former Sen. Richard Lugar and Rep. Lee Hamilton in Washington, D.C. for discussion on current global issues facing U.S. foreign policymakers. Marie Harf, a 2003 IU alumna who today is deputy spokesperson for […]

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 […]

New program exposes high school students to languages spoken in emerging markets

Traditionally, when people think of languages in which business is conducted, rarely do they think of Swahili and Portuguese. However, as markets such as Brazil emerge along with African economies such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Mozambique, the language of commerce no longer is simply English or “lingua franca.” Middle Eastern countries such as […]

Travel courses take IU Kokomo students to England and Turkey, where they witness history

International education has long been a cornerstone of the Indiana University Bloomington campus, where there’s been a lot of buzz about the new School of Global and International Studies. However, IU’s other campuses also are engaged with the world, including the Kokomo campus. As at Bloomington and IUPUI, students are enrolled in courses at IU […]