IU historians: Tragedy of JFK’s death probably didn’t change course of history

What if John F. Kennedy had lived? Would American history have been different? The question has been getting the full treatment this week as news media mark the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. According to IU Bloomington historians, there’s just no good reason to think Kennedy would have steered the nation on a different course. […]

Lugar presented Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today was a big day for former Sen. Richard Lugar, a distinguished scholar and professor of practice at the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies. He’s been at the White House to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 15 other distinguished Americans. Lugar, who represented Indiana in the Senate for 36 […]

Midwest consul general of Israel to speak at IU Bloomington

What does the current conflict and unrest in the Middle East look like from the perspective of Israel? Indiana University Bloomington students, faculty and staff and community residents will get a first-hand report on the topic this week. Roey Gilad, general consul of Israel to the Midwest, will speak on “A View of the Middle […]

IU programs keeping pace with rapid-fire events in Iran, Middle East

Nuclear talks with Iran. Ongoing civil war in Syria. Revolution and popular revolt in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East and Northern Africa. How is anyone supposed to keep up? Fortunately for those of us at IU Bloomington, scholars and campus centers and organizations have scheduled lectures, discussions and presentations that keep pace with […]

Valerie Plame Wilson, former spy who was outed in Iraq War flap, to speak at IU

Valerie Plame Wilson wasn’t supposed to become a public figure. As a CIA agent working on classified assignments, she was expected to keep her job a closely guarded secret. That all changed in July 2003 when a journalist, acting on tips from government officials, blew her cover. Now she lives a very public life, writing […]