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Sunday, March 26, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
GISB Auditorium @ 5pm GISB Atrium and Lounge @ 6pm

the IU Association of Central Eurasian Studies presents


celebrate the Persian and Central Asian New Year with song, dance, and food

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Concert, 5:00pm (doors open at 4:30

GISB Auditorium

Reception, 6:00pm

GISB Atrium and Lounge

Monday, March 27, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
GISB 2067

Aleksandar Matovski
Postdoctoral Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Does Fear of Instability Sustain Popular Support for Electoral Authoritarianism?: Comparative Evidence from Post-Communist Russia

Monday, March 27 | GISB 2067 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Morrison Hall 007

Finnish at IU presents:
Teit meistä kauniin (2016)

Heinola in the 90's. A small Finnish town battling with economic depression. Young people channel their frustration either into mischief or music. Teit meistä kauniin is a story of how Apulanta - one of the most iconic Finnish rock bands still making record-breaking albums - was formed.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join us for the second annual America's Role in the World conference at the IU School of Global and International Studies on March 29 and 30. Our participants include the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne, ambassador Nicholas Burns, and former deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman, just to name a few. This non-partisan conference, co-convened by Sen. Dick Lugar and Rep. Lee Hamilton, will address the pressing global issues facing the new U.S. administration. Check out the schedule events on the conference home page to see our confirmed list, with more to come.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:15am to Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 3:30am
Binford Elementary School Gymnasium 2300 E. 2nd Street, Bloomington, IN

Lotus Blossoms Bazaar - March 31 & April 1

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:30pm
SGIS Atrium

Explore Central Eurasia with Us

Spring Expo - Central Eurasian Studies

Thursday, April 6th from 11-2:30 - SGIS Atrium

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
8:30am to 5:00pm
GISB 1060

Art & Refugees Symposium

April 6th, 2017
Global & International Studies Building, Indiana University Bloomington

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

The Here and Now: Incorporating Current Events into the Language Classroom.

Friday, April 7, 2017

2:00 P.M.4:30 P.M.

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

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Fine Arts Auditorium (FA015)

Saturday, April 8, 10am-5pm, Fine Arts Auditorium (FA015)

Tibetan Studies at IU - A Tribute to Elliot Sperling

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Dogwood Room, IMU

Hungarian avant-garde masters of architecture, dance, music, literature and visual arts



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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am
IMU State Room East

China, Russia, and the World




Friday April 7, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
IMU State Room East


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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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