Rwanda experience ‘defies easy emotions’

This guest post about a School of Public and Environmental Affairs class that traveled to Rwanda was written by Karla Lopez-Owens, a 2014 IU graduate who will enroll this fall at the IU McKinney School of Law. Africa pulls at you immediately. The colors, the smells and the bustling of the city of Kigali were […]

How about a little policy with your coffee?

What could be better than getting policy experts together, cranking them up on coffee and letting them talk? That’s the idea behind “Public Policy Caffeinated,” a Web-based video series from the IU Public Policy Institute and WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis. And it works — or it does for those of us who are interested […]

Student-loan deal shows the system works

The student-loan legislation that President Barack Obama signed last week was a reminder that Republicans and Democrats can still lay aside their differences and get things done, says Leslie Lenkowsky, a professor of practice in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. And at a time when the public and politicians are sharply divided […]

Marking 50 years since ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’

Fifty years ago this week, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in an Alabama jail cell and wrote what was destined to become a defining document of the American civil rights movement – and the global struggle for justice. But as Carlton Mark Waterhouse, associate professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, […]