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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

Willard Sunderland "Journeys with Baron Ungern: Empire and Bibliography in the Russian Revolution"

On October 15, 2015 Dr. Willard Sunderland gave a lecture entitled, "Journeys with Baron Ungern: Empire and Bibliography in the Russian Revolution," at Woodburn Hall, Indiana University in Bloomington. This was put on by the Horizons of Knowledge Lecture Fund and hosted by the History Department, REEI, and IAUNRC. Dr. Sunderland has a doctorate from IU and is Associate Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati.

On the Reconfiguration of Islamic Law in Modern Central Asia

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

Paolo Sartori (Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Danesh Institute Annual Conference

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 8:15am


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