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, […]

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 […]

Speaking in tongues — more than 70 of them — at Indiana University

According to the book “English as a Global Language,” about one-fourth of the world’s population is “already fluent or competent in English.” The most widely taught foreign language is English, which is used by people worldwide to communicate for commercial, scientific, technological and diplomatic reasons. While English may be the common language between speakers whose […]

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 […]

Size of IU’s School of Global and International Studies’ faculty growing, will offer important perspectives in key areas

If you gaze to the east from across the arboretum and older areas of Indiana University Bloomington, progress on the new International and Global Studies Building is evident. It already is raising the profile of the campus. Construction of the $53 million, four-story, 165,000-square-foot structure will be completed this summer and it will be ready […]

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 […]