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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Woodburn Hall 003

Next Monday, February 20 at 6 pm, we will enjoy the second Finnish Movie Night of the semester. I hope to see you all there!

We will watch Laitakaupungin valot (Lights in the Dusk, 2006), a movie directed by our very famous director Aki Kaurismäki.
Laitakaupungin valot is the final installment of his “Suomi-trilogia”, a trilogy of three films that concentrates on viewing Finland through the eyes of underprivileged Finnish people.
Laitakaupungin valot is a story of a man who gets caught up in a series of misadventures after meeting a femme fatale.

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
IMU Frangipani Room

Monday, February 20, 7 pm, IMU Frangipani Room
"Rising Up: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, & Sikh communities in post-9/11 America"

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
GISB 3067
The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center and IU’s Center for International Education, Development & Research (CIEDR) in the School of Education are inviting you to
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
GISB 3067

Panel on “The Future of Higher Education in Afghanistan”
February 22 3-5PM GISB 3067

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
IMU Oak Room

The Offices of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences, Research Compliance, and Vice Provost for Research, have scheduled Spring 2017 workshops in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series to meet the training needs of NIH and NSF funded students and investigators, as well as any other interested researchers.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:30pm

February 23, 2017 Thursday, 5:30pm

IMU University Club, the Faculty Room, 2nd floor

Join us in the celebration of Estonia's 99th Independence Day and enjoy a night of Estonian folk music, singing, food, and great company!

Department of Central Eurasian Studies (SGIS) · Baltic and Finnish Studies Association · IAUNRC · REEI

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
GISB Atrium

Learn about what it means to have a globally-focused career!

Representatives From:
Aon Hewitt, Arcadis, CIA, Cook Medical, Eli Lilly, Timmy Global Health, LUNA Language Services, International Center of Indianapolis, Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone

Catered networking reception to follow

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
Asian Cultural Center, 807 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN.

Tibetan New Year Celebration
5-7 PM
Asian Cultural Center, 807 E. 10th St.

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
President's Room 150, Indiana Memorial Union

The Mongolia Society invites you to
Celebrate Tsagaan Sar,
The Mongolian New Year, with us on
Friday, February 24, 2017
From 6 – 8:30 pm, in the
University Club at Indiana University
President’s Room 150
Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th Street,
Bloomington, Indiana

Co-hosted by: The Mongolia Society, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Pan Asia Institute, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, IU Asian Culture Center, Mongolian Student Association/IUSA and the Bloomington Mongolian Community.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
IU Cinema

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando finds
moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for
his son. A film by László Nemes, duration 107 minutes.
The screening is in Hungarian with English subtitles, followed by Q&A with lead actor Géza Röhrig
The event is sponsored by the Hungarian Cultural Association of IU, Inner Asian and
Uralic National Resource Center, School of Global and International Studies, Department

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 1:30pm
Student Building Room 015

Dr. Ken Bauer - Program Manager, Human Development Initiative, Dickey Center

Program Manager, War & Peace Studies Program, Dickey Center
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Lecturer, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) Program at Dartmouth - will be presenting an interactive workshop on March 4th at 1:30pm in SB015.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Student Building Room 150

Dr. Sienna Craig - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program from Dartmouth will be giving a lecture on March 4th at 5pm in SB150. Dr. Sienna Craig is the author of Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine. Berkeley: University of California Press. and focuses on how communities navigate processes of migration and social change. Her research takes her to the Nepal Himalaya and Tibetan regions of China.

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:45am to Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
March 3, 2017 - GISB Auditorium 0001 March 4, 2017 - Theatre Building A201

Embracing Confusion and Questioning Clarity: On Matters of Method in Postsocialist Studies

Russian and East European Institute

Indiana University Bloomington

March 3-4, 2017

See the preliminary program here:

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 3:35pm
Student Building 150

Feelings play important and complicated roles in motivating and mobilizing youth activism. My research with the Colombian group Legion del Afecto (Legion of Affection) examines

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Fine Arts 102

The IU Foreign/Second Language Share Fair Spring 2017 is ready for proposals! The Share Fair is an opportunity for language educators at IU to come together each semester to share their teaching ideas. Originating in the late 1990s, this event has been well received by language instructors, AIs, and graduate students who are interested in language teaching.

Theme of the Share Fair Spring 2017:
"The Here and Now"
Incorporating Current Events into the Language Classroom

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
Holiday Inn - Schaumburg Area 3405 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

The conference aims to pursue a new pathway for advocating innovative approaches in research and practices, maximizing professional exchanges and collaboration among LCTL educators, and leveraging resources and strengths in the less commonly taught languages community. We cordially invite researchers, practitioners, program developers, and administrators in the LCTL community organizations to submit proposals and attend the conference. The 2017 NCOLCTL Conference is scheduled for April 21-23, 2017, with pre-conference workshops scheduled for April 20th, 2017

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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Uzbek FLTA Madina Rakhimova

TheIAUNRC sat down recently to speak with Madina Rakhimova, the 2016-2017 FLTA from Uzbekistan. Madinawill assist Dr. Malik Hodjaev, the John D. Soper Senior Lecturer, with Uzbekclasses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact

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