‘The China Challenge’ launches East Asia speaker series

A former State Department official will lead off the IU School of Global and International Studies’ “East Asia and the World” speaker series with a talk next week on U.S.-China relations. Thomas J. Christensen, a professor at Princeton University and a former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will speak […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates: No ‘5-day plan’ for justice

The vulnerability of African-Americans to violence and poverty isn’t an accident but an intended result of policy, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates told an Indiana University audience today. And behind policy stands the nation’s “long, long history” of slavery and inequality, much of it driven by economic self-interest. One lesson: Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a […]

‘Bacha bazi’ presents cultural challenges for U.S. troops

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre On the coattails of a September New York Times article that seriously questioned the U.S. foreign policy position to ignore the practice of bacha bazi in Afghanistan, IU undergraduate and former U.S. Marine Miles Vining shared his experience regarding the gap between high-level policy and the reality of […]

Sister Helen Prejean: ‘The death penalty is about us’

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: Following the New York Times bestselling book “Dead Man Walking” and the subsequent movie and opera adaptations of the same name, Sister Helen Prejean’s anti-capital punishment advocacy has permeated religious, legal, cultural and social debates. Prejean is visiting the IU campus to talk about the power of art […]

Labor Activist, Ai Jen Poo: “We have the opportunity to choose life and love.”

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: Fifty years after passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, the debate surrounding immigration, domestic workers and elder care remains contentious and colored by issues of race and class. Labor activist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Ai-Jen Poo recently spoke at Indiana University Bloomington about the complexity of the immigration […]

IU STEPS program recognized by White House initiative

STEPS, an Indiana University program that prepares students to provide speech-language services to Latino children and their families, has been recognized by the White House as one of the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education that are helping ensure educational attainment by the Hispanic community. STEPS, which stands for Speech Therapy Education, Practicum and Services for […]

IU historian to speak on race, labor and armies

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society‘s fall speaker series at Indiana University Bloomington continues this week with a talk by Michelle Moyd, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. Moyd will speak Thursday, Oct. 15, on “Race, Labor and Armies of Empire in Africa and the United […]

Journal examines non-state provision of public goods in Africa

Nongovernmental organizations, multinational corporations and faith-based groups have greatly extended their activities in sub-Saharan Africa in recent years, taking on the provision of public goods and services that in other settings might be the responsibility of the state. The current issue of the journal Africa Today, edited by Lauren MacLean of IU Bloomington and Danielle […]