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Nordic Film Series- Toicon tuolla puolen (The Other Side of Hope)

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

A Syrian refugee seeks asylum in Finland. A traveling Finnish salesman leaves his wife and opens arestaurant. The two storylines overlap in this wry comedy, as these individuals try to find glimpses of hope and their own ways in the outskirts of the welfare system. Toivon tuolla puolen offers an artistic and humoristic take on the European refugee situation. Director Aki Kaurismäki won the award for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017 with this movie. In Finnish, Arabic, and English with English subtitles.

Glimpses into Finland's World-Class Education System

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 5:40pm

Sanna Leinonen is an experienced teacher, trainer, lecturer and textbook-writer from Finland. She has a long career as an EFL/ESL and entrepreneurship teacher and institutional coach. She has worked on the National Core Curriculum for Finnish schools with the Finnish National Agency for Education and she works with international groups of educators visiting Finland.

Nordic Knowledge Economy

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:40pm

Please join the Finnish program in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies for Emma Lappi's talk about Finland's economy.

Finish Movie Night- Jadesoturi (Jade Warrior)

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:15pm

Time for the second Finnish movie night of the semester – a fantasy movie in which Kalevala meets kung fu! Jadesoturi (Jade Warrior, 2006) is a Finnish-Chinese collaboration and it is set in these two different countries combining elements of Finnish Kalevala and Chinese Wuxia tradition. The movie is directed by Antti-Jussi Annila and it is the first Finnish movie that has ever been screened in cinemas in China.

Trailer here: (no subtitles)

CEUS Fall Expo

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Come learn about the many languages and programs offered by the department of Central Eurasian Studies from 11-2:30 on Thursday, October 26

Test Drive Day

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:10am

On October 5th, CEUS is offering an oppertunity to try out a new language.

Join an introductory language class for the day and get a taste of what the department has to offer!

Registration is required, so please email to schedule your "test drive."

Fall Reception, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm


Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
School of Global and International Studies, Atrium

Come celebrate the beginning of the new academic year as we welcome new and returning faculty, students, and scholars!


Finnish Movie Night: Äideistä parhain

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

This semester, Finnish Movie Nights kick off with a screening of Äideistä parhain on Saturday, September 16 at the Indiana University Cinema.


Finnish Movie Night: "Metsän tarina"

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:56pm

We are continuing with the monthly Finnish Movie Night next week!
We will watch an acclaimed document Metsän tarina about the diverse life of Finnish forest and its inhabitants.

Leading roles will be played by (among other):
The Bear
The Owl
The Ant

The movie will be shown in Fine Arts 010 on Monday, January 23rd at 6pm. It is in Finnish with English subtitles (and great music).


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