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In the shadow of the New Silk Road: Transnational linkages, local anxieties and the limitations of petty capital in a China-Pakistan border market

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 3:15am
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM What: Geography’s Colloquium When: Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Talk starts promptly at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided at 3:15 p.m. in Student Bldg. 018. Where: Student Bldg. 140 Title: “In the shadow of the New Silk Road: Transnational linkages, local anxieties and the limitations of petty capital in a China-Pakistan border market” Who: Dr. Hasan Karrar, Associate Professor of History, Lahore University of Management Sciences

IAUNRC Graduate Student Brown Bag: Kenneth Linden

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm

“Environment, Wolves, and Socialism in Mongolia”
Kenneth Linden

The Acquisition of "Other" "Different" "Lesson Common" "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need

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On October 7, 2016, Dr. Silvina Montrul gave a lecture entitled "The Acquisition of "Other" "Different"  "Lesson Common"  "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need."  She presented at IU's Second Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-2). Professor Montrul received her PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at McGill University.

Lotus Festival

Heavy rain on Friday night and early Saturday afternoon didn’t stop thousands of people from attending the 2016 Lotus World Music Festival in downtown Bloomington this past weekend. The festival, now in its 23rd year, ran from September 15 through September 18. This year, the IAUNRC was proud to sponsor performances by three groups: Söndörgo (Hungary), Aallotar (Finnish-American Folk), and Anda Union (Mongolia). Both Aallotar and Söndörgo gave multiple performances throughout the weekend. Anda Union only performed one set on Saturday evening.

Central Asian Networks of Power in Mongol China @ 4pm

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

Michael Brose will give a lecture titled "Central Asian Networks of Power in Mongol China," 4:00 PM in GA 3067 on Monday, September 19. Dr. Brose is being considered for a spousal hire and is Marianne Kamp’s husband.

Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 12:00pm

30+ International Artists; 8 Venues; 4 Days; 1 Unforgettable Experience

The Lotus Festival, established in 1994, is a 5 day festival of global music and arts. The Lotus Festival typically hosts between 25 and 30 music ensembles and artists in downtown Bloomington. Downtown Bloomington will be transformed into a area hosting 6-8 venues with different musical and dance performances. 

More informaton regarding the festival and tickets can be found at

2016 Mongolian Lunar New Year

The celebration of Mongolian Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) has become an annual event that features performances from the Mongolian community as well as Mongolian Studies’ students and associates. This year people in Bloomington celebrated Tsagaan Sar on February 6, 2016 from 5:00-8:00pm in the University Club at the IMU. Organized by Mongolian Language Instructor, Tserenchunt Legden, and Mongolian FLTA, Gerelmaa Altangerel, this year's celebration began with opening remarks by Dr. Christopher Atwood, Associate Professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS).

Tsagaan Sar, The Mongolian New Year

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

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.

China’s Ethnic Policy: Invariable Discourse and Variable Practice

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 4:00pm

"China’s ethnic politics have become increasingly salient during the past few years, with unrest especially noticeable in Xinjiang and Tibet. The state’s public policy towards ethnic minorities is one of the principal means to resolve or at least ease conflicts. However, what are the origins of China’s existing ethnicpolicies? What is the logic as well as the practical outcomes of those policies? In which direction might ethnic policy evolve in the future?"


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