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Welcome to Indiana University’s Global Speakers Service (GSS)


Are you interested in having a global speaker come to your class or organization?  We can help introduce your audience to people and ideas from around the world!

These are just a sample of the world regions and topics that we may be able to address through GSS. Please contact us for more information.

 Past GSS Programs: Transborder Governance, Latin American Rhythms, Russian Folk Music, The Castles of Loire Valley, Wedding Customs of East Asia, Middle Eastern Textiles, and A Taste of Southern Africa

Global Speakers Service (GSS) is designed to enhance international topics and activities in Indiana’s schools and civic organizations. IU faculty, advanced graduate students, and international students are available to make presentations, free-of-charge, on a wide range of international topics. Within a range of up to 25 miles of Bloomington, IU world area studies centers can provide speakers for K-12 and college classrooms, adult education classes, government organizations, churches, businesses, social clubs, libraries, museums, service clubs, and retirement communities to add a global component to any curriculum or program. GSS received initial funding from the Indiana Humanities Council through the National Endowment for the Humanities and continues through support from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs at Indiana University.

Interested in inviting a global speaker to your class or organization?

Please see our Program Guide.

Interested in volunteering to be a speaker? Want to share information about your country or region’s culture, history, politics, religion, language, family, or values?

Join our list of willing and available volunteers and you may be matched with a speaker request. Contact the GSS Office: (812) 856-1768 or by e-mail at gss@iu.edu.