‘Indiana in the World’ panelists link food production, global engagement

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Despite representing a relatively small proportion of the global population, Indiana has a large international footprint. Indiana’s industries, the legacy of Indiana public officials and the role of IU as a global institution put Hoosiers at the forefront of foreign policy concerns. The final session of the “American’s […]

Panelists question prospects for ‘grand strategy’

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Despite an effort to plan, the habitual reliance on old scripts and the impossibility of predicting future events leave U.S. foreign policy vulnerable. A grand strategy might offer a roadmap toward achieving the nation’s intersecting, and sometimes conflicting, goals abroad. “Presidential administrations have long sought the holy grail […]

SGIS panelists: Next steps in nonproliferation will be challenging

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Although presidential hopefuls may debate nonproliferation concerns in terms of ideals, the next president will be forced to forge a path within the constraints of America’s historical strategies, experts said at an Indiana University conference. Past nuclear nonproliferation strategies may not dictate future plans but they do construct […]

Like it or not, US must engage with Middle East, panelists say

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Foreign policy decisions never exist in a bubble. Whichever presidential candidate takes office in 2017 will inherit, willingly or not, a Middle Eastern geopolitical scene with not only competing regional players but also a history of conflicting American policies. Future policymakers will be forced to follow a series […]

Human rights in the world: SGIS panelists optimistic despite challenges

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre After a decades-long global decline in democracy, the next American president’s ideals and pragmatic approach loom large for the trajectory of human rights worldwide. But no singular solution is obvious as issues of human rights grow out of almost every other policy area and usually require complex multilateral […]

IU Bloomington Spring 2016 Energy Challenge is under way

You turn off the lights when you leave the room, you unplug your phone charger when you aren’t using it and you don’t let the water run while you’re brushing your teeth. What else can you do to reduce electrical and water use for the Spring 2016 IU Energy Challenge? Here are a couple of […]

Just ahead of Obama, SPEA students visit Havana

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Sixteen Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs undergraduates passed over popular spring break destinations in favor of a weeklong, one-credit public policy exploration last week in Havana, Cuba. “The course is interactive, intensive and hands-on,” course professor Dan Preston said. “This involves guest lectures from academics, professionals […]

Free Market Road Show to visit IU Bloomington

Opinion leaders from the worlds of academia, business and journalism will make the case for free-market economics next week when the Austrian Economics Center brings its Free Market Road Show to Indiana University Bloomington. The road show, “Learning Lessons on the Road to Serfdom: From Austria to America,” will take place from 12:30 p.m. to […]

Liberian president helps launch archival website developed with help from IU

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has unveiled a national history website that was developed with assistance from Indiana University and its Liberian Collections Project. The site, “A Liberian Journey: History, Memory and the Making of a Nation,” features photographs, short videos, diaries and other documents from a 1926 Harvard University exploration of the West African […]

Sociologist makes the case for open borders

Politicians may be talking about building walls and turning away migrants, but a group of academics and activists hope to eventually take the debate in the opposite direction – to a campaign for giving people the freedom to move without restriction across international boundaries. The group, which includes Indiana University sociologist Fabio Rojas, has organized […]