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Interview with ConCALL co-organizer Dr. Öner Özçelik

This weekend, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the Second Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-2) at Indiana University.  The main goal of ConCALL is to bring researchers focusing on how Central Asian languages are represented formally, as well as acquired by second/foreign language learners.  Thus, research into both formal linguistics and language acquisition is represented.

Kurdish Summer FLAS Fellowship Deadline

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

Tibetan Tea: Learn About IU's Tibetan Language Programs

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Come have Tibetan Tea and learn about the IU's Tibetan Langauge Program

IAUNRC and Bennett College Collaboration

by Amita Vempati, IAUNRC Outreach Assistant


Last November, I, along with IAUNRC Assistant Director Katarzyna Rydel-Johnston and CEUS professor Dr. Paul Losensky, had the privilege of visiting Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina to be a part of their Global Studies Series. Bennett is one of two historically black colleges that enroll only women in America. As the IAUNRC began its collaborations with MSI’s (Minority-Serving Institutions), it seemed like a great place to kick-start faculty and, in this case, student visits.


The 2016 Navruz Celebration

This year the Bloomington community celebrated the Persian holiday of Navruz on Thursday, March 31st at Willkie Auditorium. Navruz falls on the vernal equinox and traditionally has been viewed as the coming of spring in Turkey, Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, Xinjiang, and many communities around the world. Due to Indiana University’s unique Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS), IU’s Navruz usually entails a wide range of poetry readings, songs, and dances.

Jihad & Women in the Muslim Middle East

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm


China, Russia, and the EU

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm


“Making” Legible & Loyal Citizens - Deliberations among Russian Bureaucrats about Schooling All-Russia’s Muslims

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:00pm

Nineteenth-century administrators and proponents of social reform understood education to be a principal instrument of social conditioning and progress. Often considered to be a central driver of modernization, education’s purpose for rationalizing states was to “civilize” and discipline its populations as well as instill faith and loyalty to the regime. Strategic institutions, schools promoted the acceptance of a re-envisioned social order and novel collectivities.

Tsagaan Sar, The Mongolian New Year

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Personal Statement Writing Panel and Workshop

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 12:00pm


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