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, […]

New book by international studies professor documents troubled history of global environmental protection

Guest post courtesy of Charles Carney of the IU School of Global and International Studies Later this year, the United Nations will assemble the Climate Change Conference, with a goal of reaching a comprehensive and binding agreement on climate change policy. Stephen Macekura, assistant professor of international studies at the Indiana University School of Global […]

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 […]

Through reunion and other activities, IU builds on strong ties across Southeast Asia

According to Google, the distance between Bloomington, Ind., and Jakarta, Indonesia is about 10,000 miles. But should Hoosiers find themselves in the world’s fourth most populous country, Indiana University is well represented through its alumni and an official alumni chapter. A series of major activities there recently, including a historic reunion in Bali, furthered IU’s […]

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 […]

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’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 […]