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The hosting of Central Eurasian themed events is an important component of the IAUNRC's educational outreach efforts. Coverage of events held in the past can be seen at our website's Past Events Highlights page and also in our collection of biannual newsletters. For the latest Center-related news, please see our What's New page.

Upcoming Events

Fri, Dec 9
2:30 pm
GISB 2067, 355 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN, 47405
Mon, Oct 31
12:00 pm
Online - Canvas
Thu, Feb 9
12:00 pm
Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union
Fri, Apr 21
8:00 am
Holiday Inn - Schaumburg Area 3405 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
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What's New at the IAUNRC

Russian & East European Institute

Daniel Armstrong Memorial Research Paper Competition

Turkish Language and Culture Program 2017

The intensive summer program is organized by the Language Center at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. This year the program will take place between June 15 and August 3, 2017. Please feel free to share this information with your students who may be interested.

Spring 2017 - SLST-T556

Tu/TH 1:00-2:15

Sycamore HALL 200

Instructor: Yucel Yilmaz, Dept of Second Language Studies -

Are you interested in how technology can promote second language learning?

The course surveys the use of the following technologies in second language learning and teaching:

-         Computer-mediated Communication Tools (e.g., Skype)

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington seeks to fill a non-tenure track, full-time lecturer position in Turkish language instruction beginning August 1, 2017. Initial contract will be renewable for each year, after annual review by faculty, for three years. PhD or ABD preferred, and MA required, in Turkish language and literature, Turkish studies, Central Eurasian/Inner Asian studies, or related field.

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Past Events Highlights

By Shahlo Seidmedova

On Friday, November 11, the film “Bringing Tibet Home” was screened at Woodburn Hall in IMU followed by a Q&A session with the director, Tenzin Tsetan Choklay. Choklay is a New York based Tibetan filmmaker who won the “Emerging Director Award” at the 2014 Asian American International Film Festival in New York City.

By Jessica Storey-Nagy

In early November, Professor Péter Krekóand I were invited to talk to students and faculty at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina about the importance of international and area studies and to share our research on Hungarian nationalism.

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies lost two long-time department members this past summer. Professor Emeritus Mihály Szegedy-Maszák and Professor Emeritus Yuri Bregel both made numerous and invaluable contributions to the university over the past two decades, and both were renowned world wide in their respective fields.  “The contributions of Professors Bregel and Szegedy-Maszák , as both teachers and scholars in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, were simply outstanding and will remain firmly fixed in our memory,” said Dr.

Assalom Uzbek classes at IU Bridges Language Program

Shahloh Seidmedova

Learning the Art of Uyghur Dolan Meshrep

By Rebecca Martin


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